If you’re looking for help or if you would like to volunteer to help others here is some useful information and contact details. With the advice to ‘stay at home’ many people might feel isolated, anxious or in need of help and support. Help is available!
Burpham Community Support are offering all sorts of support (contact them on 07880 586455) and Guildford Borough Council have circulated the following information:
Resident Support from Guildford Borough Council
If you are self-isolating, feel you need support or you would like to help others, please contact us:
To help you
Call our Community Helpline on 01483 444400 or go online at www.guildford.gov.uk/home for help with food, prescription collection and support for yourself – or you can register a relative, friend or neighbour on their behalf (helpline is open Mon-Fri 8.30am-7pm and Sat and Sun 10-2pm and Bank Holidays).
Call our Safe and Settled team on 01483 444476 if you have recently come home from hospital or are struggling to manage at home. We can help with adaptations, urgent repairs to your home and also answer queries about private tenancy agreements and landlord disputes. (Phone lines open Mon-Fri 8.30am-5pm and from 10-2pm on Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays).
To help others
Call 01483 505050 if you would like to volunteer to help others and we will
put you in touch with community groups.
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Further to this information there are a number of resources available from Guildford Borough Council online at www.guildford.gov.uk/Covid19
- To volunteer your help or donate
- To donate PPE
- Make a donation towards our food parcel distribution
- Self-isolation help and support
- Financial help due to Coronavirus measures
- Support in villages and parishes
No volunteer should ask you for exchange of money or bank card details
Nobody should enter your property
All items should be left on your doorstep
If you have any concerns with callers at your doorstep, please call Guildford Borough Council on 01483 505050 or if it is an emergency and you feel at risk please call 999
So, please try not to feel too isolated and anxious. If there is help and support that you need in these difficult times then there are organisations out there who are ready and willing to help. And, if you want to help others these organisations will point you in the right direction.