As the coronavirus situation continues, our services in communities and in the NHS have had to change. Our face-to-face services are beginning to reopen safely and our shops and cafes in hospitals are once again welcoming customers, patients and NHS staff.
And for those who want to continue to stay at home, our dedicated teams will continue to support the community with companionship telephone calls and by delivering essential food and medication and to bring people together in our Virtual Village Hall.
NHS Volunteer Responders offers help to people in need of support or who are avoiding public places during the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm)
Coronavirus support and guidance
Royal Voluntary Service volunteers provide practical support and companionship to help people get the best out of life.
We do this by helping older people stay active and connected to their local community, our volunteers run Social Clubs and Activities, exercise classes and hobby groups, Lunch Clubs and Community Cafés. These are warm, welcoming places to meet up with friends old and new, enjoy refreshments and interesting activities and learn new skills.
In hospitals, our volunteers provide companionship for older patients that don’t have family nearby, run physical and mental exercise classes to support recovery, help settle clients back at home after a hospital stay and run shops, cafés and trolley services.
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If you need help collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies, please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm)
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