Have a look below to see if there are any volunteers or support groups working in your area.
For people interested in local volunteering, sign up to the BaNES 3SG volunteer sceme here;
Chew Magna Volunteers
If you are self isolating and need someone to collect your prescription or assistance with shopping, contact your local warden by sending an e-mail to email@example.com or text/ring Lynne on the Parish emergency number 07342 101230
Chew Stoke Volunteers
If you're self isolating and need some help please call Jill on 07401 261831 or alternatively e-mail ChewStokeCS@gmail.com
Chew Valley Volunteers
For help collecting prescriptions from Chew Medical Practice, e-mail Chew Valley Rugby Club: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are volunteers ready and willing to support any parishioners who need to self-isolate and also to look out for the most vulnerable members of our community.
Dundry volunteers scheme
For help with shopping, collecting medication and to ease isolation please contact;
email@example.com - for getting in touch by e-mail
0117 442 0103 - to get in touch by telephone. (This will be an answer machine so please leave a message and one of the volunteers will call you back ASAP.)
or alternatively visit www.dundry.org.uk/forum/ - for general information updates
For help with home delivery of newspapers and groceries during self isolation call Bowdens of Harptree on 01761 221338 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Ubley Parish Council
Help available in Ubley area, please e-mail email@example.com
The village agents are available across the Chew Valley for telephone support if you'd like to speak to someone during this stay at home time. If you require assistance from them please call 01275 333700. Signposting to local volunteer groups and also 0300 247 0050 for help with money, tenancy, care and support of other kinds.
Compassionate Community Hub
‘The Compassionate Community Hub’. This service seeks to assist those who are self-isolating or shielding and those that are clinically the highest risk people in our community, who are in need of help. This can be accessed 7 days a week, 9am - 5pm on 0300 247 0500. Support is offered in multiple areas including medication delivery, food, physical and mental well-being, financial advice, housing, volunteering access, family support, public health advice and council services.
Struggling in self isolation?
If you or someone you know is finding it difficult in self isolation, Chew Valley and Keynsham Befrienders are here to help. They help people who are struggling with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, loneliness and more, their service is provided by matching a befriender to a patient and phoning on a daily basis at times to suit both.
For more information, please visit www.befriender.org.uk
If you think you'd benefit from their service or would like to discuss further, contact Mary Jones on 01275 475154 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information and help regarding Coronavirus
Members of the public please visit - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Individuals, businesses, education and guidance re. self and social isolation please visit - https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
For travel advice and information about the governments' response please visit - https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public
National Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808 2000 247 https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/
NSPCC helpline: 0808 800 5000 If you are worried about a child, even if you are unsure, contact NSPCC professional counsellors for help, advice and support.
Childline 0800 1111: Offers free, confidential advice and support for any child 18 years or under, whatever the worry.
MIND: Mental Health Support with specific advice on 'Coronavirus and your wellbeing' www.mind.org.uk
YoungMinds: Supporting children and young people and their parents/carers with their mental health and wellbeing. Specific advice on managing self-isolation and anxiety about coronavirus. https://youngminds.org.uk