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Corona Virus Contacts

This page is a summary of those people who have offered help.  If you wish your details to be entered on this page please contact Barry Nelson. The preferred method of contact is by email (barry.nelson@northwood-green.net) since I have severe tinnitus which makes telephone contact difficult, but the telephone number is 01452 760187.  Unfortunately, we are in the demographic which is supposed to be self isolating, but if no one else is available then we may be able to help.

Scott Booth and Eloisa Grana Cid: Live in Newlands House works at home but happy to happy to help anybody with food, admin, or anything else we can do.
We travel daily to Gloucester so not an issue.

Scott: 07717 572133
Eloisa: 07449 173082

Gillian Olley (Jill). Lives at Portway NWG. 01452 760635
07908 340329
I am willing to shop, collect presents, run errands etc.

I'm working from home every day now until 3.30pm. I am then free to help.

Hannah Olley I want to help out. I have a car and am available evenings and weekends at the moment for shopping, chatting, anything. 01452 760635

Maggie Etheridge.   Telephone number is 07870400943. She may be able to help in some ways.

ARE YOU IN NEED OF HELP?

Westbury-on-Severn YFC are here to help…

Picking up shopping

A friendly phone call

Collecting your prescription

Emergency supplies

Posting mail

Any other concern?

Please contact Club Chairman – Ben Stephens 07972 761360 or Club Secretary – Emma Greening 07948 085454 and we will be on hand to help ASAP.



Age UK Gloucestershire Information as at 2nd April 2020

UK Government Link:

Govt. resource for those in the highest risk group (mainly the 1.5m told to stay at home “shielded”):

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable  Includes details of getting help with shopping etc.


Gloucestershire County Council “Help Hub” https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/helphub
Online form to request help for yourself or a neighbour & to offer help. New Phone Line for Help hub referrals: 01452 583519 Monday- Friday 8am-8pm & Saturday 9am-4pm. Requests allocated to district councils who are then looking for local support groups to help individuals, ASC are triaging any potential Social Care enquiries at this stage.

Covid Mutual Aid Website: https://covidmutualaid.org/local-groups
Lists local groups who have signed up to the network to provide/offer local support.  (Other specific info we have found is listed in district areas attached)

Free Radios
The BBC’s partners in the initiative have set a set aside thousands of DAB radios to be given away for free to vulnerable people aged over 70. From Monday March 30, anyone can nominate someone for a free radio by completing an online application form at www.wavelength.org.uk/radiohero

The radios have been donated by Argos, Currys PC World, John Lewis & Partners, Pure and Roberts Radio and will be distributed by loneliness charity Wavelength, who provide technology to those in need. Manufacturer Duracell UK will provide batteries.
www.wavelength.org.uk

Scams
Trading standards reporting increase in Covid related Scams – see https://www.nationaltradingstandards.uk/news/beware-of-covid19-scams/

Report Scams to Action Fraud: 0300 1232040

Supermarket Extended Hours:

COOP:             Dedicated Hour for older/vulnerable people – time will vary across stores –                               contact local store for information
M&S:               First Hour Monday & Thursday Priority for Older/Vulnerable People
Morrison’s:     Morrison food boxes – on their website; delivered by DPD, so no need to                                  book a delivery slot  https://www.morrisons.com/food-boxes/boxes?fbclid=IwAR0YzLYyxTEUKlFfQYZDOiWkqmgdQGMsNAtoclT2cqUrwaaHFAF8DjXjo_A

Sainsbury’s:   8am-9am Monday, Wednesday & Friday Priority for older/Vulnerable People
Tesco:             9am-10am Monday, Wednesday & Friday priority for older/vulnerable people
Waitrose:        First Hour Priority for Older/vulnerable people: waitrose.com