We're in this together
Looking out for our neighbours
It's now more important than ever that we reach out to the people around us. So many of you have kindly offered to help those who live close to you by picking up medication and shopping, or even having a friendly chat on the phone. It's people like you who are making such a huge difference to those who are lonely or vulnerable.
We have created this scheme to help provide you with some guidance and materials and to let you know what we are doing to help those who are most vulnerable.
The Government has written to all of those who are at severe risk of coronavirus and have told them to self-isolate for 12 weeks. They are assisting these people directly with food packages and assistance if they do not have family or friends to help them.
We are also working in partnership with West Sussex County Council, to support those most at risk through their community hub. You can contact the Community Hub if you, or someone you know, need help, or if you want to volunteer your services in these difficult times. This will be available seven days a week and staff will be on hand to respond to enquiries from 8am-8pm. The best way to contact the hub is online, if you have access. A dedicated telephone helpline is also available for residents who are unable to go online: 033 022 27980. We are trying to keep the resources available through the hub for those who are most vulnerable, so if you do have support in place already, such as from family or friends, then please continue to use their support.
Finally, we have been overwhelmed by the generosity of our residents and businesses who have also wanted to help their friends and neighbours. To help you, we have produced some key guidance and some downloadable materials to help you on your way.