As the situation changes over the coming weeks and months there will no doubt be a greater need to help members of the community, especially those who are vulnerable and need to isolate themselves or people that become unwell.
This page and our facebook page will be updated regularly with details of support groups, individuals and businesses that have volunteered to help. If you have elderly or vulnerable family, friends or neighbours living nearby please make them aware so they can liaise directly with these fantastic volunteers and receive any help they may need.
Thakeham Coronavirus Support Group
There is a new group of volunteers in the village set up to support the older and more vulnerable members, and especially those who can’t get out, with help running errands to keeping regular contact through phone calls.
Phone 07517 100626 for assistance – leave a message if no answer.
Can you volunteer? Get in touch
- If you are a volunteer or want to volunteer, please get in touch with HDC so that they can pass on your details at a local level,
- If you have organised or are currently running a new informal local coronavirus (COVID-19) volunteer group, please get in touch with HCD too.
Do you know someone who is vulnerable?
- If you are vulnerable or know of somebody who is vulnerable please let HDC know
- They will also hold information on what services and support is available in your area
NHS Volunteer Responders
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this an ‘army’ of volunteers is needed who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.
Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to ‘on duty’, and you’ll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.
Ideas & inspiration to keep children entertained
Since schools will be closed for the foreseeable future (for most children) you may be wondering how to keep them active and entertained. There are MANY fantastic groups and ideas that have sprung up over the last few days. Click on the links below to find out more.