Information from the County Council to help with Covid-19 issues & self isolation

Supporting vulnerable residents

Vulnerable residents in need of urgent support can contact our dedicated helpline . Staff have responded to more than 5,000 calls since the launch of HantsHelp4Vulnerable. Over 1,300 residents were given information or signposted to further advice and support; while more than 3,000 were referred to Local Response Centres. Over 1,000 with more complex needs were referred to our Adults’ Health and Care Welfare team. Much positive feedback from residents has been received.

Help available for carers

An army of unpaid, informal carers play a vital role, every day, in helping vulnerable people in Hampshire communities stay safe and well.
There is help and advice available to support them and the individuals they help to care for.

Ten tips for teens in lockdown

Suddenly being at home all the time after being at school or college and meeting up with friends and family can be hard for teenagers.  We’ve compiled ten tips to help young people make the most of their time at home.  From volunteering, to getting creative, see our Ten Tips for Hanging Indoors.

Serving up support to feed children

Our HC3S Education Catering staff have been pulling out all the stops to produce and deliver over 51,000 meals to feed vulnerable and key worker children. They are also sharing recipes and tips online to help residents make the most of their food at home. Try their  ‘Rescue Recipes’ to help you stretch what’s in your cupboard further.

Safeguarding: We all have a duty

 At this most challenging of times, it is more important than ever that people look out for one another. Many victims of abuse are not able to speak up for themselves, they need someone else to speak for them. If you know someone is, or might be, at risk of harm, you can help by acting now.  Find out how to report.

Libraries open for everyone online

As digital library use soars, we’re encouraging even more people to join the library and discover the variety of digital content and services available. While the buildings may be closed, there are all kinds of online events on offer, with engaging and fun activities.  Membership is free for anyone who lives, works, or studies in Hampshire.

There are a number of organisations offering grant funding related to the coronavirus pandemic during the crisis, and some good sources of advice.  We’ve also increased the annual grant available for local projects, initiatives and organisations allocated by each county councillor, and brought forward the window for applications.

Looking out for each other

You must stay at home, but there are safe ways to provide essential support to vulnerable people who are in isolation. What can you do to help?

  • Phone or keep in touch on social media
  • Pick up food for others
  • Pick up medicines

Find out how to help others safely gov.uk/safehelp

 

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