Vulnerable residents and those quarantining can get help from the Wealden District Council Community Hub.
It was established in the early days of the pandemic last spring and is still available for those who need it.
The community hub is for vulnerable people who need support to allow them to stay at home.
These are people who are unable to receive essential supplies by online deliveries or through family, friends and neighbours.
They might need help because:
- they are isolating with symptoms of, or have been confirmed as having, Covid-19;
- they have been told to isolate as a result of test and trace;
- they have been abroad and are required to quarantine for a period of time;
- they are due to undergo an operation and need to isolate prior to the procedure; and
- they are in the Clinically Extremely Vulnerable Group who have been advised to take extra precautions.
If you are, or know someone who needs food, medical supplies or other support, register online using this form [external link] or telephone 01323 443322 and you will be put you in contact with groups in the community and voluntary sector who can help.
The trained staff in the hubs will listen to your needs and put you in touch with the group or person best placed to help locally. They can help you with things like:
- supporting you with options to help you get food and essentials;
- organising a volunteer to help you with shopping for food or essentials, or collecting your prescriptions;
- putting you in touch with a local organisation or group who can help you cope with the impact of coronavirus; and
- referring you to local befriending services if you are lonely or isolated and would like someone to talk to.
It may also be possible to provide priority online shopping delivery slots for those who are able to order online, which will cover the period of any required isolation.
More information here [external link]