Havering Volunteer Centre Coronavirus Help Page

During the current pandemic our services have had to become responsive and adapt to the need of the community.

HVC have suspended general volunteer recruitment for our VCS partners and diverted our attention to providing volunteer crisis support.

This help page has been created to provide a one stop shop for information and services relating to the Coronavirus.

Please use the arrows to scroll through and read about the services and information available.

Supplying Emergency Essentials

Havering Volunteer Centre are providing those most in need with basic  essentials.

We will ask you some simple questions to establish how to best help so you don’t go without!

If you would like to find out what support we could offer you please call: 01708 922214

Please note our phone lines are extremely busy but we are here Monday to Friday, 9.30am-5pm to speak to you or alternatively you can email us at volunteering@haveringvc.org.uk

Prescription Collection

Havering Volunteer Centre are here to make getting your medication to your door easier.

If you are unable to leave your home to collect your prescriptions or it cannot be delivered by your pharmacy, we can arrange for one of our volunteers to collect it for you and bring it to your home.

Please make sure that the prescription is ready for collection at your pharmacy first though, and that it has been paid for if necessary.
Call us on 01708 922214 (Please note our phone lines are extremely busy but we are here Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm to speak to you), or email us at volunteering@haveringvc.org.uk

Check In & Chat Calls

Havering Volunteer Centre are offering a friendly check in and chat service, where we can provide you with a friendly voice at the end of a phone.

This service can be adapted to fit your needs, with length and regularity of calls being arranged between you and our volunteer.

If you would like to register for this service please call us on 01708 922214 or email us at volunteering@haveringvc.org.uk

Dog Walking

Havering Volunteer Centre are offering a dog walking service for those who are in self isolation.

If you have a dog that needs more exercise than you can give at the moment, then get in touch as we have volunteers who will take them for walks.

To register for this service call us on 01708 922214 or email us at volunteering@haveringvc.org.uk

UK Government Official Advice

Click the button below to be taken to the official UK Government website for information on various aspects of Coronavirus .

Please note that due to the nature of this crisis information and advice will change and develop.

Please visit the link below for up to date advice:

London Borough of Havering Coronavirus Hotline

The LBH Coronavirus Helpline is for residents who have only urgent concerns about Covid-19 for themselves, people in their care or a family member, friend or neighbour.

Call 0800 368 5201 if you need help now. You can also email on covid19support@havering.gov.uk

London Borough of Havering Coronavirus Webpage

Click the button below to be directed to the official London Borough of Havering website.

Here you will find links to important and useful information

Please check the link regularly for updates that might affect you.

Support for the clinically extremely vulnerable

Register on the government website via the link below if either:

• You have a medical condition which means you’re classed as being clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus

• You have received an NHS letter

  • You have been told by your GP or hospital clinician that you’re clinically extremely vulnerable and need to ‘shield’

Havering Mind

Havering Mind is a local mental health charity based in Havering who provide services to people living in Havering and the surrounding area who may be experiencing problems with their mental wellbeing.

Throughout this crisis Havering Mind are still there to support you and have adapted the way they deliver their services and have provided useful tips and information on managing and maintaining a healthy mental wellbeing on their website.

 

For more information please click on the button below:

Support With Domestic Abuse

The coronavirus isolation regulations brings new challenges for people experiencing domestic abuse, with victims and survivors who are self-isolating, in some cases, unable to access support or escape abuse at times when they otherwise would.

For anyone who feels they are at risk of abuse or believe someone they know may be, it is important to remember that there is help available from various support services in the borough and Havering Council.

If you are at risk of domestic abuse, make yourself heard through Silent Reporting.

Call 999 and if you are unable to speak to the operator, press 55. Your call will be transferred immediately and police will be sent to your location unless you hang up.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help
https://www.havering.gov.uk/info/20096/community/550/domestic_violence

Tools To Support Children Learning From Home

During the coronavirus pandemic, schools are closed for most children who are, like the rest of us, learning and adjusting to life staying at home.

Your child’s school and teachers may have supplied teaching materials to you and are possibly carrying out online learning. If that is the case, you should listen to your child’s school and follow the lesson plans that are being set as much as possible.
This will ensure that your child continues to have a structured day and keeps up with others in their class.

However, during this time we realise that some parents may want more resources to help keep their child busy, active and learning, so The Children’s Commissioner has compiled a list of handy, free online activities and materials to use at home.

Helping Children Understand Coronavirus

The Children’s Commissioner has also created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

PREVENT THE SPREAD

HELP WITH OUR HAVERING CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

OVER 4000 INTERVENTION CALLS TAKEN

HVC have received over 4000 calls since 18th March with this figure rising daily

800 RESIDENTS SUPPORTED

HVC have registered over 800 residents who have required support from the services we provide

900 FOOD PARCELS & PRESCRIPTIONS DELIVERED

HVC have delivered 550 food parcels, 350 prescriptions, walked 20 dogs and picked up 25 click and collect supermarket shops.

UK Government Official Advice

Click for the official UK Government website on dealing with various aspects of Coronavirus .

Please note that as this crisis is ever changing, then so may the advice.

Please check the link regularly for updates that might affect you)

Havering Coronavirus Hotline

The LBH Coronavirus Helpline is for residents who have only urgent concerns about Covid19 for themselves, people in their care or a family member, friend or neighbour.

Call 0800 368 5201 if you need help now.

You can also email on covid19support@havering.gov.uk

London Borough of Havering Coronavirus page

Click here for the official London Borough of Havering website with links to the following important and useful information (please note that as this crisis is ever changing, then so is the advice. Please check the link regularly for updates that might affect you)
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Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 at 6:40pm
Where else can you find training like this at prices like that...... https://t.co/IlA1nk13AW
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Engaging the Community Training
Tuesday 18 and Friday 21 May 10am-12.30pm
£5, online
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 5:01pm
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Friday, April 9th, 2021 at 10:58am
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Wednesday, April 7th, 2021 at 2:14pm
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Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 12:45pm
@MPRomfordcoop ABSOLUTELY!!!! Our support hasn't stopped, our focus on services being delivered has changed but only out of community need, from Crisis to Recovery supporting thr vaccinations with Volunteers being incredible these past 12 months!
Thursday, April 1st, 2021 at 11:49am
Meet the Buyer Online event on 21st April 2021 - Contact @WatesGroup for more information https://t.co/6eqbaB1yEC havering_vc photo
Monday, March 29th, 2021 at 3:50pm
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Wednesday, March 24th, 2021 at 2:03pm
It has been an absolute pleasure to have you join us as one of our Vaccination Volunteers, you certainly have been our ray of sunshine 🌞🌞 https://t.co/0VFM3CdCsp
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Sara Turle 💙 @SaraTurle
Hugest thanks 🙏 to Rebecca+all @havering_vc + Victoria Hospital for making me so welcome. It has been a joy being a #vaccinevolunteer. Proud to be one of your volunteers.🥰
Heading home ❤ now to @AntWeb7 @BHRUT_NHS + looking forward to #powerofpurple + seeing everyone again. https://t.co/Mk5kOgMbYZ
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 at 11:12am
Get booked on to this free event and find out how you can play your part in creating cleaner air in Havering:

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