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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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:
Call 0800 368 5201 if you need help now. You can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Here you will find links to important and useful information
Please check the link regularly for updates that might affect you.
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’
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:
Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Support With Domestic Abuse
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.
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.
PREVENT THE SPREAD
HELP WITH OUR HAVERING CORONAVIRUS SUPPORT CAMPAIGN
OVER 4000 INTERVENTION CALLS TAKEN
800 RESIDENTS SUPPORTED
900 FOOD PARCELS & PRESCRIPTIONS DELIVERED
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
Call 0800 368 5201 if you need help now.
You can also email on email@example.com
Here's to our BHRUT #HaveringHero Volunteers nominated by fellow volunteer Janne - there are hundreds of volunteers who make an outstanding contribution to both Queen's and King George's Hospitals - WE THANK YOU ALL & know you can't wait to get back!!!
#HaveringHero John Slattery was nominated by Sandra as a volunteer who deserves recognition!
John has dedicated an incredible amount of time to Sight Action
Way to go John!!
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To kick start volunteers week here is a message from HVC's Chair of Trustee's with a message of thanks to the hundreds of volunteers in Havering.......
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Currently we have received additional funding to support the Covid-19 crisis from