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)
Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 5:48am
@purplepenguin81 We are super looking forward to having you back with us, I think you will be pleasantly surprised how HVC looks 😆
Monday, September 21st, 2020 at 12:52pm
LAST FEW DAYS TO BOOK:

Want to know how to recruit the right Trustees for your board?

Want to discover how to fill the voids in your skills gaps?

Click the link below.....

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#TrusteeRecruitment #charity #VolunteerCentre #zoom https://t.co/xtjBTCU6fQ
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Thursday, September 17th, 2020 at 6:41am
We're off to a flying start with our 5th pledge received!!

Back our campaign by donating the cost of your coffee and sharing your good deed with your friends and family!

All money raised is to improve the Secret Garden for the Blind, read our campaign:

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Monday, September 14th, 2020 at 2:02pm
@purplepenguin81 how many times are you going to hit the visor with said drink bottle 🤣🤣
Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 at 9:38am
Donate the cost of a cup of coffee - £3 to project will make a difference!
Crowdfunding to improve enjoyment of sensory impaired @ Secret Garden for the Blind.
Every penny helps!!
https://t.co/DO3FqnjeFH https://t.co/nQ2k9mkRD5
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Sunday, September 6th, 2020 at 4:47pm
More items have magically arrived at Fairy Land for an extended stay, they've had lots of lovely visitors stop by and say hi, so before they disappear, grab your activity pack and come enjoy the magic and explore......

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Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 11:19am
@LandOfTheFanns Fundraising training Prt 1 starts tomorrow via zoom - still a few last minute spaces available https://t.co/tenP0Tbc2K
Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 8:22pm
If you too would like to show your appreciation to volunteer #HaveringHeroes and get one of our handmade BEE-utiful ribbons then follow the link to find out how.....
#appreciation #volunteers #COVID__19 #SupportSmallCharities https://t.co/DSViP7Sr6t
Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 8:12pm
@ktb76 You are more than welcome, the volunteer service you are helping us to provide is so important!
P.s glad that we could be helpful to you with your prescription too 🧡💙
Thursday, July 16th, 2020 at 8:10pm
Always remembering to say thank you.....
A little thanks goes a long way in life!! https://t.co/zjzbXLdMbA
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kate brunning @ktb76
How cute - thanks @havering_vc for my ribbon and 🐝! A pleasure to help you out - and thanks for your volunteers who helped get me prescriptions earlier in lockdown x https://t.co/9jIwySs5VJ
Sunday, July 12th, 2020 at 3:18pm
@BarclaysUKHelp An appointment in October at Braintree Branch, when the charity is based in Romford is quite far enough thanks!
Friday, July 10th, 2020 at 8:07pm
@BarclaysUKHelp Finally someone answered 30mins after this pic only to find out we need an appointment and cannot get one at #romford closest appointment is October in #Braintree branch! Is opening an account seriously this hard??? https://t.co/bc63uhTZrs havering_vc photo
Thursday, July 9th, 2020 at 11:52am
@BarclaysBizChat been on hold for 3 hours - we need to speak to the business team - PLEASE HELP your hold music is driving my office mad!!
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 8:11am
HVC are launching #HappyToBeVolunteering campaign to spread #positivity in the community, to highlight the wonderful things still going on in the world, especially within #Havering!

Please show them some love by RT, liking and commenting. https://t.co/wCyKHC60Nr
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