Our helpline has launched!
Worried? Need some help?
If your friends and family are not nearby or able to help and you have no local support from the community, then please call us.
Perhaps you need help with tasks like grocery shopping or feeling isolated during this time?
You are not alone and if you do need us, we are here.
Monday to Friday 9 – 5pm, Saturday & Sunday 10 – 2pm. ☎️
Rest assured we will be promoting this extensively off-line as well as online, so all those who may need our help can find it. But please help us spread the word.
Please don’t use this helpline for medical advice - please visit https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please don’t use this helpline for financial advice - please visit www.southend.gov.uk/coronavirus
We are pairing volunteers with those who need help in a safe and well-organised way, using the expertise of our charity and voluntary sector.
Southend Coronavirus Action is a collaboration between Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, Public Health Southend, local charities and SAVS, SECH (https://www.hubproject.co.uk) and local Facebook group owners, to provide three main services during the Covid-19 outbreak.
PREVENT - INFORM - ASSIST
• Providing accurate and reliable information
• Informing you about what you can do to protect yourself and others
• Assisting those vulnerable people in our community who may need help when self-isolating, or otherwise, throughout this outbreak.
For individual volunteers:
How to get involved? Please fill in this volunteer form and we will be in touch as soon as we can, when there is someone who needs help near you.
How to get involved? Please head over to our business form if you might be able to help as a local business. Many thanks.
We need as many people as possible to register as volunteers, if they are able to.
Please therefore share this page with your friends and family. Let’s do this together!
Thank you to everyone who gets involved.
This was inspired by our friends at Essex County Council, who are running a service to help vulnerable people across Essex.