Help Attending Covid-19 Vaccine Appointments
All Covid-19 vaccine appointments are taking place at Rowden Surgery. If you need help with transport to attend your appointment please contact the Wiltshire Link Scheme who provide a volunteer-run service for elderly or infirm patients. It is important to book your transport in advance with as much notice as possible. There are no set fares but users of the service are requested to make a donation to support the running costs of the scheme. Volunteers are all screened, have a full UK driving licence and vehicles are checked as roadworthy and insured. Contact Link on 01249-461881.
You can request help from one of the many volunteers who recently signed up to help the NHS. If you are over 70, self-isolating or unable to leave your home there are four types of help you can request:
Check in and Chat Support: Provides short-term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation.
Click here for the link to find out more about the services available: https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk
If you meet the criteria and need help collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies or just want a telephone ‘check in and chat’ to help prevent loneliness, please contact them directly on 0808 196 3646
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and you need help and do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support you the contact the Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub who can help you with:
- deliveries of food and other essentials
- loneliness and wellbeing.
You can request this help by calling the helpline on: 0300 003 4576 or via email at email@example.com. It's available from 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
For information about other local volunteer groups and to obtain a Covid-19 Community Pack please follow this link: http://wiltshire.gov.uk/public-health-coronavirus