Get help if you are shielding
You will be aware that England now faces stricter nationwide restrictions to slow down the spread of coronavirus.
The new restrictions are in place from Thursday 5 November and will last until 2 December 2020.
If you have a serious health condition, you should now have received a letter from the government advising you to take extra precautions during this time.
We want to make sure that you have all of the support that you need. Follow our simple check list to make sure that you have the right help in place.
- Seek support from friends or family members. Let them know that you have been advised to take extra precautions. Ask them to help by doing your essential food shop or collecting your prescription.
- Register your details on the new National Shielding Service System, even if you don’t think that you will need help.
- Arrange for your medicine and prescriptions to be delivered. Call your local pharmacy who should be able to deliver your prescriptions for free.
- If you do not have any friends or family that can help you, make sure that you contact the NHS Volunteer responders on 0808 196 3646 to arrange support. They can help you get to and from medical appointments as well as getting shopping and giving you a regular, friendly phone call.
If you do not have access to the internet, you can contact Staffordshire Cares on 0300 111 8010. A member of staff will be able to answer any questions that you may have and help you to register your details online.
The below list of local organisations, are working with Staffordshire County Council, and can also offer you help.
The Realise Foundation
01782 742800 (NuL BC)
Moorlands - Biddulph
Biddulph Youth Action Zone
Moorlands - Cheadle
Moorlands Home Link
Moorlands - Leek
Haregate Community Centre
Stafford Borough Council with Rising Brook
Burton & Uttoxeter (East Staffs)
Burton Albion Community Trust
South Staffordshire Council
Cannock Chase (Inc. Rugeley)
Cannock Chase District Council
MHA Live at Home Scheme
Community Together CIC