Somerton Community Lifeline: Help in Self Isolation

by admin on March 25, 2020

Somerton Community Lifeline

Help in Self Isolation

 

Remember to take precautions by washing your hands frequently and staying home for 7 days if you have a fever or persistent cough. If symptoms worsen or persist, or you have breathing difficulties, contact NHS Direct on 111.

We ask everyone to look out for their neighbours.

This scheme has been set up with the help of all the local churches through Churches Together and Somerton Good Neighbours with support of STC

Its aim is to ensure those in “self isolation” because of the coronavirus, can access food and medicines. It is not to give medical help.

If you need medical help contact 111, or your surgery through Ask my GP.

Please do not visit your surgery or A&E unless told to do so.

For the scheme to work we need volunteers who are happy to deliver  food and prescriptions. Please contact coordinator Mo Fletcher if you can HELP.  01458 274631 mob 07718 920 198 or email: [email protected]

If you give your contact details, they will only be used for this scheme.

 The scheme has a list of emergency numbers, below, given by each church group, that you can ring if you need help getting food or prescriptions.

Each church, with no denominational bias, will hold a list of volunteers who will collect and deliver food and prescriptions. You don’t need to be a church member to volunteer or benefit. Their numbers are in the list below

If you cannot phone, please contact a neighbour or someone else who will pass your needs onto the team.

 Be safe – if you receive a message for help, unless you know the person, only pass the information on to one of the numbers below.

 If you are calling for help, be careful when you open your door.

 Safe Contact Numbers (all 01458) :-

273403,    273568,    223094,    253414,    272029,    273653

 If you care for someone and need additional information and guidance,  please contact Somerset Carers 08003 168 600 (24 hrs)

Etsome Arms

Peter & Sharon at the Etsome Arms offer their space for potential volunteers to meet and use as a hub for shopping deliveries/collections and support.

 

Thank you.

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