There has been an incredible uprising of community spirit, acts of kindness and the mobilisation of businesses to help and assist those isolating in recent weeks.
Nationally, Dyson are preparing to produce ventilators and locally, residents are offering free accommodation and parking to support key workers. Healthwatch Cornwall has also been adapting to this new landscape with home working in place and new ways of operating remotely.
The team are monitoring, capturing and understanding the impact of Coronavirus and your experiences of this from a health and social care perspective, using digital channels and our new platform www.askcornwall.co.uk
From across the county and nationally, we are bringing you the most up-to-date information and a collection of the latest resources to help you navigate through these challenging times from a health and social care perspective.
Organisations offering support and help in Cornwall during Coronavirus
Volunteer Cornwall are offering a range of delivery services and assistance for vulnerable groups and can be contacted on T: 01872 265300. They are also always looking for further volunteers to help and can be contacted here
Concern Wadebridge is also providing daily meals (Mon-Fri), delivered to the door as well as a prescription service. Volunteers are also required to help with deliveries and can be contacted on T: 01208 812392
Gypsy Travellers & people from Live Aboard boating communities can seek advice and information as well as helpful resources for their communities by following the link here
Its imperative to make sure your head space is in check and you’re taking care of mind as well as body too. Dr Laura Sennen, Clinical psychologist and group analyst, has provided this useful and interesting Podcast around managing anxiety which can be downloaded here
Safeguarding and support for vulnerable groups in Cornwall
Also from 23 March 2020, the Government is contacting around 1.5 million NHS patients by letter, with guidance and information on ‘shielding’. There is a useful article here to help with further information around this.
Follow the link here for further information
Coronavirus Bereavement Support
If you have lost a relative, partner or friend to Coronavirus the Coronavirus Bereavement Support Line is available for support between 10am-6pm on T: 01726 829874.
Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Bereavement Office can also be contacted for any practical queries on T: 01872 252713
Further information is available by following the link:
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