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Helpline for children and young people during the Coronavirus outbreak
A children and young people’s mental health helpline has been launched in Wiltshire, Bath and North East Somerset and Swindon. The helpline will operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Full info here.
Carers encouraged to access latest advice and support
Carers of all ages are being reminded support and advice is still available if they need a helping hand during the current COVID-19 situation.
As they continue to provide care they may also have concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on themselves or the person they are looking after.
Local charity Carer Support Wiltshire and independent organisation Wiltshire Parent Carer Council have produced the latest information and advice and are posting regular updates on social media and their websites so people don’t feel isolated and can access the right information and support.
Shield Wiltshire – Covid Response
We are really keen to reach all front line workers who need our visors, whether that be care homes, doctors surgeries, funeral services, covid help groups, domestic abuse charities, pharmacies…. anyone at risk.
As you know, all of our visors are free of charge to the end user. We are producing these visors in their thousands. Find out more here.
Telephone befrienders needed!
We are looking for friendly and confident volunteers based in Wiltshire to join our new Telephone Befriending Service to provide emotional support to local people living with sight loss during this critical period. Feeling isolated is a common challenge for people with sight loss, and recent restrictions on personal contact compound the situation even more for those living alone. A friendly voice on the phone on a regular basis can make a huge difference to someone’s emotional wellbeing and ability to access local support and services. Find out more here.