Council launches Coronavirus Support Hub

coronavirus support hub

The Eastleigh Borough Coronavirus Support Hub has been launched to assist in the ‘shielding’ of the extremely vulnerable who are most at risk of serious illness if they were to contract the virus.

Eastleigh Borough Council has worked alongside community organisations, One Community and Hampshire County Council to help establish this local support hub.  The service will provide a delivery service to some of our most vulnerable residents who don’t already have family or friends support and to a wider group of people who are vulnerable and needing to self-isolate. This service will include the delivery of food and other essentials, collection of prescription medicine, and social support for those needing someone to talk to (remotely) during the period of isolation.

People who have requests for help or offers of help can directly contact the three community groups that are already providing this vital service:

If you live in Chandlers Ford Parish (Chandlers Ford, Hiltingbury, Velmore) i.e. west of the M3, please contact

Chandlers Ford Help
07493 087427 / 07340 910784
Chandlersfordhelp@yahoo.com
www.facebook.com/groups/CFHELP

If you live in Eastleigh town, Boyatt Wood, Bishopstoke, Fair Oak or Horton Heath, please contact

Eastleigh Community Aid
help@eastleigh-aid.uk
0845 8681758
@eastleigh.community.aid

If you live in Hedge End, West End, Botley, Bursledon, Hamble, or Netley, please contact:

Kings Community Church
admin@kccsouthampton.org
07535 171274

The Council’s key role is to help co-ordinate and support these community organisations, and to play our own part in helping local people  So as well as contacting the three groups above, people who have requests for help or offers of help can also contact Eastleigh Borough Council directly by phoning 023 8068 8000 or email: coronavirus-support@eastleigh.gov.uk

Or you can contact:

One Community
info@1community.org.uk
023 8090 2400

Council Leader Councillor Keith House, said:

“We have many fantastic voluntary organisations in the Borough who, alongside the many local people who have come forward to volunteer their services, are providing amazing support to help our residents who may be vulnerable or self-isolating.

This community hub will ensure that these efforts are effectively coordinated across the Borough to ensure this amazing community spirit is able to help those currently in need.”