Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus – latest information

Information is changing on a daily basis. Please use this link which takes you to the Chichester District Council website. On this page you will find the latest information, advice and guidance for residents and businesses in the Chichester District, including links to NHS and Government information pages.

 

HELP IS ON HAND IN WISBOROUGH GREEN

Public health advice is updated daily and we would ask that you listen to news broadcasts or refer to the NHS and Public Health websites (links via the Chichester District Council website). The challenges of home quarantine (self-isolation as it’s being called) will be very worrying for some, but fortunately Wisborough Green has stepped up to help those in need.

Wisborough Green Parish Council and St Peter’s Village Care Team are coordinating a volunteer scheme to link volunteers with residents who would like a little help. Many in our village are now self-isolating and restricting activities due to their age, underlying health conditions or possible contact or illness, so if you require help, it is available and willingly given.

Volunteers will be able to:

  • Collect prescriptions or other medication.
  • Collect basic provisions if you are unable to use the supermarket online facilities; the village shop is also offering a telephone order and delivery service.
  • Post mail.
  • Take your dog for a walk (if you are unwell).
  • Be a friendly ear at the other end of the phone should you just want, or need, someone to chat to.

 

Need Help ?

 If you feel that you would like help now, or in the future, and would like to be put in touch with your nearest WG volunteer, please do not hesitate to call:

Louise Davies (Parish Clerk) on 01403 701102 (email: clerk@wisboroughgreenpc.org)

Suzanne Mosley (St Peter’s Village Care Team) on 01403 700946

This is a free community coordinated service. Volunteers will not enter your home but can leave the items you need on your doorstep and can keep in touch by phone and email.  

Coronavirus is contagious. Please take every precaution to ensure that you are only spreading kindness. Avoid physical contact, use hand sanitiser when out, and wash your hands thoroughly and often, but particularly when returning home.

Other Support

  • If you need to talk or find out information about what is happening locally, https://www.carerssupport.org.uk/ can offer you guidance and a listening ear. Their fully trained staff can be contacted via email, phone or online chat, where they will be able to help you. You do not need to be in a caring role to benefit from this service.

 

 

  • The NHS Every Mind Matters website has some really simple useful tips and advice to support good mental health: https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou
NHS free prescription delivery service Delivers prescriptions to your door. www.pharmacy2u.co.uk 0113 265 0222

Support groups

Organisation/Issue Support Contact details Telephone No.
The Calm Zone Support for mental health illnesses or crisis during
isolation.
www.thecalmzone.net 0800585858
Sane Open 4.30-10.30pm daily for support with mental health illnesses. www.sane.org.uk Website only
Give us a shout 24/7 text service, completely free for anyone who is struggling to cope or needs immediate help. www.giveusashout.org Text 85258.
       
MIND Still providing phone appointments, text and online. www.westsussexmind.org 01903 277000
NHS one you website Online resources for mental health support while isolating www.nhs.uk/oneyou/ every-mind-matters/ coronavirus-covid-19- staying-at-home-tips Online
Qwell Online counselling and wellbeing for adults https://qwell.io/ Online
CALM (app and online) Online resources for reducing anxiety during COVID-19 outbreak. https://blog.calm.com/ take-a-deep-breath Online
The Help Hub Currently still being developed but aims to help people with anxiety about coronavirus www.thehelphub.co.uk/ ?fbclid=IwAR2_dlN_LK­pc-LD1OHgWO6CtMWcz_ ieSguu3luc2Ntr7yrbhy YUW6qUz_mY Online
The Silver Line Helpline Social isolation and loneliness support. www.thesilverline.org.uk/ what-we-do/ 0800 4708090
Talking point Online community (for dementia patients or carers of) where people can speak to other people in a similar situation. Free to access 24/7. www.alzheimers.org.uk/ get-support/dementia-talking-point-our-on­line-community Online
iTalk Accepting referrals for phone support only. www.italk.org.uk/ home/covid-19- coronavirus-updates 023 8038 3920
Safe in Sussex Help for people at risk of domestic abuse. www.safeinsussex.org or email info@safeinsussex. org.uk 0330 333 7416
Monday to Friday,
9.30am – 4pm.