Covid 19 Practical and Emotional Help
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Sources of Help:
Bucks Safe Haven / Mind in partnership with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust provide an A&E alternative in a safe & supportive environment. They offer listening, signposting & safety planning for those 18+ yrs struggling to cope who are registered with a Bucks GP. Services are currently by telephone & video call, and in person. Anyone can call for a 30min phone chat or a 45min face2face appointment.
Samaritans is available 24/7 free on 116 123 and via email and in person for confidential support for all kinds of emotional distress.
Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.
The Silver Line is available 24/7 free on 0800 4 70 80 90 for confidential information, friendship and advice for older people.
Daily Hope is a phone service for Prayers, Hymns and Services. Just call 0800 804 8044 at any time. It is open 24/7.
Buckinghamshire Council have produced a useful information and FAQ leaflet on 'Getting a Covid Test' and have a very useful webpage too.
The latest NHS information about Covid-19 is available here. Jo Withers, a previous local GP, has prepared some helpful info about social distancing and self-isolation. Buckinghamshire Council have provided this information on support for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable residents.
The Your Prestwood and Great Missenden Coronavirus Community Group is regularly updated with offers of help. To get help with shopping, please email the local Prestwood and Great Missenden volunteer hub with your road name in the subject line or phone Sandy on 07824 167 699 and your local zone leader will be in touch with details of a volunteer in your road. Please be safe, don't give banking or other details and only hand over cash or pay after the delivery has happened. Our friends at Holy Trinity Prestwood have developed seven helpful principles to guide how we support and are supported.
Prestwood Mid Counties Coop are running Your Essential Shopping scheme. People in the vulnerable groups can phone 01494 862469 between 2.30-6pm on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday to order bread, milk, butter, yogurt, chicken fillets, mince, potatoes, apples, eggs, ready meals, hot beverages, cereals, soup, beans, pasta, squash, water, rice, biscuits, crisps, washing up liquid, laundry, paperware, toilet roll, medicine, pet food. You pay the Coop and a volunteer will deliver. It is not possible to offer this at Great Missenden Coop due to technical issues.
Many local restaurants and cafes are offering collection at the door or home delivery. Why not treat yourself and help a local business which will be losing revenue?
Most supermarkets offer online ordering and home delivery, but many don't have slots available for booking at the moment or aren't accepting new customer registrations, and are prioritising vulnerable customers.
Which? are updating a regularly list of supermarket provision.
Please get in touch if there might be something practical we can help with, or if you'd like a chat. We also have hints and tips for staying in touch.
The info on this page has been compiled from various sources and is being updated regularly. To add or amend info on this page, please the church office.
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