How to Help
People have generously offered to help others out in this difficult situation. Here are ways you can help...
Join the 'Your Prestwood & Great Missenden Coronavirus Community Group' on Facebook where there are lots of ideas and coordinating of help in different roads.
NHS Volunteer Responders are being recruited - you can help with telephone support (whether or not you're self-isolating), and/or transporting people, medicine and other supplies, and equipment.
Kinton Pharmacy in Great Missenden is looking for volunteers to help deliver medication later in the pandemic.
Our local Chiltern Foodbank is urgently looking for the following shop-bought items: UHT milk (zero stock)
Sponge puddings (long time, not chilled), Fruit squash, Milk powder, Powdered potato (Smash), Jars of honey or jam. These can be donated at our local Coop Great Missenden, other local supermarkets, at the Chesham foodbank on Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday mornings 10.30-12.30, or on Friday mornings 10-12 at the Prestwood Distribution Centre at Holy Trinity Prestwood. Can you combine this with food shopping or a daily walk if you live in Prestwood?
Check in with your neighbours - do they need help? Or a chat? Our friends at Holy Trinity Prestwood have developed some really helpful guidelines around keeping everyone safe when giving and offering help, and Community Impact Bucks also have helpful guidance.
Phone a couple of people every day - friends, family, people you know. We are all vulnerable in this, and for most of us, the emotional support needs are currently greater than needs for help fetching and delivering things.
If you'd like to send a letter or card to residents in a local care home, please contact Liza Wormell.
If you are not in a high risk group and able to go to the shops, please do this rather than using delivery slots.
Covid19 Mutual Aid is a helpful website with advice and support around helping in this pandemic.