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Hadleigh Essex Local Information eXchange

Last updated Fri 1 May 2020

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC SUPPORT

PLEASE CHECK ON ANY NEIGHBOURS WHO MAY NEED HELP AND IF YOU CAN’T HELP THEM YOURSELF THEN PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE SERVICES BELOW.

Benfleet Community Helpers

This is a group of local volunteers covering Benfleet, Hadleigh and Thundersley who will help arrange transport, bring urgent supplies, pick up prescriptions, take post to a postbox, arrange dog walking, help top-up your mobile phone or just have a chat.

Phone: 07487 769404
E-mail: benfleetcommunityhelpers@gmail.com

All delivery volunteers are DBS checked and follow the social distancing rules. They will NEVER ask you for money, passwords or bank details.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2717864471667036

Message from Mark Penn on Mon 20 Apr 2020

It has become quite evident over the weeks we have been in operation, that there are plenty of people out there that need help but wont ask. They have the means to pay and dont want free handouts.

Some of these people are struggling to get shopping, but are too proud to ask for our help. So we have an answer for them now.

If they or anyone receives a free food care package, generally to the value of about 20, we are now giving them the opportunity to donate a contribution to the cost. We are not asking for payment from anyone, but a discretionary contribution can be donated if it makes the person feel happier to accept our help.

We cannot be personal shoppers as our stock varies from day to day, but we hope the packages go some way in helping.

Thank you.

Benfleet Community Helpers Fund (PayPal Pool)

Morrisons are generously donating 1,000 worth of food per week to Benfleet Community Helpers but they need more if the service is to be sustained. If you are able to help by making a monetary donation then that would be very useful. A PayPal ‘Pool’ has been set up for a Benfleet Community Helpers Fund to which donations can be made. You do not need to have a PayPal account to donate. The link is as follows:

https://www.paypal.com/pools/c/8nQ4l446VT

CAVS Ways to Wellness Team

If you are self-isolating or have a long term health condition, lonely and isolated, housebound, in need of picking up shopping or in need of a friendly phone call then please contact CAVS (Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services) Ways to Wellness team who will be happy to help.

Phone: 01268 214000
E-mail: wellness@cavsorg.uk

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 9.00am to 5.00pm.

Out of these hours please either leave a message or send an e-mail.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cavswaystowellness

The Essex Welfare Service

The Essex Welfare Service is a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the Essex area who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is also the place to report anyone who you are concerned about. The service is run by Essex Coronavirus Action which is a collaboration between Essex County Council, The Essex Public Health Team, and local Facebook groups.

The service will help you to find and access support during the COVID-19 crisis. If you need support regarding the official advice, or with daily living tasks or wellbeing contact the service as follows:

Phone: 0300 303 9988
E-mail: proviide.essexwelfareservice@nhs.net

Opening hours:
Mon – Fri: 8.00am to 7.00pm
Sat – Sun: 10.00am to 2.00pm

Website: https://essexwelfareservice.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/essexcoronavirusaction

 

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