The aim of this scheme is to help members of the community who have not left their home for some time and have lost confidence to go out.
Volunteer buddies are recruited to support them in various ways on a short term basis until they feel confident enough to go out independently.
This could be to just go for coffee, attend a group meeting, trip to the shop or medical appointment etc.
If you know of any adults who may need this service or would like a buddy yourself please contact us.
Hopefully it will help alleviate loneliness and assist individuals in gaining confidence, learning new skills, meeting new friends and socialising.
Volunteers do not provide transport and Covid secure guidelines will be followed at all times.
For more information please contact Linda Brown at Erewash Voluntary Action on 0115 946 6740 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Derbyshire County Council now has a Community Response Unit which is ready to take requests for assistance from members of the community who don’t have friends or family to help them, for more information please view the Derbyshire County Council website. You can register to get help online or register to volunteer for the scheme.
To sign up to become an NHS volunteer please go to www.goodsamapp.org/home.
You can also view the Frequently Asked Questions for NHS volunteering.
If you have a medical condition which makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, you can register on the gov.uk website and tell them if you need any support.
Morrisons Ilkeston are now offering a doorstep delivery service to elderly and vulnerable customers.
You are able to order from a list of selected items by calling their Customer Contact Centre (0345 611 6111, selecting option 5).
Your orders will be picked in store and delivered to your homes free of charge (within a 10 mile radius).
Please view the poster below to find out more…
Do you need a listening ear or support during these stressful times?
We have two sources of support available to people living in Erewash:
Derbyshire support line – 9am-midnight- 0300 7900596
Derbyshire chaplaincy service – a listening ear for adults of all faiths or none, and an opportunity to look for hope and meaning.
Call or text Paul on 07877883390 or email email@example.com.