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Covid-19 Community Support

Contents

  1. Volunteer Groups

  2. Carers Support

  3. Prescription Delivery Services

  4. Mental Health / Support Helplines

  5. Information in Alternative Formats

Volunteer Groups

Below is a list of the several local volunteer groups available to the vulnerable population and those who are self-isolating.

Poole Covid-19 Community support

General support inc. Prescription delivery and Food shopping.

Mainline - 01202 925398 (for elderly without internet)

Website: https://tinyurl.com/PooleCommunity

Facebook: @PooleCovid19CommunitySupport

Þ Please complete the form on the website or call the mainline if you do not have access to the internet.

 

Bournemouth/Christchurch/Poole (BCP) ‘Together We Can’

General support inc. Food delivery, vet care but NOT for prescriptions or transport.

Mainline: 0300 123 7052

Website: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk 

Hours: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week

Þ Please call main helpline number to register for support.

Volunteers will be be allocated to a person on a one to one basis.

 

Dorset Council Community Response

Providing general support to the vulnerable and isolating population.

Mainline: 01305 221022

Website: https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/emergencies-severe-weather/emergencies/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Hours: 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Email: communityresponse@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk.

Þ Please call the main helpline.

 

Carer Support

Carers Support Dorset

Mainline: 0800 368 8349

Website: www.carersupportdorset.co.uk   

Þ Call the main helpline. 

Carers Resource Information and Support (CRISP) for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch.

Mainline: 01202 458204

Website: www.crispweb.org  

They offer advice, information and guidance relating to the coronavirus.

Þ Call the main helpline.

 The Leonard Trust Carers Helpline 

Available to all voluntary unpaid carers in Dorset.

Mainline: 01202 698325 or Text 07742 868002

Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm

They will provide practical, financial and emotional support to carers.

Þ Call main helpline.

Age UK

This service is for older people, their families, friends and carers.

Local helpline: 01305 269444

Email: enquiries@ageuknswd.org.uk

National Helpline: 0800 055 6112

Hours: 7 days a week, 8am to 7pm.

Age UK are coordinating requests for help with issues relating to loneliness and isolation, or support in accessing items such as food, cash or medication. Support is available to all residents within the Dorset Council area.

 

Prescription Delivery Services  

You may prefer to have your prescription delivered to your door at this time and there are many options to do this. We have comprised a small list below of some online pharmacy delivery services.

  • Payment as usual for prescriptions unless you are eligible or have pre-payment card

  • Delivery costs may apply

  • Orders may take longer than usual and to allow at least 7-14 days

 (please note: The Adam Practice is not affiliated with any of these organisations and the patient registers independent of the practice and at their own risk).

Pharmacy2u

Mainline: 0113 265 0222

Website: www.pharmacy2u.co.uk
Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm, Saturday 8:30am - 1:00pm (Emergency calls only)

Þ Register online, by phone (delay in answering) or by post (printing off form online, or call to request form).

 

Echo

Mainline: 0208 068 8067

Website: www.echo.co.uk

Email: help@echo.co.uk

Hours: 9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday

Þ Register online. Use secure messaging online or email for support. Currently have a waiting list.

  

Boots

Mainline: 0345 121 9040 0345 121 9040

Website: https://www.boots.com/online/pharmacy/ 

Hours: 8.30am to 7.00pm Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 5.00pm Saturday to Sunday

Þ Complete the online form.

 

Well+

Mainline: 01782 597313

Website: https://www.well.co.uk

Email: hello@well.co.uk

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday 8.30am to 12.30pm

Þ Sign up online using an email address.

 

Asda Pharmacy 

Mainline: 01202 207010

Þ Sign up please call the above number.

The service is available for people who are extremely vulnerable, over 60s those who are isolating.

PRC Streamline Taxis - Approved NHS Medical Transport Provider

Mainline: 01202 37 37 37

Website: www.prcstreamline.co.uk

Delivering prescriptions, food shopping, take aways and more.

Mental Health /Support Helplines 

Mental Health Helplines can be found HERE on the NHS website

Pramacare - Friendship Helpline

A helpline to support those of you who may be feeling isolated and just want to hear a friendly voice.

Mainline: 01202 022987

Hours: 8am to 9pm, 7 days a week

More information can be found at www.pramacare.org.uk 

Coronavirus information in Alternative Formats

To download information in alternative languages and easy read please see https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-information-leaflet

Patients with difficulty hearing can call 18001 111 on a textphone or access the NHS 111 British Sign Language (BSL) through www.nhs.uk/111.

Community Information

Welcome to The Adam Practice Community Information page. This page has been created to provide our patients, and their families, with information of groups and activities that are happening in your local community.

 

There is strong evidence that people who become involved in community life, keeping active and improving social connections, is fantastic for both health and wellbeing.

 

“Being part of a community promotes good health and makes us feel we belong. People who feel lonely and isolated often face health problems like stress, pain or illness. Belonging is part of a healthy community –yours, ours, everybody’s.”

S E Frost: A report from March 2012 [www.wcmt.org.uk]

 

Whilst we endeavour to keep this information up-to-date, please do contact the organisation to make sure the days and times are correct before attending the activity.

 

Feedback Welcome Here:

If you know of any community group, activity or organisation that is not listed on this page, and you feel that it will benefit our patients health and wellbeing, please do contact our Community Co-ordinator at theadam.practice@dorset.nhs.uk or via post to The Adam Practice, 306 Blandford Road, Hamworthy, Poole, BH15 4JQ.

For more information on local community organisations, please click on the links below:

HAMWORTHY

POOLE

LYTCHETT

UPTON

 

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