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Covid advice

Useful information in Surrey Heath 2/4/20

Surrey County Council Coronavirus- information and advice https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/coronavirus   Includes official information and advice Community support, need help or want to volunteer?
EXTREMELY VULNERABLE
Council service information
Self-isolation help and support
Activities and entertainment
Health and well-being
GOV.UK COVID-19 WhatsApp bot To start receiving messages, users should send “hi” via WhatsApp to the number 07860 064422. UK government, access pre-determined, stats, chunks of advice on symptoms or how to avoid spreading the disease.

High Cross Church established as the hub for support across Surrey Heath during the COVID-19 crisis. Local food banks have handed over to Highcross

SURREY HEATH PREPARED are coordinating volunteers and people who need support

If you are self-isolating you may need some help to have essential items like prescriptions, shopping or other things brought to your home and left on your doorstep. You may just need a friendly person to speak to on the phone because you are lonely. We aim with this site to get you the help you need where available. info@surreyheath-prepared.uk     07967 759987 https://www.facebook.com/groups/SurreyHeathPrepared/


Social media

Twitter, Facebook and Nextdoor have local group and business information, log on and see what you can find. The Nextdoor app is a social networking platform for local communities and neighbourhoods. https://nextdoor.co.uk/


Local shop and food information

For local information on Camberley shops please join the Twitter and Facebook pages for https://www.collectivelycamberley.co.uk/


Wiltshire Farm Foods 01344 867719 bracknell@wiltshirefarmfoods.co.uk Provide delivered frozen ready meals 1/4/20 update: Prioritising existing customers, meals can be available for extremely vulnerable who will need to arrange collection via Surrey prepared
Milk & More www.Milkandmore.co.uk   Deliver milk, bread, fresh food items, cleaning products 1/4/20 update: Prioritising existing customers and hoping to increase customer base further
Fresh Connect https://freshconnectuk.com/
020 7720 4126  
A family business delivering fresh fruit, veg and daily necessities to the local areas in Surrey …. free delivery
Parsley Box https://www.parsleybox.com/ Call FREE: 0800 612 7225 Parsley box is a provider of packaged complete meals delivered to home
Cook https://www.cookfood.net/   Provide frozen meals.  Good quality but more expensive than supermarkets.  Can order online
Abel and Cole https://www.abelandcole.co.uk/ Fresh food delivered

Medical

Anyone looking for medical advice or information from public health must still go to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/  or
Call 111 if they are suffering from severe symptoms.
The advice is not to call 111 if you have mild symptoms but to go online instead.


Online/telephone resources for carer support

Carers UK https://www.carersuk.org/forum   provide forums carers can join for free
Action for carer’s 0303 040 1234 can provide emotional support and practical advice over the phone only
Alzheimer’s Society 0300 222 11 22 https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/   National dementia helpline. There are also fact sheets on their website
Carer’s Trust  https://carers.org/   forums for carers and advice and guidance pages

Homeless

www.thehopehub.org.uk  / 01276 581174 / admin@thehopehub.org.uk
Now closed but they are giving telephone help, giving out food packages on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Accepting donations 


Activities to relieve boredom, stay strong and keep fit

The Silver Line 0800 4 70 80 90 a confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to over 55’s, open 24 hours a day, every day of the year
Exercise for over 65’s   10today Tune in to 10 minutes of physical activity today. It’s good for you and fun to do! Relieve boredom and stay healthier by exercising for ten minutes every day
Chatterpack https://chatterpack.net/ A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources!
YMCA https://ymca360.org/   Stay fit and healthy with these online exercise videos, yoga, weightlifting
Sport England https://www.sportengland.org/ Variety of fitness classes and options to relieve boredom and keep active

Scam awareness

Friends Against Scams is a National Trading Standards Scams Team initiative, which aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering people to take a stand against scams. If you have any doubt, please visit their website https://www.friendsagainstscams.org.uk/
Please note that Friends Against Scams is not a reporting or advice service.
If you require advice on scams, we recommend you contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on 0808 223 1133.
To report a scam or suspicious activity please contact Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or visit https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report_fraud.


Pet care

RSPCA advice https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/latest/blogs/details/-/articleName/how-to-care-for-your-pets-if-you-re-ill-or-have-to-self-isolate-due-to-coronavirus


Useful numbers

Community Point You can either visit the website, www.communitypoint.org.uk  call the office number on 01483 565456, or 07468 690 834. Alternatively, please email communitypoint@vasws.org.uk Information regarding local support services, signposting and volunteers support.
Action for Carers Surrey Tel : 0303 040 1234
SMS : 07714 075993
Email : CarerSupport@actionforcarers.org.uk
www : www.actionforcarers.org.uk
Carer support
Surrey Libraries Community Connections Tel : 01483 541518
Email: community.connections@surreycc.gov.uk
www : www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries
Offer support for those unable to get to a library, information on reading skills, reading groups, self-help books, blue badge checking service, bus pass applications.
Surrey Information Point https://www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk/  Directory of local care, health and community support options
Financial support and advice https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/free-financial-advice-your-options Getting free financial help and information
Money saving expert https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/best-financial-advisers/ Impartial information and advice free

Crisis support information

Woking Safe Haven   The Prop, 30 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 6JT, Locations of other Safe Havens: https://www.sabp.nhs.uk/our-services/mental-health/safe-havens Drop in service for people experiencing a mental health crisis: 6pm-11pm, 365 days a year
Mental Health Crisis Helpline 0800 915 4644 Support for experiencing a mental health crisis. Lines are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
Samaritans (National 24 hrs)   Call 116 123 for free   https://www.samaritans.org/ Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you. We’re here 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
SHOUT Text SHOUT to 85258 from anywhere in the UK, 24/7.   https://www.giveusashout.org/   Shout is the UK’s first free 24/7 crisis text line available for anyone, anytime, anywhere. The service is anonymous and off bill. It is powered by a nationwide team of Crisis Volunteers, supported by expert Clinical Supervisors. This is a place to go if you’re experiencing a personal crisis, unable to cope and need immediate help.
Mental Health Crisis Helpline (SABP) Emergency support for those with a mental health crisis Tel: 0300 456 8342 SMS: 07717 9898342

*This is not an exhaustive list of what is available in your community.
More information can be found on*: *Surrey Information Point: www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk

Surrey County Council cannot endorse or recommend any services.  However, every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the information we supply.

We would invite your feedback regarding any of the above services should they not meet your needs or expectations.

Please feel free to send me any information or corrections for this sheet

Michael Rowlands, Surrey Heath Locality team , Michael.rowlands@surreycc.gov.uk

Many thanks to bestow

SAINSBURY’S FRIMLEY NAMES CAMBERLEY CARE AS THEIR NEW LOCAL CHARITY OF THE YEAR
A BIG THANK YOU TO MS SKELTON for donations received for Camberley Care Trust in lieu of Birthday presents at her 70th birthday celebrations. We Hope you had a wonderful day.
A BIG THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEER DRIVER ROY BARNLEY who has worked tirelessly for Camberley Care to be voted as Sainsbury’s Frimley ‘charity of the year’ for 2016 – 2017.
THANK YOU LETTER ON BEHALF OF MRS SMITH
I am writing on behalf of my mother, Mrs Smith, who recently moved from Camberley. She used your services for several years and would like to thank you very much for all your assistance, especially that of your driver John Archer who always went out of his way to help her.
ST MARY’S CHURCH THANK YOU LETTER
Thank you so much for helping us with the task of repairing locks on a number of storage cabinets that we had acquired. Andy’s work has been invaluable.
THANK YOU TO ST PAUL’S FOR YOUR GENEROUS DONATION

 

If we have missed anyone, we are very sorry, please let us know and we will update the website. We really appreciate every penny or kind word you give us.

Thank you to SC Johnson

Last Tuesday afternoon, February 9th, SC Johnson entertained a group of elderly guests including a contingent of Camberley Care clients at their Frimley premises. Tea and cakes were served and games of Bingo were played. All the guests left with a “goody bag” of Johnson products.

Many Johnson employees attended to ensure that a most pleasant time was had by all.

Many thanks to SC Johnson for their hospitality and for their great support of the local community.

Community Match Scheme

Thank you very much to Nationwide and their customers for voting to support Camberley Care as their local charity. Winning charity in our area! Your support helps us to continue our subsidised Care and Repair and Care Cars services. Your help is really appreciated 🙂

External Partnerships Select Committee

Many thanks to the External Partnerships Select Committee of Surrey Heath Borough Council and It’s chairman Councillor Paul Deach for the warm welcome extended to our chairman Peter Close when,at it’s invitation, he recently made a presentation to the committee about Camberley Care and was able to answer questions from councillors about our operations

Welcome to our new handyman

Please join me in wishing Andy congratulations on a successful first day today as Camberley Care’s new handyman.

He says of this appointment;
“After leaving the army in 1992 I worked for Surrey Heath Borough Council for 17 1/2 years within the facilities management team, providing all sorts of things to ensure that the town hall ran smoothly, five years ago I was made redundant from the council and started working for Voluntary Services Surrey Heath as their community development officer. We then merged approximately three years ago with Runnymead to become Voluntary Support North Surrey, supporting local organisations and charities within the borough of Surrey Heath and Runnymead, my role included web design and social media and working in areas of deprivation with in both boroughs. I enjoyed my time with Voluntary Support North Surrey, and learnt many new skills. But my heart has always been with facilities and maintenance, I look forward to working with Camberley Care providing the Handyman service to all residents within the borough.”

I hope he enjoys his time with our lovely little charity 🙂