COVID-19: Community groups launched in Salisbury and Amesbury

COVID-19: Community groups launched in Salisbury and Amesbury

Published at 12:13pm 16th March 2020. (Updated at 6:14am 8th April 2020)

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A number of online support groups have been set up in bid to help those affected by coronavirus.

Concerns for the elderly and disabled and how they're coping has sparked a wave of community spirit.

Volunteers are offering their help to those in isolation or worried about going out, with support ranging from dropping off shopping, picking up a prescription or walking a dog.

Some Facebook groups are also helping source vital essentials from shops such as toilet rolls and soap.

In Need! Salisbury And Surrounding Areas is one of the biggest with over 2,400 members.

OTHER LOCAL GROUPS

Wilton COVID-19 help

Amesbury Corona Community Hub - the group also has a website - www.amesburyhub.com

Help your Neighbour - Wiltshire

Let's Help Each Other - Old Sarum and Longhedge

Salisbury / Wiltshire Self Isolation Support

COVID 19 Mutual Aid Salisbury   

Bishopdown Farm Covid-19 Support Network

Harnham Community Network

Ludgershall Covid-19 help group

Laverstock Help group for the vulnerable

Fordingbridge In Needthe group also has a phone number to contact 07746 005709

FLYERS

Some groups have been posting flyers in residential streets explaining the support they can offer.

Bishopdown Farm COVID-19 Support Network

MOVED TO HELP:

Wilton mum Hannah Rose Abbey set up Wilton Covid-19 help and explains why she wanted to get involved.

"I visited an elderly friend who was worried because of her own physical health and she told me that she would be unable to obtain necessities if it were not for her daughter. Knowing the demographic of Wilton, it was obvious to me that there would be lots of others in her position who would need help."

Wilton Market Square car park (Mike Draper) (3)
Wilton has high number of elderly residents.

Meanwhile physiotherapist Dr Katherine Cook has explaining why she set up a group in Amesbury.

 

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