COVID Response Current Status

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Going into the 3rd lock-down period, our focus remains to support those who need our help, who feel isolated or vulnerable and particularly those who legally will need to isolate, through symptoms or contact tracing. 

The ongoing community support during the COVID-19 crisis continues to be coordinated through SBADC, and currently through and during normal office hours and activities.

  Here are the services we can help with.   

 

Need Help? ↓ 

If you need help with:     

 Advice/Support
 Friendly Chat & Check-in
 Dog Walking

…and your neighbours CAN’T help you, contact South Brent and District Caring  call      01364 700282 
(Please leave a message and we will call you)
 
Please continue to contact the local shops direct either by phone or by using their click and collect service to place orders. Delivery remains available. 

 Food Support

At present it is not intended to restart the South Brent Community Food Bank.
If you are newly in need of Food Support, please continue to contact the permanent Food Banks in Ivybridge and Buckfastleigh.  If you are new to the need, discuss your needs with the Caring Office or the Health Centre who may be able to issue you with a voucher for these banks.
If you are isolating, and need help with Prescriptions or Shopping Assistance  click the button below (also contains other information on the Post Office, and local business supporting remote home order & delivery)

Prescriptions & Shopping Assistance

Well-Being & Mental Health Support 

The resumption of the well-being support line remains under consideration.

Computers for Connection and Community Benefit 

Are  you isolated and unable to connect and living in our supported parishes? Call us and leave a message explaining why and we will try to loan you a suitable donated & repurposed computer.     We are not looking for any future computer donations at this time.                         01364 700282
 Transport Options
We have some volunteers able and willing to support medical transport ONLY.  If you have been asked to attend hospital for a medical procedure, please call our transport line so we can try to support you.  01364 700289

 

Give Help! ↓ 

1. Help your neighbour

First think of how you can support those affected and self-isolating. If you are healthy and safe to do so, download, print and distribute our “Dear Neighbour” note:
View & Download


2. Give Money:  PayPal – BACS – Cash

While we always welcome financial support for South Brent & District Caring, we anticipate being able to support the specific activities in support of the ongoing COVID response from our COVID reserves from previous fundraising.

Donate


3. Volunteer

We will continue to need volunteers for lots of different roles, including some that can be performed from home. While we hope to be able to manage the continuing COVID response from within the normal resources of Caring, we will contact volunteers from the 1st lock-down pool as and when required.  If you would like to volunteer for the first time, please contact the Office, call      01364 700282 

 

Stay Updated ↓ 

We will resume our regular email and Facebook bulletins whenever the region is locked down.  The Facebook Group page will continue, but is not a SBADC page and none of the posts there necessarily represent the views, position or policy of the Charity.

Facebook

For all of the latest community assist ideas and activities, look at the dedicated Facebook page:
South Brent Assist Facebook


Email Bulletin

If not already signed up, sign up for a weekly bulletin to receive key updates about the community response in South Brent:
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View the latest bulletin (soon)


NHS Safety Advice

Read the latest health advice and information:
NHS.UK


Local Council Links

For the latest updates on local issues, especially help available (particularly from District and County) including recycling centres, notices of council services, council meetings etc 
South Brent Parish                        South Hams District                         Devon County


 


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If you would like to keep updated with SBADC and you are not already a member, or a volunteer, or already subscribed, please click the link below.  Who knows, we may convince you to support us as a member, or if you are local enough, volunteer for us!
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How We Have Organised for this Crisis

If you would like more information on how we have organised our community for this crisis, including copies of our processes and supporting structures, please click on this link
Supporting the Community in COVID Lock Down:  South Brent Case Study

About South Brent and District Caring

If you or a loved one is in need of support, our volunteers are here to help those living in South Brent and the surrounding communities of Avonwick, North Huish, Diptford and Rattery. We offer befriending and other services including prescription collection, transport, help with forms and administration, assistance with shopping and gardening.
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