County and Borough Councillor Elaine Still
Coronavirus Help: The County Council is working with Hampshire’s Voluntary and Community Sector to assist with support needs for vulnerable residents. Hampshire residents can stay up to date with the latest Government advice, information and guidance on www.hants.gov.uk/coronavirus A new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who do not have support from families, friends or their local community, and who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness. The Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm. Key Workers during the Easter Holidays - Council officers will be on hand to help parents who are critical workers and are having difficulty accessing school aged childcare over the Easter holiday. These parents should email email@example.com or, for pre-school care, email the Services for Young Children Team at firstname.lastname@example.org and include full contact details so that parents and carers can be assisted as quickly and efficiently as possible. Finally. at the time of writing, I can provide funding from my Devolved Budget to help support local charities who are helping people to get shopping, prescriptions etc.