Hastings Voluntary Action has been working with many other organisations in Hastings and across East Sussex to co-ordinate support for people who are affected by Covid19.
On a neighbourly level, people may need shopping or medicine delivered, or simply a friendly phone call. Organisations that provide health services may seek people who have medical experience or who are trained to provide personal care.
You can start today by helping your own family, friends and neighbours.
In preparation in case the demand increases, we have been gathering offers of help for the past few weeks.
If you are able to provide practical help - such as delivering food to doorsteps, or walking a dog - you can register with Hastings Emergency Action Response Team (HEART).
Thank you to everyone who has offered to volunteer as a telephone befriender. We have temporarily closed the volunteer registration form as we have more befrienders than people who want calls at the moment.
Do also check with our other current appeals for volunteers.