A new national helpline opened 14th April 2020 to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.
The service will offer help to those who do not have family or existing community support and cannot get online and who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons. This service is in addition to localised support already available for people who have received letters advising them to shield themselves. However, any of those in the shielding category who are not yet receiving assistance, who do not have family and cannot get online can access support via this new helpline.
Read the full article on the SFHA website for more details.