Are you unable to leave your home because of Covid 19 / Coronavirus? We're here for you.
We are a group of local residents who have come together during a time where some people are finding it hard to access the help they need.
We would like to support the community that we live in and ensure that nobody is left isolated or without support. We don't ask for anything in return, we just believe in helping each other in a time of difficulty.
We are your local neighbours and not a professional body. We can only offer help within reason, and in ways we can also stay safe. If you need medical advice, use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19, or if you have no internet access, call NHS 111 from your phone. In a medical emergency, dial 999.
If you need help, the first thing to try is a family member, friend or trusted neighbour. Or, if you have a charity you already work with, contact them. If neither of those work for you, contact the Wokingham Borough Community Response by contacting Citizens Advice Wokingham or call 0300 330 1189 (entering 0118 978 7258 if prompted). Phone lines will be staffed Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm.
In addition to support being provided by Wokingham Borough Council, working with various charities around the borough, Hurst has over 60 volunteers available to offer help should you need it for shopping, collecting medications or just someone to have a chat with during these difficult times.
If you would like to speak to us, or want to ask for help, please see the list of helpers and we'll see how we can help.
If you would like to support the community and join in, we can add you to the group of volunteers. Please email Hurst Parish Council to join the group.
There is an active Hurst Residents Coronavirus Action Group on Facebook, where you can find up to date information on what is happening in the village.
Many of us have relatives across the country who we are unable to visit. If you are concerned about anyone there is a national network of communities like ours and it is easy to find a group local to your loved ones that will be delighted to help them out.
Visit COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK where you can find groups across the entire nation.