Happy To Help: Our Volunteer Help Scheme

4 June 2021:
‘Happy To Help’ Scheme changing

The Queen Edith’s Community Forum’s ‘Happy To Help’ scheme is now changing in response to reduced demand and evolving regulations. The line is still open on 01223 641 012 for any community advice and help we can give, non-medical and non-emergency. It will be monitored Monday to Friday. See below for how to make prescription collection requests.

The scheme was set up at the start of the first ‘lockdown’ in 2020. In the year since then, over 250 local people have volunteered on several hundred calls for emergency help with shopping, collecting prescriptions, and checking in on neighbours. This project has all been co-ordinated by a team of volunteer administrators monitoring the calls and showing our amazing community at its very best. A big thank you to administrators Anne, Chris, Claire, Fiona, James, Jessica, Joan, Lorna, Manfred, Nicki, Risa, Sam, Sean, Stephanie, Steve, Viv, Wendy and of course all of our volunteers.

Prescription Collection service changes

The Patients Participation Group at the Queen Edith Medical Practice has offered to co-ordinate requests for prescription collections from local residents who find themselves isolating or otherwise unable to leave home. This service has been provided for the last year by the ‘Happy To Help’ scheme. The contact details of the new service are to telephone 07968 538783 or email ppg@queen-ediths.info.

Also available as part of the “Happy To Help” initiative

The Queen Edith’s Community Food Hub
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