Coronavirus COVID-19 Support

Scams

Please be aware that various fraudsters are trying to take advantage of the Coronavirus situation.  Please see this postcard from Friends Against Scams working with National Trading Standards to help protect yourself.


Delivery Services

A number of local organisations now do delivery of food and/or essential products. See here for more information.


If you are having to self-isolate or are in one of the Shielding or high risk groups, then there is support available. Hopefully you have received one of our flyers with an offer of assistance from a neighbour. If not, there are various options.

Local support

Mothers Union 01243 552825 Jean Strickland
Village Friends 07925 217843 Meg Brackley
Wednesday Afternoon Club 01243 555892 Ann Wells
Parish Clerk 01243 554528 (Answerphone, checked daily)
St Mary's Church Office 01243 552792 (Answerphone, checked daily)

West Sussex County Council support

There is information on a Community Hub on the WSCC website. You can also contact them on 0330 222 7980.


Mental Health support

With COVID-19 the focus has been on physical health. The current global crisis and social isolation can be taxing on your mental health too. Many people may be suffering from anxiety, increased stress or have other mental health conditions aggravated by this. There's no need to suffer in silence. West Sussex Mind is still available to help. Their contact details can be found here.

Further online resources can be found at Mind's website and the Mental Health Foundation's website.


Offering support

We are extremely grateful for all of the offers of help that we have received.

If you can offer help to a neighbour, even if it is just a reassuring telephone call, then please print out and complete our flyer and post it through their letter box.

Our Community Resilience Team can be contacted by emailing communityresilience@walberton-pc.gov.uk.

The request for volunteers to help the NHS has been temporarily suspended due to the overwhelming response so far (in excess of 750,000 people).