In such unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that we help one another through this pandemic. Only by working together can we protect the most vulnerable and reduce pressures on our NHS and care system in order to save lives.

If you are well and able to do so safely, I would urge you to sign up to help the most vulnerable people in our communities as an NHS Volunteer Responder.

Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at goodsamapp.org/NHS to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:

  • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
  • driving patients to appointments;
  • bringing them home from hospital;
  • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

NHS Volunteer Responders is not intended to replace local groups helping their vulnerable neighbours but is an additional service provided by the NHS.

You can also find out how to get involved with Hounslow’s Community Support Hub here.

There is a wide range of services provided by Hounslow’s voluntary and community groups to support Hounslow residents, especially the most vulnerable and isolated people in our communities.

Here are some useful websites about the services and the support that is available:

Community Information Guide
This is the directory of voluntary and community groups and organisations providing the whole range of services or activities for people living in the London Borough of Hounslow.

Careplace
This is an information and advice directory packed with useful information and guidance about local care and community services. This includes adult social care, housing, money management, employment, education, leisure and health and wellbeing.

Family Information Service
This website provides an information and signposting service on all aspects of family life for parents of children and young people aged 0-19. Information on childcare, children’s centres, schools and family support services for your bump, baby, toddler, young child or teenager.

Foodbanks in the borough
Information about getting help from a Foodbank in the borough, where they are located and what is available from each of the Foodbanks. There is also information about the borough’s Clothing Banks

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