COVID-19 UPDATE 8 April 2020
HAVE YOU VOLUNTEERED TO SUPPORT THOSE IN SELF ISOLATION?
Thank you to everyone who has offered their help to volunteer, we are immensely grateful. We are working through these and hoping to get everyone actively volunteering very soon.
HM Government has now temporarily suspended applications to the NHS volunteering system. This is to allow them to process the initial 750,000 applications. Please check back on Good Sam in a few weeks.
We regret that Connex Community Support offices remain closed to face-to-face visitors. However, we remain fully operational, working hard to support those who are self-isolating and who are vulnerable. Our fantastic team of care staff are continuing to provide domiciliary care and support to older people, children and adults with a disability.
Please note that from Tuesday 14th April our phone lines will be open from 9.15am – 1pm only. This will remain in place until further notice.
The following remain SUSPENDED:
- Group social activities, such as Kurling, Meet and Eat, Coffee Mornings, Cancer Support Group, Book Groups etc
- Befriending home visits
- Home from Hospital face to face visits
- Non-essential travel
- Minibus transport
We are CONTINUING to provide:
- Travel to essential medical appointments
- Collection and delivery of prescriptions for those in self-isolation
- Domiciliary care visits – we are following strict government guidelines on provision of home care services
- HandyVan services for essential calls, for example key safes for vulnerable people
Finally, we would like to thank the people of Buxton and the wider High Peak and Derbyshire Dales communities for the tremendous support you have shown to date.
Connex Community Support
NEED TO FIND HELP DURING SELF-ISOLATION?
Coronovirus Support Directory
Please click here to access a directory of support services across the High Peak you can access for employment/benefits/business help, foodbanks, health advice, isolation support, mental health, parcel couriers, recreation, shop delivery, transport and volunteer centres.
Derbyshire County Council’s Community Response Team
Call the Communty Response team to find out who could help you with shopping, food delivery, travel, etc . Call:
The phone line opening hours are:
- Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
- Saturday 9am to 1pm.
HEARING AID BATTERY SERVICE IN BUXTON
Please note: Chesterfield Audiology have confirmed that during the current coronavirus pandemic, hearing aid batteries can be posted out to customers.
01246 514 403
and your batteries will be sent to you direct.
From Monday 23 March 2020, please do not call in to the Buxton Connex Community Support office to collect your batteries until further notice. Thank you
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