Coronavirus Emergency - Help, Support and Volunteering in Kesgrave
Kesgrave Community Helplines
For help with shopping and pharmacy collections, please phone: ClIr Debbie McCallum's Kesgrave Community Helpline on 01473 622045 or 07757 809709.
or complete the 'get assistance' form on the Kesgrave Assist website. NB It will typically take a day to get a response, as each day all forms are analysed at the same time to make best use of our volunteers.
If you would like to volunteer to support those self-isolating please either ring Cllr Debbie McCallum's Kesgrave Community Helpline on 01473 622045 or 07757 809709 or complete the 'volunteer' form on the Kesgrave Assist website. Again it may take a day or so to get a reply.
You can also contact the Town Council for information and support on 01473 625 179 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. NB The office is currently not manned but the phone system and emails will be checked as often as possible.
Kesgrave Community Online Support
Facebook group 'Kesgrave Emergency Support COVID 19' has been set up for the residents of Kesgrave, it is for help and support during the COVID-19 Virus outbreak.
They will be posting information of where you can get support, help with emergency supplies and if you are feeling lonely or worried, telephone support. This group will be purely information, commenting will be turned off. NB You will need to have a facebook account and apply to join to gain access to this group.
If you want to ask general Kesgrave questions, then please do that on the 'Kesgrave Community Facebook Group'. NB again you will need to have a facebook account and apply to join to gain access to this group.
There is also a Town Council News webpage that provides support information as well.
ALL Saints Kesgrave Support Line
Do you fancy a chat with a friendly voice? Are you upset or worried?
At times like these we need each other.
|If you are 18 or over please contact:|
|10am - 7pm|
|Helen W (Monday and Saturday)||07825 004 585|
|Robin (Thurs, Friday, Sunday)||07443 924 285|
|"||01473 623 388|
|Helen CF (Tuesday)||07889 907 615|
|Paul (Wednesday)||07938 861 643|
|8pm - 11pm|
|Sally (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)||07807 984 589|
|If you are under 18 please call our youth worker:|
Age UK Suffolk Support Line
As an alternative, if you are or know of any older people in your community, please reassure them that there is support available to them, and we would encourage people to call our Information & Advice line on 01473 351234 if they need any help.
They are currently receiving a higher than usual volume of calls but are managing to get back to people on any concerns and are available daily from 9am-1pm based in Suffolk (after 1pm calls are answered by the national Age UK helpline team).
If people need assistance with shopping or prescription collection, they can contact our Home Help team on 01473 357070.
If you would like to stay in touch with Tracey Evans, a Fundraising assistant or one of the team at Age UK Suffolk via a weekly call during this time or when we are all to be isolated from each other, then contact her on (01473) 298683 – a call and a chat can make a huge difference.
A copy of their service guide is attached below.