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8 ways to help in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic

Although we have had to pause our current operations due to the coronavirus outbreak, we want to help you find other ways to help. There are many ways you can be helping locally within your community during this crisis. Here are eight ways to keep you busy!

1. Start by offering to help your neighbours and friends

Check-in with friends and family regularly. Suggest a phone call, Skype or WhatsApp conversation with anyone you suspect might be feeling isolated. 

2. COVID-19 Mutual aid groups

These are local community groups coming together to assist the most vulnerable in their community. People who have lived next door to each other for years but have never spoken are now checking in on each other, dropping off supplies and calling up older neighbours who maybe lonely. It seems that beautiful things are already coming out of this terrible situation. Find your local group on the website here or  on the Facebook page.

3. Donate food to your local foodbank

Foodbanks are low in supply at the moment. Check with your local food bank first to see what supplies they are currently in need of. You can take a look at the trussell trust website to find your nearest foodbank.


4. Become an NHS responder

The government has called out for 250,000 people to be NHS responders. Roles include: Check-in and Chat Volunteer, Community Response Volunteer, and an NHS Transport Volunteer. You can sign up here!

5. Give blood 

If you are able to, volunteer to give blood. Check if you are eligible here. Blood centres are open and are taking extra safety measures at this time. Register on the website here.