Can you help during the during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak?

COVID-19 - Volunteering to help others during the outbreak

It's important we look out for our family, friends and neighbours, especially if they live alone, are elderly or have pre-existing health conditions.

You may be able to help without having face-to-face contact. You could:

  • pop a note through their door giving them your phone number, if they don't already have it
  • keep in touch by phone or social media
  • help them by doing their food shopping and leaving it on their doorstep
  • pointing them to trusted and reliable information, such as Basildon Council, the NHS Website , or the information from central Government at GOV.UK - Welcome to GOV.UK
  • encourage people to stay active at home where possible.

The following downloadable documents contain further guidance:

If you, or a friend or family member feels anxious or worried, there is some helpful information on the Mind website, please visit: MIND - For better mental health.

We are looking for people and businesses who will volunteer to provide this much needed help to vulnerable or self-isolating people in their local community.
Submit your nomination for the annual Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards which recognise the amazing achievements and contributions that volunteers make across the Basildon borough.
Are you looking for the chance to grow your confidence and skills while helping those around you?