Any resident in need of urgent support during the coronavirus pandemic can contact Hampshire’s dedicated helpline – HantsHelp4Vulnerable. The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline can be contacted on 0333 370 4000 and is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm.
Those with more complex, social care needs are directed to the County Council’s specialist support team, whilst others requiring urgent access to food, basic supplies, medication and social contact are referred to one of Hampshire’s district-based Local Response Centres.
Based in the heart of Hampshire’s communities, the Local Response Centres bring together local council and voluntary sector professionals with volunteers to coordinate support at a neighbourhood level. They are working closely with local supermarkets and charities, including foodbanks.
- Hampshire County Council webpages on coronavirus: https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus
- Latest information on coronavirus: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- NHS information on coronavirus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- Q&A from Public Health England on coronavirus: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-what-you-need-to-know