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NHS Volunteer Responders

Help is available from NHS Volunteer Responders during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Volunteers can help you with various day-to-day tasks that might have become more difficult during the pandemic:


Help with grocery shopping and other essentials

Once help has been requested, a volunteer will contact you by phone. You’ll be able to talk through your shopping list and arrange how you’ll pay. There are a number of payment options open to you.

Help with prescription collections

If you’re self-isolating or avoiding busier places, you can arrange for your prescriptions to be picked up by a volunteers from your pharmacy of choice. Volunteers have been provided with full guidance on transporting medicines.

Check In and Chat phone calls

Self-isolating or limiting contact with others can be tough going, so it’s important to talk regularly to other people while you’re at home. Volunteers are on hand for a friendly chat and we’d be delighted to book you in for a call. 

You can schedule a one-off call or a regular check-in.


Find out if you’re eligible and how to get in touch.

If you, or someone you know, or someone you care for would like to register for support from the volunteers or have any questions about the NHS Volunteer Responder programme:

Call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm, 7 days a week) or

Visit their website: nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/services

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