Sid Valley Help is a local charity that provides information on health and social care support services in the Sid Valley - see the Information page or contact us. During the coronavirus outbreak we are working with Sidmouth Town Council and other local organisations to provide information and support. All Sid Valley Help events are cancelled at present.
Phone: 01395 892 011 or text: 07378 964521
Emergency food parcels for vulnerable residents 30 March 2020
Emergency food parcels have arrived in Devon to be distributed to the county’s most vulnerable residents, those who have been told by the Government to ‘shield’ from coronavirus (COVID-19) for at least 12 weeks.
Those identified as being at high risk of severe illness from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions should have received a letter from the NHS with instructions on how they can best protect themselves.
People can also register themselves HERE on the Government website if they have a medical condition that makes them extremely vulnerable to coronavirus, or register on someone’s behalf. Download the press release from Devon County Council HERE
Support a neighbour If you can give assistance please use the postcard printed in the Sidmouth Town Council's leaflet (see item dated 19 March) to offer assistance to a neighbour. Many Sid Valley residents have already volunteered services such as dog walking, shopping, collecting medicines and chatting on the phone to provide company and connection. If you need help and haven’t received an offer from a neighbour or through the postcard scheme, please contact Sid Valley Help to be connected to a volunteer.
Leaflet for people who are self-isolating and do not have internet 29 March 2020
Local shops that make home deliveries have been sending out our new leaflet to this hard- to-reach group. The leaflet lists the availability of our Telephone Shopping booklet and other help that we can provide. A copy can be downloaded HERE.
Sid Valley Help booklet 'Telephone Shopping and Home Delivery' 23 March 2020
The booklet has been updated and lists local businesses offering a range of goods and services who can deliver. It can be downloaded HERE. To request a printed copy to be posted to you please phone or email and tell us your name and address. Note that many local shops and businesses may have closed temporarily at present.
Sidmouth Town Council - Community Resources leaflet 19 March 2020
Sidmouth Town Council have issued a leaflet on Community Resources in response to the outbreak. A copy can be downloaded HERE. The leaflet provides a summary of the schemes operating within the Sid Valley, particularly home delivery for food. Up to date information will be posted on the Town Council website visit: www.sidmouth.gov.uk