Pandemic support for Woodchurch

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the weeks and months ahead are likely to be challenging for many people, as usual support networks will be affected. But we can continue to care for friends and neighbours, those who live alone or are vulnerable, and those who are self-isolating. By phone contact and doorstep support.
For the latest pandemic community updates please visit our Community Reports

If you need help (e.g. delivering shopping, picking up medicines or other supplies, collecting newspapers, posting mail etc. or just a friendly phone call), please contact the central support hotline above.
The support is provided by local vulunteers who will do their best to help you.

If you can offer help and are willing to help provide support for local residents who are having to self-isolate please register.  We are looking for people to work as local “Street Coordinators”, who are willing to provide support and be a trusted friendly face to isolated friends and neighbours. We are also looking for volunteers who could help with dog walking where needed.

Other supportline numbers:

Support for vulnerable people during the Pandemic is being coordinated nationally between Central Government, KCC, Borough and local councils and the community sector. Any calls made to national or regional support numbers are being passed to the most appropriate local support group to provide the on-the-ground support.

You may call any of the national or regional support lines to request help, however these will eventually be passed to the Woodchurch support hotline to provide the physical support locally. You are likely to get the fastest response by calling the Woodchurch Support Hotline first.

Your local support number is 01233 801789

All Saints Church Food Donations

The church are collecting non-perishabe food and other supplies to distribute to people who cannot leave their homes. As the Church is now locled, any donations can be left at one of the following drop-off points:

    • 132A Front Road (by the gate)
    • 62 Lower Road (by front door)
    • 17 The Green (by front door)

The items they would like to receive include:

The items they would like to receive include:

  • Tinned meat
  • Tinned vegetables
  • Tinned desserts
  • Soups (tinned and packets)
  • Dried pasta and pasta sauces
  • Jams and preserves
  • Rice
  • Tea and Coffee
  • Cerial
  • Biscuits
  • Long-life milk
  • Any other non-perishable foods

The Woodchurch HUB will remain operational throughout these challenging times and we will try to have someone physically there for as long as possible. There may come a time when we are unable to do this (either through government advice or through a lack of volunteer resources) however there will always be someone available on the phone and through email.
If you visit the HUB please do not be offended if you are asked to remain at the door and not be invited inside.

The Church. Please be aware that, although the Church is unable to hold services, the Church itself has not closed down. The building is now closed however all of the usual pastoral support services are available. For more information the Church comminity in Woodchurch please visit All Saints Church on the Web.

Please help the community and continue to look out for your friends and neighbours. A friendly phone call can make all the difference for someone who is isolated at home.

Take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness, especially if you are providing or receiving doorstep support. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid physical contact (2 metres distance). 

Beware of scammers. Do not trust anyone who you don’t know who knocks on your door offering help. If in doubt contact the central support hotline for advice.

Stay at home if you have a fever or new persistent cough, and follow the latest government guidelines on www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19 or ring 111. DO NOT ATTEND THE GP SURGERY