Sources of help and support
You should have received a card or letter through your door, explaining how to contact one of the Repton Community volunteers. If you have not received one or have other questions, you can contact Repton Dental Surgery between 12.00 and 2.00 pm on 01283 701345
25/03/20 The Village Action Team have also issued this guide (click PDF symbol to read)
Other suggestions for help and support (updated as we hear of useful links):
Public Health England provides their latest information here
Guidance on how to look after you household if someone is ill with COVID-19 can be found here
The Mental Health Foundation provide their advice on looking after your own mental health here
Age UK have produced a helpful guide here
Advice on managing your own wellbeing from MIND here
The NHS has produced some helpful resources as part of their Every Mind Matters campaign here
If you would like to hear a more positive view of the world, Good News Network might help here
If you would like to take part in a symptom tracking project, more information can be found here
Willington Surgery have published a lot of new advice on their own website here
Age UK have now launched a service to help people to pay for shopping etc.
Click PDF for details.
Age Space was started in 2016 ‘to help people tackle ageing issues head-on‘ it ‘gives region-specific information and guidance on matters related to elderly care - including legal, medical, social and political advice - both for daily life and at times of crisis’. Find out more here.
What is a support bubble?
A support bubble is a close support network between a household with only one adult in the home (known as a single-adult household) and one other household of any size.
This is called making a ‘support bubble’.
Once you’re in a support bubble, you can think of yourself as being in a single household with people from the other household. It means you can have close contact with that household as if they were members of your own household.
Once you make a support bubble, you should not change who is in your bubble.
Who can make a support bubble?
If you’re in a single-adult household you can form a support bubble with another household of any size that is not part of a support bubble with anyone else if you:
- live by yourself – even if carers visit you to provide support
- are a single parent living with children who were under 18 on 12 June 2020
- If you live with other adults, including if your carer or carers live with you
- You can form a support bubble with one single-adult household who are not part of a support bubble with anyone else.
- If you share custody of your child with someone you do not live with
- If you’re a single-adult household, you can form a support bubble with another household other than the one that includes your child’s other parent.
If you’re not a single adult household, you can form a support bubble with a single-adult household other than the one that includes your child’s other parent.
You should try to limit travelling far to make a support bubble.
The Government recommends that you form a support bubble with a household that lives locally wherever possible. This will help to prevent the virus spreading from an area where there might be a higher rate of infection.