Coronavirus - (COVID-19)

Worried? Need help with food shopping or other tasks? If you have no friends or family nearby who can help then please call our helpline on 01702 212497.

Visit our Coronavirus page for the latest advice and guidance.

How to help the vulnerable in our community

It's important we look out for our family, friends and neighbours, especially if they live alone, are elderly or have pre-existing health conditions.

You may be able to help without having face-to-face contact. You could:

  • pop a note through their door giving them your phone number, if they don't already have it
  • keep in touch by phone or social media
  • help them by doing their food shopping and leaving it on their doorstep
  • pointing them to trusted and reliable information, such as our website, the NHS website, or the information from central Government
  • encourage people to stay active at home where possible

If you, or a friend or family member feels anxious or worried, there is some helpful information on the mind website.

Worried? Need some help?

Southend Coronavirus Action Helpline 01702 212497

If your friends and family aren't able to help you and you have no local support, then please call us.

If you need help with tasks like food shopping, or you're just feeling isolated then please call us.

The helpline is open Mon to Fri 9am to 5pm, Sat and Sun 10am to 2pm.

You're not alone. If you need us, we're here.

Can you volunteer to help others?

If you are young, healthy and not pregnant, and would be able to help those who need it near you, then please do consider volunteering.

Just fill in our short form and a representative will contact you to diiscuss how you might be able to help.

Please also join and share our Facebook Page.

Domestic Abuse and Coronavirus

SafeLives has lots of rescources to help those in this diffiecult time. Remember if you or someone else is in immediate danger please call 999 and ask for the police.


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Page last updated: 31/03/2020