Local sources of practical help and support
Oving Parish Community Watch – offering support to the parish of Oving, including Colworth, Drayton, Merston, Oving and Shopwyke
West Sussex County Council Community Hub – find help or volunteer to support others during the pandemic.
Join the Facebook group Chichester Covid-19 Mutual Aid where you can request help.
Follow the Facebook page Oving Community – West Sussex to see and share local businesses that are delivering food and produce.
See our Local Businesses page for current (18/04/20) information on local companies who are delivering food and produce locally
Register on the Government website in order to get coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person.
Advice from WSCC for those who may be suffering domestic abuse during the coronavirus pandemic, including helpline numbers. Also see the advice leaflet provided by our Community Wardens
Foodbank – contact 01243 773687 – delivery only – donations needed.
Social Fund – advice on budgeting loans and advances for those on benefits
Chichester at Home have put together a free directory of local businesses delivering to the community
Chichester District Council Coronavirus information including information on service limitations and changes.
NHS 111 website – for information on what to do if you think you have coronavirus symptoms.
Government website providing all information and advice on Covid-19 including vehicle MOT, Social Distancing, Education, Domestic Abuse, Vulnerable Adults & Children, etc.
Tools to help you stay in touch
Wired.co.uk article comparing various apps for video conference and chat.
WhatsApp – video call from your phone or tablet, using your wifi
Facebook Messenger video and voice calls
Ofcom advice on how to stay connected during the coronavirus
Other sources of support
Mind, the mental health charity
Mental Health – how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Samaritans, offer 24/7 support
Calm – source for mindfulness and meditation, online and in the app
Headspace – source for mindfulness and meditation
Updated 18/4/2020 with input from the Chichester Covid 19 Group. Thank you!