The Derby Community Hub is here to coordinate help and support for people who need it.
Through the hub, we can assist anyone in the community who is vulnerable, self-isolating, or needs support. We prioritise those with no family, friends or neighbours who can help them.
Those who need support can call Derby Direct on 01332 640000. Text service for the deaf community: 0777 4333412.
The line will open between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. There’s also a dedicated email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Should there be any emergency care needs due to the Coronavirus, please call the emergency OOH Careline number on 01332 956606.
Updated guidance on clinically extremely vulnerable people
The government has published new guidance for those considered clinically extremely vulnerable.
Call for support from the community
As we move into winter and the restrictions, let's all look out for each other and help those who need support, however big or small, in their immediate local neighbourhood. If you can help out in your immediate local neighbourhood please do!
You could use this as an opportunity to get to know that person you only wave at occasionally and if there is a silver lining to the current situation then perhaps it can be the creation of tighter-knit, friendly communities that look out for each other.
There's also some really useful national guidance on how to offer help safely which provides information on how to stay safe when providing or receiving support which may be of interest.
If you don't know anyone directly but can offer support to someone in need in the city then contact the Hub and we'll do our best to match you up with someone close by.
More information about the Hub is available on our newsroom.