Salisbury Community Support Scheme

Welcome to the Salisbury Community Support 

Scroll down to see local information and advice,  and sign up below to the Salisbury City Council and Wessex Commmunity Action Salisbury Community Support Scheme - Compassionate Community Connection, if you need support.

 Stay at Home - Protect the NHS - Save Lives

If you need support and are based in Salisbury during Covid-19 please register here:

Salisbury Council Support

If you are an individual self isolating or in need of non-medical assistance as a result of Coronavirus, we would recommend in the first instance that you reach out to family members, neighbours and friends that you know personally. However if that is not possible and you wish to access support, maybe to get some help with shopping , walking the dog, or just having someone to call you and check in, then please register using the link above so we can see what support is needed and how we might help you.

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The purpose of this form is to collect your contact details so you can register that you need support. We ask for your email address, phone number, name and postcode. We will store this information specifically to arrange assistance for you during Covid-19, you can indicate if you would like us to store your email for ongoing communication purposes at the end of the form.

Sign up now to be part of the Salisbury’s connected compassionate community.

Disclaimer of Liability
The material and information contained on this Community Support Page is for general information only. Whilst Salisbury City Council endeavours to keep this information up to date and correct, you are recommended to carry out your own research regarding the suitability of any of this material for your own situation. Any reliance you place on such material is strictly at your own risk.

 

Information
Wiltshire Council's COVID-19 Community Pack This pack is to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation
Wessex Community Action Update for Community Action for the Voluntary Sector
Starting a Communtiy Group Government advice and guidance to help if you wish to start a support group.
Data protection and community groups All you need to know from the Information Commissioner’s Office about Data Protection and using personal information if you wish to set up a community group to help vulnerable and self-isolating people.
Your Care Your Support Online directory of care and support services in Wiltshire
Online education companies offering free subscriptions Website showing a list of education companies offering free access top educational material as well as 100’s of fun things to do
Mental Health Foundation How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Protect yourself from rogue traders This is a worrying time for everyone but particularly for the older and more vulnerable members of our society. Communities are looking at ways to pull together and provide help to those who may need or want to self-isolate.
The National Allotment Society Latest news on visiting allotments from the National Allotment Society
Salisbury Neigbourhood Development Plan Salisbury City Council is preparing a Neighbourhood Development Plan that will help shape and guide future development in our city.


Support and Advice
Wiltshire Council

Wiltshire Council have collated information regarding Community Groups that are supporting through COVID-19 and have developed a live directory.
You can find this directory by following the link and selecting ‘Community packs, support and volunteering’ then scroll down to ‘Community Groups Directory’

Salisbury Samaritans Able to provide confidential non-judgmental emotional support 24/7.
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub If you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and you need help and do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support you, Wiltshire Council can help with deliveries of food and other essentials along with loneliness and wellbeing.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. Information about how to manage GDPR and safeguarding.
Charter Market traders open for business A list of Charter Market traders who are operating during the pandemic
Age UK Hot Meals Age UK are currently able to bring you a hot, freshly prepared midday meal and dessert for just £6.50, delivered directly to your door in Salisbury.
Wiltshire Farm Foods Frozen meals and desserts prepared by award-winning chefs delivered to your door
Supermarkets: Coronavirus Information Information on supermarket opening times, deliveries, gift cards and priority opening times.
Alzheimers Society If you or someone you care for are worried about coronavirus and need support and advice, call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456.
Salisbury Support Groups A list of support groups in Salisbury
The Independent Living Centre The Independent Living Centre is a regsitered charity in Semington, near Trowbridge Offering free impartial advice to older and disabled people, helping find practical solutions for easier living.

 

Community Support
Community Groups Directory Wiltshire Council has published a directory of community volunteer groups that have been set up throughout the county, in the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Radio Odtsock If you are unable to visit someone in hospital, Odstock Radio are happy to say hello on your behalf and also play a song request
Salisbury businesses offering special services Many businesses in Salisbury city centre have adapted their businesses and are offering extraordinary services for the public during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Lower Bemerton Good Neighbours Scheme Lower Bemerton have set up a Good Neighbours Scheme to help people who are self isolating. Click this link if you would like to volunteer or need help from their volunteers during this hard time.
Safer and Supportive Salisbury Newsletter  A local networking group informing you of small practical and local projects in Salisbury.
Celebrating Age Wiltshire online concert Celebrating Age Wiltshire's first online conert recorded at the Wiltshire Music Centre on 18 March 2020. The concert has a variety of music, stories and poetry readings in a relaxed format, presented to the viewer.
Pharmacy weekend opening times A list of pharmacies in Salisbury with their weekend opening times

 

Keeping active and engaged at home
How to stay active while you're at home Sports England have compiled some useful tips on how you can get active when you're at home
Celebrate Voice Sings Celebrate Voice Sings...! is a new series of community online singalongs, featuring a special guest singer each week!
NHS Fitness Studio A range of free online exercises provided by the NHS suitable for a range of abilities.
Games & Activities by our Community Activity Leaders
Video 1 - Tuesday 31st March Video 2 - Thursday 2 April Video 3 - Tuesday 7th AprilVideo 4 - Thursday 9th April
Salisbury City Council’s Community Activity Leaders have developed various videos detailing fun games and activities that you can entertain your children with in your own home, while getting them active in the process. Each week a new video will be released.
10 Today to help older people stay active Easy to follow, 10-minute daily home workouts available to listen to via broadcast live on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra
The School of Parkrun Parkrun will be setting daily parkrun-themed tasks for children of all ages and the whole family to try together. Covering English, Science, Geography, Maths and Art