The Essex Welfare Service
This new service is a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the Essex area who is in urgent need of help during the coronavirus outbreak. It is also the place to report anyone who you are concerned about.
A wider group of people in Essex are vulnerable to coronavirus. This is because they are over the age of 70, are pregnant, or have underlying health conditions. These are people who may not have the support of friends or family or neighbours.
The NHS or GP surgeries will be contacting these residents from early next week (week commencing Monday 30 March). If your GP surgery has not contacted you and you need help with medicine or food supplies, you can contact the Essex Welfare Service.
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 2pm
You can also stay in touch with all the latest updates from the Essex Coronavirus Action Facebook page.
Support for the extremely vulnerable
Register for coronavirus support on GOV.UK if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.
United in Kind helps people across Essex work together to reconnect with our neighbours and communities to help overcome loneliness.