South Swindon Parish Council

(Central Swindon South Parish Council)

How you can help those who need support during the Coronavirus Pandemic

  • A simple thing to do is check in on family, friends and neighbours who are self-isolating. They may feel isolated from the rest of society and would value someone to talk to. Or you may be able to help them with their shopping or picking up their prescriptions. However please do not enter their house and keep your social distance.
  • If you are healthy, at low-risk and would like to help you can join the Compassionate Swindon Movement. This movement is coordinating volunteers to support people in vulnerable groups and who are ‘shielded’ or self-isolating. To offer your voluntary service submit your details on the following online form: Compassionate Swindon Volunteer Sign Up. The types of activities they are looking volunteers to do include:

1) Checking in over the phone with people who are isolated.

2) Helping a self-isolating person with practicalities (e.g. food deliveries, prescription collections, etc)

3) Helping people connect with their loved ones or friends via Skype or phone

4) Adding capacity to charities in case of staff/volunteer shortages

5) Adding capacity to the care system in case of staff/volunteer shortages

6) Being a volunteer driver

  • You can also volunteer to support the NHS as a Volunteer Responder. You can find further information on registering to be a NHS Volunteer Responder here.

How you can ask for support during the Coronavirus Pandemic

With some people needing to self-isolate while the Coronavirus spreads, this puts a huge strain on people who do not have family, friends or neighbours who can provide non-medical support to them.

Swindon Council is offering a helpline for those who need that non-medical support. To ask for support from Swindon Council you can contact 01793 445500 (Monday to Friday- 9am to 5pm) or email

For further information on the support on offer click here

Additional Information on the Coronavirus

For information on financial support being provided to residents and businesses click here

For updates on the impact the Coronavirus outbreak is having on council services click here

We would ask that all residents take note of the government’s request to stay at home and only make trips outside their homes if absolutely necessary. Staying at home guidance from the government can be found here

How you can stay safe and well during the crisis

Swindon Council have developed a website on how residents can stay safe and well during lockdown. It includes information to protect your mental wellbeing, suggestions for home schooling resources, suggestions on how to keep active and information for Swindon SEND families.

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