How to Help Safely
The government has published an excellent set of guidelines to follow to ensure your safety when helping others, just click on following link for more information:
Hampshire CVS Network have also published the following handbook, which may be helpful to those co-ordinating volunteers.
*Helpline for Vulnerable Residents – Please Share*
Could everyone please share the details of a new local helpline that has gone live today for elderly, frail and vulnerable people who do not have relatives, friends or members of the community to help take care of them.
HantsHelp4Vulnerable can be contacted on 0333 370 4000 and will provide advice and information, as well as co-ordinate requests for practical help, passing them through to the appropriate Local Response Centre – there is one based in each of Hampshire’s 11 districts. Please share this both on Facebook and in person with anyone who you feel may be vulnerable at this time.
If you would like copies of the “It’s OK to ask for help” leaflet to drop around to any residents (safely) please contact email@example.com
Useful Resources in Twyford, Hampshire during the Covid-19 Crisis
For any suspected coronavirus cases, please do not call or come to the surgery but instead follow the advice at: https://111.nhs.uk/service/covid-19 or if you have no internet access call 111.
Operating telephone appointments for all other purposes only. Please do not visit the surgery.
Call 01962 712906
Opening weekdays 11:00 – 18:00, Saturday 09:00 – 12:00, closed Sunday and bank holidays
Please allow full five days for repeat prescriptions. Online ordering available.
Delivery continues for existing delivery patients and for patients identified as vulnerable. For pick up, please queue with two metre separation in the car park.
Call only if completely necessary: 01962 764131
Age Concern Hampshire
Age Concern Hampshire are also offering assistance if people need it, including shopping services, prescription collection services and delivery of food parcels. The helpline number is 0800 328 7154 and the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Winchester Villages Trust
WVT is a charity which supports people living in the Winchester Rural District, Twyford included, with small grants in times of financial difficulty where help is not available from public funds.
We can help with grants, for example, for essential equipment, food, fuel, heating, costs of transport to and hospital, or educational items.
If you, or someone you know, is in need of help, please email email@example.com
Meals On Wheels
Operated by Hampshire County Council. Delivering one hot meal and afternoon tea daily.
Full details, prices and application here: www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare/meals-on-wheels
Twyford Mutual Support
This is an informal support group organised by a group of neighbours to ensure people that as a village, we can help people isolate by delivering shopping, collecting prescriptions, telephone conversations and offering general help. Please be aware that this remains an informal group for the coronavirus outbreak only and volunteers are not DBS checked. You are encouraged to keep all arrangements via the main organisers so that there is oversight. Find the group on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/twyfordmutualsupport/
Or call: 01962 715462
Twyford Soup Larder
A supply of homemade soup has been cooked and frozen in the village to be delivered to any villager who is suffering from the virus but is recovering at home. We will deliver to and leave on your doorstep frozen portions of soup which you can easily reheat. This is a free service offered by villagers to nourish our neighbours who get sick.
Call: 01962 715462
Businesses Offering Enhanced Services
Twyford Stores is the village shop stocking a range of fresh and dry produce including basics. They will arrange telephone payment and delivery for vulnerable residents. Call: 01962 712168
Little Kitchen Company (formerly Bean Below)
Takeaway sandwiches and drinks. Call: 01962 711353
Dine at home service, fresh meals to reheat, Winchester-wide service. Call: 01962 885600 (minimum order £24). Click on the following link for more information: www.thelittlekitchencompany.com/dine-at-home/
The Phoenix Inn
Collection and delivery meals. Lunchboxes and hot pub meals. Call: 01962 713322 or 07796 71462
The Bugle Inn
Collection and delivery of freshly cooked lunch and dinner. Offering soups, mains and dessert daily. Menu advertised each day on their Facebook Page The Bugle on Facebook. Call: 01962 714888 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Local chicken farm offering fresh eggs daily on the main road at the bottom of Hare Lane.
Eggs limited to one half dozen box per person at cost of £2 per box. Please place your cash in the honesty tube. No farm visits during the coronavirus outbreak, thank you.
Local Home & Senior Care Services
Local company offering home help services. Click on the following link for more information: www.asisters.co.uk/
Home Instead Senior Care
Local company offering senior care services to people living in their own homes. Click on the following link for more information: www.homeinstead.co.uk/central-hampshire
Meals On Wheels
Operated by Hampshire County Council. Delivering one hot meal and afternoon tea daily. Full details, prices and application here: www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/adultsocialcare/meals-on-wheels
Services from Winchester City Council
Winchester City Council have provided an update on their Services at the current time
There are a few Twyford specific Facebook pages that will help you maintain some social contact during these difficult times as follows:
Twyford (Hants) Residents
This is a very popular Facebook site with lots of useful postings on a very regular basis. This is an open site – you don’t have to apply to join and see the content. Click on the following link to access this site: Twyford (Hants) Residents
Several Twyford residents have been out taking photographs of the village and local scenes whilst out on their daily exercise walk. Click on the following link to access this site: Twyford Pictures
Together, We Are Twyford Group
This is a Facebook site which brings together local information in one private space and a group where you can discuss the daily business of village life with other residents. Note that this is a closed group and you will have to apply to join. Click on the following link to access this site: Together, We Are Twyford Group. Email to be featured: email@example.com