Shielding the vulnerable – don’t know where to turn?

Shielding our most vulnerable

Our most vulnerable residents across Oxfordshire will have recently received correspondence from the NHS, identifying them as HIGH RISK and advising them to strictly self-isolate for 12 weeks. We know this long term restriction may cause additional concerns for those without any nearby support and we want to make sure any shielded resident, who doesn’t know where to turn, are not handling these additional worries alone.

If you or someone you know has been identified as extremely vulnerable or HIGH RISK by the NHS having received a letter and have no support network, please contact the dedicated team on 01865 89 78 20 or email shield@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

For those residents who are not in a high risk category but still in need of support, there are a number of initiatives taking place across the county. You can visit Oxfordshire All In or Oxford Together for more information on community support near you. In Vale of White Horse, anyone that is NOT HIGH RISK and does not have a support network around them to help, will be able to call their dedicated support line from 27 March at 9:00am on 01235 422600 or email communitysupport@southandvale.gov.uk The phone lines will be open: 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday.

The Watchfield Volunteer network can be contacted on 07899 300496 / 01793 780329 or sue.nodder@watchfield.org at ANY time. Shopping, medication pick-up, phone contact, food bank deliveries.

Please pass this along to those who may need these services.