We have set up a Community Hub to support those Bedford Borough residents who are most in need of help. This means residents in self-isolation who have no family or friends locally to help them with shopping or collecting prescriptions.
The Community Hub will deliver basic food parcels to these residents. The Hub will also collect and deliver essential prescriptions and offer a friendly link with the outside world.
If you need help from the Community Hub
If you have no family or friends to help and you need food or prescriptions, you can ask the Community Hub for help by completing our online form:
Wherever possible please use the online form to contact us, it is simple to use and we will action your request as quickly as we can. For urgent requests, please call 01234 718101.
If you are receiving social care support this will continue as normal.
To offer help to the Community Hub
If you and others in your household are healthy and you want to help us support residents who have no other support network, then we would love to hear from you. Please complete our online form:
The NHS is contacting anyone who is at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) because of an underlying health condition.
If you have not heard from the NHS and you think you fall into that category, you can register with them here.
Many local communities are organising themselves into support groups to help those in self-isolation, these are being promoted on social media.
You can also contact the Community and Voluntary Service (CVS).
Access Bedford has an online drop-in service to support the local deaf community, it can make phone calls and translate English to British Sign Language (BSL) for people wanting to contact the Community Hub.
There are also recorded BSL video clips of Council information available on its Facebook page.