Ringwood and the New Forest are in National Lockdown

Please click here visit the government’s website to find out what this means for you.

The NHS Volunteer Responders programme is available to help support those who need it. Volunteers can collect and deliver shopping, medication and other essential supplies. Call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week to self-refer or click here to visit the NHS Volunteer Responders for further information.

RCA is now Dormant

Thanks you to everyone who has taken part in RCA after we rapidly set up in March 2020 – we are now dormant as an organisation and are likely to remain so until the end of the pandemic.

A number of our volunteers are still helping out other organisations like Ringwood Foodbank, Ringwood Good Neighbours and Community First New Forest.  However the need for us to provide centrally organised shopping and prescription deliveries, that was so pressing back in March, has now gone away as commercial organisations, the public sector and other voluntary groups now have the capacity to handle the remaining people that need these.

We will remain vigilant until the threat from Coronavirus has completely gone away – at which point we will wind up completely.

This website is left active as there is still useful information here.  We aim to keep it up to date.

Our Lines are closed

If you need medical assistance please visit 111.nhs.uk

Need Essentials Delivered?

Find a LOCAL Shop or Business that is offering a delivery service Direct to Your Home until we have our shopping service active.

Concerned about Yourself or a Loved One?

These Mental Health helplines and support groups can offer expert advice

URGENT Help for Vulnerable or Frail People

If you know of a Frail or Vulnerable person who do not have support from families, friends or their local community and they need URGENT assistance with practical issues they can call Hampshire County Council support line seven days a week – 9am-5pm

0333 370 4000

Guide to Staying Safe

Social Media is a great way to ask for HELP  but be very careful about what personal information you give out online or in person as there are dangers and you need to protect yourself……

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World Health Organisation

New Forest Council

UK Goverment

A group to co-ordinate volunteer assistance for those who are affected by the current Coronavirus situation in Ringwood and surrounding areas. 
We mainly plan to help out people who are self-isolating and so cannot leave their houses. People are free to ask for and volunteers are free to offer other kinds of assistance related to the impact of Coronavirus on local residents. In all cases we will follow government guidance. 
This group does not seek to replace our public services, who do an excellent and vital job. We augment what they can do for the benefit of residents.

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