During the peak of the Covid19 crisis Help on Your Doorstep helped support Islington residents who were isolating due to Coronavirus through our volunteer befriending scheme.  

Our volunteers offered practical support including 

  • help with urgent deliveries of food 
  • getting prescriptions 
  • making regular calls so that people felt connected.  

New needs arise as lockdown lifts  

Now we are moving to a new phase with new measures to tackle COVID19. We know that there are mixed feelings about the changes  

  • Happy that things are getting back to normal 
  • Anxiety about going out: After months of social distancing you may feel worried about going shopping, taking part in social activities and being physically active.   
  • A sense of loss: You may be facing a loss of employment and income. Or seeing the services that you have relied on change. As a result, you may experience a sense of bereavement for the support you were previously being offered.   
  • Isolation: Activities have not yet restarted and social distancing measures are still in place. You still may not be able to see not seeing friends and family.   

If you or someone that you know would benefit from a volunteer befriender, then ring us on 020 3931 6080 or email us at [email protected]