LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS:
During the difficult and uncertain times of the COVID-19 breakout, we understand that a large proportion of our patients will be shielding or self-isolating to ensure the safety of themselves and their families. Being unable to undertake normal daily tasks, like picking up medication or popping to the shops for essential groceries, can be things that elderly and vulnerable people will be worried about.
The local communities in and around the Argyll and Bute area's have developed various support groups and networks to ensure that help is available to anyone who needs it. Please click on the following link which will give you access to a wide variety of groups and services created to ensure that anyone who requires assistance is able to get the help they need:
A new government helpline has been set up to help those who are vulnerable or unable to access support from family/friends etc. It's aim is to help those who are older, disabled, pregnant or those who receive the flu vaccine for underlying health conditions. The helpline will connect callers to local services who can aide with food parcels, essential medicines and emotional support. If you feel this would benefit yourself or someone you are concerned about, then please contact the number below who will be able to assist you:
0800 111 4000