Self-Isolation Support Network - SISN
(for people who are 'offline')

in response to the Coronavirus outbreak

Update 18th March - resources for online conferencing...

Update 16th March -  Romsey Community Action Plan 

Update 15th March - ideas for supporting neighbours ...

Update 14th March - note from nextdoor please read ...

Update Nov 2020 Here we go again! if you want to help click here

Links to:

NHS web site with regular updates...

Local SISN groups

Introduction:

With the threat of the Coronus Virus and the possibility of people having to self-isolate I thought that it would be useful to see if the local communities could support those who are not able to get out for shopping or prescriptions etc. Using email, apps etc we could provide a network to communicate within the community. My initial post was on nextdoor.co.uk and it had a great response. Now we need to see if it can work?

The supermarkets and pharmacies already have delivery systems in place for food and prescriptions but there are many older people who are either not online or don’t know how to order. So we need to set up a network of ‘buddies’ who can connect with these people and offer the service?

What is SISN?

Originally the idea was to create a support group using Whats app but nextdoor.co.uk have joined Eden Valley Communities where we can set up groups which will enable this idea... see note from Nextdoor below

How does it work?

We will work with Unity (a local charity) who will forward requests to me and I will post a request to the What's app group. When someone responds I will send them the details by email. If you are still interested please send me your email, mobile and post code to david@vancom.co.uk or 07545982838

 

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Note from nextdoor.co.uk (March) 

In challenging times, your neighbourhood can be a great source of support. Showing kindness to fellow neighbours, supporting local businesses, and strengthening connections with your local community can have a major impact on the vitality of a neighbourhood.

 

We’ve joined the Eden Project Communities, along with a range of partners, to launch a Community Action Response encouraging people to support their neighbours, particularly the vulnerable and isolated, during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Read these five top tips to help you and your neighbours support one another in keeping your neighbourhood healthy.

You can also use our Groups feature as a way to share information and provide virtual support. Anyone can be invited to a group, even if they aren’t currently on Nextdoor. Read how to create a group on Nextdoor here.

We fully support neighbour to neighbour communication in times of emergencies; we have established a misinformation policy to help ensure neighbours can find and share helpful and accurate information on Nextdoor.

We are committed to making sure your neighbourhood remains a place you can rely on.

Thank you for being a good neighbour.

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Ideas for supporting offline neighbours...

  • Checking in on older or more vulnerable neighbours

  • Delivering food shopping

  • Picking up prescriptions

  • Donate food to foodbanks

  • Creating care packages with essentials

  • Looking after pets or taking your neighbour’s dog for a walk

  • Putting the bins out for a neighbour

  • Sharing childcare duties

  • Creating leaflets to deliver with NHS advice 

 
 
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LOCAL SISN groups:

Romsey west - SISN SO51  including Middlebridge St, Newton Lane, A27, Embley Park

 

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