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Coronavirus Support & Help

Posted on March 25th, 2020


To help support those currently affected by the coronavirus, Home For Help, St Ives Food Bank & We Are Huntingtonshire are offering their services. These services have been set up to help the isolated members of our local community, such as those in self-isolation or more vulnerable members of the public i.e. the elderly or frail.

Below is information for two initiatives recently set up which may provide you or anyone you know with support if you are isolated and unable to leave the home or if you are finding every day life difficult and may need some extra help.


Home Help

Run by a team of local volunteers, Home Help are covering the St Ives area to help people who may be self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Home Help team are help to help with:

• Picking up shopping for you

• Collecting prescriptions for members in your household

• Picking up urgent supplies

• Friendly and supportive phone calls if you’re feeling overwhelmed or lonely.

To register your interest in gaining support from Home Help, first call their dedicated number on 01480 383340 and request a service you need. The team will then allocate a volunteer for you for whatever you need. Please note this service is completely free of charge and can be for anyone who is self-isolating due to coronavirus.


St Ives Food Bank

The St Ives Food Bank is working on ways in which they can continue to support those who need our help.  Given the current government advice regarding social distancing and self-isolation, the Food Bank have decided to stop clients coming in person to collect food.

From week beginning March 30th, 2020, the Food Bank will be delivering food parcels to clients. The Food Bank normally runs on paper vouchers although these have currently been suspended to the coronavirus outbreak. If you or anyone you know needs a voucher, and do not know who to contact, then please call the church for further information.

The Food Bank will only be delivering to St Ives and the surrounding villages (Wyton, Somersham, Colne, Earith, Bluntisham, Needingworth).  Anyone living in Huntingdon should instead check out the Godmanchester Food Bank.

Food parcels will be delivered on Tuesday and Friday mornings (i.e when the food bank will normally be open).  The driver will deliver the parcels to the front door, knock on the door and move away.  It is only then that the client should come out and collect the food.  If the client HAS to be elsewhere at those times, please ask when they will be at home and we will do our best to deliver at a suitable time.

Please note the food bank will be open on Friday 27th March for those clients who still have paper vouchers


We Are Huntingtonshire

Huntingdonshire District Council is working with third parties to provide food packages and other services. To enable us to undertake this task, the Council would like information about vulnerable residents so we can offer them this support. If you know someone who needs help because of coronavirus, click here to fill in the online form with their details and what help you think they should benefit from.

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