Project Description

At Health Connections, like all of our partners we are stepping up to support the community.

This is our current plan of action:

  • We have relaunched the ‘Meet Your Neighbour’ initiative, leaflets suitably adapted in partnership with Post Office. Guernsey Press and Co op and distributed to every household so that the community have a  useful tool to stay connected and support their neighbours. Download the new Help your Neighbour flyer

  • We have created a new category within our existing on line Directory called “Coronavirus – Community Support” collating details of all the special services/support being offered and adapted in response to the pandemic. We invite you all to join the directory by signing up online emailing your offer of support to directory@healthconnections.gg.

  • Our Community Connectors and Link workers are working to take calls on 227470 and email hello@healthconnections.gg. They are signposting people to support that matters to them and to correct and up to date information – e.g. relaying gov.gg information (we can send information out by post and relay information over the phone). They are also signposting people to practical help such as deliveries of food and other supplies.

  • We have boosted the additional telephone support 747227 to ensure the non-digital population are up to date with the latest information and guidelines and will partner with IT initiatives to support this population.

  • Volunteers are providing Check- in and chat phone support – friendly person to chat with on a regular basis, signposting to information – e.g. relaying gov.gg information (we can send information out by post ) signposting people to practical help such as deliveries of food and other supplies.

  • Subject to Public Health Advice we are adapting the Transport Service so that it transports shopping, medication, parcels, books, puzzles etc).  We are currently partnering with Swoffers (who has 20 vehicles and drivers). We hope that other voluntary drivers will come forward.

  • Many of our current drivers who are older than 65 will be asked to offer telephone  befriending role to ensure continuity of social contact to their regular passengers who would welcome that . Those chats which usually take place in the car will be very welcome to both from what we can tell. email: carservice@healthconnections.gg

  • We are also using our shop as a depot for people to exchange books, puzzles, iPads etc email kate@healthconnections.gg.

  • Our off island team will continue to support those going off island for treatment and care and those who have had their appointments cancelled.

Anyone wanting to support Health Connections work are invited to:

  • Make a financial donation or write a Cheque made payable to Health Connections LBG
  • Drop donations that will support people in self isolation to their shop on The Bridge between 11.30-2 daily or if closed by appointment, email kate@healthconnections.gg
  • Anyone wanting to volunteer, partner or sponsor our response efforts should email our CEO bella@healthconnections.gg.