COVID-19: Local information

Find out local support and information that can help during this Covid-19 pandemic
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Coronavirus Doncaster 

Doncaster Council, Doncaster CCG, Doncaster Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals and Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Trust are working together to be the official sources of information relating to Covid-19 locally.

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The Social Isolation and Loneliness Alliance (SIA) 

A collaboration of partners from the public, voluntary, community and faith sectors who are committed to reducing social isolation and loneliness in Doncaster. 

People of all ages can feel lonely and isolated at times, even when surrounded by people. 

Through their range of partners, the SIA can offer access to, including:

  • Support packages to combat poor mental and physical health and well-being.
  • Be-friending sessions online and face to face.
  • Substance misuse advice and rehabilitation programmes.
  • Social welfare advice, and support.

More information on what they can offer

Call them on: 01302 430322 

Listening Ear Bereavement Service

Listening Ear is the bereavement helpline service operational across Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield offering timely support for people affected by COVID 19. They can be referred through their contact details below

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 0800 048 5224

List of groups offering support during the Coronavirus outbreak

There is an extensive list of groups offering a diverse range of support covering:

  • Volunteering

  • Wellbeing conversations and mental health support

  • Collecting/delivering food and essentials

  • Food banks

  • Online activity sessions and things to do:

  • Support and advice

  • Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) support

  • Technical/online support and training

  • White goods and handyperson services

Click here to read the many organisations doing their part to help

Reaching Out

Healthwatch Doncaster's Reaching Out project was designed to help people who were feeling lonely or isolated to receive a friendly call from the team and volunteers, helping them with conversation and keeping them informed. You can register to receive a call or someone you know

Sign-up for Reaching Out

Giving your time as a volunteer may help to improve your mental health and could help someone on the other end of telephone. If you want to give a friendly call to a person feeling lonely or isolated as part of Healthwatch Doncaster's Reaching Out project, then get in touch with Voluntary Action Doncaster or contact us

Send us an email about volunteering for Reaching Out


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