Gosport Community Response
Gosport Voluntary Action (GVA) in partnership with Gosport Borough Council (GBC), have been supporting residents through the pandemic since March 2020. A team of trained, police checked volunteers have been helping those in need with shopping, collecting prescriptions or a regular friendly phone call. The dedicated C19 Support Team have completed more then 12,000 tasks to date for local residents.
Now that we’re in a new phase of the pandemic and looking to move into recovery over the Summer, we’re still here for those most vulnerable who have no alternatives with one off tasks and we’re also continuing to find ways to put longer term solutions in place and supporting residents to get the help they need.
I need help
If you are isolated at home and need practical support, please first view our local information page, as there are many services which you can access from home. Please also ask friends and family to support you as a first option. If you have no alternatives and are in need of urgent, practical support. please phone:
The Gosport Community Helpline on 023 9254 5588.
You can also register your support need to the NHS Volunteer Responders programme. Volunteers can collect and deliver shopping, medication and other essential supplies. Call 0808 196 3646 between 8am and 8pm, 7 days a week to self-refer or visit www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk for further information.
Another option is to call the Hampshire Coronavirus Help and Support Line on 0333 370 4000 (local rate charges) open 9am-5pm Monday to Thursday & 9am-4.30pm on Fridays. Please be aware that the Hampshire helpline has reduced operating hours over Christmas. You can check the Christmas period opening hours by visiting www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus/volunteer-welfare
I want to help
You can made a donation to Gosport Voluntary Action via Facebook and funds will go towards providing vital support to older and vulnerable people in our community.
We are very grateful for the amazing response from local residents to volunteer to support the C-19 Community Response all roles are currently filled, however, if you are interested in volunteering in general, please register below.
There are also lots of practical things you can do to support others from the safety of your own home.
We know this is an extremely anxious time for everyone. We are heartened that our community in Gosport has pulled together and we will continue to work to build more resilience and be prepared.
Thank you for your support and dedication to ensuring Gosport remains a caring and vibrant community.
With thanks to our generous funders