Gosport Community Response
We are building community resilience in Gosport in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
This is a challenging time for everyone. We want to help local organisations and people to support one another and provide essential services to people who need it.
Gosport Voluntary Action and Gosport Borough Council are bringing together key local partners and organisations so that we have a coordinated effort across our borough to organise volunteers and support those who need help.
Please read below to find out how you can get involved or access help. If you need support to complete the online forms or would like further information, please call Gosport Borough Council’s Community Helpline on 023 9254 5588. Lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.
I need help
If you are currently isolated at home and need some practical support, please complete our COVID-19 community support request form.
The purpose of this form is to collect your contact details and the kind of support you need, so we can help connect you to support in the community.
I want to help
If you would like to register to volunteer in your local community, please complete our community volunteer form below or phone the Community Helpline on 023 9254 5588. We have already had an amazing response, so it may take time for further roles to be available. You may also be interested in registering to be an NHS Volunteer, link below.
The purpose of this form is to collect your contact details and key information so we can help connect you to an organisation needing volunteer support to help those most vulnerable.
The NHS are looking for an ‘army’ of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well.
I am an organisation/group
If you are an organisation or group in Gosport offering support related to the Coronavirus situation, please complete our COVID-19 organisation information form.
The purpose of the form is:
- to give us a full picture of the voluntary action taking place throughout Gosport, what support is on offer and what is needed by the support giving groups
- to provide us with information so we can link up suitable volunteers and resources to the groups where needed
- to feed into a central directory of Gosport groups offering support, which will be listed on our website so people can find the help they need
- to ensure groups get the support and guidance they need and are able to work collaboratively with other local organisations in order to ensure safe practice for vulnerable people and volunteers themselves.
We know this is an extremely anxious time for everyone. We are heartened that our community in Gosport is already pulling 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.