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
You can now donate to the Gosport COVID-19 Community Response Fund via The Good Exchange or Facebook. All funds raised will go towards enabling GVA staff and volunteers to reach those most in need and provide 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 and have hundreds of volunteers already registered. 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.
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.
With thanks to our generous funders