Get help from the NHS Volunteer Responder Service in England

1 May 2020

NHS Volunteer Responders in England can help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat. 

People needing support can self-refer if they think they meet the qualifying criteria. Carers can make a referral for someone they care and for themselves, if this support helps them continue in their caring role.

You can self refer if you or the person you care for:

  • Are 70 or older and have an underlying health condition.
  • Are in the ‘extremely vulnerable’ to Covid-19 group and have been sent a letter asking you to shield from the virus
  • Are pregnant
  • Are newly socially vulnerable as a result of Covid-19
  • Have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010
  • Have a high-risk condition, such as:
    • chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
    • Have a serious heart condition
    • Are immunocompromised including because of cancer treatment
    • Are obese with a body mass index (BMI) over 40
    • Have an medical condition, particularly if not well controlled, such as diabetes, dementia, renal failure, or liver disease

To find out more about the service click here. 

To self refer telephone:  0808196 3646