A Community Support Hub and a dedicated helpline have been set up in response to the COVID-19 crisis, to ensure that the most vulnerable people across the city have access to the support they need.
The Hub will enable the council to respond to requests, using our own resources and voluntary sector, the community, and faith sector partners to deploy help quickly.
Southampton Community Support Hub will bring together support from across the city including Southampton City Council, the local NHS, Southampton Voluntary Services and other voluntary and faith groups across the city.
Statement from the NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight: COVID-19
Over the last couple of weeks, you are likely to have noticed a marked difference in the way things are being done in general practice as we manage Covid-19. Thank you for adapting so quickly to these new ways of working.
To limit the spread of Covid-19, we have worked to reduce footfall through practices by using online consultation systems like e-consult, telephone appointments and video consultations to ensure we continue providing you with the care you need.
Our top priority is to keep our patients and staff safe whilst ensuring patients get the care they need. Find out more.
The NHS in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and Public Health England (PHE) are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public.
The latest information and advice is available at: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19.
Find out more, including coronavirus resources for people with learning disabilities.
ThinkNinja - a free App to support children and young people with their mental health and emotional wellbeing in this time of uncertainty
The Think Ninja App is available for all young people in Southampton who are aged from 11 - 17. Think Ninja is free and available to provide mental health and emotional wellbeing support in this time of uncertainty.
The Coronavirus pandemic brings with it a significant amount of uncertainty and is therefore likely to impact on children and young people in terms of their emotional wellbeing. Children and young people may be feeling more stressed, anxious, worried and low as they absorb and react to the evolving Coronavirus situation. Find out more.
As part of our regular review of the ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Local Resilience Forum (HIOW LRF) has now declared the Coronavirus outbreak a major incident.