COVID-19 HELPS

COVID-19

This Page lists the various services we are helping to co-ordinate with the communities.

We hope you find this information graphic helpful – it comes to us from our local government support network for which we are thankful.

We hope the button menu below is a simpler way to navigate help and support during this Coronavirus emergency. Simply click on them to go their associated page. (NOTE: buttons yet to be assigned – check back shortly)

We are also offering the following support to all in the above parishes of Balmerino, Creich, Flisk, Kilmany, Gauldry, Newport, Tayport and Wormit and latterly Drumoig.

COMFORT PHONE CALLING – Whilst we are aware that most are being called regularly by neighbours and friend there may be some who have no-one to turn to. If you are feeling afraid or isolated we are offering a telephone support service. With this you can talk to trained operators who will be able to offer a listening ear. We are not medically trained, neither will we be offering any medical advice just simply providing a sympathetic ear. TO BOOK A CALL phone 01382 330567 and leave your Name, Number and brief message. Failing this contact any of the telephone numbers listed here. You will be asked permission for your name and contact details and your call to be logged should their be need for follow up and for auditing purposes.

FOOD BANK – meeting the needs of those who need help with necessary food and don’t have the financial means to get it. TO SPEAK WITH SOMEONE phone ‭01382 540039‬ and and leave your Name, Number and brief message. Failing this contact any of the telephone numbers listed here. You can find out how to donate to the Food Bank clicking on this LINK.

FOOD SHOP – arranging to collect shopping list and money and go and get provisions (where possible) and drop them to your door. We are still working out how the financial side of this will work – most likely it will require a lot of trust either way receipts will always be provided. We will be limited to shopping twice a week, days to be arranged to fit with local shop deliveries. We will be supported by our local shops in the first instance and thereafter by the national chains. TO BOOK this service phone 07398 969470 and leave your Name, Number and brief message. Failing this contact any of the telephone numbers listed here.

MEDICATION COLLECTION AND DROP OFF: Please note we are only collecting this if asked by you – the Chemist has made it known that they are willing to let us collect only if you ask us to do so. If you wish this service please call 01382 543150 alternatively you can call Fife Voluntary Action line on 01592 760720.

ROWLANDS PHARMACY OPENING TIMES OVER EASTER:

We have been asked to post these for your information..

Rowlands Newport

Good Friday 10th April Open 10-1 p.m. 2-4 p.m. 

Saturday 11th April Open 9 – 12:30 pm.

Easter Monday 13th April Open 10 – 1 p.m. & 2 – 4 p.m.

Rowlands Tayport

Good Friday 10th April – CLOSED

Saturday 11th April Open – 9 – 12.30 p.m.

Easter Monday 13th April – CLOSED

We understand that the council have now been able to deploy workers to the task of prescription collection and drop off for those who are ‘shielded’ or can’t otherwise collect their presecription. Please call Fife Voluntary Action on 01592 760720 to get further information about this.

However should the need arise, especially during this transition period, we are still willing to offer this service as neighbours. TO BOOK this service phone 01382 543150 and leave your Name, Number and brief message. Failing this contact any of the telephone numbers listed here.

Other Information is Available Here

We have put together a number of links to various sources of help that we hope will assist you during the comings days and week. You can access these HERE or by clicking on the ‘Get Connected’ icon above or select the USEFUL LINKS button to to the general links page.

Things are moving on a pace – we wish you all to keep well and safe. Remember the advice to keep washing your hands with soap and water and limit physical contact or close contact with others. Also be mindful of those self-isolating – there is a lot you can do simply by being a good neighbour and giving them a call.

For more information on keeping safe have a look at the NHS site AT THIS LINK.

Revd Dr James Connolly

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