Who can you call upon during lockdown?

By 22nd May 2020News

There are plenty of organisations available who can help you over the coming weeks, along with Eden, whether you are looking for practical help or merely some guidance. We’ve rounded up some essential contacts and online sources of information for those in and around Newbury, where we are delivering our Pearl House scheme.

Eden Retirement Living

From picking up your shopping to popping your letters in the post, our team can help with your errands if you are staying at home. Get in touch to see how we can help!

Phone: 0203 757 2828

West Berkshire Council

The Council, in partnership with Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and Greenham Trust, has created an online community hub to support residents.

Website: www.info.westberks.gov.uk/coronavirus-communityhub

Phone: 01635 503579

Age UK

Age UK’s website has some great advice and guidance on looking after yourself during this time. You can also call their helpline for more information, between 8 am and 7 pm every day of the year.

Website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/

Phone: 0800 678 1602

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

The urgent treatment centre is still open from 10 am to 6.30 pm daily for a range of minor injuries, such as allergic reactions, bruising, and sprains and strains.

Website: https://www.berkshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/our-services/physical-and-community-healthcare/urgent-treatment-centre/  

Phone: 01635 273508

The NHS website is an excellent source of information, on how to look after yourself and others around you at this time: www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

There is plenty of information on the NHS 111 service, too. This website can help you with emergency prescriptions and put you in touch with a nurse if needed: www.111.nhs.uk/


If you are vulnerable or in an ‘at risk’ group, you can register on the Government’s website for support or ask a relative or friend to register for you.

Website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable


Please let us know if you have any requests for information that we can share to help you in the coming weeks.