Some 405,000 people have signed up in 24 hours to volunteer with the NHS after a recruitment drive to help the vulnerable amid the coronavirus crisis, the PM Boris Johnson has announced.
Speaking at his daily news conference, he said they would play an “absolutely crucial” role in fighting the virus.
The helpers are needed for delivering food and medicines, driving patients to appointments and phoning the isolated.
You can do your part too visit volunteeressex.org and sign up to help your community. Locally we need:
- Home from hospital befrienders – these will be needed to help support the discharge of hospital patients
- Prescription collectors
- Telephone befrienders
- Response bag packers