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New helpline for frail and vulnerable in Hampshire

A new helpline's been launched for frail or vulnerable people in Hampshire who need help with things like food or medication, and have no other support - the number is 0333 370 4000.

It's been set up by all the county's local authorities, along with community and voluntary groups to make sure people can access the support they need over the next few weeks.

The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm, and is available to people residing in the county of Hampshire only. 

Graham Allen, Hampshire County Council’s Director of Adults’ Health and Care, said: “Following the Prime Minister’s direction to stay at home, and to shield where needed, we know that many of our vulnerable residents are worried about managing the basics such as shopping or collecting vital medication.

“Many have trusted friends, family and neighbours they can call on for support, but where this is not the case, local Public, Private and Voluntary Sector partners are urgently working together to ensure that people’s needs are met, so that the right help reaches people at the right time.”

Hantshelp4vulnerable will provide advice and information, as well as co-ordinate requests for practical help, passing them through to the appropriate Local Response Centre – there is one based in each of Hampshire’s 11 districts.

In addition to the helpline, an expert County Council team is continuing to provide specialist social care support to residents with more complex needs.

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