For shoppers and prescription volunteers
PPE equipment (packs of 3x masks and 10x gloves) are now available at the Ruils office. please just call ahead on 02088316083 to collect. We do recommend you use a mask and gloves when shopping.
ID badges are on their way out to you this week. For those of you who have not had one yet I am making up temporary id ‘emails’ you can use in the mean time
Please make sure the photo of your receipts goes to firstname.lastname@example.org and cc email@example.com – and that you leave the actual receipt with the client.
I have attached our ‘feedback form’ which you can use to build a diary of your phone calls, and then send back to me every few weeks. Do get in touch if anything more urgent comes up or your client needs shopping support
For Ruils befrienders who have been with us since before this outbreak, thank you all for keeping up with your calls and please do get in touch if you have any concerns about your client. Your continued support is really appreciated in this time!
We are recruiting Volunteers to assist with telephone befriending and/or shopping for our most vulnerable clients in this difficult time.
As a telephone befriender you will be matched with someone who is isolated and your role would be to contact them on a weekly basis to have a chat and check how they are getting on. If they need extra help Ruils can help to set that up.
Volunteer shoppers will be matched with a client and on a weekly basis. Shoppers will call the client, obtain a shopping list, do the shopping and drop the shopping at the person’s home. Equally those collecting prescriptions will do the same.
To apply download the form here
There is a version of the form for IPad here , and a printable pdf version here
Return your form to firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be in contact to set you up quickly.
Resources and Updates for current Volunteers:
Up to Date Covid-19 Information
NHS guidance for adult safeguarding
Richmond Council guidance for adult safeguarding
Wellbeing / Mental Health
NHS guidance on anxiety and stress
Mental Health Foundation - how to look after mental health
NHS guidance on communication in Dementia