Coronavirus - Updates and Information
Wiltshire School Nursing Team are there to help if needed
Dear Parents, Carers and Young People,
We are aware that it is a very anxious time and there may be concerns about where to access support in coming weeks should there be school closures or you needing to self isolate.
As a school nursing service we would like to let you know we are here to support you during this time.
For secondary school age young people:
- We have set up a confidential telephone drop-in service Monday to Friday 12-2pm. Any young person that would like to call and speak to a qualified nurse on the end of the phone can call 0300 247 0090 Monday to Friday 12-2pm and speak to them.
- We also have our CHAT health text service so you can text a school nurse for advice or support for any health issues or worries, again this is confidential and you don't need to give your name if you don't want to the number is 07480 635513
For parents of any school age child:
We have duty school nurses available at the end of the phone Monday to Friday 9-5pm should you require any support with your school age child. This is available permanently for all parents to access for advice and support. If you would like support please call one of our nurses through our Single Point of access on 0300 247 0090
Wiltshire School Nursing Service
Council hub set-up to support vulnerable people during COVID-19
The council has set up a dedicated hub to take phone calls from people who need support during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, and our team can signpost them to where additional help is available in their local area – with hundreds of community groups set up across the county providing invaluable assistance. We can also support with deliveries of food and other essentials.
People can get in touch with the hub by calling 0300 003 4576 and it’s available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org/
Government WhatsApp service
A new GOV.UK WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Service has now been launched.
The purpose of this service is to combat the spread of misinformation regarding the coronavirus. This an official Government channel and the information has been shared with us by Wiltshire County Council.
To use the service, members of the public simply add +44 7860 064422 to their contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”.
Westbury Cross Point - Food Bank
Crosspoint is a Westbury based charity, founded on Christian values, providing a service to enable and support those in our community who have issues relating to well being, isolation, poverty or distress.
Cross point also acts as the Westbury Food Bank. If you are in need of this service, please call 01373 824330