Covid 19 Community Support
Covid 19 Community Support
Sheppey FM will remain broadcasting and reaching out to all of our listeners during this pandemic. So during isolation you can stay connected with the outside world and listen in for vital information letting you know what help is available. We are introducing new features from gardening tips, cooking recipes, children’s story time, a keep-fit session and a Sunday church service at 10am. We are broadcasting ‘live’ all day everyday and you can speak to a presenter, make a request or even send a loved one a message. Our presenters will be as interactive as possible to keep you company. However, because we have a number of volunteers in the “vulnerable” group and have put strict safety measures in place to protect all of our staff and volunteers, the shows and the presenters will often differ from what is published on this website, an up to date and accurate schedule is posted daily on our Facebook and Twitter feeds.
In addition to this we have set up this page with all the key information you may need, this will be updated as soon and as often as possible. If there is any information we are missing that you feel we need to put out on air and on here, you can call the studio on 01795665898, the front desk on 01795664499, text 07938221617 or even email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are here for you so ‘Stay Safe’
Covid 19 Information and Help
Mental Health Support
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence.
Call 116 123 – it’s FREE
Or email email@example.com
For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258.
You can call the Rethink advice and information line Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm for practical advice on:
- different types of therapy and medication
- benefits, debt, money issues
- police, courts, prison
- your rights under the Mental Health Act.
Call Rethink on 0300 5000 927 (calls are charged at your local rate).Call the
Mind infoline on 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATEDA for women that may be feeling isolated and overwhelmed, even if they are not faced with domestic abuse, but especially if they are. email email@example.com or telephone 01795417251/01795417760
Business support and ventilators
HMRC for tax help and advice
Universal Credit for benefit help and advice.
Swale Borough Council
111.nhs.uk or call 111
The Shurland is a collection point for food parcels to those in need.
Wellpets Vets Minster and Sheerness are giving away free pet food for those in need.
Facebook group “Swales Covid-19 community help group” are offering help with transport, grocery shopping, collecting prescriptions, dog walking and anything else you may need.
Here is a list of restaurants, cafes and pubs that although closed are still offering deliveries.
The Admiral’s Arm Micropub beer and pizza
Stones Coffee Shop
Bay view pub
The Flying Dutchman
The Queen Phillippa and Jacey’s Bistro & Bar
The Beach Bar and Restaurant
The Abbey Cake Shop
Leysdown Seafood Bar
Ron’s Fish and Chips
The Mint and Chocolate Eatery
Gadby’s Fish Bar
Supermarket Opening Information
Mon-Sat 6am-10pm, (9am-10am Mon, Wed, Fri Elderly and vulnerable priority)
Sunday 10am-4pm (9am-10am NHS staff only)
Mon-Sat 8am-8pm (7am-8am NHS Staff only)
Aldi are operating a one in one out system to ensure social distancing.
Mon-Sat 8am-7pm (8am-10am elderly only)
Mon-Sat 8am-8pm (9am-11am elderly only)
CANCELLED Events, Services and Activities
Criterian, Bluetown All upcoming shows until further notice.
LD Events “Take That Show” at Oasis.
Sheppey Matters day trips.
Neighbourhood Watch AGM
Sheerness Conservative Club Line Dancing
Minster Park Run
VE day at Queenborough (hoping to reschedule)
Rock n Roll club at Minster Working Mans Club
Blackburn Lodge day care centre
Curly’s Farm all activities
Sheppey Rugby Club All matches and training.
Dr Witts Surgery in Queenborough (patients to call Sheerness branch)
All Church Services
Kent Wildlife Rescue are in need of cat food to feed 60+ hedgehogs, needs to be wet meat in jelly, no gravy or fish varieties because it makes them sick. Drop off to 106 Victoria Street, Sheerness. 07824893399.
Age UK Sheerness are asking for any surplus non-perishable goods that they can donate to the elderly people of Sheppey. They ask that anything you can spare to dropped off at the reception door of Rosemary House.
Wellpets Vets giveaway pet food to those in need but rely on donations from people, you can drop off pet food donations to either Minster or Sheerness branches of Wellpets.
The Shurland are giving food parcels to those most in need and are also accepting donations.
Swale Borough Council are seeking volunteers to help with deliveries of food and medicines to vulnerable residents in Swale. Please note that volunteers cannot be in one of the high risk categories set out by Public Health England. Training will be given, and social distancing measures will be followed by all temporary support and voluntary roles.