COVID-19 Community hub
Last updated: 18 May 2020 at 5pm
On this page
- How we will protect your information
- Basingstoke Voluntary Action
- Letter from the NHS
- Helpline for vulnerable residents
- Concerned about a vulnerable person or need help yourself?
- Grant funding for voluntary and community organisations providing mental health support
- Local support services
- National Domestic Abuse helplines and websites
- Other support services
- Support for those with dementia, their families, carers and friends
How we will protect your information
- Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Privacy Notice sharing of vulnerable persons’ information for the COVID-19 Pandemic
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is working with Community Hubs, through the Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) to provide support and assistance to vulnerable residents.
Information on residents requiring assistance is provided to the borough council by Hampshire County Council, where residents register for support through the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline.
Information is shared to:
- facilitate the health and wellbeing of people who are extremely vulnerable
- ensure they can obtain essential supplies (groceries and medicine)
- enable access to social contact and support with basic care needs
The Council, as a data controller for the personal data shared by the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline, or collected directly from residents, undertakes to:
- access and process the information only for the purpose of delivering the service
- comply with data protection legislation at all times and not transfer information outside the UK or European Economic Area
- only process the information for as long as is necessary to deliver the service
- only share or allow access to the information where it is strictly necessary
The Council also undertakes to ensure that any third party with whom we share the information, including our systems suppliers, shall meet the requirements above and has in place suitable technical, security and organisational to protect the information.
The legal basis for the council to process and share the information is provided by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Article 6 (1) (e) public task. The council is relying on GDPR Article 9(2) (g) substantial public interest and paragraph 6, Schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act 2018 'governmental purpose' to process and share special category (sensitive) personal information such as people's health information.
The third parties with whom the council will be sharing necessary and relevant information are the Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) and Community Hubs, as who are all working together to ensure a coordinated response to Basingstoke and Deane residents and to provide the service to extremely vulnerable people. A list of Community Hubs can be found on the BVA website at the link provided below:
This may entail staff and/or volunteers from BVA and staff and/or volunteers working in other voluntary sector organisations contacting people directly, by telephone where possible, to offer them services and support, including help with shopping or food deliveries, regular outbound calls/welfare checks, prescription drop-off support and other forms of assistance as agreed with the person such as dog walking.
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and the BVA will obtain consent from the person to proceed with any calls and to sharing their information with any other third parties.
In situations where a person is believed to be at risk of harm, their information may be shared with other relevant people or organisations to safeguard them from harm or to protect their vital interests.
Any queries or concerns about how the Council processes and shares the information or requests for access to personal information should be directed to the Data Protection Officer, Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone 01256 845369.
- facilitate the health and wellbeing of people who are extremely vulnerable
Basingstoke Voluntary Action
We are working with Basingstoke Voluntary Action to co-ordinate community support during the COVID-19 outbreak. This partnership will enhance the significant community work already taking place across the borough, providing a source of further information and guidance and allowing us to match suitable volunteers to community groups.
If you would like to volunteer, are thinking about starting a group in your area or have already done so, please visit www.bvaction.org.uk/coronavirus-volunteering or call 01256 423852 to register your group and find contact details for accessing guidance and support.
Letter from the NHS
Alongside the new helpline, the NHS is writing to people identified at risk of severe illness as a result of underlying medical conditions which make them more likely to be admitted to hospital.
Residents who receive this letter should follow the instructions in order to request support. Please visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327.
Helpline for vulnerable residents
A new helpline has been set up to help vulnerable residents register for urgent support such as access to essential food or household supplies and collection of medication during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm.
Vulnerable residents who need additional support, and do not have support from family or friends, should call the helpline to register for support.
We are working closely with community groups across the borough to deliver support. More information about the community groups providing support across the borough can be found on the Basingstoke Voluntary Action (BVA) website.
Concerned about a vulnerable person or need help yourself?
If you or someone you know do not have support from family and friends and are going to run out of food or medication in the next two days please call the Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week between the hours of 9am and 5pm.
If you or someone you know need support and have more than two days of shopping and medical supplies or you are lonely and would like someone to talk to please use our online form and a member of our community hub team will get in touch with you in the next few days.
Grant funding for voluntary and community organisations providing mental health support
Voluntary and community sector organisations in England are now able to apply for a Coronavirus Mental Health Response Grant of £20,000 or £50,000 to help them to continue to provide mental health services and support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organisations undertaking projects lasting up to 12 months are able to apply to the £5 million government fund through Mind’s website at www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/coronavirus-mental-health-response-fund/
Local support services
Aurora New Dawn 24 hour helpline: 02394 216816
Stop Domestic Abuse: 0330 0165112 Monday – Thursday 9.30am – 5.30pm and Friday 9.30am – 5pm (24 hr service to enable access to refuge accommodation)
Victim Care Service: 0808 1781641 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm (0808 1689111 outside these hours)
Nepali Domestic and Sexual Abuse Service: 07741 261387
You Trust (support with target hardening and their health advocacy project): 0800 9169878
Hampton Trust (perpetrator interventions): 02380 009898 Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm with service available until 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Citizens Advice Basingstoke: 0300 330 9064
Citizens Advice Tadley: 03444 111 306
Adult Health and Social Care: 0300 5551386; Professionals line: 01329 225378
National Domestic Abuse helplines and websites
24 hour Domestic Abuse helpline (female victims): 0808 2000247; www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
Male Advice line: 0808 8010327; www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Mankind Initiative: 01823 334244; www.mankind.org.uk
National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse helpline: 0800 9995428; www.galop.org.uk
Respect National helpline (perpetrator help): 0808 8024040; www.respect.uk.net
Other support services
There are a number of local and national charities continuing to provide support on issues such as mental health, loneliness and domestic abuse, including:
Mind – by telephone on 0300 123 3393, text on 86463 or email email@example.com
Samaritans – by telephone on 116 123 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Silver Line (advice and friendship for the elderly) – by telephone on 0800 470 80 90 or visit www.thesilverline.org.uk
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service – by telephone on 03300 165112
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – by telephone on 0808 2000 247
Childline – by telephone on 0800 1111
Respect Phoneline – by telephone on 0808 8024040.
Care for the family - visit https://www.careforthefamily.org.uk/family-life/covid-19-support-for-your-family or contact by Facebook or Twitter or by calling 02920 810 800.
Support for those with dementia, their families, carers and friends
Support for those with dementia, their families, carers and friends is available from a number of organisations, including:
Andover Mind through its ‘Carer support and dementia advice service for Hampshire’. For more information, visit www.andovermind.org.uk/what-we-do/carer-support-and-dementia-advice-service-for-hampshire//
The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, which is continuing to provide support and is holding virtual groups such as coffee mornings and counselling sessions. For more information, visit www.carercentre.com
Age Concern Hampshire, which is providing services including phone support, wellbeing check-ins as well as a doorstep service for things such as shopping drops offs and meal deliveries. Learn more at www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk
The Alzheimer’s Society whose teams are continuing to provide information, support and guidance to those who need it online and over the phone. Visit their website at www.alzheimers.org.uk