Help with the Covid-19 Response

Local Volunteer Network 

Thank you for everyone who signed up for Alan's Local Volunteer Network. We had over 470 volunteers, helped over 300 households and carried out over 1000 tasks for those in need. The Network has now closed for new volunteers. 

Coronavirus Business Partnership

Alan is working with local small businesses to get food and supplies to residents self-isolating at home. If you’ve completed my self-isolation form, you can pay them directly over the phone and volunteers from my Local Volunteer Network will deliver their goods to your door.

Any other local shop or small business that sells groceries or essential supplies, takes payments over the phone and wants to be part of my Coronavirus Business Partnership to help local residents in need should contact me directly here

NHS Volunteer Responders 

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this we need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Our doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.

You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks listed below. Once you have registered and checks are complete you will be provided a log-in to the GoodSAM Responder app. Switch the app to 'on duty', and you'll see live and local volunteer tasks to pick from nearby.

Find out more information and to sign up, click here.

Businesses that can provide goods and services

Businesses that can assist in offering goods and services can let the Government know by completing this questionnaire from the Cabinet Office

National Effort for Ventilator production

The Prime Minister is calling for a National Effort for Ventilator production. If you produce ventilators or a manufacturer that could switch production, please call the BEIS Business Support helpline on 0300 456 3565. A specific team is receiving these calls. If you can provide this service please fill out this form.

Clinicians considering a return to the NHS

England’s top nurse and top doctor have called on colleagues who have left the NHS in recent years to re-register and help the health service to tackle the “greatest global health threat” in a century. If you are able to provide assistance to the NHS in this time, please register your interest here.

Ideas for the NHS

Residents with suggestions about aspects of the Government or NHS’ COVID-19 response, can send them directly to the following e-mail addresses.

Alan is not involved in responding to suggestions/ideas, and has no role in evaluating them, so there is no need to let him know about your suggestion.   

This page was last updated on 3rd August 2020.