People in need are being connected with buddies in our community through the Civil Defence.
Volunteer buddies can assist with getting food, transport, accompany you to doctor, hospital or other essential apppointments, social and financial support.
Residents who call for a buddy are assessed for their needs and distributed to local Welfare teams nearby. The local teams then follow up to match the person with a volunteer buddy.
Volunteer buddies follow strict guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health to reduce the spread of COVID-19 including maintaining physical distance, regular handwashing and other self-care instructions.
Buddies are required to wear an authorisation badge at all times and hold their authorisation letter with the name of the badge holder.
They are sourced from recognised support agencies with vetting procedures in place including local Rotary clubs, Neighbourhood support, Citizen’s Advice Bureaus, and community houses.
To request assistance, please phone 0800 800 405 between 7am and 7pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org