Support for older residents
Please note: We are continually reviewing the latest information and updates will be made as we become aware of them.
Please use #Here4Melton to let others know about the Community Support Hub (COVID-19).
Those residents who are over 70 are at increased risk of servere illness from coronavirus (Covid-19). Those residents are advised by the Government take particiular care and strictly follow the Government's Staying alert and safe (social distancing) guidance.
Supporting older residents
If you are volunteering or supporting an older resident within the communtiy be sure to follow the government guidance on volunteering. Visit our I'm offering support page to find out more details.
Social distancing can have a negetive impact on mental health. We have a list of orgaisations that offer support for those going through difficult times.
Local support available
Age UK Leiecstershire and Rutland
Age UK have developed an advice page on practical ways to help older people.
There is also a new helpline dedicated to provide practical and emotional support to those over 70, especially those who are self-isolating and live alone.
Helpline: 0166 299 2239
Claire's Taxi's are offering a free taxi service to over 65's between 7am and 8am. They are also offering to pick up and deliver perscriptions. They will continue to run their service in line with the new guidance, allowing people to travel only when absolutely necessary.
The Leicestershire and Rutland 4x4 Drivers
They have a number of responders living locally who are happy to help with the collection of medicines and other essentials.
Phone: 07716 113911
The Grapes Pub
The Melton Mowbray based pub is offering to deliver roast dinners to the elderly and those isolating in Melton for £6.99
Phone: 01664 483679
Facebook: The Grapes Melton Facebook Page
Dedicated shopping times.
Many local stores are offering special opening hours for those who are more vulnerable and at risk, this includes the over 70's. Use the store locators below to find the most up to date information for your local store.
Aldi Store locator
Asda Store locator
Iceland store locator
Lidl Store locator
Morrisons Store locator
Sainsbury Store locator
Tesco Store locator
Please visit our dedicated local business offering delivery services page for additional information.
If you need to contact us for additional support please click below.
This page was last updated on 21.05.20