Humanitarian Assistance Response Team (Hart)
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, District Councils across the UK set up new teams to support residents with the supply of vital food and medicine deliveries and signpost to services. Newark and Sherwood District Council set up its Humanitarian Assistance Response Team (Hart) in March 2020 who, so far, have helped over 600 residents. The Hart service will continue to support residents throughout this pandemic.
Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub.
If you are isolated, there are a huge number of community groups listed on the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub who can help with:
- Food deliveries
- Collecting and delivering medicines
- Personal and social support (dog walking, collecting newspapers)
- Advice on physical and emotional health
- Transport needs.
If you are vulnerable and/or are struggling with the means to pay for food, then please email the hub at firstname.lastname@example.org. Your enquiry will be answered by Nottinghamshire County Council who will triage your call to the best place, most likely that will be to the District Council’s Hart team. Please make sure you have enough food and medication to last the weekend.
If you do not have access to the internet or to email, please call 0300 500 8080.
Please ensure that you have enough food and medication to last the weekend and if not, please contact the Hub using the above methods in advance.
Help and support for residents.
Information for the clinically extremely vulnerable on the future of the shielding programme.
Up to date information for those who are considered clinically extremely vulnerable is available here.
Additional information for residents.
A range of additional information including pharmacy opening hours, food banks and mental wellbeing support is all available on our COVID-help page.
Information for Community and Volunteer Groups
If you are supporting or running a Community Group, specific information is available for you on our Community Group page.
If you wish to register a community group, faith group, charity, parish or town council that has been supporting people on the hub, further details are available on the Nottinghamshire community support and volunteering hub.