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The local community are coming together to help and support those that need it.    Many residents who are self-isolating have family, friends and neighbours already supporting them to get hold of food, medicines and other essentials that they need.   
The government/NHS has also been in contact with many people to let them know how to get help.  
However, if you or anyone you know needs help and you do not have any family, friends or neighbours who can support you and you are not already in contact with the NHS or social services, then there is new helpline specifically set up to help you and organised by BCP council and run by CAN (Community Action Network)

So, if you are self-isolating due to coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ring the helpline if you need help with; 
• deliveries of food and other essentials 
• loneliness and wellbeing
They will be able to link you up with volunteers or council staff who can deliver essential items. There are volunteers and others, available to talk to you on the phone or through video chat if you are feeling worried and lonely.  
You can request this help by calling the helpline on: 0300 1237052 available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week.

Poole Community Support Group Helpline

If you live the Poole Area (including Broadstone and Upton) and cannot get out to the shops, click & collect, pharmacy, walk your dog or donate to the food bank, then the PCS Group will be happy to help. Please call 01202 925398 for this voluntary service

List of Local Cancelled Events

Click on the links below for lists of companies that can help with the following; 
• food and meal delivery services
• pharmacy prescription delivery
• support for people with


Unfortunately a few scams have been set up during the pandemic. The BCP have pulled together some useful information on what to look out for, see the following link. : COVID19/Scams-to-avoid-Coronavirus-COVID-19.aspx

Facebook:      @ARcanfordheath
Twitter:           @ARCanfordHeath
Noticeboards: Neighbourhood Centre,  Adastral Square and Community Centre

Together We Can is an initiative led by BCP Council, working in close partnership with many other public, private and voluntary sector organisations as well as community groups and residents who have offered to help and support the vulnerable people in our Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole communities to get through the coronavirus crisis. See more details in St Paul’s Anglican Church News.

Compiled by ARCH


Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

Coronavirus and wellbeing


The charity “Action for Happiness” are producing monthly calendars packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world.

May is now available to download for free with daily actions to respond to this crisis with a sense of purpose and meaning.Click the weblink below to download the calendar



Based in the Neighbourhood Centre near Asda have reopened and are following social distance measures with customers waiting outside for their orders. They are open from 4 – 8.30pm Mon – Sat


Near Iceland, they are due to reopen on 6th May.

Their temporary opening times during this period are Wednesday – Saturday 4.30pm – 8.30pm.

Customers are encouraged to use our hand sanitiser when they enter the shop which is situated on the counter. Once your order is placed, wait in the designated area marked on the floor or outside and we will call out your order when its ready. Due to these changes there will be a slight wait, please be patient with us.

The telephone number for collection or delivery (a temporary service) is 07578 617349.

We are only covering Canford Heath area (BH17).

Free delivery for orders over £10 or £1 delivery charge.

*Cash only for all deliveries please

Delivery driver will knock on the door, please leave money on a tray then driver will leave change on the tray with food while keeping a distance. Please provide us with a contact number.

Please visit our website or come in the shop for our menu.

The HUB Drop-in is currently closed, but Poole Food Bank is still serving the community. Contact St Paul’s Office for information