Many of us have a network of family, friends, neighbours, community volunteers supporting us to get the food and essentials household items that we need.

It’s been uplifting to see our communities come together to help each other during this time and to see support groups launched across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

There will however be some vulnerable people who don’t have any support networks available to them. To support these vulnerable people BCP Council have set up a dedicated helpline 0300 1237052, open from 8am to 8pm, 7 days a week.

Their ‘Together We Can’ staff and volunteers will be on hand to ensure these residents can get the essentials that they need.