How do I engage with my local support networks?

Your local council might have information about local groups that are being set up to help those in need due to coronavirus.

Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They provide resources and connect people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need. Visit their website for more information.

In some areas, local Facebook groups are bringing together people in the community to support the most vulnerable. Search on Facebook to see if there are any local to you. Please make sure you only accept help from someone you know and trust; or who has been recommended by a trusted source.

RNIB's Sightline Directory also has details of local societies that may be able to signpost you to local support. Visit the Directory for more information.

If you have difficulty accessing Facebook or getting online, RNIB's Technology for Life team, who are part of our Sight Loss Advice Service, can provide assistance. For more information call RNIB on 0303 123 99 99.

If you are struggling financially to access food supplies, see I’m struggling financially, how can I get essential food supplies?

For further information on helping people with sight loss in your local community during the coronavirus pandemic, visit RNIB's website. Further information on the coronavirus can also be found on the website.

For a full list of entries on coronavirus, see our Coronavirus Information entry.

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