5 Ways to Help Your Community During Isolation

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It is important to keep safe and stay home during this period however there are some things you can do to do your part. Some things such as not bulk buying necessities and being polite to the hard-working key workers are a given, but here are 5 more things you can do to help your community!

Donating to a Food Bank

Food banks are in desperate need of supplies so one way you can help your community is to purchase a few extra things in your weekly shop and drop them into the food bank basket at the front of most stores. My local Tesco and Co-op have these. Check on your local foodbank's website to see what they are in desperate need of otherwise pasta/pasta sauce, tinned fruit/vegetables and long-life milk will always be welcomed along with other necessities such as sanitary products/toiletries, sponge pudding and other tinned goods. If your local area doesn't have this, you could always donate money to the food bank.

Help out a High-Risk Person

With this, you must be careful to not risk their health and to do this, you must avoid contact with them. A way you could help out your community is by offering to run errands for people who are older or at high risk. Through letterboxes, post the template below with your details on. This enables the person to get in contact with you and ask for your services. By collecting prescriptions, shopping and posting/collecting their mail, you will help high-risk people stay safe. Just leave it inside their porch, outside their door or in an agreed safe space

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*PLEASE IF YOU ARE DOING THIS, WASH YOUR HANDS  THOROUGHLY WITH SOAP, SANITISE REGULARLY AND AVOID AS MUCH CONTACT WITH PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE OTHERWISE YOU CAN RISK THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE YOU ARE TRYING TO HELP*

Support Local and Smaller Businesses 

With restaurants and other non-essential businesses closing, many have resorted to online means so support them and other local high street shops who remain open by buying their goods. In this time, large retailers can afford to keep afloat a lot easier than these small businesses can so it gives back to your community if you purchase from their shops. Whether you buy from a local market seller or from their online store, every pound you spend with them helps them and their families and keeps another local business a step away from closing down. Not on the Highstreet is a great website for helping smaller business too, especially if you are looking for gifts.

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Give Blood

This appeals not only to your community but to the whole of your country. If you haven't been out of the country recently and are in tip-top shape, then giving blood would be an amazing thing to do. It helps people in desperate need, especially in a time where blood donations are declining. Check out the full NHS Blood website here for more information on how you can donate and other answers to your most inquisitive questions.

Stay Indoors

This one is very important and also common sense. Only go out for necessary things, one daily exercise, to work and help your community safely. Not only do you put yourself at risk every time you go out, but you also put others at risk and add strain to the already stretched NHS, especially if you or others get infected. Stay indoors as much as possible. The sooner you do, the sooner we can all go out again!

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Let me know in the comments how you are helping your community. No matter how small your act is, it all contributes! I personally love donating to food banks and helping out smaller businesses. You can always find something so special and unique from a small business!


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2 comments

  1. Love this so much! Some great ideas here! Stay safe.

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  2. Great ideas for doing things in the community, thanks for sharing :)

    Nic | Nic's Adventures & Bakes

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