Welcome to our support page for all things COVID 19.
Current Step 4 Terms and Conditions (in addition to those which are standard to our bookings).
Advice remains that you wear a face covering in public spaces and that you limit contact and maintain as distance where you do not know people where possible. Legal restrictions have been lifted, which means it is even more important that we all play our part. The numbers in and around Hampshire are still high and Basingstoke is seeing a lot of cases at the moment.
During this very challenging time, we aim to keep you up to date here about all the things in the area taking place to help you.
As you probably now know, when the crisis first hit, Viables Community Centre decided that we would need to serve our community in a very different way. Therefore, we sent out flyers to as many of our local residents as we could in order to notify them that we were setting up a support team to help with collection/delivery of medication, food shopping and befriending calls to anyone who was struggling on their own during isolation/shielding. We worked with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Basingstoke Voluntary Action as a community food distribution hub. We are no longer a food distribution hub but we are here to help signpost you.
More details on this can be found here.
You may find that you are in need of other forms of support as the weeks go on - emotional, mental and financial support, among other things can all be found here.
We are delighted to have such an amazing team of volunteers who have helped us so very much diuring the last 15 months. We would also like to thank all other local organisations working hard alongside us to support people across the town and villages.
A thank you must also go the Greenham Trust HIWCF CAF and National Lottery and Power to Change
who have kindly supported us with some funding in order to keep going with our Emergency Coronavirus Support. We'd also like to thank the Basingstoke Round Table 93 for their donation to our funds again this year from the wonderful work they have done in the community to keep everyone's spirits up, whilst supporting charities.
Please remember to stay safe, keep your distance and wear a mask both on public transport and in heavily populated places such as retail areas (supermarkets and shops).