Haywards Heath Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group

stay home, protect the nhs, save lives

covid-19 mutual aid 

About us

We are a group of volunteers (nearly 700 and growing) who have come together to support the local community, specifically those individuals and families who are isolating, high risk or shielding during this crisis time, working with Haywards Heath Town Council, community groups and other agencies to achieve this. We can carry out jobs such as shopping, picking up prescriptions, provide a friendly phone call or contact other agencies who may offer support like Age UK or mental health groups.

We have created this group so we can all look after each other in the community, during this crisis time.

Working with Haywards Heath Town Council, community groups and volunteers we provide support to families or individuals who have no other support during these uncertain times with things like shopping, collecting prescriptions, a friendly phone call or contact with other agencies like Age UK or mental health groups.

NEWS - How we are doing: June 2020

Since our group started taking requests on 20th March, we have helped over 1000 households, with shopping, click and collect pick ups, picking up prescriptions and so many other small jobs that our vulnerable or self-isolating neighbours are unable to do themselves - A massive achievement - well done and a huge THANK YOU to all our volunteers that have helped so far.  We  are delighted that we have been able to help so many people in our community look forward to continuing to answer all calls for help.  


Latest Project

Together with Haywards Heath Town Council and Age UK West Sussex Brighton and Hove, we have launched the Haywards Heath Emergency Food Hub. The ‘Emergency Food Hub’ will provide food to families that the Haywards Heath Foodbank cannot reach due to capacity, and those who find themselves (in the first instance) outside of the referral system.

WE REQUIRE EXTRA FUNDING to continue our good work - please see our funding section below on how we use this funding and how to donate.

 

Fundraising to support our Mutual Aid Group

We now have a Go Fund Me page. We are hoping to raise as much funds as possible so that we can continue to provide the support that we do, for example running telephone lines for easy access to the community, helping the foodbank and people less fortunate and ensuring we can continue to deliver to those in need for the longer term whilst the Country is in lockdown. We thank you all for your support so far and if you are able to help us fundraise too that would be amazing. To find out more about us, visit the Haywards Heath COVID19 Mutual Aid Facebook Page

 

Do you need help?

If you are vulnerable, elderly or self isolating and need help, please call us on 01444 635002 (8am-6pm) or email haywardsneedhelp@gmail.com and provide:
1)Your name, 2) your address, 3) your telephone number and 4) your request 5) Let us know if it is URGENT 

Volunteering

Due to the high numbers of volunteers that have come forward we have had to put a temporary hold on recruiting new members. If you would like to offer your services as a volunteer, please contact Mid Sussex Voluntary Action www.msva.org.uk

Volunteer ID Cards 

Our Volunteers now carry an ID card when carrying out requests on behalf of HH Covid-29 Mutual aid. This will have the volunteers name on and will need to be used in conjunction with their own photo ID. This will allow volunteers from our group to identify themselves to the people we are provide for if necessary.

MAG Volunteer ID Card