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We are pleased to let you know that there is now a Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline in place – Hantshelp4vulnerable. 

The helpline is available 7 days a week from 9am until 5pm.

They can be contacted on 0333 370 4000.

This helpline is providing a valuable service for those people who are vulnerable including those that do not have support from families, friends or their local community. 

What kind of support are we able to get?

The Helpline is for frail or vulnerable people who are at risk or in need of support with essential food or household supplies or collection of medication.

The friendly team are on the other end of the phone to help ensure everyone is supported at this time. If you need urgent food supplies, you can expect to receive a food box, typically containing Pasta, Cereal, Soup, UHT Milk, Long life orange juice, Bread, Apples, Biscuits and urgent household necessitates if needed e.g shower gel.  Please note that wherever possible, special dietary requirements will be met.  Don’t hesitate to call, 0333 370 4000 or Hantshelp4vulnerable

Coronavirus: Help in Brockenhurst 


As a church, we are committed to care for our community during the current Coronavirus outbreak - especially those who are elderly or vulnerable.

We are working with Brockcare, a group run by the Anglican Church in Brockenhurst, who is coordinating help throughout the village. For parishioners who are living in Sway, a similar group has been set up, so we can ensure you get the help you need.

If you have to self-isolate, we can arrange for shopping to be dropped off at your door, and/or for someone to keep in contact with you by telephone, in order to maintain a social link and to offer reassurance.

Here are the relevant contact details:

Brockcare: St Saviour’s Church Office - 624584

(Open 10.00 - 12.00 Mon to Friday. At other times please leave a message and your phone number and someone will get back to you ASAP)

Joyce Kolaczkowski (Brockcare) - 623329

St Anne’s:

Ian and Aude - 62340

Madeleine and Paul - 622360



Please can we all try to keep in touch with one another, especially those who are on their own, using phone calls, texts & emails. Practical help & support, if needed should be offered by those who are not high risk to themselves or others but hygiene and social distancing must always be observed. Help should only be accepted from persons who are known to you or who have been authenticated by someone you know. Do not answer the door to strangers and let all phone calls go to answer machine or voice mail unless you know and trust the caller. If anyone needs help and support please ring or email the parish office 01590-676696.

MILFORD SECULAR PARISH COUNCIL has already set up a scheme to help with connecting helpers to isolators in Milford. If you are in isolation and need help they can be contacted on: Milford 644410. Anthony Kirke says he has been allocated a helper & he arrange on for Daphne as well.

ALSO, FROM ANTHONY: Hello Friends, I have started a WHATSAPP group for members of St Francis’ Church! Please do join and watch and/or contribute as you like. I think you need to do it on your mobile, (or can you do it on tablet or laptop?) You need to download the WHATSAPP app (free) and then use the link below: You can add photos too if you want.


Keep well in your isolations! Anthony