Listen to one another
It does not matter what form a crisis takes, one of the most valuable gifts we can offer each other is to listen.
” By listening, we embody the love of the sacred, the love of the wider community, the love of life itself.”
(Eileen R. Campbell-Reed)
What if additional help is needed?
If you, or someone you know, needs additional support or prayer, please contact:
Sarah Rousseau on (0114) 266 3613 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shan Rush on 07598 156817 or email@example.com
Our pastoral care team will discuss how we can help, and signpost you to alternative organisations.
What help is available in Sheffield for those who have to self-isolate?
Sheffield City Council are offering help with collecting shopping, medication and social contact:
You can register for this service via telephone (0114) 205 7120 or via their website.
An additional council helpline for specific questions relating to coronovirus is available Monday to Friday 8.45am – 4.45pm on (0114) 273 4567. Operators will provide advice, signposting and referrals to help callers resolve whatever issues they are facing.
NHS Volunteers are offering the following:
- Check in and Chat Support: Short-term telephone support to individuals at risk of loneliness
- Community Support: Collection and delivery of shopping, medication or other essential supplies
- Patient Transport Support: To take patients home who are medically fit for discharge.
- NHS Transport Support: Transport for equipment, supplies and/or medication between NHS services and sites including assisting pharmacies with medication delivery.
Referral to this service is through your GP, doctor, pharmacist, nurse, midwife, NHS 111 advisers and social care staff.
Please note : These services are intended for those in our community who are at the highest risk of severe illness if they contract COVID-19 and therefore have been advised to isolate themselves.
You should only apply if you have no other support available, such as friends, family or other people who can help. You will still need to pay for your shopping and any prescriptions fees.
Monitor and follow the health guidelines
Keep up to date with the latest NHS Coronovirus advice on the Public Health England website.
Look after yourself, as well as others
The single most important piece of advice health experts tell us is to wash our hands thoroughly and regularly using soap and water and then dry them well.
Only go out for food, health reasons or work (only if we cannot work from home)
Remember that physical distancing is essential whether you are passing another person in the shops or on your daily exercise delivering something to someone’s home – keeping two arms’ length apart makes it much more difficult to pass on the virus but enables us to pass on a smile or another sign of peace and kindness.
How can I stay safe during this pandemic?
Prioritise safety – the community response is about preventing the spread of COVID-19 and providing support for the most vulnerable. If you believe the support being offered compromises this principle, do not engage with it, whether that is on your doorstep, on the telephone, by e-mail or on the internet.
- Watch out for scam messages – don’t click on the links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to unsolicited messages and telephone calls that ask for your personal or financial details. Apply caution if receiving cold calls, stay safe on-line and do not click on any links that you don’t know are from a tested source.
- Shopping online – if you’re making a purchase from a company or person you don’t know and trust, carry out some research first, and ask a friend or family member for advice before completing the purchase. If you decide to go ahead with the purchase, use a credit card if you have one, as most major credit card providers insure online purchases.
- Don’t be duped by organisations offering to arrange to collect money from your home to pay for goods.
- Don’t buy goods from the doorstep
- Protect your devices from the latest threats – always install the latest software and app updates to protect your devices from the latest threats.
How can I look after my mental health and wellbeing?
There are many websites offering support and advice.
How to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak – from www.bacp.co.uk
Mental Health and Wellbeing – from the Church of England
What about my spiritual needs?
Look at the worship section of the website where we will continue to explore creative ways through social media to keep contact with one another and to provide spiritual support and opportunities for prayer.
Please let us know if you are having difficulties as we do have members of the congregation who can offer you support.
NO INTERNET ACCESS OR PREFER NOT TO USE THE INTERNET?
A paper copy of our order of service can be delivered through your letterbox for as long as we are able to do so. Leave a message on (0114) 266 3613 stating whether you would like a large or small print copy and leave a phone number so we can check that we have your correct address.
Remember how much is available on different radio stations and on the TV including:
Radio 4 Sunday Worship – Sundays at 08.10
BBC 1 Songs of Praise – Sundays at 13.15
Radio 4 Prayer of the day (2 minute reflection) – Monday – Friday at 05.43
Radio 4 Daily Service (Christian music and worship) – Monday – Friday at 09.45
Radio 3 Choral evensong – Wednesdays at 15.30
Will someone pray with me or for me?
Yes! Prayers for people who are anxious, sick, in any kind of need or have died, as well as for the world and its needs continue to be said or meditated on in silence at daily prayer, the Thursday Eucharist and Sunday worship.
Together, let us pray and be witnesses of hope.