5 new ways to help this week (Lockdown Edition)

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Each week the WCWD team adds new content to the site – we keep it relevant to make sure you’re informed on the latest!

But because we also know it can be overwhelming with so much information flying around, we’ve collated 5 new things for you to get involved in this week,

whether you do one or all five, you can make a difference.

1) Volunteer for the NHS

In the UK, more than a million people have been vaccinated with the Covid-19 jab.

Help the NHS's efforts by volunteering on their vaccination programme. You can become a volunteer vaccinator, patient advocate or vaccination carer. For a full description of each role and how to get involved head over to St John Ambulance's website. Full training is provided for each role.

Read more about the UK's vaccination programme on the BBC.

You can also help by becoming a NHS Volunteer responder and support those self-isolating by collecting shopping, medicines and other important items, conducting regular check in phone calls and providing lifts for those attending medical appointments. Get involved via the NHS website.

Image: Edward Howell on Unsplash

2) Support Food Banks

Last year, a record 1.9 million food parcels were given by the Trussell Trust. In April 2020, there was a 107% increase in the number of emergency food parcels provided for children. - The Trussell Trust

Support your local food bank by donating items and/or money. To find your nearest food bank check out The Trusell Trust and Food Aid network maps. You can also donate virtually via Bankuet and the Spareable app.

You can help by volunteering at a food bank however if this is not possible during the current lockdown there is plenty you can be doing online. Spread the word on social media by sharing posts from your local food bank and prompt your family and friends to donate.

You can also buy “Think Food Bank” stickers to put into your local supermarket during your next shop! To read more about Think Food Bank’s stickers check out our