During the Corona Covid 19 crisis, there is a Revised Bus Timetable for the Ascot to Heathrow Terminal 5 route.

Amid the growing reports of the huge impact of the coronavirus on the care homes sector, Thames Hospice Chief Executive Debbie Raven wrote to local care homes last week offering them access to the charity’s community services to support residents.

Debbie Raven said: “As we have seen across our entire health system, organisations are having to continually change and adapt in the face of this unprecedented situation.

“At Thames Hospice we reviewed our existing services and made the decision to expand our Community Team to be able to support and care for more patients facing a terminal illness in their own homes, to help reduce the risk and spread of infection and, where possible, to avoid admission to hospital.”

Read more: Hospice Expands Community Services to Support Local Care Home

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Kirk Rice and Financial Advisors have created an Information Hub to help people through the financial maze created by the Covid 19 crisis. CLICK HERE

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Local Samaritans are here for you and appeal for your support

Following the Government’s confirmation that Samaritans volunteers are critical to supporting vulnerable people, the local branch is making every effort to ensure that its volunteers are able to provide emotional support to anyone in crisis.

Volunteers who are able to carry out shifts at Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts Samaritans are following strict guidelines on hygiene standards and social distancing. The situation is continually monitored to ensure that volunteer safety is prioritised. The support is currently available through free phone 116123 or email jo@samaritans.org only, as for the time being the Bracknell-based branch cannot accept visitors.

Branch director Chris Lindsay said: “For more than 45 years, our branch has provided a listening ear to anyone who needs support, which has been possible through the public’s kind donations.

Read more: Local Samaritans Are Here for You & Appeal for Your Support