Helpforce Assist

We are connecting the needs of NHS and social care teams with voluntary offers of help from businesses.

Does your health and social care organisation require help?

For instance with skills and capacity from company volunteers?

Request help

Are you a business with assets or services that can help?

Or available staff (pro bono or temporarily furloughed) that could volunteer their skills and experience?

Offer help

Examples of requests for help and offers from companies:

 
Requests Offers

Free power banks to staff in the NHS

Lifeline To The Frontline, a new initiative, has been set up to provide power banks to NHS staff and frontline workers, so they can stay powered and connected during shifts on the COVID-19 frontline.

NHS Care Packages - toiletries to NHS staff

The Sun's Fabulous magazine launches its NHS Care Package - to give toiletries to our heroic workers as a small token of gratitude. They are planning to deliver 5,000 mixed goody bags containing items such as hand lotion, lip balm and moisturiser to frontline workers. Please respond with an estimate of how many bags you would benefit from. To read about the campaign, read the article

Staff and Patient Support - SOS Hydration

SOS Hydration are offering 5000 free oral rehydration sachets which provide essential hydration and electrolytes to boost your immune system. Developed by a team comprising a former British Army officer, an ex-British international athlete and a leading doctor, it is a cutting-edge electrolyte drink, with added magnesium and zinc, formulated to meet World Health Organisation oral rehydration solution (ORS) standards

Staff support - comfortable clothes

We have identified just over 1,000 pieces that we could pick and pack immediately that fit the requirement for comfortable casual clothes needed by patients and staff at hospitals in Cardiff and Somerset. We are now working to collate smaller bundles of pieces like 200 T-shirts or 150 pairs of trousers that can be sent to other hospitals as well as responding to a request for nightwear.

Patient support - free electronic tablets #TabletswithLove

#TabletswithLove is a campaign to help people keep in touch when in isolation. We are offering electronic tablets to support patients staying in hospital, with kind offers from the likes of Very.co.uk, and Lenovo.com. Ten tablets already donated to Imperial College Healthcare, and Lenovo.com have donated 100 free tablets.

Patient support - Mobile phones

We’re offering Feature Phones for patients within a select number of hospitals. These handsets can be used for voice calls only (not smartphones), with SIM card preloaded with 3k free minutes per month until early July. We have so far passed on over 300 handsets to four NHS hospitals.

MealForce - delivering food to staff in hospitals

We are delivering thousands of meals per day, lunchtime and evening, per hospital to London NHS Trusts.

Wellbeing support for staff

Mental health and emotional wellbeing support service set up by therapists to support frontline staff. Visit their site to be quickly matched with a professional psychologist, counsellor or psychotherapist offering free online sessions.

Wellbeing support for staff

A peer-to-peer group of pilots and crew from across the airline industry can drop a team into your hospital to offer around-the-clock support to NHS staff - the chance to unwind a little and decompress before, during and after shifts. This Project has already begun at the Whittington Hospital in London, and they'd like to help more.

Comfort packs

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust have asked for donations of items to create comfort packs for patients

Comms and marketing

Chelsea and Westminster NHS Trust would love some volunteers to help them with their comms and marketing people - remote role

Back office - HR & Recruitment

We need HR & recruitment professionals, who are currently furloughed with their company, to help us source staff urgently needed in social care settings

Patient support - comfort packs

Patients leaving hospital would benefit from a comfort pack - for example: eye mask, ear plugs, snacks, puzzle books, fleece blanket, toiletries

Back office support

We need experienced project managers to remotely help us keep Trust business services running, for areas such as: IT, HR, and communications.

Staff support - scrubs

Our staff require additional quantities of scrubs as we are having to recycle them more often due to the virus

Staff support - overnight provisions

Our staff who are self isolating in hotels near the hospital require overnight provisions such as toiletry bags and clothes

Patient support - toys

We need a donation of new and sealed toys as our Children’s ward playroom is no longer accessible because of the virus.

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