The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has launched a free national phone line as a simple new way to bring worship and prayer into people’s homes while church buildings are closed because of the coronavirus.
Daily Hope, which is available from today, offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.
The line – which is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044 – has been set up particularly with those unable to join online church services during the period of restrictions in mind.
Hampshire Helpline for the most vulnerable residents
The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable – can be contacted on 0333 370 4000.
The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm, for vulnerable people who do not have support from families, friends or their local community and who need urgent assistance with practical issues
The Hampshire helpline is for frail or vulnerable people who need urgent assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness. Please discuss your requirements with our friendly advisors who will ensure you get the help you need.
If you need urgent food supplies, you can expect to receive a food box, typically containing:
Long life orange juice
Plus urgent household necessities if needed eg shower gel
Wherever possible, special dietary requirements will be met.