Stop Panicking Girl!
I contacted the emergency helpline when I was shielding and my daughter, who normally did my shopping, got Covid. My daughter lives quite a distance away and has 2 small children, who I have only seen once, in my garden, since March. My daughter does what she can now she is recovering. I had nobody else to do shopping as my son lives with me and he is also shielding, we are both on the extremely vulnerable list. I have also been waiting for an operation which has been cancelled again and I have not been outside the house for months.
I got in touch with the council’s hotline and they arranged a volunteer to come and do my shopping. At first Antony went for my shopping and then I was able to get food deliveries, but he still picks my bread, milk, and potatoes every week and my prescriptions. He has been really good, I don’t know what I would have done without him. Even on my worst days he makes me laugh and sometimes he is the only person I see for weeks…my son spends all his time in another room and he struggles with depression and other health conditions.
As long as I’ve got this support and I know I can get food and prescriptions I can cope with lockdown. I asked Antony if he will still come if we go into lockdown and he just said ‘stop panicking girl’ and told me not to worry.
I am grateful for everything people have done for me. I have felt a bit down lately and I know that if things get any worse, I can phone the hotline and they can advise me.
“I asked Antony if he will still come if we go into lockdown and he just said ‘stop panicking girl’ and told me not to worry.”
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