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Support for clinically extremely vulnerable residents

Visit GOV.UK for the latest advice on shielding and protecting people defined on medical grounds as extremely vulnerable.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable to coronavirus and need support, there is help available through the Bracknell Forest Community Response.

The Bracknell Forest Community Response

The Bracknell Forest Community Response is made up of a network of volunteers and run in partnership with The Ark Trust.

Who can get help

You can get help if you live in Bracknell Forest, you don't have support from family and friends and you:

  • are shielding (or living with someone who is)
  • have received a letter from the government telling you that you are clinically extremely vulnerable and must take extra care during the new national restrictions
  • are social distancing but have other health conditions, disabilities or caring responsibilities that make it difficult for you to leave your home

How the response can help

They can help with things like:

  • food shopping
  • collecting prescriptions
  • dog walking
  • information and advice

Contact the Bracknell Forest Community Response by:

You will need to pay for this shopping - it will not be free - but the service itself is. 

Parent of a Clinically Extremely Vulnerable child


If you are worried that your child or children are being impacted by your current situation please contact the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) to see what help may be available for your children.

You can contact MASH by:

Short Breaks team

Our Short Breaks team email information about support and activities for children with additional needs. If you’d like to be added to the mailing list, email:

Advice leaflet

You can download a copy of our advice leaflet which was sent out to vulnerable residents.

Contact information

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