March 25, 2020

Your NHS needs you – how to become an NHS Volunteer Responder

It’s essential that we all pull together as part of the national effort. Together, we can protect the most vulnerable, reduce pressures on our NHS and care system so we can save lives.

That's why this Government has called on the nation to sign up to become an NHS Volunteer Responder and join an army of over 400,000 volunteers helping the most vulnerable people in our communities.

These volunteers will help support the 1.5 million extremely vulnerable people who have been asked to stay at home to shield themselves from coronavirus for twelve weeks. They will make a real difference to some of the households who have been most affected by the outbreak – from delivering essential prescriptions to calling to check on the wellbeing of those self-isolating.

The most important thing everyone must do to stop the spread of the virus is continue to follow the latest public health advice – which is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives. However, if you want to help those who need it during these difficult times, become a volunteer to help the most vulnerable in our society.

How to get involved

Members of the public can sign up quickly and easily at to become NHS Volunteer Responders, and can be called on to do simple but vital tasks such as:

• delivering medicines from pharmacies

• driving patients to their appointments

• bringing patients home from hospital, and

• making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

Your NHS needs you. Over 405,000 people have already signed up to be volunteers for the NHS. Go to to sign up and help make a difference, today.

Region Labour's Pension Tax (£) Extra Months to Work
England 11,167 44
East Midlands 6,150 50
Greater London 12,871 45
North East 9,758 38
North West 6,835 47
South East 14,270 40
South West 7,407 45
West Midlands 10,729 41
Northern Ireland 13,718 35
Scotland 10,653 41
Wales 11,691 36
United Kingdom 11,253 43

Commenting, Therese Coffey, Secretary of State for the Department of Work and Pensions, said:

“Corbyn’s Pension Tax will see ten million savers facing a huge bill forcing them to delay their retirement for almost three and a half years.
“This is just one of the ways a Corbyn government would hammer hardworking people on top of his plans to hike up taxes by £2,400 a year, as well as the cost of his plan for unlimited immigration and the chaos of 2020 being dominated by two more referendums – one on Brexit and another on Scottish independence.
“Only Boris Johnson and the Conservative Party can get Brexit done with a deal, get parliament working again and turbocharge our economy to unleash Britain’s potential.”

Read more about how this Pension Tax will impact millions of savers (PDF)

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