2020-03-23 09:28:58 UTC
I understand people's reluctance to go on FB, but they might be able to
help you Sid or anyone else who is struggling. I know there are several
groups that are setup for Bedford people and lots of initiatives there
to help people who are house-bound, self-isolating or vulnerable.
A quick search on Shepherd's Bush found:
Shepherd's Bush Friends and Families
Finding Lost Friends in Shepherd's Bush
Shepherd's Bush Community
and I'm sure there are more
There's very little you need to tell FB to get setup and you can create
a fake email address to use (it will need to be a real address, but you
can setup a new one just for FB). I would also recommend that you
install Fluff-Busting Purity (you just put that name in the search box
and click yes to download the extension for your browser). That lets you
control lots of the annoying aspects, not least hiding all the ads - we
wouldn't want anyone being Dom-inated into voting for something like
Brexit would we ? :)
Another useful resource could be NextDoor. I'm not altogether
comfortable with that and there's lots of genuine "U OK hun ?" nonsense
on it, but again it could put you in touch with local help groups.
Sorry I can't do more as stuck at home self-isolating, but anything I
can do remotely for anyone just ask.