SOUTHAMPTON residents can now access a host of local services to cope with the coronavirus crisis.

People can search a range of services simply using their postcode.

These include practical support, food and medicine deliveries, advice, guidance and signposting.

There is also support available for key workers, pensioners, vulnerable people as well as those with emotional issues and substance abuse problems.

The new initiative will guide people affected by the COVID-19 outbreak and is coordinated by Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS).

However, the database of services is listed on the SO:Linked website.

SVS is also working with the city council (SCC) and NHS to coordinate a voluntary, community and social enterprise response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A statement on the SVS website says: "We recognise there is a lot of spontaneous localised activity that has sprung up in response to coronavirus.

"We are keen to ensure groups get the support and guidance they need, and are able to work collaboratively with other local organisations in order to ensure safe practice for vulnerable people and volunteers themselves."

SVS is urging residents to share its database on websites, social media, by word of mouth and through newsletters "repeatedly and often".

Charities, group, businesses and organisations offering COVID-19 support to Southampton residents of are also urged to make contact.

A spokesperson for SO:Linked said: "If you or someone you know needs practical or emotional support at this time get in touch and we’ll do our best to link you to the support you need.

"We also have a dedicated page which will be regularly updated with the Community Links for support during COVID-19 where you can get help and how you can be of help.

"So if you are impacted by self isolation or other issues surrounding coronavirus contact us and we will do our best to link you with voluntary organisations who can help in practical ways and offer emotional support.

"We can also signpost you to other resources and help you link in with virtual support groups, that can help you look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time."

For more information visit or call 023 8021 6050.