How You Can Help

The most important thing you can do is to look after yourself, and your family and friends, by following the Government’s advice around staying at home and away from others and following the SMA-focused advice from leading neuromuscular experts and clinicians on our website.

However, whether or not you and / or your family are restricted in your / their ability to leave the house, there are some other ways you may be able to help others. Here are some suggestions:

  • GoodSAM is a group asking for NHS volunteer responders to help with things like transporting equipment, supplies and / or medication between NHS services and sites, and providing telephone support to those at risk of loneliness.
     
  • Covid Symptom Tracker – You can download this app to self-report daily, even if you don’t have any symptoms. This will help scientists identify: high-risk areas in the UK; who is most at risk, by better understanding symptoms linked to underlying health conditions; how fast the virus is spreading in your area.
     
  • SMA Voices – Please share your tips and ideas for dealing with self-isolation and staying at home. You can read ones we've already published from people here. If you have anything you’d like to share, or if you’ve seen any resources you think others may find helpful, please email office@smauk.org.uk
     
  • Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. Information about this new organisation is here. Click on the tab at the top to find your local group.
     
  • The Guardian has published some information you may find helpful with suggestions on how to get involved and ideas for how to volunteer safely.