Get help if you - or a friend - need it

Wotton Area Mutual Aid (WAMA) exists to support residents during the Covid-19 restrictions. We match people who need help with volunteers who are able to offer it. 

If you have any questions about the help WAMA volunteers offer, please email:

Help from a WAMA volunteer

From picking up your shopping (or prescription) to phoning you for a chat, WAMA volunteers are here to help. They won't be able to come into your home, but are able to support you whilst maintaining 'social distancing'. 

Help with prescriptions

Our small team of prescription volunteers is here if you need help ordering and picking up prescriptions. Simply fill in the form and a volunteer will be in touch to arrange getting your prescription picked up and delivered to you.

WAMA Boxes

WAMA is able to deliver a free box of essential groceries to anyone who is finding it hard to make ends meet at this difficult time. There's no need for a referral. Just request a box and our WAMA volunteers will be in touch.

Bowl of soup

Free Soup Kitchen

A free soup kitchen is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am - midday. Call 01453 844726 (only on Weds and Thurs). WAMA volunteers will take your details and deliver your soup to you. More information can be found in our soup kitchen leaflet. Soup flavours are updated weekly.

Find more information in our free soup flyer »

Additional help

The Long Table offers frozen meals (7 meals for £25, with an option for meals for free or a small donation). Call 01453 367499 or email: Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm.

Severn Vale Community Kitchen offers fresh meal delivery (7 meals for £25, with an option for free meals).

Visit for menus and to order online, or order by phone on: 01453 708338. Tuesdays and Fridays.

Barnwood Trust exists to support well-being and mental health. They can provide grants, starting from £50, to help buy goods, such as essential household items, family games, phone credit or craft materials. Apply online at, by email or call 01242 539935.

Financial arrangements

The way you reimburse the person assisting you for incurring shopping or prescription costs is agreed between you. We suggest that people set a £20 limit per assistance and that you get receipts to confirm how much has been spent.

We ask that you do not give your credit or debit cards to anyone else to do your shopping. Wotton Co-op has a portable card reader available which the person assisting you can bring to your home if needed. Find out more about the Co-op's portable card reader on YouTube (video length: 4:37). You could set up a Paypal or BACS transfer between you. It's important to ensure that both parties stay secure.

Areas we cover

Wotton Area Mutual Aid (WAMA) was set up to cover Wotton-under-Edge and its surrounding villages, based on the areas supported by the two GP surgeries in the town.

Some villages have their own support groups but WAMA does respond to all requests that come directly to us. 

Areas covered are indicated within the map alongside this and include: Wotton, Charfield, Wickwar, Hillesley, Hawkesbury, Cromhall, Tortworth, Tresham, North Nibley, Ozleworth, Bowcott, Whiteway and Stancombe.

Map of Wotton-under-Edge and surrounding villages