A Bellsmyre-based digital community which is reaching out to people feeling lonely and isolated during the coronavirus outbreak is stressing that help is only a click away.

The group's befriender phone service is lifting people's spirits as the lockdown continues.

The phone service is just one of a range of methods deployed by Bellsmyre Community Facebook Page to help residents get through the crisis.

The charity is offering vital support to people needing emergency supplies of food, toiletries and medications.

Residents can also take part in online exercise sessions and reading, while IT specialists will help with PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones.

Project manager Kathleen Smith said: "These resources are for everyone. If you’re not on Facebook, that's not a problem."

In an effort to reach as many people as possible, Kathleen explained how to contact the project via Google.

Her advice is:

Go to Google. Type in “Bellsmyre Digital Community”

Click on “Bellsmyre Digital Community Facebook” You will see Dumbarton Castle at the top of the page.

Click on “home” at the top of the column on the left hand side. You’re now ready to start.

Tap on a picture to open any resource you like.

Kathleen added that if people get stuck they can contact the project at Bellsmyre Digital Community on Facebook, by emailing ksbeldig@hotmail.com or by phoning or texting 07745 435316.