CHARNWOOD COMMUNITY ACTION PLAN
The Council has launched Charnwood Community Action in partnership with John Storer Charnwood, The Bridge and other voluntary organisations including Loughborough Against Corona and Parish and Town Councils to help support residents in Charnwood during these difficult times.
The Charnwood Community Action Hub will respond to the various needs of the community including helping those who are self-isolating access shopping and prescription delivery. It will also help those who have been identified in need of specialist help, access food parcels and befriending support.
(Please note that if a resident has received a letter from the NHS which identifies them as someone at risk and if they do not have family or a support network to help them get food and medicine they should go to www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327)
We have been very grateful of the response so far from a number of Parish and Town Councils and groups within your villages and wondered if you could support us by helping to sign post residents who need support and the groups/agencies which can offer help, to register on the John Storer Charnwood website www.jscharnwood.org.uk
In particular we would like to know if there is any group willing to help us distribute to those identified as needing food parcels. We would deliver to a central point (recommendation welcome) and volunteers could deliver from there. We would ask that those who volunteer to deliver follow the protocol which we can share with you.
Whilst we really appreciate all those that wish to help and support in their communities, we need to ensure the following criteria must be met for all volunteers;
•you and everybody in your household is well and have no symptoms like a cough or high temperature
•you are under 70
•you are not pregnant
•you do not have any long-term health conditions that make you vulnerable to coronavirus
Your help with identifying groups and volunteers in your villages is greatly appreciated and we will keep you updated with any developments.
As things seem to change on a daily basis please bear with us.
Sent on behalf of Charnwood Community Action
Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 10:23 by Ursula Southan