WITH the nation continuing its battle with coronavirus and England being in its third lockdown, individuals and organisations are continuing to offer help and support for others within the community during these surreal times. Here are just some of the offers of such help which are in our area…..
WITH the nation continuing its battle with coronavirus and England being in its third lockdown, individuals and organisations are continuing to offer help and support for others within the community during these surreal times.
Here are just some of the offers of such help which are in our area…..
Alton Covid Support Volunteers are back in action. Are you on your own with no support? Struggling to cope, worried, need a bit of help or someone to chat to? Maybe someone to pick up a prescription, do some shopping or post a letter?
If anyone is on their own and needs help please get in touch with the volunteer who supported them earlier in the year or directly with the Alton Covid Support Group on 01538 703222 or 07989 268096. Prescriptions from Alton Surgery: the surgery have the list of volunteers and can contact directly.
Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook
The Forsbrook Parish Council is offering help and support to vulnerable residents within the parish with their shopping and medical requirements.
Anyone who needs help and support is invited to contact parish clerk Dawn Plant on 07919 911938.
Blythe Centre Phone-Buddy Scheme
This service consists of regular phone-calls by one of their volunteers to an individual in the district who is isolating, or just feels too much on their own.
A spokesman explained: “The service now works with nearly three dozen folk and brings definite benefits. It’s not a counselling service, but just a friendly phone-call.
“The service is organised through the volunteer Care & Fun Charity, which is the community charity based in Blythe Bridge, and which also runs the Blythe library centre.”
For further details go online to https://blythecentre.wordpress.com/2020/10/28/keeping-strong or call 01782 485269 (during office hours).
Cheadle town councillor Liz Whitehouse has stated her pledge to help vulnerable residents during the second lockdown, on social media. She said: “With the second lockdown now confirmed from Thursday it’s time again to all pull together as a community.
“If you are lonely, I’ll give you a call and talk to you. If you can’t go out I’ll go to shop for your essentials for you.
“If you need support I’ll point you to the appropriate service to help you. If you need anything from me, just let me know and I’ll try my best to get you sorted.”
Cllr Whitehouse can be contacted via her Facebook page.
Checkley and Tean
Checkley Parish Council is offering support to its residents in need.
For further details go online to www.checkleyparishcouncil.co.uk/covid-19-community-support.
Resident Christine Stonier is offering to help fellow residents with their shopping and prescriptions, etc. Either email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or text her on 07960 230984.
Help is available from a network of volunteers within the Draycott-in-the-Moors Covid Support Group. Call councillor Kate Bradshaw on 07715 284580 or Parish Clerk Denise Wheat on 07812 056085.
There are various community initiatives to help the community of Werrington during the pandemic being organised by resident Sue Brownsword via the ‘All Things Werrington for Werrington and the surrounding areas’ Facebook page, including a scheme to help provide food for families in need.
DOES your community have a similar volunteer scheme set up to help the elderly and vulnerable during this unprecedented time? Email details to email@example.com.
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