600 Volunteers sign up for Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub in first week

Monday 6 April 2020 600 Volunteers sign up for Nottinghamshire Community Support Hub in first week

 

Ashfield District Council, alongside Nottinghamshire County Council and the six other District and borough councils, has launched Phase Two of the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub.

The Hub has been designed to offer advice and support to communities over the coming weeks and is a lifeline for vulnerable people, families and residents who can’t leave their homes or who are self-isolating at home.

The Hub is an essential local authority service for residents during the Coronavirus period.

Since launching last week, the Hub has had more than 400 people request support and a further 600 people and organisations sign up as volunteers.

The Hub signposts people to offer help with essential services such as:

  • Food supplies and delivery
  • Collecting and delivering medicines
  • Personal and social support – dog walking, collecting newspapers
  • Advice on physical, mental and emotional health
  • Transport needs

The volunteers will be linked with local voluntary organisations to garner the help where it’s most needed. 

For more information on how you can register for support or as a volunteer please visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronaviruscommunityhub

You can also register for support or as a volunteer by calling the Customer Service Centre (0300 500 80 80) between 8am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.

The County Council earlier this week launched a £1 million Nottinghamshire COVID-19 Community Fund to help local charities and community organisations continue to deliver essential services to vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents impacted by COVID-19.