An Ashfield community hub has been set up to provide information for residents about support that is available across the District.
We have collected information from voluntary agencies across Ashfield who are willing to support vulnerable people and put them on the Ashfield District Council website: www.ashfield.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus-advice-for-residents/community-support-and-volunteering/
Nottinghamshire County Council are co-ordinating efforts across Nottinghamshire to link those people in need with those organisations who can help. Their central hub is available here: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/community-support-and-volunteering
If you are staying at home because of Coronavirus and need urgent help, you can also call Nottinghamshire County Council's Customer Service Centre on 0300 500 8080 between 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Ashfield community hub holds information on voluntary groups, foodbanks, churches and mutual aid Facebook groups.
We are gathering this information and updating the page daily. If you do not see your organisation on our hub and you are willing to help, please email us at email@example.com with your details and a brief summary of what services you can offer. We will also pass this information on to the central hub at Nottinghamshire County Council.
If you are a private business either willing to help out or require volunteers/paid workers to help with your efforts, please contact us with your details and again we will add your details to our community hub.
If you are an individual volunteer wishing to help out we would ask that you approach your local volunteering group or one of the groups listed on our community hub.
Councillor Jason Zadrozny, Leader of the Council said: “I’m proud to see so many volunteers already coming forward to help the most vulnerable in our society.
“We have already received hundreds of calls from residents asking how they can help, it is fantastic to see such community spirit. At this time we ask that you check on vulnerable or elderly neighbours and if you wish to volunteer watch out for national appeals on how you can best do that.
“This is a constantly changing situation and we will provide updates as often as we can.”