Even with lockdown restrictions easing for some, the weeks and months ahead are still likely to be challenging for many people. It is important that we continue to care for friends and neighbours, those who live alone or are vulnerable, and those who are self-isolating – by phone contact and doorstep support.
The Pandemic Support Hotline has now been merge back into the Woodchurch HUB however the Hotline Support Team will still be there to provide help and support. Now you only need to remember one number (01233 861381) then press 1 for the HUB Helpline. The helpline is still contactable by email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Since the beginning of the Pandemic we have been providing you with weekly village updates, however from July 2020 these will now be brought back into the monthly HUB Newsletter. We hope that you found the weekly updates useful, and also brought you some smiles during the difficult times. a big thank you to our update editorial team (especially Lesley and Philippa) for all their hard work. You can read all of the Pandemic weekly updates here.
If you need help (e.g. delivering shopping, picking up medicines or other supplies, collecting newspapers, posting mail etc. or just a friendly phone call), please contact the central support hotline above.
The support is provided by local volunteers who will do their best to help you.
If you can offer help and are willing to help provide support for local residents who are having to self-isolate please register. We are looking for people to work as local “Street Coordinators”, who are willing to provide support and be a trusted friendly face to isolated friends and neighbours. We are also looking for volunteers who could help with dog walking where needed.
Support for vulnerable people during the Pandemic is being coordinated nationally between Central Government, KCC, Borough and local councils and the community sector. Any calls made to national or regional support numbers are being passed to the most appropriate local support group to provide the on-the-ground support.
You may call any of the national or regional support lines to request help, however these will eventually be passed to the Woodchurch support hotline to provide the physical support locally. You are likely to get the fastest response by calling the Woodchurch Support Hotline first.
Your local support number is 01233 861381
The church are collecting non-perishabe food and other supplies to distribute to people who cannot leave their homes. As the Church is now locled, any donations can be left at one of the following drop-off points:
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The Woodchurch HUB has remained operational throughout the lockdown period by phone and email and is hoping to once again open its doors on July 20th. If you visit the HUB please do not be offended if you are asked to remain at the door as it is important that we continue to protect our volunteer staff in line with the latest government guidelines.
If you would like to volunteer to help with The HUB please contact us for more information.
The Church. Although All Saints Church had to close during the lockdown, it has now re-opened for private prayer and services. For more information the Church comminity in Woodchurch please visit the All Saints Church Web site.
Please help the community and continue to look out for your friends and neighbours. A friendly phone call can make all the difference for someone who is isolated at home.
Take every precaution to ensure you are spreading only kindness, especially if you are providing or receiving doorstep support. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid physical contact (2 metres distance).
Beware of scammers. Do not trust anyone who you don’t know who knocks on your door offering help. If in doubt contact the central support hotline for advice.
|Report Type||Report Name||Report Date||Document Link|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 6th July 2020||06 Jul 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 29th June 2020||29 Jun 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 22nd June 2020||22 Jun 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 15th June 2020||15 Jun 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 8th June 2020||08 Jun 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 1st June 2020||01 Jun 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 25th May 2020||25 May 2020|
|Pandemic||Pandemic Community Update 18th May 2020||18 May 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 11th May 2020||11 May 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 4th May 2020||04 May 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 27th April 2020||27 Apr 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 20th April 2020||20 Apr 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 13th April 2020||13 Apr 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 6th April 2020||06 Apr 2020|
|Pandemic||Supporting our community in these challenging times||20 Mar 2020|
|Pandemic||Covid-19 Community Update 30th March 2020||30 Mar 2020|