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Supporting the vulnerable in Linton during Covid-19
Updated 2 November 2020:
Parish Councillor, Julie Urquhart, is coordinating the volunteer effort to support those in need of help while self-isolating during the Covid-19 outbreak. During the spring lockdown period a group of volunteers helped around half a dozen households by undertaking grocery shopping, picking up medication or other chores. Now that we are entering a second lockdown period, the volunteers are still available to help the vulnerable and those who are self-isolating and need help with essential chores.
We can support those in need with the following: grocery shopping, collecting prescriptions, medication or other essential supplies, and keep-in-touch phone calls. We are also able to help medical staff and other key workers if they are in need of help with grocery shopping etc.
Contact Julie on 07943 734587
If you are able to volunteer to help those who are self-isolating, please get in touch and we will add you to our list of volunteers. We know that lots of residents are already helping their neighbours and family members, so just a few reminders on staying safe while supporting others:
- Only volunteer if you are well enough and not self-isolating or in a high-risk group yourself.
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds after going out on errands.
- Stay at least two metres away from the people you’re helping.
- Do not enter people’s homes.
Some useful resources:
Maidstone Covid-19 Website: Latest advice from the Government regarding Covid-19, support for the vulnerable, what benefits you can apply for and all the details regarding the Community Hub, with links to register for help and support: https://www.maidstone.gov.uk/home/other-services/covid-19
Businesses offering home delivery services: https://www.visitmaidstone.com/eating-and-drinking/home-deliveries-and-takeaways
KCF Social isolation campaign - Knock and check
We would be grateful if you could help promote the Kent Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter Campaign “Knock and Check” to your residents. It is an excellent initiative, which is also supported by principal authorities across the county and ourselves and one that we hope you will support. The KCF campaign is aimed at reigniting the community spirit seen during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic and do something small to help those most vulnerable during the cold winter months.
Small actions could make a big difference:
- Knock on the door to say ‘hello’
- Offer to pick up some food or add something to your online shopping
- Drop off a slice of cake
- Plate up an extra meal
- Share books or magazines
- Volunteer for one of our fantastic organisations in Kent and Medway
- Share details of supporting services
Remember to follow Government guidelines on social distancing to keep communities safe from COVID-19.
- Keep a 2m distance, staying outdoors at all times
- Wash your hands before and after a visit
- Wear a face mask
To find out more about how you can take part, visit www.kentcf.org.uk/knockandcheck.
We have attached some promotional material which we hope you find helpful.
Many thanks for your help and support.
Kent Association of Local Councils
White Cliffs Business Park
Kent, CT16 3PJ
Tel: 07475 034346