Breckland Community Support Hub Network – COVID-19 Response

Breckland Council have now set up their Community Support Hub Network. The hub has been established at Breckland Council in attempt to help coordinate a joined up local response to the countywide strategy being developed to shield our most vulnerable residents.

They have provided some useful links and information for people regarding giving or receiving support.

Voluntary Norfolk will be using their volunteering portal to gather the various roles that are needed in the sector and they are encouraging individuals that would like to support the COVID-19 response to sign up via portal http://www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/ This Norfolk-wide volunteering portal aims to ensure help can be co-ordinated in a structured way to help or to do roles which require safeguarding and training. If you are in a position to be a volunteer – or you are volunteering already – please don’t forget to register online too. This will help give us a more complete picture of the support available across the district. Everyone’s aim is to ensure local people can get help locally through a combination of willing volunteers, local community groups and staff and that food and medicines can continue to be supplied to householders who are self-isolating without any other means of neighbourly or family support.

Local Groups for Funding Support

Also, Norfolk Community Foundation has set-up a ‘Covid-19 Community Response Fund’ to support vital community projects which are well-placed to take action. This additional public fundraising will help to adapt or expand services to provide much needed care and support – now, and in the months ahead. You can help raise awareness in your wards of this fund, and of the opportunity to donate to it and encourage people to donate to it by promoting the schemes at the below link:

https://www.norfolkfoundation.com/giving-philanthropy/covid19communityresponsefund/

Next steps

There will be public communication going out via Breckland Communications Team to advise best contacts for people needing help and support. Please look out for this on their our website and social media channels and help spread the message

https://www.breckland.gov.uk/

 

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