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Newington Parish Council

Volunteers wanted to help support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak

By Mrs Wendy Licence Newington Parish Council

Thursday, 26 March 2020

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Swale Borough Council is asking for volunteers to help support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.

The council has been asked by the government to coordinate how to get support out to the most vulnerable people in the community.

Council spokesman said:

“We need to make sure these people can access information and can contact us to let us know the support they require.

“This also involves working with our partners in the community and voluntary sectors for their support. 

“We are already working hard to help the local community respond to this unprecedented situation, and this scheme is an important part of that. 

“The government has given us guidance on how this scheme should run, and we are urgently mobilising our efforts.”

The council is now looking for volunteers to help with deliveries of food and medicines to the vulnerable residents in Swale and have set up an online form for people interested in helping deliver this work. 

Volunteers must not be in one of the high risk categories identified by the government.

Training will be given, and social distancing measures will be followed by all temporary support and voluntary roles. 

Information has been sent to borough councillors, town and parish councils, and the local community and voluntary sector to help create as wide a network of support as possible.

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Mrs Wendy Licence

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Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 7JR

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