At this difficult time we want to look after the most vulnerable in our community and particularly our older people.
Our proposed volunteer scheme is about being available to help our older people. It is also about volunteers coming forward to enable us to provide that support. The Parish Council has limited powers and responsibilities in respect of public health. It can, however, act a voice for the community. It can also use its resources to help co-ordinate a community response to the current situation aimed at supporting the most vulnerable in the communities of Coxhoe and Quarrington Hill.
We know that our communities will be responding to those who need help. Family will be looking out for family and friends. However we want to make sure no one in our community is left isolated, out of touch or lonely where we can. We want to make sure that our older people have someone they can have a chat with if they are unsure about things. We also want to make sure that, during self isolation, those who have no available support from family and friends have someone who can go to the shops for them.
While we can act as a point of contact and co-ordinators we need more volunteers on the ground to support our older people. Please come forward to support our community.
Find out more on our Coxhoe Coronavirus Community Response Volunteer Scheme page.