Covid-19 support network
Somerset County Council have put out advice on how to get help during the current medical emergency. We’ve published this below pretty much verbatim. It should be self explanatory
The County Council is working hard to ensure those self-isolating and/or vulnerable adults and their children receive appropriate food, sanitary products and medication.
However please continue to look out for friends, family, neighbours and the community, but most of all yourself. It’s important you stay safe, so you can continue to help others.
A wave of community groups have been set up across Somerset to assist those in need, which is truly humbling to see. Please visit www.sparksomerset.org.uk/ in the first instance for the latest information and guidance on local community support.
- Somerset Community Foundation has launched the Somerset Coronavirus appeal to get vital funding to local charities and community organisations that helping the most vulnerable people during the outbreak.
- Money saving expert, Martin Lewis, has launched the Coronavirus Poverty Relief Fund where £1m is available to fund urgent small charity COVID-19 poverty relief. Applications close at 11:59 on Wednesday 25th.
- Spark has launched ‘Corona Helpers’, a free online platform on which COVID-19 support groups can recruit and manage volunteers and individuals can pledge their support.
The Community Council for Somerset (community / village agents) are already working in communities with different groups and individuals to make sure the vulnerable are identified and supported. Local village agent details can be found at https://somersetagents.org/somerset-village-agents/