Message from Herefordshire Council
Talk Community Covid Response are sending every household in Herefordshire a letter focussed on the vulnerable people and the support they will need outside of their existing network.
We have a central coordination centre with a dedicated telephone line for vulnerable people and volunteers to contact us and we will then link them back into the community organisations. There is already some fantastic community responses happening and the council can support the infrastructure through this response and provide community resilience.
Many of the wards and parishes have provided us with information of the community work being undertaken however there are some areas where we have little information, please do forward the team any community information on the email address below with the key coordinator.
The areas of support that will be coordinated are:
- Urgent supplies
- Picking up meds (DBS check needed)
- Pet walking
- Calling vulnerable people during this difficult time
People wishing to volunteer can register and vulnerable people needing support can register on the following link: https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/covid19help the dedicated telephone number will be fully live from Tuesday 24th March
which is 01432 260027 and email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Message from our Chairman
In these uncertain times it is proving difficult for some of our elderly and self-isolating neighbours to leave their homes and purchase essential food items. As we no longer have a village shop, the Manager of Lucksall Caravan Park has today contacted me and offered to enable those elderly or self-isolating residents, living in Holme Lacy, to phone up and purchase essential supplies from the on-site shop by calling 01432 870213. Lucksall Caravan Park have kindly offered to deliver these items free of charge. Payment will be taken by card over the phone. Minimum order £10.00.
Please call between 9-3 on Monday- Saturday
The Riverside Bar & Eatery based at Lucksall are offering freshly cooked meals ready to be re-heated for your convenience to your door, please call Lucksall for more information.
I would very much appreciate it if you could help to spread the word to your elderly neighbours or those in self-isolation who may not use social media and see this post.
Please look after yourselves and each other.
Chairman, Holme Lacy Parish Council
If you have any elderly neighbours that are self-isolating and would like to let them know you are there to help please download the postcard below by clicking #ViralKindness.
This idea was initiated by a Cornish resident who was feeling pretty helpless watching the news and wanted to do something about it.