Here are Some useful websites with information which may be of interest to some within church.
Worcestershire County Council Coronavirus information – www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Worcester City Council is directing those in need to the #here2help service coordinated by Worcestershire County Council. #here2help focuses on assisting our communities and coordinating support, especially for vulnerable residents. If you need help and would like to be contacted by a helper or volunteer within 24hrs, please visit worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help
Can you help?
Our community is our strongest asset, especially in times of great need. If you can help as a volunteer, or to donate goods or services, again please please visit worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help
Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire have set up Stay Active at home – www.sportspartnershiphw.co.uk/api/email/view/Mzc5NS82NDc1MTAy
Also, feel free to share the following information:Are you spending a lot of time at home at the moment, during this difficult time and perhaps looking for things to do to keep busy?
Microvolunteering – This is a convenient and easy way to get involved if you have a computer. It can be done anytime, anywhere. The idea is that many people doing small actions can make a big impact. There are a wide range of activities involved including citizen science, letter writing, proof reading, photo-tagging, surveys etc. The causes supported are wide ranging and include the environment, communities, science and fighting poverty. Go to ‘Do Something Great’ – www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3KWxHVHN6nTGjKLNWt4qW0v/microvolunteering
Help from Home – www.helpfromhome.orgis also worth checking out. This group initiated ‘Microvolunteering Day’, which is on 15th April 2020. This group has been promoting microvolunteering since late 2008 and has been slowly building up a database of actions that anybody, anywhere can participate in.
If you enjoy knitting and have a stock of wool at hand you could consider doing some knitting for the Queen Mother’s Clothing Guild. You can read about the Guild at www.qmcg.org.uk There are local groups in Malvern, Upton and Ledbury. Items made include scarves for homeless people and items for premature babies The local contact is Sheilagh Daughtree – firstname.lastname@example.org (01684 561872) Sheilagh would be delighted to hear from you if you would like to get involved.
Age UK, Malvern & District are seeking volunteers who can shop for elderly people ‘self isolating’ at home and also to contact people. Anyone who can help, please ring Age UK on 01684 560666
South Worcestershire Citizens Advice Service will be continuing to offer support to those in need in the coming weeks, but due to the Covid-19 virus and until restrictions are over, their offices will not be accessible in person. Access to their services and support will be offered via the telephone or e-mail. For further information please visit www.citizensadvicesw.org.uk or call 01684 563611
Any new volunteering roles received to help with the present situation will be put on the national volunteering website,www.do-it.org and on the Malvern Hills Volunteering website-www.malvernhillsvolunteering.org
Childline: 0800 1111
Samaritans: 116 123
Domestic Violence Hotline: 0808 2000 247
Mind: 0300 123 3393 (Mental health concerns and struggles)
Age UK: 0800 169 6565 or chatline 0800 4708090
La Leche League: 0345 1202918 (for mums struggling to get formula milk)
Public Health England 0344 2253560 if you cant find the advice you need Out of Hours 01384 679031