by Jackie Hook on 29 March, 2020
Firstly, thank you to everyone that has offered to help in any way they can in the face of the current COVID-19 outbreak. The Newton Abbot response has been unbelievable!
We know many of you are keen to help but have found it difficult to find out how best to do so.
Councillors also are working together to see how best we can help coordinate any efforts to assist those who are vulnerable, provide useful information from the council or government, and help in any other way we can. There is much useful information on Teignbridge District Council’s webpage https://www.teignbridge.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
We are sure everyone is aware of how quickly the situation is evolving, and therefore what we say today may no longer be possible in 24 hours.
How you can help others
If you would like to help your neighbours, our community and those vulnerable, we recommend the following in the first instance:
Helping us to help you
As councillors we want to assist in facilitating resources where we can, by putting together a resource list, but we need your help to do so. Teignbridge Community and Voluntary Services is coordinating the response of established and new support groups responding to the Coronavirus outbreak https://www.teigncvs.org.uk/
Please send us details of the local street/community communication group or mailing list you have setup, as well as a primary contact for this group so that we can direct people that contact us or known vulnerable residents to it if they are in your area.
Contact us if:
We cannot cover everything in this post, so will try to answer any questions on things we have missed as we can, however, please appreciate that some of our councillors are already, or are likely to be self isolating themselves as well.
Please do always take the NHS and Government’s advice as the primary source of information and recommendation for how to act in the coming weeks:
Other help can be found at,
CAB citizensadviceteignbridge.org.uk Tel 0344 411 1444
Federation of Small Businesses https://www.fsb.org.uk/ Tel 0808 20 20 888Leave a comment