The Coronavirus situation is ongoing and many of you are concerned about the vulnerable, the isolating and the less able in our communities, and are offering volunteer support to them.
As the days have gone on, frameworks have begun to evolve where this can be carried out in an official capacity with support from councils and community groups to ensure safety and social distancing etc.
It’s at times like this community is most valuable and so many folk are offering themselves selflessly to help. It’s a real point of light in the darkness.
To this end, Kevin Pitt, the Police, Engagement and Consultation Officer for Walsall has sent the following message – to sign up, click the link, and fill in the online form.
Thank you all. Together, we will get through this.
Kevin Pitt wrote:
I hope you are all well and taking care during the current health emergency.
We are working with Walsall Council and other partners to offer support to individuals and communities in the current, difficult circumstances.
Walsall Council, along with One Walsall, the borough’s volunteering bureau, is collating a list of volunteers that can support residents in need which will be co-ordinated through 4 hubs across the borough.
Could you do anything to help – to quote a phrase ‘every little helps’, so whatever you can offer will be appreciated. If you think you can help, please follow this link to fill in the online form: https://onewalsall.org/coronavirus-how-you-can-help/
If you know if any community group or business that is closing down or reducing it’s services please let me know so that we can get a picture of what is happening in our local community.
Message Sent By
Kevin Pitt (Police, Engagement and Consultation Officer, Walsall)