Gisburn Primary School www.gisburn.lancsngfl.ac.uk

Village Hall www.gisburnfestivalhall.org.uk - facebook Group

St Marys Gisburn www.stmarysgisburn.church - facebook page

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Coronavirus

Volunteer helpers for Gisburn there are volunteers who can provide help to residents unable to leave their houses.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11bsBGnGenc0bsJfT3FodapWsOw9pByuJFPzmb8bDRxc/edit?usp=sharing

If anyone else would like to be added to the list of volunteers or needs any help, please contact Keith Kirby on 07933160380 or via email at drkkirby100@gmail.com.

Ribble Valley Community Hub.

The hub will be aimed at residents/ businesses within the Borough who need extra help during the Coronavirus outbreak

Ribble Valley Community Support for those affected by the Coronavirus 

We have set up a dedicated phone number to help the most vulnerable people in our community who are facing difficulties, worries and loneliness as a result of Coronavirus- this will be manned by Council staff 

We will be working in partnership with residents, businesses, partners and the voluntary sector to provide free help and support with everyday needs such as:

  • Obtaining food parcels
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Preventing loneliness
  • Housing advice
  • Financial and debt advice
  • Help with shopping
  • Meals on Wheels 

This helpline is available for:

  • residents that may need additional support during the outbreak
  • those wanting to volunteer their time and services to help those in need in their local community.
  • local businesses seeking advice or the latest Government information  

Anyone needing support can call 01200 414597 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. 

There are also online forms which can be completed by both those requesting help and those seeking volunteering opportunities:

  • Ask for help and support
  • Volunteer your time and services

Lancashire County Council

Lancashire COVID-19 Community Support Fund

Dear Colleague, 

Our focus is on providing the essential services which support the most vulnerable people in Lancashire. We are working closely with other local authority partners, as well as the community and voluntary sectors across Lancashire, to be able to provide help to those who need it most during the coming weeks. Community hubs have been created in each district across Lancashire to coordinate the support and help which is available for those in need. . They are being managed and operated by local authority staff who are engaging with community volunteer support.

We recognise that a lot of people who need to self-isolate or who are otherwise vulnerable during the pandemic will have really strong arrangements in place with family, friends, neighbours and local shops providing their essential support and reducing their feelings of loneliness. The new community hubs help will not replace that. They will be safety nets for those without others to help them out or if those arrangements break down for whatever reason, including if the person helping them becomes unwell themselves. The hubs can also signpost residents to services such as preventing loneliness, mental health support and financial and debt advice. 

We have lots of useful information on how to get help for vulnerable residents and how to volunteer to help on the link below. You also can view the contact details for your local community hub on these pages. 

Please feel to share the information on these pages: 

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/your-health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/#section4 

Many extremely vulnerable residents have already been written to by Central Government about the ongoing provision of food. This Government doorstep service will be rolling out this week. We are also actively encouraging those who have not been written to, but who are struggling, to reach out to us via the contacts shown on the link above.