Community partners launch new emergency response

4 March 2021

A new approach to getting support to individuals and families in the Maldon District who find themselves in crisis has been launched. Building on the coronavirus response team formed in March last year a group of local organisations have created a Community Storage facility to hold items centrally to distribute to the community as needed.

The storage facility will enable partners to supply food, hygiene and cleaning products, small household items and child-care items to people in need and will ensure that ongoing support is made available to individuals

The storage facility will be able to be accessed by a range of local organisations including the Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service – Maldon Family Hub, Maldon and District CVS, Maldon District Council, Moat Foundation and Churches Together in Maldon.

Sarah Troop, Director at Maldon and District CVS said “During the past twelve months the partnership response set up to support people affected by coronavirus has shown us what can be achieved when we all work together. The new storage facility will ensure that the wrap around support and signposting will continue in the district for years to come”.

Cllr Wendy Stamp, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I am delighted that we are supporting our partners with this excellent initiative. It is a sad fact that due to the coronavirus pandemic, so many are in need of extra support and I am sure that this community storage facility will make a huge difference to those who need it.”

Organisations will be able to refer people for support via the website or members of the public can call the community helpline on 01621 851997.