Maldon District Community Hub update
24 May 2021
We are pleased to see that the Governments roadmap to taking the country out of Lockdown is on track and restrictions are being lifted in line with the previously laid out roadmap.
the duration of the current lockdown the Community hub has continued to operate
a helpline for the community however we are seeing low numbers of calls and the
focus has shifted from supporting people who are shielded or self-isolating to
longer term issues relating to hardship and changes in circumstances. In response,
the community partners have a number of projects and pieces of work ongoing:
emotional support workshops will be taking place across the district throughout
June for anyone with anxieties realting
to their experiences of the pandemic. More details online here https://www.maldoncvs.org.uk/training/
Community based volunteer response for help with prescription requests and
shopping is being created to continue to help people who need support with
district wide food support consultation is underway to understand the current
and future needs of people in the community who have used or are using food
banks or food pracel/voucher support. This can be completed online here www.maldoncvs.org.uk/food or hard copies can be supplied if required by calling
Community Container project is now active and able to support people in crisis
(including self-isolation) with a range of items including food parcels, child
care items, household electricals, cooking equipment. Full details are online
here www.maldoncvs.org.uk/community-storage and organisations and agencies are
able to make online referrals to the response partners for support.
support to the local vaccination centre with volunteer management and promotion
of the vaccine amongst areas of low take up.
From the end of May 2021 the formal community hub response
will close, meaning that the helpline will be operational within the usual
business of Maldon and District CVS and people can access support by phoning
the charity and if necessary leaving a message.
Maldon and District CVS and the response partners would like
to thank everyone across the district who has provided support to the community
since March 2020.