Interlink Covid-19 Update 9 April: Community Resilience Hubs
We are hearing heroic stories every day about the support you are all providing – community and voluntary groups, neighbours, local Councillors and Community Resilience Hubs. It was lovely to catch Pontypridd Covid-19 groups getting a shout out on Radio Wales this morning to help inspire us all. If you need support, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01443 846200. Please find our latest information below.
RCT Local Fundraiser: Please help us promote our local Covid-19 Community Fund for voluntary groups in RCT Fundraiser – 100% of all funds raised will go to your community! https://www.facebook.com/donate/304360387197520/
Interlink Covid-19 Resources: Please see the latest Covid-19 information for community and voluntary groups in one place http://www.interlinkrct.org.uk/covid-19/
Volunteering: If you wish to volunteer or you wish to recruit volunteers, please visit https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/index-covid.htm or email email@example.com or call 01443 846200. COVID-19 Volunteer Poster
List of vulnerable people to shops ‘by end of today’ Supermarkets will have details by the end of today of 88,000 vulnerable people in Wales who should get priority slots for home deliveries, the Welsh Government says. Some people have been frustrated at Wales not being included in a programme to help prioritise food deliveries for those unable to leave the house and help us work together locally to get the support to those people who need it most.
RCT Community Resilience Hubs
We have had very positive discussions with RCTCBC, and the RCT virtual Community Resilience Hubs are now getting there with their services and starting to mobilise their volunteers. The Hubs will support any individual who has no other support – the referral route is not direct through the Hubs but through the Request Assistance or call 425020 (some people may need a higher level social care response that would not go to a Hub.
- Hubs are virtual hubs not physical places for people to visit.
- Food parcels are a Welsh Government scheme for shielded groups, if people are not on the ‘shielded’ list and have not received a letter and a phone call, but think they should qualify, they need to speak to their GP (except for the next point below).
2020-03-24 – Letter to individuals – IMPORTANT ADVICE TO KEEP YOU SAFE FROM CORONAVIRUS Footnote (w)
2020-03-24 – Letter to individuals – IMPORTANT ADVICE TO KEEP YOU SAFE FROM CORONAVIRUS Footnote
- RCTCBC will pick up the food parcels for shielded individuals if they are not able to prepare food for themselves or have a specific dietary requirement e.g. gluten intolerant, through a request for assistance.
- There are alternative arrangements in place for people who receive free school meals.
Request for Assistance and role of Community Resilience Centres If you do not have people who can help and support you, residents are advised Request Assistance. Alternatively you can contact the Council on 01443 425020.
Regardless of a person’s need or vulnerability or simply if they feeling afraid to go out, any adult/person/family who needs help can do so by calling Customer Services or submitting an online form that goes to the Community Resilience Centre’s. We are here to help with:
- Picking up shopping or supplies
- Posting mail
- A friendly phone call
- Other supporting actions e.g. dog walking
- Understanding Health Guidance
- Advice on employment rights and financial concerns e.g. self-employment
- We are not able to help with any tasks that would mean we would have to come into your property and will not ask you for any financial information.
We are unable to translate our messages at the current time, but all our information and advice is fully translated, so please get in touch if you require any information or support in the Welsh language.
Take care, keep on touch and we hope you enjoy a peaceful Easter.