Would you like to volunteer and help people affected by the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak?
Southport and other areas in our borough have been hit hard by the escalating Covid-19 crisis which has seen patients being treated at Southport Hospital, businesses closed, and people either self-isolating or quarantined.
Not anyone who wants to help the vulnerable in our communities are being invited to lend their support.
Trish Hardy, Sefton Council Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said: “Throughout our incredible borough we have seen an amazing community response rise up to help us support our elderly and vulnerable residents during this time.
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“To support this response, we have been working very closely with Sefton CVS to create a volunteer network to help coordinate and share resources and we encourage all those who are able to help to get in touch with any support you can offer.
“The response from Sefton’s voluntary, community and faith sector to the Covid-19 situation has been fantastic and we encourage everyone to keep working together and with CVS and Sefton Council so we all can do our very best for those most in need.”
Do you want to be a volunteer?
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time and support to helping the most vulnerable and isolated within Sefton are being asked to speak directly with Sefton Council for Voluntary Services (Sefton CVS). To register your interest to volunteer please visit volunteeringsefton.org.uk
Are you vulnerable or need help?
If you are a vulnerable adult, classified as high risk or severely isolated and need support, please call Sefton Council on 0345 140 0845
Have you launched a community group to help your neighbours?
A number of community groups, businesses and neighbourhoods have set up groups and volunteer schemes to help vulnerable people and isolated residents who live in their area. We are currently collating a detailed log of all these groups and if you know of any, please email their details to email@example.com