GROUPS CLOSE TO YOU
POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA
Facebook is very active with offers of help and people seeking help. If you are online then you can find:
* Nanstallon community
* Bodmin's Voice
* Cardinham Calling
* Lanivet Noticeboard
* Bodmin COVID-19 Fighters
This latter group is very new and active now. If your neighbour does not use FB or Internet then please help them when they need it.
VOLUNTEERS TO HELP YOU
Volunteer Cornwall has launched a dedicated email address for those needing help during the Coronavirus.
They've been out actively helping the Cornish community by delivering groceries, collecting prescriptions, walking dogs and ensuring vulnerable and elderly residents of Cornwall don’t feel isolated.
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01872 265300
Alternatively if you’d like to volunteer to support others during this time you can register your interest using the following online form: https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/coronavirusvolunteer
In Lanhydrock a group has been set up to co-ordinate support to those who need it during the outbreak.
The critical thing is to know that you don’t need to cope alone – just email email@example.com
They will be able to put you in touch with someone in the group who can help. This can range from help with shopping or picking up prescriptions, to support if you’re caring for someone else and need a hand. There are people right here on your doorstep ready to offer help if you need it so please don’t be afraid to ask.
HELP YOUR NEIGHBOURS
Many people are keeping an eye on the needs of their neighbours and offering to help.
The image below is a form you could drop through the door of people to offer help
Bodmin Town Council has launched a local COVID-19 telephone hotline to help those with no internet access to cope with isolation.
The Hotline is a first response telephone service for people who have a problem associated with being isolated in their homes. This may include things like not being able to get food or medicines or a household emergency such as a boiler breaking down.
More information is on their website.
A dedicated group of motorcyclists in Bodmin offer to pick up and deliver food, drink, medication etc for free.
When they deliver they place items on your doorstep, knock on the door and take a few steps back giving you space to make sure you have everything
Tel 07392 119828
Citizens Advice Cornwall is fully operational by phone, text or webchat. Anyone needing support with problems can contact them by :
Adviceline : 03444 111 444
Text ADVICE to 78866 or DEBT to 78866 for a callback within 24hrs
Online Webchat www.citizensadvice.org.uk
You can find the latest up-to-date information on a wide range of subjects such as debt, benefits, income, housing, rent and employment at