Supporting residents during the coronavirus pandemic
As social isolation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 increase, Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Council, Age Concern Birmingham and the Sutton Coldfield Charitable Trust are working with voluntary, community and faith organisations across Sutton Coldfield to support local residents in need during this unprecedented public health challenge.
The Town Council is liaising with the statutory responders (e.g. NHS, Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police) in an effort to create a coordinated community response to the coronavirus outbreak.
The national position is changing rapidly and all that we do needs to be informed by following the Government’s advice, which is being regularly updated.
Sutton Coldfield is a caring community with a number of well-established voluntary and community groups that have long been helping local residents of all ages and especially older people. With the need to self-isolate, social distancing and the fact that many volunteers are aged over 70, many activities are being suspended. However, many organisations and groups are working to continue to support their members at home, for example through telephone befriending, delivering meals and delivering shopping.
Do you require support?
If you need support or know of a vulnerable person impacted by COVID-19, please let us know by completing a form on the webpage here: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/dc589ee55c4a47adbd6f62d4235a0d92
You can call Age Concern Birmingham to discuss support for yourself or a relative / neighbour on 0121 362 3650 (0930-1600, Monday to Saturday)
You can call Hope Helpline from 9am to 6pm on 07483 829 891, or email email@example.com, for support including delivering hot meals (Mon-Thurs), help with shopping or a friendly chat (Mon to Sat).