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Coronavirus - Helping the Community


Kettering Borough Council is calling on volunteers to help those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Council is working closely with a Countywide Emergency Community Resilience Group to support the most vulnerable during these difficult times.  

The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.  The latest government advice outlines how you can help safely.

There are a number of ways to volunteer and you can do so via one of the following organisations:

Countywide Emergency Community Resilience Group

If you are a community group, organisation or volunteer who can offer help with tackling loneliness, prescription collection for someone who is unable to leave the house or community support such as transporting items between foodbanks, then please sign up on the County Council’s website.

Neighbourhood Watch (NHW)

Members value neighbourliness and friendly communities, supporting people to help each other especially the elderly and disadvantaged.  You can join NHW by visiting www.ourwatch.org.uk where you will then be allowed to join the local NHW messaging, which will include information from the Police and Action Fraud direct to your email inbox on crimes and crime prevention.

Community Reserve Volunteers - British Red Cross

Are you wanting to get involved with helping your community through these unprecedented times but don’t know how to?  We are working with the British Red Cross to recruit Community Reserve Volunteers.  Community Reserve Volunteers will carry out practical tasks, leaving our existing volunteers free to concentrate on more technical tasks they have been trained to do, such as providing practical and emotional support directly to people in crisis.  Volunteer at redcross.org.uk/reserves.

NHS Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders were initially recruited via the GoodSamApp, however this is currently on pause due to the amazing number of responses they have received.