Residents are being urged to sign-up to join an army of volunteers who are making all the difference for those affected by Coronavirus.
The people of Ospreylia have stepped up to the plate to help support the most vulnerable in communities to keep them safe and supported, but we need more people to come forward during this difficult situation.
Those who are able to help out can sign-up by going online to Swansea Council for Volunteering Service (SCVS) which is co-ordinating the volunteering recruitment campaign locally.
Swansea Council has been working hard to put measures in place over the last week, re-directing and re-training staff from non-essential services so they can help provide dedicated support to those who will need it in the coming weeks.
Other critical council services like child care for NHS key workers, emergency highways repairs and recycling services will continue to be provided.
Cllr Stewart added: “Volunteers are what we now need. Please do what you can to help the most vulnerable get through these unprecedented times. You can help save lives.”
Neath Port Talbot Council
NPT Safe and Well is a free service to support vulnerable residents who have been told to self-isolate but don’t have any family, friends or neighbours to call on for help.
They will arrange for a trusted volunteer to help with daily living tasks such as food shopping, collecting medical supplies, posting mail and any other reasonable tasks.
It has been set up in response to those who have been identified as medically vulnerable by the NHS. More than 4000 residents living in Neath Port Talbot have been told to self-isolate for 13 to 16 weeks to lower the risk of contracting the coronavirus. NPT Safe and Well will ensure everyone has someone they can turn to for support during this period.
All of our volunteers have been instructed to follow Government guidelines on social distancing and they will NOT ask for any payment. NPT Safe and Well is a free service.
To access the service, contact them on 01639 686868 or click here.
Bridgend Council are encouraging people to register here so they can match your skills, interests and experience to the most relevant need. Anyone who registers will be able to access free on-line training (such as infection control, safeguarding, health and safety, manual handling, caring values, and food hygiene).
They can also undertake DBS checks for people who may be interested in supporting front line services such as hospitals or children and adults services.
Alternatively as we ask for your postcode in registration, we can connect you to local groups to provide support as and when required, and link you to others in your community.
If you are considering connecting to other new schemes, please bear in mind the safeguarding, insurance and safety of yourself and of others who may be vulnerable.
For the latest information click here.