Our Community team are working hard across our communities to deliver the services people need during these difficult times.
In Amesbury, we have linked with Aldi and Serve On to support the Amesbury Corona Community Hub with food distribution to vulnerable residents. Serve On is a volunteer community resilience team that supports the emergency services and local authorities in their response to emergencies and major incidents.
This fantastic initiative is currently being supported by 170 volunteers, but the team are always looking for more.
The Amesbury Corona Community Hub was set up to provide support in getting hold of essential groceries, picking up prescriptions and even giving those in self-isolation a phone call to help with loneliness.
Aldi is making available food packages every Monday and Tuesday. Volunteers then collect the food and deliver it to vulnerable people, ensuring they observe the current guidelines on hygiene and social distancing. Families in most need are also able to come and collect food – again following the strict measures on hygiene and social distancing – with any remaining food being delivered to a local Adult Care Facility.
“Times like these can leave communities and residents with a feeling of uncertainty and added pressures on everyday life. A key part of our role is to help support local groups to support communities and residents and alleviate some of these pressures” – Holly Piller, Community Development Officer
If you’re an Amesbury resident in need of help, or are a local and wish to volunteer your time, take a look at the Hub’s website here.