This message is being sent on the behalf of Devon and Cornwall Neighbourhood Watch
Would you be prepared to help sick, vulnerable and self-isolated people in your community who have no-one else to turn to during Coronavirus? If so, we’d like to hear from you.
We would like to encourage as many groups as possible to make plans to support their neighbours in case they need to check on the welfare of people who have had to self-quarantine or need help. We believe that the key is organising local Good Neighbour Groups now, before more people get ill, so that a local contact telephone number can be delivered to each address BEFORE people become wary of going door to door, or a Lockdown is put in place. From that point, all communication can be by phone.
We are asking you to establish Good Neighbour Groups in your communities to identify vulnerable people, and those who self-isolate, by doing a leaflet drop in the area, inviting people to contact a local telephone number for support. We would expect that local volunteer coordinators will then organise a regular telephone call to check on the welfare of those who ask for help, to check that their basic needs can be met, e.g. for food, medication, electricity etc, until they recover, or to notify the emergency services if required.
Please contact the Police at Launceston to let them know the area your group will cover. We will collate this information and make sure it is shared with your local neighbourhood policing team. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
A letter drop leaflet, for you to use:
GOOD NEIGHBOURHOOD GROUP
Due to the currently developing situation with Coronavirus, we are working locally to identify and help vulnerable people who would like support within our local community.
For this area your named contact is: ___________________________________
and their telephone number is: ____________________________________.
Please get in contact if you feel that you or a member of your family are vulnerable and wish to be contacted on a regular basis to check on your welfare, or If you are concerned that you have the symptoms of Coronavirus and are therefore self-isolating for the recommended period of time, please also contact the above-named person for your area. This will ensure that you have someone in regular communication with you, and a team of local volunteers that can ensure that you have any medication or supplies delivered to you whilst you are isolated.
It is anticipated that contacting 111 and 999 will be increasingly difficult. Please consider signing up for virtual doctor consultations via the ‘LIVI ‘app, or other virtual doctor apps, which can be downloaded at: http://www.livi.co.uk/
In an emergency always call 999
Message sent by
David Braziel (NHWN, Communications Administrator, Devon & Cornwall)