Alexandra Ward COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteers
This group is co-ordinating voluntary support efforts in the local area. Over the past week it has done a huge amount to channel effectively the many offers of help from local residents. Particular thanks go to Clara Potter-Sweet and Cllr Nick da Costa for putting such energy into streamlining the explosion of activity over the last few days.
If you'd like to volunteer to help, eg with leafletting, delivering shopping or other errands, or talking to people on the phone, you can join the Alexandra Ward volunteers group using the following form:
You will be invited to either set up a WhatsApp support group for your street, or join an existing one. The experience of the past few days has been that hyper local support groups (at street level) work best. Earlier in the week, some elderly residents received multiple leaflets and offers of help, due to the duplication of efforts from local groups working on the same patch. This more strategic approach aims to avoid that. In addition, residents needing support are more likely to be familiar with people on their own streets, so this deeply local approach makes sense.
The email address for Alexandra ward group is firstname.lastname@example.org
Guidelines for safeguarding, hygiene and safe deliveries, GDPR
If you’re handing out leaflets door-to-door, you’ll need to follow some safe leafleting advice to avoid spreading infection.
- SAFE DELIVERIES
- PHARMACY PRESCRIPTIONS
- RISK ASSESSMENTS
- DATA PROTECTION for your GROUP
These guidelines come from a variety of charities/professionals who have worked in the voluntary sector for many years, and include links to their websites for further information.