Slingsby Support Network – Slingsby Needs YOU!

The Parish Council has decided to be the coordinating point for a Slingsby Support Network, which will create a network of key contacts and volunteers across the village who can help with a friendly phonecall, some help with shopping or other tasks in the current crisis.

A Steering Group consisting of Fiona Farnell, Geoff Bishop and Kate Giles is coordinating this informal volunteer effort.

Over the next few days, everyone in the village should receive a postcard through their door from a key contact person. Many of you will already have received your postcards. Your contact will try to collate names and contact details, as well as skills of other volunteers in the village. We would love to hear from you about how you might help, acknowledging that you might have skills that will be of use, or just the ability to have a good chat with someone on the phone. 

A slip which you can use to offer help is available to download below. It  will be available also on the back page of The Triangle and at the back of the church where you’ll also find a box to leave these slips. Alternatively, you can just contact us via phone or email (see below) to let us know you would like to help. We will be cooperating very closely and a database will be coordinated through the Parish Council. We will observe data protection and GDPR practice in doing this, so please be reassured that your details would only be shared with your permission. 

We are finding our way here, as the coronavirus situation develops. The Slingsby Support Network is not a medical service, so any enquiries about illness, education, childcare, employment, housing and benefits etc. should still be directed to the relevant government authorities. However, as a community we do not want anyone to feel isolated or frightened. Slingsby has weathered greater storms in its life, and we will get through this together.

Fiona Farnell, Tel 01653 628285;  Email [email protected]

Geoff Bishop, Tel 01653 628055;  Email [email protected]

Useful websites for government advice are:

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

The slip seen further below can be downloaded here:

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Yes I can help with the Slingsby Support Network!

Name(s)

Address

Contact details (please provide phone and email if you can)

I am happy to help (subject to availability and government guidance) with

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Please contact us in the most useful way possible, emailing Fiona Farnell on [email protected] or Geoff Bishop on [email protected]  or by ringing your local point of contact. 

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