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Who is Here 2 Help?

Here2Help Campaign Graphic highlighting the 5 key messages of the campaign. Published Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Worcestershire is really coming together as a community during the Coronavirus pandemic and the County Council would like to know who is Here 2 Help?

Worcestershire is really coming together as a community during the Coronavirus pandemic and the County Council would like to know who is Here 2 Help?

The County Council has launched a community action campaign called “Here 2 Help” to encourage residents to support their local communities during these testing times.

The Council has been really grateful for the offers of help and support already received from individuals, groups and businesses across Worcestershire.

Now, there is an easy way for people to volunteer goods, services or assistance to those who need it. Anyone who wants to help can visit the Council website and fill out a simple form. This allows the council to liaise with all those volunteering and offering to help.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Communities said: ”We’ve had lots of people kindly offer to help and to provide support and the people of Worcestershire can be really proud of how the county has come together so far.
With social distancing and social isolation now coming into force, it’s important we all help each other through this and do what we can for those who are in self isolation.”

There are some simple steps we can all take to look after the most vulnerable people in our areas:

  • Take care of yourself and stay healthy (Protect yourself to protect others by washing hands thoroughly and socially distancing)
  • Call, chat, check (Swap numbers with vulnerable neighbours and check on them regularly)
  • Be Kind. Think of others. (Don’t bulk buy essential items, offer help to those who need it)
  • Get online to stay in touch. (Meet virtually using video calling or telephone conversations.)
  • Share accurate advice and information. (Don’t share rumour or information, use verified sources.)

If you have any goods and services that you wish to donate, please visit www.worcestershire.gov.uk/here2help and fill out the form by clicking on the ‘Get In Touch’ button at the bottom of the page.

For more information and advice about the Coronavirus outbreak, please visit: www.worcestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus