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Over 2,000 people in Worcestershire are Here2Help

More than 2,000 people in Worcestershire have volunteered with the Council’s Here2Help community action campaign. Published Wednesday, 6th May 2020

More than 2,000 people in Worcestershire have volunteered with the Council’s Here2Help community action campaign.

More than 2,000 people in Worcestershire have volunteered with the Council’s Here2Help community action campaign.


Worcestershire County Council is running a campaign called ‘Here2Help’ which is co-ordinated through the dedicated website;  Here2Help website.

On the website there are two forms; a ‘Tell us how you can help’ form for people who want to volunteer and a ‘I need help’ form for people who need non-urgent help such as getting shopping or prescriptions. These offers and requests are then matched up.

The volunteers are coming to the aid of residents who need to self-isolate and are not able to get help from family, friends or neighbours.

Over 2,000 people have also asked for help.

One of those people who asked for help on behalf of his pupils and their families was Mr Jackson, headteacher of Lyppard Grange Primary School in Worcester.

Concerned for the most vulnerable families in the school, Mr Jackson asked for some emergency food parcels. The very same day, Here2Help made sure these parcels went to Mr Jackson who then delivered them to the families.

Mr Jackson, headteacher of Lyppard Grange Primary School said:

“Together with the other teachers in the school, we have been keeping in touch with all our pupils and their families. Some of them needed help quickly. The Here2Help teams couldn’t have been more supportive. Thank you to everyone involved.”

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“I’m overwhelmed by the kind, generous responses from people in Worcestershire throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. 2,000 volunteers is just a fantastic achievement.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time, their skills and their energy to help others and for being part of Here2Help. We really are a caring county.”

If you would like to volunteer over the next few weeks and months, simply go to the website and click on the ‘Tell us how you can help’ form.

The form asks if people can offer help in areas such as delivering food and medicine to those who need it the most to driving HGVs, as well as other smaller tasks such as walking a neighbours’ dog.

Once someone registers to help, they receive an email confirming their request has been received. Their details will then be passed onto a local volunteering group or community group to ensure they are helping in the right areas.

If you need non-urgent help please go to the website and click on the ‘I need help’ button.

If you can’t access the online forms to offer help or ask for non-urgent help please call 01905 768053 from 8am to 8pm any day of the week. Someone will be on the other end of the phone to fill the online form out for you on your behalf.