Press Release - Calling All Pop-Up Samaritans and Community Groups In the Fight Against Covid-19

Press Release - Calling All Pop-Up Samaritans and Community Groups In the Fight Against Covid-19

Here is a press release from the Emergency Planning Officer (EPO) on behalf of the Local Resilience Forum (LRF).

We are aware that there are many groups and individuals that are volunteering to help neighbours and vulnerable people in their communities during the Coronavirus outbreak.

The attached information explains how you can help and register your group, or as an individual to support this coordinated effort through this Resilience Cell.

Any group / individual will be asked to register, the LRF will then know you are available to provide help, the second part will be for those that need help to register.
The cell with also provide help and guidance to the volunteers, and be able to call upon the appropriate agencies where needed.

NHW members can register through another group, (if their scheme is not registered with the LRF cell) i.e. local Parish/Community Council or another existing group.

A website with on line form to sign up to volunteer set up https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/volunteer-to-help-those-in-need-coronavirus.aspx as well as a volunteer registration line 0300 126 1000 (option 5)

We are also aware of many potential scams both online and door to door, remember if you do not know the caller do not open the door, do not give personal/bank information to any caller.

You can contact the police in one of the following ways

Telephone: 999 in an emergency, for non-urgent matters you can call 101.

To avoid waiting on the telephone, we recommend making use of the online system, it's quick and easy, and has lots of useful advice which may answer your query, you can report online in the following ways:

Crimes and Incidents: www.northants.police.uk - click the report button .
Give Information: www.northants.police.uk/contact/cubp/northants/tell-us-about-something-youve-seen-or-heard/

If you want to find your local NHW scheme, go to https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/get-involved/find-my-local-neighbourhood-watch/find-my-local-scheme

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 13:53 by Michelle Lewis

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