We recognise that Coronavirus is one the biggest health challenges we have ever faced within our communities in many years. This is why we need everyone who can to follow the government advice in helping us tackle it.
Across Lincolnshire people are already playing their part in the fight against the virus by staying home for the next 12 weeks, to protect themselves, others and the NHS.
However many of those shielding will need our support to do that, and by offering your support as a volunteer, people who are well can do their bit too.
The act of volunteering at this critical time can make a huge difference for many vulnerable people within our communities, and simple acts of kindness are going to make all the difference in keeping some of the most vulnerable people well and out of hospital.
Your help has the potential to make a real difference to some of those most affected by this outbreak – from delivering essential prescriptions to calling to check on the wellbeing of those self-isolating.
Your local Lincolnshire councils, community groups and volunteers are all working together to ensure everyone in the community has a local point of contact and support if they are self-isolating and in need.
We are creating a network of volunteer neighbours who can lend a hand and working with established voluntary organisations
You can volunteer to help and support people with things like:
- Getting prescriptions
- Dog walking
- Friendly chats
For those who are wanting to volunteer we would in the first instance ask you to contact the established voluntary organisations / town and parish councils in your area.