In these difficult times, a group of us from the Village Hall committee are working on a network to provide support for people who are experiencing difficulties due to Covid 19.
If you Need Help
If you are self-isolating, on your own, or need help in anyway, with shopping or other tasks – posting mail, collecting prescriptions, dog walking or just someone to chat to if you are feeling anxious, contact us in one of these ways:
- Click on the Need Help? button and fill in the form
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Larry or Pam on 01600 861836
Marilyn on 01600 860031
Jane on 01600 861974
How it will Work
Whatever you need, for example shopping or a prescription collected, we will find a volunteer and pass on your details to them. We’ll get back to you with the name of the volunteer and you can sort out the exact details between you, such as your shopping list. Make sure you ask volunteers for their name first before talking to them and never pass over money. See Paying for Shopping
We will ensure confidentiality, sharing only details as needed with our volunteers. We’ve considered people’s safety and security, and we are aware of scams in larger towns and cities. With this in mind, we’ve prepared guidance for volunteers, and taken into account the need to keep people’s details confidential as much as possible without making everything too complicated. We’ll only share details with permission, and between the team on a need-to-know basis. By having a team, we hope we are able to cope with any of us becoming ill.
Paying for Shopping
Several people have expressed a worry about paying volunteers doing their shopping.
We want to minimise contact between people – passing around cash and cheques should be avoided. Not everyone does internet banking, and even if that’s an option, it means volunteers having to give out their bank details.
The Village Hall Committee are therefore providing a central payment system, paying volunteers who do shopping and collecting payment from people for that shopping when it is best to do so. We’re building in safeguards to keep this secure and safe – get in touch for details.
Who Are We
Larry Stoter: Representative for The Narth on Trellech United Community Council and current chair of the The Narth & District Village Hall committee
Pam Manfield: Secretary of the Village Hall committee
Marilyn Dunkelman: Treasurer of the Village Hall committee
Jane Gilliard: The Village Hall committee’s Safeguarding officer