HH COVID 19 Community Gp
Update 20th August 2020 - from Simon Robinson, Chair of Parish Council
The existing support group wish to ensure the help provided by volunteers to village residents is maintained. To try and identify what form this support will take and comprise, a survey has been despatched for completion by volunteers and residents alike. Hopefully the results will inform and determine what ongoing support will look like and what help residents want.
We must also be ready to react should another spike of Covid 19 appear. Whilst we all hope this will not be the case, we must ensure we are able to react quickly and reinstate similar levels of support to those provided since the outbreak first began.
August 2020 High Halden Community Support Group Survey:
We would like to hear your thoughts as a resident of High Halden....
As a community we have seen a lot of kindness and support in our village during the height of this pandemic and continue to do so. By completing this short survey it will help us to determine what will be our next steps. Your time is much appreciated. Thank you
Your views matter and if you have not already completed the survey please take a few minutes to do so. Just click on the link, the rest is pretty straight forward and quick as there are only 5 questions.
The full newsletter is attached below and was issued as a newsletter from the website on 28th May. It contains important updates on the help which is available from the COVID 19 Community Group in High Halden. Contact information is shown. Paper copies of this newsletter have been delivered to households across the village.
We wanted to update you on the help that you can get from the COVID 19 Community Group in High Halden. Our volunteers continue to offer support to anyone who needs it. We wanted to reassure everyone that we are still here in spite of some lifting of the government lock down. Many people in the vulnerable group are staying safe at home and we want to be able to support that for as long as is necessary. We also offer help to parents who would prefer not to take their children shopping and anyone struggling in any way with getting what they need. We do not ask questions as to why you need help.
The group is now able to provide emergency food parcels. Speak to one of our co-ordinators if you need assistance with essentials; all enquiries will be dealt with in the strictest confidence. If you know of someone that is struggling to feed themselves and/or their family please let them know about our service; we don’t want anyone to go without necessities in our community. In the longer term we are considering setting up a village food bank; the fallout from the COVID crisis may be considerable and we want to be there to help.
Our volunteers are able to provide support in the following areas:
- Prescriptions and Shopping
- Telephone Chat
- Assistance with navigating your way around the internet
We have a regularly updated booklet which contains general advice/information on shops and farms that are operating a delivery service in the area. This is available to view/download on the Parish of High Halden Facebook page and the village website: www.highhalden.org.uk
To get in touch, please call one of the co-ordinators below:
Pauline Rose: 07754 797968 / 01233 850935
Kristina Hoath: 07966 396877 / 01233 850198
Or if you prefer you can email us on [email protected]
Alternatively, if you feel more comfortable, Helping in Tenterden also covers High Halden residents and they can be contacted on 01580 761060”