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Communities are coming together to support each other at this time.

Communities all over the county are really pulling together to provide local support and we are collating as much information as possible, so that we can let you know what is happening in your specific area.  Call our Help Team on 01452 422660 to find out what is available in your community.  For more information about support our Help Team can offer go to Coronavirus – Support to resolve specific issues

Gloucestershire County Council have created a Community Help Hub to connect local people who need help, with others who can provide the support they need.  You can find more details here:

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/gloucestershires-community-help-hub/

The NHS are asking people to volunteer and have set up a special website which gives details about how you can get involved:

https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs

Do you have an idea for your community?

If there is nothing local to you and you are keen to set something up, you can contact our Community Engagement Manager, Chris Walker for advice, by emailing CWalker@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk 

Age UK have produced this short video explaining ways you can volunteer within your own neighbourhood.

Watch the video here https://www.ageuk.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/neighbourly-volunteering/

If you have an idea, initiative or information to share

We have set up a special email box, so if you are doing something in your community, or have information which would be helpful to share, please email us at Essentialinfo@ageukgloucestershire.org.uk.  We are collating everything, so that we can link people to local, relevant information when they contact us.