Volunteering with the NHS
NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak. To do this they need an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Doctors, nurses and other professionals will be able to refer people in to NHS Volunteer Responders and be confident that they have been matched with a reliable, named volunteer.
You can help by signing up for one or more of the tasks needed.
This programme enables volunteers to provide care or to help a vulnerable person, which is permitted under the new rules announced by the Government on 23rd March 2020. Volunteers may be asked to show the active task they are responding to if asked.
Click here to start your volunteer journey.
Volunteer in Hertfordshire
#TeamHerts Volunteering (#THV) is a countywide Hertfordshire service providing information for individuals who want to volunteer and for charities or similar organisations who are looking to recruit and manage volunteers.
Please head to their webpage here for more information and to find out what you can do to help others.
There are all sorts of local groups who are working wonders in their communities. Whilst we don't officially endorse any why not have a look at some of the links below.
Support to Councils
The Government has announced £3.2bn un-ringfenced funding to support councils delivering essential frontline services – this is a significant sum of money and demonstrates our commitment to the sector. Decisions about prioritisation will be taken locally.
The Government have also announced a £500m Hardship Fund to enable councils to provide further financial support to economically vulnerable individuals in their community, and a further £3.2m to support the homeless and rough sleepers.
In addition, the Government have agreed to defer £2.6 billion in business rates payments, and bring forward £850 million in social care grants, to ease immediate pressures on local authority cash flows.
Districts have benefitted from the £3.2bn un-ringfenced funding to support councils delivering essential frontline services.
Of the first tranche of £1.6bn, paid on 27 March, many councils will have directed their share towards the adult social care services required to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Really Awesome Coffee Watford South
Contact name – John Payne
Based - 120 Tudor Way, Mill End, Hertfordshire, WD3 7HL
Phone – 01923711332
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering – A mobile van franchisee that caters for hot drinks, hot and cold food, smoothies, frappes and various types of snacks. I have a fridge, oven and small freezer on the van. Contactless payment only - door drops.
Costs - Prices range, mainly coffee.
Days/Times Available – Monday to Sunday
Areas covered – Harefield/Rickmansworth/Maple Cross/South Watford. Based in Rickmansworth, 3-5 mile radius.