We are endeavouring to support community initiatives that have been put in place to support the elderly or vulnerable. In the first instance we are concentrating on those residents who perhaps have no access to social media. We have already made regular contact with people who may be socially isolated to offer assistance.
If you are fit and healthy and are able to help your neighbours or other members of the community please get in touch and we can put you in touch with an appropriate volunteer scheme. Alternatively you can register now as a volunteer with Southend Borough Council at https://www.facebookcom/southendcoronavirusaction
People in every community will face the challenges of Covid-19 in some way –from needing basic provisions to help while they are unwell.
As self-isolation increases, we need to find new ways to stay connected and check on one another for our physical and mental wellbeing. Share phone numbers and stay in touch.
Keep up to date, share accurate information and be a positive part of your local community conversations.
Different groups in our communities are at increased risk and social isolation and loneliness are key concerns for all ages. There are things you can do like volunteering for local support services or donating to foodbanks to help.
A self-isolation support group has been set up on Facebook for those around Southend-on-Sea needing help during this time.
The council is asking residents to be considerate to their neighbours whilst the country continues to follow Government instructions to stay at home.
With people now only leaving their house to shop, exercise, for medical need or to travel to work where they cannot work from home, it is more important than ever to consider our neighbours, particularly in the mornings and evenings. The council’s regulatory services team is asking residents to consider the following advice:
The Safer Southend Partnership team has published some useful resources and information on the Southend Bid website for any retailers opening this week. Various stakeholders including Leigh Town Council have all been involved to get the Borough back open safely for traders and residents.
Check their websites for more information.