There are huge amounts of information & publications being circulated around the response to Covid-19. Rather than bombard councillors & residents with emails the Clerk will upload any bulletins/information resources etc to this page. Please bare with us, the Clerk only works part time.

Broughton Parish Council are now meeting again in Virtual Meeting Rooms, members of the public are welcome to attend and observe any Parish Council meeting. If you want to participate you must submit your question to the Clerk in writing at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you have any Parish Council related concerns please email the clerk on broughtonparishclerk@hotmail.com

The main resource site for UK wide information is: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Offers of Help

If you would like to volunteer/offer support during this person you can registered via the Support Cumbria Website

NHS Volunteers- GoodSAM- This is an app which you can download from www.goodsamapp.org/NHS and you can sign up to support the NHS in one of 4 roles:

  • Community Response Volunteer (help with shopping, medicine, and essential supplies)
  • NHS Patient Transport Volunteer (transport home from hospital)
  • NHS Transport Volunteer (transport of equipment between NHS sites)
  • Check in and Chat Volunteer (short term telephone support to those at risk of loneliness)

Abuse- If you are concerned that an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect please call 0300 303 3589, for concerns about a child go to www.cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk.

Funding

If you are a charity/community organisation and you need financial support at this time Cumbria Community Foundation have launched a Covid-19 Relief Fund.

Community Champions- Persimmon- Giving away up to £64,000 a month in donations of up to £1000, with a focus currently on the over 70’s for more information visit www.persimmonhomes.com/community-champions.

Business support, for further information on the various support measures for small businesses please visit: www.gov.uk/coronavirus/business-support

NHS Staff Support-If you are an NHS Staff member and you need to speak to someone or receive support you can contact 0300 131 7000. Please note this is for NHS staff ONLY.

Funding and Grants Bulletin prepared and circulated via National Association of Local Councils- 27th April 2020

Focus on Funding resource prepared by Cumbria CVS

Resources

Allerdale Area Local Resilience Group has been set up to support the work of the Cumbria Strategic Coordinating group. This group will lead coordination of different levels of community response and produce resources to support volunteers & local groups, and where necessary link these with statutory services. This group is for support & volunteer groups, the following email is not for individual use: Allerdale.AreaSupport@cumbria.gov.uk 

Community Buildings Advice- If you manage/volunteer/run a community space you may find useful information on the Action with Communities in Cumbria Website

Volunteer Handbooks & Factsheets are available from Cumbria CVS

Mental Health Support- For help/support on mental issues during the Covid 19 pandemic please visit: www.nhs.uk

Mental Health Wellbeing – A guide to looking after yourself and others

Volunteer Resources 26th April 2020 Prepared by Cumbria CVS

Wellbeing Advice & Resources 26th April 2020, Prepared by Cumbria CVS

Websites

Cumbria County Council Covid 19 Information

Transport

Bus Services. For information on the current bus services still in operation you can visit Bus Timetables Covid 19

Highways Works: Cumbria County Council Highways are operating a reduced operation during Covid-19 due to staff being redeployed to the front line response. During this time emergency works are being carried out:

Potholes- Category 1- High risk as a priority and only then Category 2 defects- Medium Risk

Flooding & Winter works if required

Footway & cycleway defects

Street lighting defects

Verge & sign maintenance (if essential for safety)

Essential bridge repairs

Road Traffic Collisions.

Bulletins & Updates

If you want to sign up for Covid-19 Bulletins from Cumbria County Council you can click here

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 16

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 15

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 14

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter-Issue 13

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 12

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 11

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 10

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 9

Allerdale Directory of Community Support-18th May 2020

Allerdale Directory of Community Support– 11th May 2020

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 8

Allerdale Directory of Community Support– 7th May 2020

Allerdale & Copeland Newsletter– Issue 6 

Allerdale Directory of Community Support Updated 27th April 2020

Allerdale Newsletter- Latest

Allerdale Directory of Community Support– Latest

Allerdale Directory of Community Support – 6th April 2020

Allerdale Newsletter Issue 3- 6th April 2020

10 ways to help your Community ACT factsheet Uploaded 4th April 2020

Volunteering during Lockdown guidance Uploaded 4th April 2020

Covid 19- Support for Vulnerable Persons Guidance– 1st April 2020

COVID19 Government support for employers

COVID-19 Guidance for Volunteers doing Shopping for others Cumbria County Council

Cumbria’s approach to coordinating the community response 17th March – Cumbria CVS