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COVID-19 local update

31 July 2020

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Update Friday 31 July Fressingfield COVID-19 Support still here for you!

Community Action Suffolk has announced that from the end of July their ‘Home, But Not Alone’ phoneline service will no longer be operating to provide emergency food or medicine deliveries for the area.

We want to assure you that the Fressingfield COVID-19 Support Group is still very much in action, as it has been since the start of lockdown, ready to help with any requests for shopping, prescriptions or anything else. If you do not have your local volunteer’s contact details, please email Nigel Lucker on nlucker.fresspc@gmail.com, Stuart Balmer on sjbalmer34@gmail.com or call 07900 350117.  
We will always be here for you.


 

Update Monday 1 June.  A HUGE THANK YOU to all volunteers

 The co-ordinators of the Covid-19 support scheme would like to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all our wonderful volunteers across our region, in particular, the 80+ volunteers in Fressingfield. We also say a thank you to all the businesses including the Shop, the Swan and the Fox and Goose. There are many more, so thank you all of you. As the restrictions are eased, the volunteers will still be here for you. If you need support please do reach out to them.

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Update Friday 22 May

The requests for support are still coming in but are fewer and further between. Please everyone, do not feel shy about asking for help. You are being encouraged to stay at home and let the volunteers do your shopping and pick up prescriptions for you. We are not at the end of lockdown yet!

We have been advised by Community Action Suffolk that a leaflet will be coming through all our doors titled 'Home, but not alone'. This gives a contact number if you need a volunteer’s help. Any calls they receive will be directed back into the village for our support group to answer. This scheme will complement ours not override it. Please carry on calling the name and number on the leaflet you received from the parish council.

Stay safe and keep well!


Update Thursday 16 April

This week has seen a further decrease in calls received looking for assistance. There have only been 11 calls to Fressingfield's support system during the week (down 4 from the last week). This means the support system is able to manage the requests. This is a good thing: it is far better to have low numbers than high. Shopping leads the trend in requests for help, as it has over the last four weeks.

All volunteers are well and no issues have been raised. Although all have not been called on, our thanks go out to all of the 60+ volunteers. Without them, the scheme could not be run. They are part of what David Cameron (remember him?) once called ‘the big society’ but we know as village life.

If you have don’t know who is your local volunteer, please email Nigel Lucker at nlucker.fresspc@gmail.com or Stuart Balmer at sjbalmer34@gmail.com

Fressingfield’s scheme has been registered as a volunteer group with Community Action Suffolk.


Update Monday 6 April 

Thank you very much to the 70 volunteers who are now supporting the Fressingfield COVID-19 support scheme. Your response has been amazing! Around 20 volunteers have been allocated streets and the others are ‘in waiting’ to support them when they need it.

All homes in Fressingfield should now have received a leaflet with the name, phone number and email address of your neighbourhood volunteer. We have been advised to stay at home to stop this virus from spreading. Please allow your assigned volunteer to help you. Whether it is for shopping, prescriptions, just someone to talk to, please call them.

If you have not had your leaflet, please email Nigel Lucker at nlucker.fresspc@gmail.com or Stuart Balmer at sjbalmer34@gmail.com and we will allocate you, someone.


Update Monday 30 March 

All homes in Fressingfield should have received a leaflet through the door or by email with the name, phone number and email address of your neighbourhood volunteer.

If you have not had your leaflet, please email Nigel Lucker at nlucker.fresspc@gmail.com or Stuart Balmer at sjbalmer34@gmail.com and we will allocate you, someone.


If you are self-isolating, with no support from friends or family, we are here to help. Just call. We have been advised to stay at home to stop this virus from spreading. Please allow your assigned volunteer to help you. Whether it is for shopping, prescriptions, just someone to talk to, please call them. Stay safe and keep well.


Update Wednesday 25 March 

All homes in Fressingfield should be receiving, through the door or by email by close of play today, a leaflet with the name, number and email address of your neighbourhood volunteer. If you are self-isolating, with no support from friends or family, we are here to help. Just call. Thank you to around 60 volunteers on our list, some allocated streets, others ready to help on an ad hoc basis. So grateful. Stay safe and keep well.


 

Stay safe and keep well. Don’t go hungry. Remember,  food in the village can be delivered to your door:

Fressingfield Stores. Tel: 01379 586185  (note new number)

Swan Inn. Tel: 01379 586280

Munchies. Homemade local produce meals. Tel: 07970 994221.

or try the Fox and Goose for a ‘cook @ home’ special menu.  See its website for details.

Waveney Foodbank          Mobile 07484 394749

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What's happening to support the parishioners of Fressingfield?

23 March 2020

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The Parish Council is working on a comprehensive scheme to support villagers who are self-isolating.


This scheme will be launched in the next couple of days with a flyer delivered to each household. Look out for updates on this website, the parish council website (https://fressingfieldpc.org) and on Nextdoor.


Fressingfield Stores (01379 588188) is able to do local deliveries and The Swan (01379 586280) is able to do takeaways, as is The Fox and Goose (through their website).


The scheme:-

First things first - Can you be a volunteer?

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Next - If you are staying at home because of the outbreak, you can get neighbourly help if you need it.

You may be a person who is self-isolating because you or someone in your house has got the virus. Perhaps you are in one of the vulnerable groups and have decided not to go out and about.

Either way, don't worry because volunteers are ready and eager to offer their assistance. Already 50 people have responded to this call for volunteers.

Soon, you will get a card posted through your door that looks like this

 

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RESIDENTIAL Flyer (1)

The name and contact details will be the person coordinating help just in your part of the parish. Phone them or email them. That person is waiting to hear from you so help can be organised.


Finally (for now!) an aide memoire for anyone organising 'working at home'.

Working from Home and Staying Productive

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