Published: 17 March 2020
The Parish Council is now able to share details
of a volunteer network that has been established.
The network will be managed by Voluntary Action Leeds. There will be two tiers of volunteers:
Tier 1: DBS-checked assistance
Volunteers who have a current DBS and would be willing to volunteer to carry out non-personal care tasks to assist people with care and support needs. Such tasks might include: shopping, collecting prescriptions, preparing a meal, assistance with laundry, just checking/ reassurance by visit or phone call, sitting with someone for a while. This list is not exhaustive. They will support volunteers with training where appropriate and you would be issued with an identification badge.
Tier 2: Neighbourly assistance
People looking out for their neighbours who may be in some way or another vulnerable but not in receipt of formal care whether self-funded or state supported. This might be about supporting people who choose to self-isolate. It will also include the deployment of volunteer community leaders to support community cohesion related activities.
To register to become a volunteer, please visit Doing Good Leeds to submit your information.
The Outer North East Neighbourhood Network is now working on the next phase of its response and things are likely to develop over the next couple of weeks. It is important that we call on any neighbours or people that we already know to see if they require any assistance. Please remember, everyone should keep checking the official Government advice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response