We will be posting information on this page to help the local community access up to date local and national information, help and advice in response to the current situation.
If you have received a letter/text/email from the Government as part of the Shielding measures, you can register for extra support - https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
We are in a National Lockdown and you should stay at home.
STAY HOME. PROTECT THE NHS. SAVE LIVES.
Local Community Support
Northamptonshire’s Community resilience function continues to provide support for the most vulnerable.
The countywide Community Resilience hub was set up at the start of April to help those needing support or assistance during periods of isolation or for those who are vulnerable. As we enter a second national lockdown period, the local resilience forum wants to reassure residents that support is available for anyone who needs it.
The local Coronavirus support line ( a reminder of the details https://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-updates/Pages/request-help-and-support-coronavirus.aspx) which is run by Northamptonshire County Council continues to provide support for anyone who requires help with accessing food, medication or for those who are lonely.
District and Borough teams continue to provide localised support in communities, working together with the County Council to ensure that those in all areas of the county can access support.
Although shielding has been paused, people on the new Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV) list will be written to shortly. This letter will confirm that they are on the CEV list. Residents who don't receive a letter but believe that they should be on the list can register here https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support.
Northamptonshire County Council have set up a dedicated phone line for people who are self isolating and require support. Check out their website for more information and to find out if you are able to use the service.
East Hunsbury covid -19 Mutual Aid - a group of over 200 volunteers (and growing all of the time), set up to help anybody who is self-isolating in East Hunsbury. The group are encouraging volunteers to look after their own streets first - keeping the focus small will enable us to help each other over a longer period.
Northampton Covid-19 Hardship Fund has been set up to distribute community donations to those suffering immediate hardship. Small grants (of up to £30) can be made to those in need. This is a volunteer organisation that relies solely on donations.
Parish Council Activities
All of our Parish community activities have been postponed or cancelled at this time.
We know that many of you enjoy getting involved and we will restart these sessions just as soon as we can.
This includes the following activities:
- East Hunsbury Seniors
- The Big Sing
- Get Active – Dance and Tai Chi
- Walking Group
- Crafty Sessions
- East Hunsbury Rocks Group
- School of Life Intergenerational Skill Swaps
- Litter Picks
In the meantime, take a look at our Health & Wellbeing at Home page, where we will be posting videos and tutorials for fun things to try at home.
Many of you are aware that we have an active Seniors Club in the parish. We have been in touch with all of our members to reassure them that we will do all we can to help during this time.
The following sites are updated regularly and provide information for the public about the outbreak, what is being done to tackle it, and the actions the public should take to protect themselves and those around them.