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Community Hub created to provide support for most vulnerable

Published on Monday, 30th March 2020

NBBC in collaboration with Warwickshire CAVA has set up a Community Hub to provide assistance to those residents most in need as a result of the coronavirus epidemic.

The Hub will provide assistance to the most vulnerable residents identified by the NHS on their ‘shielding’ list and we will also be taking referrals through the Communities Team for other vulnerable residents who aren’t on the list but who also require support. Please note that this service is primarily for those that do not have any other support mechanisms in place, just so we can focus on those who are most in need.

We have a team of staff in place at the Hub who are packaging food and carrying out deliveries. At present the Hub will deliver food parcels to residents with a view to arranging deliveries directly from wholesalers in the longer term. In addition to food, we are also looking at how we can offer elements of social and financial support.

All of the residents on the NHS shielding list will be contacted by the NHS directly. We are also working with food banks and other volunteer groups across the Borough to supplement the support we can provide.

Cllr Julie Jackson, Leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

“It is great news that we have now set up the Hub and are directing help to those residents who are most in need. We have a team of dedicated staff who are working hard to package and deliver the food and are determined to provide as much assistance as possible for those residents who are most vulnerable.

“Rest assured we will continue to work closely with our dedicated community and volunteer groups to do our very best to provide all the help we can to our residents at this most distressing time.”