Covid response group sees over 1,000 rally to support those in need
More than 1,000 volunteers have stepped forward to help others in need following the launch of the BS3 Community Covid-Response Facebook group in March 2020.
The group was created in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak by resident Becky Lewis Jones and was set up to offer support to those across BS3 who are shielding, self-isolating or needing a helping hand. Errands have included grocery collections, prescription pick-ups and more.
A website has since been established with an online request form and a local rate telephone number for those not online. The group has also formed partnerships with the BS3 Community Larder (the food bank operating from St Paul’s Church in Coronation Road) and local charity BS3 Community Development and Action Greater Bedminster.
The Facebook group is still very active and regularly posts updates on new Government guidance and answering queries.
The phone helpline is still running and most requests are actioned within 24 hours.
Tel: 0117 3812181, Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm. At weekends, Bristol City Council operates a helpline ‘WE ARE BRISTOL’ - 0800 6940184, 10am-2pm
WHAT NEXT? BS3 needs more volunteers so please do get in touch if you have any availability to support.
BS3 Community Development secured funding to build on the community energy that has emerged as a result of the pandemic and new groups are being established - for more information, please refer to the Community Resources page on the BS3 Community Development bs3community.org.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org