Community Hub Volunteers Celebrated During Volunteers Week

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering. This year, the national awareness week will run from 1 – 7 June and alongside many, Community Hub volunteers will be celebrated for their ongoing support to their local communities during COVID-19.

The Community Hubs across the Thames Valley include volunteers who are focused on making sure they continue to support the most vulnerable people in the community during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Community Hubs are there to help residents who need additional support in receiving food, medication and other essential supplies and support. While the majority of people will already be receiving support from family, friends or local voluntary groups with tasks like shopping or collection of medicines if they require it, there are a small number of people who will not have this and this is where the Community Hubs provide support.

The Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum (TVLRF) (emergency services, health, local government and other partners) has successfully been working together during the current pandemic to co-ordinate supplies for resident that are vulnerable, extremely vulnerable and therefore shielding or self-isolating. This multi-agency partnership approach has helped target activity directly to the needs of the public.

Dave Norris, Chair of the TVLRF Community Hub Group, said: “Volunteers’ Week reminds us all to take the time to say thank you to the thousands of volunteers who have been giving up their time during the coronavirus pandemic to support their communities. There has been an overwhelming number of people who have volunteered for the Community Hubs, which demonstrates outstanding displays of community spirit during these challenging times – thank you.”

If you or someone you know would benefit from the support of your local Community Hub, visit your council or local authority’s website for more information.

 

Note to editors 

This release has been published on behalf of the Thames Valley Local Resilience Forum (TVLRF). You can find out more about the TVLRF on their website: www.thamesvalleylrf.org.uk/