Published March 26, 2020 at 16:03
A hub to support the communities, families and individuals facing tough times because of the coronavirus outbreak and the stepping up of social distancing and isolation measures is set to be launched.
Rossendale Connected Hub is a partnership between Rossendale Council, Rossendale Leisure Trust, the Rossendale Primary Care Network, Burnley Pendle Rossendale CVS and a wide range of community partner organisations and volunteers.
The hub aims to:
- Share information with the community relating to the Coronavirus outbreak
- Connect families and individuals to groups and volunteers who can help provide food and essential supplies
- Connect individuals with other services particularly around loneliness and social isolation
- Co-ordinate local volunteering
Leader of the Council, Councillor Alyson Barnes, said:
“Once again Rossendale has shown how closely our communities work together and how well we respond to difficult circumstances. The unseen loving support that people are giving within communities is both incredibly touching and crucial in looking after local people. Thank you to everyone for all they are doing. Please keep safe, follow the guidance to prevent the spread of the virus, and we will come through this with even stronger and better connected communities.”
Neil Shaw, Rossendale Council Chief Executive added:
“The Council are working with partners across the community to rapidly establish Rossendale Connected to support local people. We recognise the difficulties people are facing and area aligning resources to support this collective effort. We encourage you to continue to support friends, family and neighbours – and for those who need additional support, we encourage you to contact Rossendale Connected. I’d like to thank the health works, partner organisations, volunteers, and council colleagues for their commitment, dedication and hard work in responding to this unprecedented crisis.”
Rossendale Connected can be contacted on 01706 227016.