County council launches ‘Northumberland Communities Together’ to support community volunteers
March 26, 2020
Northumberland County Council is launching a new initiative to support the phenomenal volunteering networks that have been rallying support across the county in response to COVID-19.
The council is launching ‘Northumberland Communities Together’ – a dedicated team which will help harness the power of local community volunteers while making sure the county’s most vulnerable residents are protected.
Councillor Cath Homer, the council’s cabinet member responsible for community and voluntary sector support in Northumberland, said: “We’re incredibly proud of the many, many members of our local communities who are coming together to provide help some of the county’s most vulnerable residents at this most difficult of times.
“As a council we want to support these amazing efforts, while ensuring that help is targeted exactly where it is needed, and that the most vulnerable in our communities are safeguarded and protected.
“This new Northumberland Communities Together hub will enhance the work of local community groups, connecting the most vulnerable in our communities with the support they need, whilst making sure that they are safeguarded and protected, and that’s where the council can play a critical role.”
Many areas already have volunteers in place who are coordinating with local partners including supermarkets to ensure residents have access to vital supplies.
If you are looking to provide volunteering support we can help you do that within voluntary and community links. You can do this by completing our online form www.northumberland.gov.uk/
If you are a community organisation you will have already heard from us, or will be on our list to contact in the coming days.