by danielbarker on 13 May, 2020
It’s around 8 weeks now since lockdown regulations were imposed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Those who could work from home have done so but there are many others who can’t.
Those in employment not deemed essential were furloughed and for a time will receive 80% of their income. Others, the self employed and those on zero hours contracts had no such protection. Eight weeks on and there must be a number of you who are finding it difficult to manage. It’s time for an update on where you can look for help and advice:
Since the COVID crisis began, more than 5600 vulnerable Walsall residents have been referred to Making Connections Walsall.
In the week ending 1 May, the team there have received and processed 990 requests for support, including requests for help with shopping, befriending, food parcels, and support picking up prescriptions, with around 70 volunteers joining council staff to provide this lifeline.
Making Connections Walsall is a free service for all Walsall residents who need help during the COVID-19 crisis. Whether you or someone you know needs food parcels, help with shopping, or just information and advice, please see our website for details on how to access support or make a referral for someone else to receive support. https://bit.ly/2WmW9l0
If you’d like to volunteer to help your community, please visit the One Walsall website to register your interest. https://bit.ly/2yOGbXM
For Walsall Council updates on COVID-19 and Council services go to:
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