Cambridgeshire County Council have set up a new hub in responses to Covid-19. The hub can accessed here: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus/covid-19-coordination-hub-your-community-needs-you?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
This explainer is from the website:
Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council, in response to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government direction, have launched a COVID-19 coordination hub to provide targeted support for those most at risk during the coronavirus outbreak.
The hub will have a specific focus on providing access to food, medicines and other supplies in the first instance. As well as co-ordinate the need to make sure there is adequate staff and resource capacity to serve a significant increased level of demand in critical service areas, such as the NHS and social care.
A plea is going out to people in our communities who will be experienced, qualified and/or willing to undertake public duties in a voluntary capacity who are willing and able to volunteer their time.
The hub will manage and co-ordinate the re-deployment of staff, community volunteers and resources to meet that demand, on behalf of the public sector. It will also pass on general offers of help and will work alongside existing voluntary and community groups to help maximise support for our local communities.
Most of us know someone who is aged over 70 or who falls within one of the other vulnerable groups listed by the Government. The hub aims to match people who can offer their time and specific skills with those who have been advised to self-isolate.