In support of CAS, Suffolk Community Foundation have joined partners including Suffolk County Council, Public Health, District & Local Councils, Suffolk Community Foundation, Suffolk Association of Local Councils, and other key partners to ensure the best Suffolk wide response possible and make access to support as widely available as they can. We are all working together on new resources, and information every day to help keep our communities safe and supported as they help each other.
Suffolk’s ‘Home, but not alone’ service has been launched to help connect people who want to volunteer in their communities with neighbours who are most in need. The service will mean willing volunteers, charities, town and parish councils, community and religious groups can all log their details and offers of support on an app, while people who need help can phone to request support. As the number of offers and requests grows, they will be matched so that the right help can be given where it’s most needed. This support could include delivering groceries, medication or essential household goods, in line with Government social distancing guidelines.
Download the free app, called Tribe Volunteer from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
The telephone number for those in genuine need of help is freephone 0800 876 6926 and will be staffed from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week.
The Home, But Not Alone service was created by partners from Suffolk’s councils, police, health bodies and charitable organisations which come together as the Collaborative Communities Board.