BVSC has just announced today that it is working with Birmingham City Council to help create a co-ordinated community response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Birmingham City Council leader Ian Ward has said: “This represents the most significant public health challenge the city and the country has faced in recent years. Birmingham City Council is committed to ensuring that local people are supported and kept as safe and well as possible, and we are working with local community and voluntary groups to reach out to support our most vulnerable communities. It’s important that this effort is co-ordinated well and clearly and we have asked our partner BVSC to support us to achieve this.”
If know of local efforts that are being made by yourself, friends or neighbours, local voluntary organisations, community groups, social enterprises or charities please let BVSC know. Pass this message on.
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Grassroots organising to support those affected by coronavirus is starting to happen up and down the country and you can read more about these efforts here in The Guardian and here on the newly-established website Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK, where you can download guidance for setting up and registering groups, operating safely, and more.
But whatever you do, do it safely to protect those you help and your own volunteers, and as far as possible do try and be part of a locally co-ordinated effort.
→ Contact BVSC to get involved in #C19SupportBrum, the new cross-sector Birmingham C-19 Support Partnership. Ring 07388 376 945 or send mail to the BVSC team