Severn Vale Community Kitchen are offering healthy and tasty affordable meal delivery in the Severn Vale area on a not for profit basis. They are working alongside GL11 Community Hub to ensure that the most vulnerable stay fed during this time. They are hoping to raise funds and offer subsidies to those who are not covered by GL11 Community Hub (GL12 and GL13) as there are a lot of people out there... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2020 13:24 by Jenny Walkley
We know that lots of volunteer groups and organisations or charities are doing amazing work to help their communities during the Coronavirus pandemic.
To help you easily see what support is available in your area, Stroud District Council has created a community support map.
All the support groups on the map have either registered on the county-wide community help hub or are established charities and... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:51 by Jenny Walkley
The hub is supported by Gloucestershire County Council who gather requests for support, review the data and pass it to the relevant district, borough or city council. They will then match the volunteers with requests for support to ensure people get what they need as quickly as possible.
Cllr Mark Hawthorne, leader of Gloucestershire County Council, said, "We are delighted by the generosity and willingness... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 18:03 by Jenny Walkley
1. When am I allowed to leave the house?
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:44 by Jenny Walkley
Why staying at home is very important
It is very important that individuals with symptoms that may be due to coronavirus and their household members stay at home. Staying at home will help control the spread of the virus to friends, the wider community, and particularly the most vulnerable.
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:41 by Jenny Walkley
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
- new continuous cough and/or
- high temperature
For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:39 by Jenny Walkley
What can help your mental health and wellbeing
Consider how to connect with others: Maintaining relationships with people you trust is important for your mental wellbeing. Think about how you can stay in touch with friends and family via telephone, video calls or social media instead of meeting in person – whether it's people you normally see often or connecting with old friends.
Help and support... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:36 by Jenny Walkley
There's lots to keep you busy indoors from The Pulse. See link below
Posted: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 11:18 by Jenny Walkley
The National Allotment Society has issued the following guidance on attending allotments during this period of isolation -
Covid 19 Emergency Measures
March 23rd, 2020
Following the instructions around movement and gatherings from the Prime Minister on 23 March 2020, we are consulting with central government but as we understand the situation at the moment it is still permitted to visit your plot, ideally... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:45 by Jenny Walkley
In response to the Coronavirus outbreak, Gloucestershire County Council has launched a Community Help Hub to connect local people who need help, with others who can provide the support they need.
Please register details of the support the Town or Parish Council may be providing via the link below and encourage any community groups or organisations you are aware of that are offering support to do the... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2020 08:40 by Jenny Walkley