The NHS Responders Scheme was set up to support the NHS and the care sector during the Covid-19 outbreak, by providing an army of volunteers ready to help those in need. Nationally there has been a phenomenal response, with over 750,000 people signing up to volunteer.
Our Social Prescribing Team have been making use of the scheme and the generous support offered by the volunteers to get help for people in the local community.
It is also possible to self-refer to the scheme if certain criteria is met.
There are four different volunteer roles:
There has been an incredible local response to help others during the Coronavirus outbreak.
Cheshire East Council have set up a support service called People Helping People. If you would like to offer support or need help with any of the following activities, then please call 0300 123 5034 or click here to register online:
- Shopping / gathering medical supplies
- Meal Delivery
- Advice and Guidance
- A friendly phone call
To find out more about the scheme and other ways to help locally, please click here.
We recently asked for volunteers to help at Waters Green, directing traffic in the car park as part of the new zoning requirements at Waters Green. Thank you so much to everyone who volunteered and everyone who is helping out, it is really appreciated.
If you are interested in volunteering, there are currently opportunities with Cheshire East’s People Helping People, and also various roles offered through the Cheshire East Community and Voluntary Service.