COVID-19

Community CVS is working in partnership with volunteers, groups and organisations to support the Covid-19 Community Response in the Borough.

Support for Blackburn with Darwen’s most vulnerable people

BwD Help hub – If you are in desperate need of food, are worried about paying for gas and electricity, or need support for your mental wellbeing while you’re isolated at home, get in touch with the BwD Help Hub. https://www.blackburn.gov.uk/coronavirus/bwd-help-hub-residents or call 01254 588111. Phone lines are open 09:00-17:00 Monday to Friday and 09:00-12:00 Saturday & Sunday

If you are concerned about a neighbour please contact the Help Hub above.

We don’t want anyone to struggle during the Coronavirus outbreak, and are working with a range of local organisations who can offer support.

Volunteering

Lots of people are getting in touch to offer support in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We think that’s wonderful and want to make sure that everyone who can offer support can do so safely and provide it where it will be most useful.

We are currently collating a Covid-19 Community Volunteer Bank. Volunteers will be called when they are needed. Please click here to find out more. Once you have submitted your information we will get in touch when there is a call for your support and we will tell you where you should go to provide your support.

Please bear with us as we are working with other partners to make sure that the help is given where it is most needed and the systems are currently being put into place.

If you would like to volunteer and become a Covid-19 Community Volunteer please head over to our volunteering hub page.

Voluntary or Community Groups

Do you Need Volunteers?

If you are a group that needs the help of volunteers please complete our Volunteer Recruitment for Groups form.

Examples of roles that volunteers can do to help in the Covid–19 crisis; Street Volunteer Organiser, Delivering Essential Supplies, Collecting Prescriptions, ‘Getting Online’ Digital Support, on-line Parent Home Schooling Support, Food Distribution Centres, Dog Walking, Interpreting, Telephone Helpline/Telephone Befriending, Leafleting, Wellbeing Support to Others, Adding capacity to existing services in case of staff shortages.

Do you Need Group/ Organisational Support and Advice?

For useful information, guides and resources go to our Covid-19 Support for Groups page.

Advice about Coronavirus

Mental Health and well-being while staying at home

For well-being advice while staying at home, the following websites have useful links and advice

Update on Community CVS Service

  • Following government guidelines, the staff are working from home or following social distancing guidelines. Please contact us by email where possible. For general enquiries for group support email office@communitycvs.org.uk
  • For enquiries about volunteering or if you need support as an individual contact steve.foden@communitycvs.org.uk or ring 07547 566054

Covid 19 News and Updates

Check out our COVID-19 News and Updates for the latest local Coronavirus (COVID-19) information and support.

Read our latest COVID-19 update