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New community support hub for Pendle during coronavirus outbreak

Published: Thursday, 26th March 2020

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A new community hub has been launched today (Thursday 26 March) to co-ordinate support for Pendle’s most vulnerable residents during the coronavirus outbreak.

Pendle Community Support Hub has been created for residents without a circle of friends or family nearby to help them. 

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “We’re working with a range of organisations including voluntary groups to help vulnerable people get through the difficult crisis we are facing.

“Pendle Community Support Hub will work as a one stop shop.”

The services being offered include:

  • advice on where to get food
  • help with shopping
  • support for mental health issues
  • dog walking
  • collecting prescriptions
  • dealing with social isolation and loneliness
  • financial and debt advice.

If you, or a vulnerable person you know, need help:

The phone lines will be open 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am to 3pm, Saturday and Sunday.

“We expect calls to the new community support hub to be high so please be patient.

“We’ll work hard to get the right help and support to people who need it,” stated Councillor Iqbal.

Organisations, businesses, groups and individuals who can provide help and services will be identified to support those who need practical and emotional support.

If you or your community group or business would like to join our efforts for the new Pendle Community Support Hub:

 If we can match your offer of support we’ll be in touch.

Councillor Iqbal added: “Together we are stronger and we have long-standing partnerships here in Pendle as a firm foundation.

“By co-ordinating our efforts we can help everyone face this challenge knowing that despite these measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus, we not alone.”

More information is available at www.pendle.gov.uk/communitysupporthub

Local people can access more than 100 Pendle Council services online -www.pendle.gov.uk/doitonline

And Pendle Council’s website shows what help is available for individuals and businesses and how to get the latest health advice about the coronavirus www.pendle.gov.uk/coronavirus

There’s also a dedicated webpage on any changes to Council services and advice on how to safely dispose of waste for anyone with symptoms of the coronavirus www.pendle.gov.uk/disruptions

We’re updating our website regularly with all the latest information as soon as we have it so please keep checking it.