Community Support Options – Spring 2020

With many people facing a period of isolation, children being off school, difficulties for some in getting the supplies they need and generally the world being a bit of a strange place at the moment, this page provides some information that may be useful for people across our community.

If there is something happening that you think it would be good to share, please let us know by emailing reception@woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk, ringing us on 01908 395681 or sharing on our social media (facebook.com/woughtoncc or twitter @woughtoncc)

We can all do something to help each other during this difficult time, so please let us know if you need anything and we will try and help.

Children and Young People safeguarding

During this time of non to face to face contact, the Youth & Wellbeing teams are still working behind the scenes and you can contact the Youth Manager & Safeguarding Lead/ Child Protection Officer: Tash Darling on tash.darling@woughtoncommunitycouncil.gov.uk Tel: 01908 392945/ 07983 590546 and main office on 01908 395681 within usual working hours.

The team are currently trying to find creative ways to ensure our residents remain supported but we’re sure you can appreciate this is not straight forward. All our statutory services are still running so there is no reduction in emergency, medical or social care support. Please do not hesitate to seek the support you need, when you need it.

If you have concerns about a child, young person or vulnerable adult and fear they may be at risk from harm please contact the MASH through the Milton Keynes Council Website or call the Emergency Social Work Team on 01908 265545

Information about gas / electricity tops ups if isolating

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/energy-firms-move-to-help-customers-unable-to-top-up-due-to-coro/

Local Resident Associations:

Peartree Bridge – https://www.facebook.com/groups/139996422349/
Eaglestone – https://www.facebook.com/Eaglestone.residents.association/
Leadenhall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/273527109746722/
Coffee Hall – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1033600217023527/
Beanhill – https://www.facebook.com/groups/346980809022202/
Netherfield – https://www.facebook.com/groups/292503027963746/
Tinkers Bridge – https://www.facebook.com/groups/TBRA.MK/

Other support groups:

Milton Keynes Corona virus Support Group – https://www.facebook.com/Milton-Keynes-Coronavirus-Community-Support-102707221365468  They are coordinating efforts across many parts of the city and are looking for help and for those that need help

Beanhill and Netherfield Resident Associations have worked together to offer support – see posters below

        

 

Other sources of support

Milton Keynes Council has stopped some services, but is continuing with others. For full details, click https://www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/your-council-and-elections/coronavirus-changes-to-council-services . They are also continuing to support those most in need, including the vulnerable, elderly, people with disabilities and children who are in need.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are also a number of community groups that are helping where they can:

Age UK Milton Keynes – https://www.ageuk.org.uk/miltonkeynes/ are providing essential support to older people across the city who need help.

 Dreamsai Milton Keynes (https://www.facebook.com/dreamsaiMK/) are also offering a free essentials pack to older people across the city.

 

We will continue to update as we know more and please do keep an eye on our Facebook for information about keeping active, activities for children, how you can help and anything else that we find out.