Supporting Communities through COVID-19: #StokeonTrentTogether

Social distancing, isolation and home-schooling, amongst other things, are the new normal in these uncertain times. As more measures are put in place by the Government to reduce the spread of this novel virus, we find ourselves in uncharted territory when it comes to home, work, school, lifestyle, friends and family, the list goes on.

The announcement from our Prime Minister last night (Monday 23rd March) proved just how fast our lives are changing. For now, and for a lot of the UK population, staying at home is our only option.

As more and more households go into isolation and further restrictions being in place, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for residents and communities to get the things they need. To help with this, we’ve teamed up with Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Totally Stoked, working with local voluntary sector organisations and volunteers to create the Stoke-on-Trent Together COVID-19 Support Network.

We are also working closely with health professionals to ensure that local residents remain protected and are kept well informed of the ever-changing situation both locally and nationally.

We are all working together to co-ordinate this support network to ensure that everyone who needs help can get it and that those who are able to provide help can do so in a flexible way.

Whether you are an organisation or an individual who needs help or, as long as you are healthy and you are not experiencing any symptoms of Coronavirus, you can provide help to those who need it.

The service operates from 9:00am until 5:00pm Monday to Friday, requests and enquiries made outside these hours will be responded as soon as possible during the opening times.

For more information on the Stoke-on-Trent Together Support Network call 0800 561 5610 or visit the #StokeonTrentTogether website.