Support for Community Responses to COVID-1925-Mar-2020
Medway Voluntary Action (MVA) is registering residents wishing to support the most vulnerable during the coronavirus, with volunteer and charitable support being co-ordinated via their new coronavirus web support pages.
MVA is responding to the rapid developments and advice relating to the COVID-19 pandemic by co-ordinating information and support for the voluntary sector and local communities who are helping during these unprecedented times. Jane Howard, MVA’s CEO, explains:
“The VCS and local residents are at the epicentre of Medway’s community response, and we know just how much determination and commitment they are giving daily to help respond within our communities.
The priority is that everyone remains safe, so all volunteering activities should adhere to the Government’s latest guidance and everyone should remain aware of any NHS advice we need to follow.
MVA is working collaboratively with other agencies and COVID-19 initiatives in Medway, including the Medway Council’s Public Health Community Hub and Medway Community Healthcare, and we are committed to sharing and communicating resources and information wherever possible.
Over the coming weeks MVA will endeavor to co-ordinate information and support to help empower communities and voluntary sector groups and organisations to take the action they chose efficiently and safely.”
In line with Government advice, all of the support from MVA can be accessed remotely via their website, where local communities can find information on
COVID-19 developments, volunteering and financial capability support.
MVA will be contacting their VCS peers over the coming weeks to explain the alternative arrangements they are putting in place to help co-ordinate and communicate the sectors' plans and needs in response to these unprecedented times.
To find out more and to get involved visit their website, or get in touch with them via Facebook (MedwayCVS) or Twitter (@cvsmedway) or email email@example.com.