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PCDT Resilience – Update

Well done team PCDT!

We have been collating the numbers for our Covid resilience work to feedback to D & G Council. The following help was offered to vulnerable and shielding members of our community over the last 26 weeks up until 15th October.

  • provision of food parcels,
  • emergency payment for utilities,
  • provision of hot and frozen meals,
  • a listening ear,
  • delivery of essential medication
  • transport to Doctor and Ophthalmic appointments
  • Shopping for those who are in complete isolation
  • Sign-posting and advocacy services
  • Financial Support (Elec and Phone bills)

The numbers for specific services are:

  • Regular Hot meal Service – for 37 people – 567 Hot Meals
  • Shopping Service – for 25 People – 96 Shopping trips – 16 Individual Families
  • Regular Food Parcels Delivered for 23 People – 88 Food Parcels – 13 Individual Families
  • Doctors Visits for – 2 people – 10 trips
  • Medicine pick-ups – 14 People – 92 medicine pickups
  • Advocacy Support – 10 people – 12 Successful interventions

This adds up to 111 individual support services, but there is some duplication/ overlap. We have helped 67 unique individuals. Thanks to all our volunteers but a very special thank you to Heather who has been doing 2-3 and sometimes 4 or more visits to Stranraer per week and has handled all of the advocacy support work. She has achieved some great successes getting additional medical and mental health support and accessing universal credit payments and getting housing benefits cuts reversed and negotiating utility build payments etc. not to mention some appliance repairs, lightbulbs changes and getting a new carpet fitted!

Help Wanted

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Help Wanted- Old computers and phones.

Can’t volunteer but still want to help out your community?

Stranraer Resilience Team require equipment to support the on going response to Covid-19

Do you have a (working) old laptop that you no longer use?

Do you have any old pay as you go or sim free mobile phones?

If so please get in touch with the TEAM: (01776) 702928 or email ashley_gallowayactionteam@outlook.com or message  Via Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/143766180296523/

Volunteers

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Individuals

Third sector D&G are recruiting volunteers to support during the Coronavirus crisis. If you are interested in volunteering please sign up http://thirdsectordumgal.org.uk/volunteer-to-help-during-coronavirus-crisis/

Community Groups

Third Sector have  recruited over 280 volunteers to date however they haven’t received many requests of support if you are a group in need of support or know a group looking for support, please complete this form http://thirdsectordumgal.org.uk/volunteer-opportunity-form-covid/ so we can quickly find volunteers within their area.