East Riding Community Hub

Published: 03 April 2020

Last Thursday, East Riding Council launched the Community Hub. The Hub is there to support community groups and also ask groups to help out the most vulnerable and those in need during the Covid-19 crisis.

The aim is not to take away, substitute for or replace the great work and community spirit that has been established over the last few weeks across the East Riding but to provide extra help and support for those residents who really need support with their daily living and who don’t have carers, family, friends, neighbours or local community groups available to help. If you have any neighbours or friends who are not on social media please let them know.

The Community Hub telephone number is 393919 and is open from 9.00am until 9.00pm Monday to Friday and from 9.00am until 6.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays. An email address is also available for those who wish to make contact electronically covid@eastriding.gov.uk .

Any community groups are requested to register with www.beecan.org. The more groups that register, the greater help we can give to the community. The Hub is staffed by East Riding Council employees and supported by the British Army.

Individuals cannot register on the beecan.org website but please register at https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS to become one of the new NHS Volunteer Responders. These volunteer responders will carry out tasks such as delivering medicines from pharmacies, driving patients to appointments, bringing people home from hospital and making regular telephone calls to check on people isolating at home.

Finally, the main thing that must be remembered is to Stay at Home (exceptions are health reasons, work, trips for food and daily exercise) keep yourself safe and maintain a safe distance of 2 metres from others.