Support from Baildon Community Link

 

 

19 March 2020

 

Dear neighbour

 

Re:  Support from Baildon Community Link

 

I wanted to write to all our near neighbours to let you know that whilst your local community centre is closed for the time being, staff and volunteers are still here working to help the most vulnerable in our community at this unprecedented and worrying time.

 

We are doing the following things:

 

  1.  Telephone Befriending – if you would like a befriending phone call from either a member of staff or volunteer at the Link or from MIND who we are working in close partnership with then give us a ring on 01274 588681 and leave your name and a phone number if you are happy for either organisation to contact you on the number you leave.
  2. Food Parcels – if you are struggling financially and cannot afford to feed yourself or your family then we can provide a 3 day emergency food parcel.  You can ring us on 01274 588681 or email baildon.link@btinternet.com to request one.  We will prepare one and leave the parcel in our lobby to collect.  We will arrange delivery only if you have no-one else to collect it such as a friend, neighbour or family member.
  3. Shopping – if you are self isolating and do not have anyone else such as a friend, neighbour or relative to help you shop and you have been unable to access online shopping then we will do our utmost to help with our network of local volunteers.  Again, ring us on 01274 588681.  Please turn over ...

 

 

 

Prescriptions:  please register with your local pharmacy if you need help from them with your medicines, including home delivery.  Cliffe Avenue Pharmacy 01274 593274.

 

Bradford Council’s Access Team is a useful source of support.  They can be contacted on 01274 435400 and will be able to help you access other necessary support.

 

You will understand that what we are doing is looking to help the most vulnerable in our community at this difficult time – if you know of anyone who might be alone and isolated with no-one else to help them then please call them if possible and let them know that we are here and will help.

 

Wishing you peace at this time – we will get through this together - keep yourself safe.

 

Lucy and the team at Baildon Community Link