Welcome to "Cumaibh a'Dol!": "Keep on Going!". It has been almost a month since Morvern Community Council formed our resilience group and very quickly established our support service available 9-5, 7 days a week which can be accessed via - the helpline number 01967 750838 or by email Morvern2020@gmail.org. All calls received out of hours will be captured for a phone call the following day.
Thanks to our rota organisers Rhonda and Lucy and to our induction volunteers Bonny and Annabel. All relevant information is on www.morvern.org. We have liaised with Lochaline Stores, Morvern Medical Centre, Lochaber foodbank, NHS Highland, Highland Council and Sunart helping hands to ensure we are as co-ordinated and resilient as we can be.
We have received COVID resilience funding to make sure we can buy appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), back up our broadband and other COVID related expenses. With the help of the good people of Morvern we have helped deliver shopping, prescriptions and top-up electricity cards.
With the ongoing restrictions, upholding our guidance for best volunteering practice and for us all in the community is key. The pandemic is not a medical emergency but a public health one so it is crucial that we think of our population and not just ourselves as individuals. Staying at home, social distancing, daily exercise and following all the guidance is paramount. Whilst tough, our expectation and hope is that everyone in Morvern will continue to follow this guidance to the letter in order that we can support our most vulnerable members of the community, local services and each other.
From all of us at Morvern Community Council and the resilience group.
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