GWP COVID19 – Community Support Group – Didcot – Oxfordshire UK

Please visit the NHS Website with information on COVID-19 before anything else. To practically help those that are “at risk” from Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) due to age or underlying conditions, we have set up a Community Support Group for Great Western Park Residents and beyond, ran by GWP Residents. Volunteers will help distribute food and other tasks to support those in COVID19 self isolation.

Need help?

If you live in the OX11 postcode (Didcot) or a village near Great Western Park, Didcot and require any support with access to supplies; posting mail; a friendly phone call; pet walking; prescription delivery, or are likely to require help, please complete one of the Online Request Forms Below . Only email the support request inbox covid19support@gwpra.org.uk  if you are unable to use the forms. We also have a dedicated phone number to send text message (SMS) requests: +447520642520 . All personal information regarding requests is kept strictly confidential.

Food DeliveryPrescription Collection
Post a Letter Request FormTelephone Call Request Form
Dog walking Help FormOther help request

Want to volunteer?

If you wish to join the group of now 190+ wonderful volunteers, then please complete the following form:

It is vitally important you only conduct outside tasks if you have been fit and well for 7 days and everyone you live with has been well for 14 days. There are roles for the housebound, such as in administration, telephone calls or mask making.

GWP Community Support Progress

  • We have built an efficient online system and process for dealing with requests and assigning them to volunteers
  • We have delivered 3300 leaflets around the area
  • We are obtaining protective equipment for volunteers
  • We have delivered numerous food packages and medicines
  • We are setting up a physical local “Hub” to assist volunteers and reduce onward transmission opportunities
  • We have setup an online, email and SMS request services
  • We are working with the Council to help service their demands for support from vulnerable people
  • We have assisted other areas setting up and continue to work with them

Community Larder Partnership

We have partnered with the wonderful people at the SOFEA Community Larder Charity (based in Didcot). They have agreed to provide us food at no cost to help with the COVID-19 situation, whilst they can. The GWP volunteers will help to distribute this, along with other essentials, to those in need.

The food is free however the charity cannot run unsupported financially and they are urging people to donate to us, to help us provide, extra vans, fuel, packaging and extra staffing. The community larder is normally a fee paying membership, after we begin to return to normal any member who would like to continue to receive food via the project will be invited to start pay a membership fee. £8.66 per month for 10 items of food a week plus fruit and veg and £17.32 a month for 20 items of food a week plus fruit and veg. It is not a binding contract and members can cancel at any time. You only need register with the Community Larder once.

SOFEA Just Giving Page : https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

They are also in need of healthy volunteers, to assist in the warehouse in Didcot in processing the goods, please contact them if you can help with this.

Community Hub

We have now setup a Community Hub at Boundary Park Car Park, GWP. This is primarily for the volunteers to collect PPE and Food Supplies. It is open Thursdays 10am until 12pm and other times. If you are registered with the SOFEA community Larder, you can nominate to collect your food box from the GWP Hub, by completing this form:

Thank you to Boundary Park Sports Association for allowing us to use their car park and to Taylor Wimpey for providing the container to use.

Resources

Poster to place in vehicle or carry to identify legitimate purpose
GWP Phone information message for +447520642520

Support the GWPRA effort

If you are able to then please donate to assist our efforts to support the Community, please visit https://www.paypal.me/gwpra (best method) or our just giving page to donate. Alternatively visit our Just Giving page.

Wishing you all safe and well