COVID-19 - Communities Together

Northumberland Communities Together has been launched by Northumberland County Council in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. It will make sure Northumberland residents are kept safe and well throughout this crisis, and provide coordination to support individual volunteers, voluntary groups and communities across the county.

Click the below resource pack created to help facilitate the work you’re doing in your communities.

Communities Together Resource Pack

How Can I Get Help?

If you are struggling with managing at home and need support for basic things like food, and have been unable to get help from family, friends or local community groups, the council has set up a Community Response Hub as part of Northumberland Communities Together.

If you need immediate assistance:
Email: northumberlandcommunitiestogether@northumberland.gov.uk
Phone: 01670 620015 between 9am to 6pm, seven days a week.

How Can I Help Others?

There are lots of ways that you can help:

Click here to fill out a volunteer form and someone from Northumberland County Council will contact you.

You can help with things like:

  • - Shopping for food
  • - Calling and listening to people that may be on their own 
  • - Offering transport or picking things up
  • - Other practical help

Thank you for supporting Northumberland - we’re stronger together.

Stay Safe When Getting Help:

Here are some short tips for staying safe:

  • - Do not hand money or your credit/debit card to someone you don’t know or trust. 
  • - Never write your PIN number down or give it to anyone else unless they are a trusted family member or friend. 
  • - If someone is offering to help with shopping please make sure they’re introduced by someone you know and trust, or are part of the group of our volunteering network

Help with shopping:

If you’re getting help with shopping it’s important that:

  • - Wash your hands as often as possible
  • - You keep at least 2 meters (3 steps) away from each other
  • - You get a receipt for any money that’s handed over (or take a photo)
  • - Shopping is left on the doorstep and you wait until it’s been collected

Scams:

We are warning Northumberland residents to be vigilant in the face of scams connected to the coronavirus (Covid-19)