Bradninch Together: Run by local people. Co-ordinating informal support, neighbour to neighbour.
WHAT IS BRADNINCH TOGETHER?
With coronavirus (COVID-19) significantly disrupting everyday life for all of us, the local community is more important than ever. Our core offer is to ensure that everybody in Bradninch and Hele, regardless of circumstances can get practical help from a neighbour. We also want to provide the community with a central point of information, in the form of this website, about sources of support and local initiatives. You can also visit the Bradninch Together Facebook page.
Information that was previous featured here can be found through the picture on the right.
Concerned about that extra glass during lockdown?
One Small Step offers an online assessment tool as well as support from health coaches online and over the phone. To take your first step to drinking less, visit the One Small Step website.
Celebrate Eid safely
Ramadan draws to a close this weekend with the beginning of Eid al-Fitr. With coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions still in place, those observing the end of the Islamic holy month are being encouraged to follow social distancing guidance and not gather in groups, but celebrate at home and connect online instead to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
We’d like to wish Eid Mubarak to all Devon Muslims.
Children's Gardening week 23rd -31st May
Lots of ideas and resources for children, parents and grandparents
Wellbeing support for NHS, Social Care and Police staff
TALKWORKS (Devon Partnership Trust mental health support), offering a priority wellbeing support service to workers in these professions.
Returning to school from Monday 1 June
Some children will be returning to school from 1 June, for the first time since the lockdown. The school day and the usual classes will look a bit different, as schools follow all the safety guidance. The government has prioritised which year groups they would like schools to open places to.
Hour long, Zoom calls for over 55's living in Devon.
Click here to find the details of how to join, with one meeting for Torbay and Teignmouth, and one for the rest of Devon. The groups are intended for anyone to join, but especially those feeling isolated and lonely at this time.
Vulnerable residents urged to still stay at home
DCC is urging vulnerable residents to remain at home despite changes to the lockdown restrictions. Around 34,000 people in Devon have been identified as having an underlying health condition that puts them at very high risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus.
The NHS has advised them to not to leave their homes until at least the end of June, even for essential supplies and exercise, in order to minimise face-to-face contact and prevent being exposed to the virus. There is no change to this guidance, and the rigorous ‘shielding’ measures introduced to help keep those who are considered extremely clinically vulnerable safe are still in place.
CHAT (Churches Housing Action Trust) Food Bank in Tiverton is available to anyone in Mid Devon needing help with access to food. Uptake has risen by 81% in these unprecedented times. The food bank relies entirely on donations and volunteers, and so a collection point for donated food and household goods has been set up in Bradninch. Click here to find out more about items needed.
To donate any of the required items to the food bank, please leave them in the recycling box by the garage marked CHAT , at James and Dawn Pettit's house: Inner Hope, Millway. If you are isolating but would like to donate, please contact your Bradninch Together Co-ordinator, who will arrange delivery of items to the collection point on your behalf.
The Food Bank will help anyone in need. Phone 01884 255 606 (10am and 12pm), and they will talk to you about how they can help. For further information contact James or Dawn on tel. 881 411, or visit https://chatmid.org.
HOW CAN I ACCESS PRACTICAL SUPPORT FROM BRADNINCH TOGETHER?
There is a network of volunteers across our community and the sorts of things we can help with include shopping, collecting medication and dog walking, as well as a friendly phone call. Click here to contact your Zone
Co-ordinator. They will put you in touch with someone who can help. The health and safety of everyone is paramount. Please note that anybody visiting your home as part of Bradninch Together will arrange the visit in advance and will carry ID.
Volunteers will not come into your home when visiting. Please let us know when calling if you or anybody in your household is suffering from Covid-19 so that arrangements can be made to minimise risk.
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH VOLUNTEERING?
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact either your
HOW CAN I USE THIS WEBSITE?
This evolving website is a way of sharing key Bradninch Together information, along with resources and ideas for activities for the whole community during this crisis. As we gradually add resources to the site, you can click on any of the boxes to find further information and activities to explore and enable you to engage remotely with the community.
If you have ideas or information to share via the website click here to send a message to the Bradninch Together Web Team.
Keep visiting the site as we hope that it will be continually changing! If you become a member of this site, you will be able to add your own comments onto our blog.
This support includes free food parcels for people within this group.
Visit the Bradninch Together Facebook page
Devon County Council's regular updates and information on COVID 19.
Up to date List of community support groups
Key Contacts and Support Services
Bradninch Spar and Post Office: 881 212. If self-isolating or in a vulnerable group, shopping can be ordered and paid for over the phone and delivered to your door by a volunteer.
Sainsbury's: we also have an arrangement with Sainsbury’s Pinhoe to shop on behalf of Bradninch residents.
College Surgery, Bradninch: 881 952
College Surgery, Cullompton: 01884 831 300
Bramblehaies Surgery, Cullompton: 01884 33536
Wyndham House Surgery, Silverton: 860 034
Bradninch Baptist Church (Rev’d Fiona Lee): 881 355
St. Disen’s Church (Rev’d Olly Mears): 881 733
Bradninch Gospel Hall: 01884 32398
Childline (online support and listening service for children feeling worried
The Silver Line (confidential helpline for older people: information,
friendship and advice): 0800 4 70 80 90
Samaritans (listening service for anyone feeling concerned or
distressed): 116 123
Contact the Bradninch Together Web Team
We welcome your ideas, resources and comments
If you need assistance or wish to become a Bradninch Together Volunteer please visit the Practical support page for your Zone Co-ordinator contact details
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