Help is a hand from your neighbours. Local volunteers have come forward to help you with shopping, posting letters, being someone to talk to on the phone, or any reasonable request.

If you have Facebook or WhatsApp, we can all communicate that way, but if not, don’t worry, we’ll get in touch with you any way we can to help.

SHOPPING: Write a list of what you need. Put pack sizes, brands and how much you usually pay, remember that the person doing the shopping doesn’t know what you usually get. We’ll come and collect your list, buy your items and drop them off. Please bear in mind that whoever gets your shopping may not be able to get in right away, they might be picking it up after work, so please be patient. Please be aware, the brand you have asked for may not be in stock, so you may receive the closest substitute available.

SOMEONE TO TALK TO: Self-isolation needn’t be isolating. If you live alone and want to have a chat, we have a phone number you can ring. It be either a volunteer or another self – isolator. Please let me know if you can help.

WELFARE CHECKS: if you just want someone to knock on the door to make sure you are OK.

DOG WALKING: self -isolation does not mean you can’t go outside! You can continue to walk your dog as long as you are avoiding contact with other people. If you have difficulties with walking your dog please get in touch.

DATA PROTECTION: we will need your name and address, and maybe your phone number or email address. We will restrict the use of these as much as possible, and will not use them for any other purposes than those stated.

If you need, or if you can provide assistance to other people there are a number of ways that you can contact Council and Village Hall staff, main office number is 01744 884709 social media pages, email us at Clerk@rainfordparishcouncil.com and our mobile which is 07410 132073.