Posted on Friday 20th March 2020
BCP Council and local community groups have joined forces to launch a Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole ‘Together We Can’ community response to help and support vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.
People wanting to get involved in the community response are being encouraged to sign up by visiting: bcpcouncil.gov.uk/TogetherWeCan
Cllr Vikki Slade, Leader of BCP Council, said: “We are wholeheartedly committed to ensuring our most vulnerable residents are supported and kept as safe and well as possible in these difficult times.
“We have already seen a wide range of grassroots support instigated in the wake of the coronavirus and it’s fantastic to see all the offers of community support that has come forward. The principles behind the ‘Together We Can’ community response is to nurture this goodwill and ensure it is fully supported.
“We are working quickly to mobilise in a way that protects residents from both the effects of the virus, and from the more negative effects of the necessary social distancing that are being implemented to limit the spread of the disease. As part of the launch of ‘Together We Can’ we are calling on all those people wanting to help to get in touch with us. Together we can get through this.”
Supported by Community Action Network - a charity that already offers support to over 2,500 voluntary and community groups across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole - the ‘Together We Can’ community response will work through existing local neighbourhood structures, voluntary groups, and local councillors to ensure all three towns have access to support, advice, and practical help.
For more information visit bcpcouncil.gov.uk/TogetherWeCan