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Latest News – 15th September 2020

“Group of 6” restrictions are now in place and face masks are mandatory in most public places. The WHO have produced this useful poster below showing the DOs and DONTs of wearing a mask….remember it is mouth and nose covering!

Latest News – 15th September 2020

Wellesbourne and Walton Community Cares is fast approaching it’s 6 month anniversary and whilst it has been a difficult year for everyone, we can take heart from what the WWCC has achieved and become. We have a strong pool of 200 volunteers, who have given their time to help people across the community and without them none of this would have been possible. It is due to this desire to help that we are in the process of registering as a charity to continue to offer all of the existing services and reach across the community.

We are still offering the services of befriending, prescription delivery and shopping. At this stage, as previously communicated the newspaper delivery has been handed back to the One Stop. You can still contact us by telephone on 07766 413519, or email help@ww-cc.co.uk. Please note that the telephone lines are now 9-5 Monday to Friday and outside of these hours they are answerphone. Please do spread the word to friends, family and neighbours

We are also looking to expand our services to help increase our befriending services. We will still offer this as telephone and letter befriending but also now doorstop befriending and local walking. Door stop befriending, will take some time to set it up, but the idea of it is to have a more personal, face to face, but social distanced, social time for those living on their own or feeling anxious about the situation.

We along with the various walking groups in Wellesbourne and Walton are also looking to set up walks to get people outside and socialising, in a socially distanced manner, to gain the benefit that the outdoors gives to our mental health. Please do not worry though, we are splitting this up into many groups to cater for every ability! If you are interested in this, or know of somebody that maybe, please call 07766 413519 or email help@ww-cc.co.uk

We are also aware that we are fast approaching the festive time of the year and whilst Christmas brings a lot of happiness to many, it will also be daunting to some with the shorter days and thought of spending less time with family and friends than usual. We are in the process of making plans for events across the community that everyone can join in with and we will share these in due course. One thing that we are looking for at this stage is street ambassadors – if you would like to co-ordinate potential events on your street please email help@ww-cc.co.uk

Indeed, if you have any ideas or suggestions do feel free to contact us on the email address.

On behalf of the WWCC. St Peters Church, Hastings House, and Wellesbourne and Walton Parish Council.

Latest News – 7th September 2020

Please see below message below from Wendy Biddington, who is trying to co-ordinate a storage location for a furniture bank, to help those in need:

It is with thanks that we now have free dry storage space for bed linen etc but are still looking for free, dry storage such as a garage to start a furniture bank to support those in crisis. Can you help? if so contact Wendy 01789 840953 or email w.nbiddington701@outlook.com

Latest News – 23rd August 2020

Time for a huge round of applause! You may have seen last week that our very own Wendy Waters won the “The Thriving Communities Lockdown Hero’s Award” from Orbit for her continued fantastic work with Hastings House helping people within the Wellesbourne and Walton Community. Huge congratulations to Wendy for this well deserved achievement!

Full release below:

Lockdown Heroes Award

During these exceptional times, at Orbit we have recognised that there are some exceptional people within our communities who have taken the opportunity to help those around them throughout the coronavirus crisis. As such, in this year’s event we decided to include an additional category, for which the winner has been chosen by our own internal panel of judges. This award recognises their achievements and shines a light on how they have helped their communities during these extraordinary times.

Paul Richards, Group Customer Services Director, said, “The coronavirus pandemic has both taken and impacted many lives. It will undoubtedly leave a lasting mark on everyone who experienced this unprecedented situation. During difficult times, it is remarkable how some people decide to step up and take action to support their communities and those around them who need help most. We are therefore delighted this year to be able to recognise members of the communities in which we operate, and to give special recognition to people who have been true heroes during this time. As always, it’s a pleasure to read these stories and an honour to celebrate such outstanding contributions.”

The winner of The Thriving Communities Lockdown Heroes Award 2020 is…

Wendy Waters

Wendy was nominated by Cheryl Flavell, Placemaking and Partnerships Manager for Stratford and Warwick. Her nomination submission can be found below:

Wendy works with Hastings House Medical Centre, working alongside the Practice Nurse out in the community.

Wendy has spent her time visiting customers in general needs homes, extra care schemes and Independent living properties, working closely with Orbit employees and medical staff to ensure that customers are being supported. She has been instrumental in working with the customers at Ettington Lodge.

Customers have leaned on Wendy for social isolation support, and she has set up group meetings and navigated issues with them to reach the best result. Before lockdown, Wendy organised coffee mornings and meetings to provide health education about the importance of effective hand washing and how to protect against infection and prevent its spread. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, this service moved to an online and telephone platform where she has continued to engage with customers and take on new referrals. She has set up a community group, organising befriending telephone calls, shopping and prescription delivery with 180 volunteers as well as a facility to organise food for those coming out of hospital.

https://betterdays.orbit.org.uk/orbit-community-heroes/lockdown-heroes-award/

Latest News – 22nd August 2020

Since March, the WWCC has evolved from just a handful of people, to now, with 200+ volunteers! The success of this group, could not have happened without the motivation, dedication and willingness to help from our team of volunteers. As a small token of thanks we have delivered a “thank you” card with a badge, to show how grateful we are for their time volunteered. Round of applause to everyone! We are still in the early stages of setting up as a charity and will share more details when we have them.

Don’t forget we are still here, offering support, shopping services and prescription delivery.

You can contact us by telephone Monday-Friday, 9-5 on 07766 413519. Outside of these hours / days, please leave a message and we will get back to you. You can also email us on help@ww-cc.co.uk
Please spread the word to any friends / family / neighbours that you think could make use of our services. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Latest News – 15th August 2020

Newspaper deliveries have now been handed back to the One Stop. Huge thank you to our volunteers who delivered newspapers, seen in the pictures below for a team photo! The Wellesbourne and Walton community are very grateful for your early morning commitment day in day out. 🙌🙌

Latest News – 29th July 2020

Hello to all the followers of WWCC! We hope that you and your families are well, as well as being able to enjoy the summer months.

We hope that by now you will have received the July WWCC Newsletter. In it, we shared some exciting news that we are turning the group into a registered charity to continue providing the service to the community for the foreseeable future. We have been overwhelmed with the support and kind feedback that everyone has provided. Of course, we could not have got to this stage without the support of our volunteers.

We also want you to know that we are still offering the same services. We are aware that some shielded individuals are losing their food parcels, if this is the case you can organise shops to be completed by our volunteers. Newspapers are still being delivered, as are prescriptions from on the village pharmacy on a daily basis. Telephone friendships are also still very much active and we encourage people to make use of this service if they feel lonely.

You can contact us by telephone Monday-Friday, 9-5 on 07766 413519. Outside of these hours / days, please leave a message and we will get back to you. You can also email us on help@ww-cc.co.uk

Please spread the word to any friends / family / neighbours that you think could make use of our services.

Latest News – 19th June 2020

Hello to all the followers of WWCC! We hope that you and your families are well.

The last few weeks have evolved a lot in terms of lockdown measures being reduced and today we have been downgraded to level 3/5. However, we want everyone to know that we are still here, helping the community if you need us. We realise that there are still people out there who are advised not to go out and we want you to know this group remains active for the foreseeable future.

We are still offering:

  • Prescription Delivery – 1000 deliveries complete since start.
  • Shopping – 150 shops delivered since start.
  • Newspapers – 1500 delivered since start.
  • Telephone Friendship – 50 connections made to people who wanted someone to talk to, if they felt lonely or needed support.
  • Information on the website – home schooling, scams to be aware of, takeaway, contact numbers. Take a look!

Latest News – 29th May 2020

Hello to all the followers of WWCC! We hope that you and your families are well and that you have continued to enjoy spending time together in the fabulous weather we have had lately.

We want you to know that even though the rules surrounding lockdown are changing and even starting to lift, we are still available to help you if you require it.

Further progress has been made from within the WWCC in the past few week, with a few updates as follows.

We continue to grow, with over  220 volunteers coming forward across the community which is really fantastic show of support and kindness. As we continue to say, please don’t feel disheartened if you haven’t been contacted yet – we are still catching up with the response but we will get back to you and you will get to offer your help.

Over 800 prescriptions have been delivered from Wellesbourne Pharmacy to people who are currently unable to collect themselves. That is just within Wellesbourne, we also drop off to local villages for further distribution. The shopping team have completed 100 shops and deliveries since starting and the telephone friendship has contacted around 30 people. The newspaper service from the One Stop delivers to 35 people across the village per day. So far we have delivered over 1200 papers!

Please remember that we are here for you if you need help. If you are vulnerable, self isolating or would like some support please get in contact us to find out how we can help you – this applies to any age group. Shopping, Prescriptions, Friendship.

Help@ww-cc.co.uk

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The phone is manned 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday and the voicemail is active outside of those hours.

Our website www.ww-cc.co.uk has been updated with a lot of useful information both locally and nationally, please take a look.

Stay safe everyone – any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact with us.

Latest News – 11th May 2020

Hello to all the followers of WWCC! We hope that you and your families are well and that are at least able to enjoy some of the good weather we have been having of late. Please keep spreading the word amongst the village of WWCC, so that everyone know’s what this group has to offer. It was great to see so many people enjoying the VE Day celebrations on Friday and speaking to people aware of the good work that the WWCC are providing.

Further progress has been made from within the WWCC in the past week, with a few updates as follows.

We continue to grow, with now close to 220 volunteers coming forward across the community which is really fantastic show of support and kindness. As we continue to say, please don’t feel disheartened if you haven’t been contacted yet – we are still catching up with the response but we will get back to you and you will get to offer your help.

Over 500 prescriptions have been delivered from Wellesbourne Pharmacy to people who are currently unable to collect themselves. We have again taken over 100 calls in the past week to arrange delivery, with about 30 being delivered per day. The shopping team have completed 100 shops and deliveries since starting and the telephone friendship has contacted around 20 people. The newspaper service started last week from the One Stop,  delivering to 30 people across the village per day.

Please remember that we are here for you if you need help. If you are vulnerable, self isolating or would like some support please get in contact us to find out how we can help you – this applies to any age group. Shopping, Prescriptions, Friendship.

Help@ww-cc.co.uk

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Our website www.ww-cc.co.uk has been updated with a lot of useful information both locally and nationally, please take a look.

Stay safe everyone – any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact with us.

Latest News – 04th May 2020

Hello to all the followers of WWCC! We hope that you and your families are well. Now that we are into May, we are into our 3rd month of offering help across the community. Please keep spreading the word amongst the village of WWCC, so that everyone will know what this group has to offer.

Further progress has been made from within the WWCC in the past week, with a few updates as follows.

We now have over 200 volunteers across the community which is really fantastic show of support and kindness across the village. As we said last week please don’t feel disheartened if you haven’t been contacted yet – we are still catching up with the response but we will get back to you and you will get to offer your help.

Over 500 prescriptions have been delivered from Wellesbourne Pharmacy to people who are currently unable to collect themselves. We have again taken over 100 calls in the past week to arrange delivery, with about 30 being delivered per day. The shopping team have completed 100 shops and deliveries since starting and the telephone friendship has contacted around 20 people. The newspaper service started last week from the One Stop,  delivering to 20 people across the village per day.

Please remember that we are here for you if you need help. If you are vulnerable, self isolating or would like some support please get in contact us to find out how we can help you – this applies to any age group. Shopping, Prescriptions, Friendship.

Help@ww-cc.co.uk

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Our website www.ww-cc.co.uk has been updated with a lot of useful information both locally and nationally, please take a look.

Stay safe everyone – any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact with us. More news to follow this week about how Wellesbourne is getting involved with VE Day this coming Friday.

Latest News – 27th April 2020

Hello to all the followers of WWCC! We hope that we find you well and that you have enjoyed the glorious weather that we have been blessed with. Please keep spreading the word amongst the village of WWCC, so that everyone will know what this group has to offer.

Further progress has been made from within the WWCC in the past week, with a few updates as follows.

We now have over 200 volunteers across the community which is really fantastic show of support and kindness across the village. As we said last week please don’t feel disheartened if you haven’t been contacted yet – we are still catching up with the response but we will get back to you and you will get to offer your help.

Over 500 prescriptions have been delivered from Wellesbourne Pharmacy to people who are currently unable to collect themselves. We have taken over 100 calls in the past week to arrange delivery, with about 30 being delivered per day. The shopping team have completed 50 shops and deliveries since starting and the telephone friendship has contacted around 20 people. The newspaper service started this morning from the One Stop,  delivering to 14 people across the village.

Please remember that we are here for you if you need help. If you are vulnerable, self isolating or would like some support please get in contact us to find out how we can help you – this applies to any age group.

Help@ww-cc.co.uk

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Stay safe everyone – any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact with us.

Latest News – 20th April 2020

First of hello to all the new followers of WWCC from the past week. Please keep spreading the word amongst the village of WWCC, so that everyone will know what this group has to offer.

Further progress has been made from within the WWCC in the past week, with a few updates as follows.

We now have over 200 volunteers across the community which is really fantastic show of support and kindness across the village. As we said last week please don’t feel disheartened if you haven’t been contacted yet – we are still catching up with the response but we will get back to you and you will get to offer your help.

Over 400 prescriptions have been delivered from Wellesbourne Pharmacy to people who are currently unable to collect themselves. The shopping team have completed 50 shops and deliveries since starting and the telephone friendship has contacted 12 people.

Please remember that we are here for you if you need help. If you are vulnerable, self isolating or would like some support please get in contact us to find out how we can help you – this applies to any age group.

Help@ww-cc.co.uk

07766413519

Stay safe everyone – any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact with us.

Latest News – 13th April 2020

First of all Happy Easter to you all, we hope that you have had a good bank holiday weekend and most of all have been keeping safe.

Further progress has been made from within the WWCC in the past week, with a few updates as follows.

We now have over 180 volunteers across the community which is really fantastic. Please don’t feel disheartened if you haven’t been contacted yet – we are still catching up with the response but we will get back to you.

Over 250 prescriptions have been delivered from Wellesbourne Pharmacy to people who are currently unable to collect themselves. The shopping team have completed 30 shops and deliveries since starting and the telephone friendship has contacted 8 people.

Please remember that we are here for you if you need help. If you are vulnerable, self isolating or just concerned please get in contact us to find out how we can help you – this applies to any age group.

Help@ww-cc.co.uk

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Stay safe everyone – any suggestions or feedback please do get in contact with us.

Latest News – 6th April 2020.

As of the 6th April Wellesbourne Walton Community Cares have had 170 people register to volunteer, which is a fantastic display of help being offered across the village.

Continuing with this positive news, we can say that up to the end of April over 80 prescriptions have been collected and delivered to people who are unable to leave their homes, as well as 12 deliveries of shopping over the weekend. This is just the start as help begins to ramp up.

The help being offered across the community ranges from grocery shopping, prescription delivery, letter posting and telephone friendship to show people they are not alone during this difficult time.

We are still taking on volunteers if you wish to help, please register on this website. If you have any suggestions for improvement or additional services to be advertised on the site please also get in contact.

This effort is being led and co-ordinated by groups across the village including St Peter’s Church, Hastings House Medical Centre, Wellesbourne School and the Parish Council.

Website: www.ww-cc.co.uk
Email:Volunteer@ww-cc.co.uk
Email:Help@ww-cc.co.uk
Telephone 07766413519