Update on the coronavirus response

Author's position
Article date
31 March 2020
Primary interest
Voluntary sector
Thank you for all you are doing to support the town and for working in partnership like never before, it’s amazing!

In case you missed it, the One Reading Community Hub is open and calls are increasing day by day. Please don’t refer people to the hub if you can support their needs within your own organisation.

The key needs became clear really quickly and voluntary sector partners are working with us to coordinate support:

  • Advice and guidance – Communicare
  • Befriending and buddying – Engage Befriending
  • Prescription delivery – Healthwatch
  • Deliveries – Launchpad
  • Shopping – Age UK Reading and RVA

There are challenges with capacity for all organisations at the moment. If your organisation is able to support with any of the above please let us know by emailing advice@rva.org.uk.

If your organisation is struggling, or needs additional resource to meet demand, please let us know by emailing advice@rva.org.uk.

Read a round-up of funding for the coronavirus response here.