Salford CVS - be a good neighbour and volunteering

Help and advice from Salford CVS and Volunteer Centre Salford.

To find out more visit the Salford CVS website.  

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Being a good neighbour in Salford

As part of the response to Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Salford we have put together some tips for the best ways you can offer your support.

You can donate money

Donate money to Salford4Good – Salford4Good is a charitable initiative that supports local good causes. Money donated will be redistributed to support community projects that are helping with the COVID-19 response and recovery effort.

Donate to Salford4Good

You can donate goods

You can donate to local foodbanks via donation points in supermarkets or at designated drop off slots at your local food bank, club or charity. Please see information on the individual arrangements local organisations have in place for accepting donations via the link below. Alternatively, you can contact the organisation directly prior to making your donation.

You can also give money directly to food banks, clubs and charities via their online donation pages - making a one off or recurring donation will enable them to purchase essential provisions in these times of high demand.

How to donate food

You can donate your time

Be a good neighbour

You can be a good neighbour without face to face contact. Most of the actions below can be done over the phone or virtually:

  • Connect and reach out to your immediate neighbours - a conversation may be a lifeline and will help people feel less lonely
  • Help them to connect to a neighbourhood social media page
  • Encourage others on your street to take part in positive community activities from their homes - such as rainbow window decorations
  • Help your neighbour put together a contact list of useful numbers such as their personal emergency contacts, local advice lines and so on
  • Practical support such as picking up prescriptions, helping them with online shopping, walking their dog, etc.

General rules

  • You should only give help if you are well and have no symptoms of coronavirus. Always follow guidance on giving help safely.
  • Comply with any local coronavirus restrictions that may be in place. Updates on the restrictions can be found on our coronavirus section 
  • Don’t enter people’s houses – stay on the doorstep and keep two metres apart
  • Be kind and courteous
  • Respect everyone’s privacy, helping vulnerable people requires mutual trust, for example don’t share any private information
  • Follow the latest infection control advice and physical distancing advice from trusted sources such as Public Health England
  • Carry a mobile phone and let someone know where you are going

If someone is in need of more help than you can give please direct them to the Spirit of Salford Helpline

Coronavirus Response Volunteering

If you would like to be part of Salford’s Coronavirus Response Volunteering initiative, please follow this link to register.

Register for Coronavirus Response Volunteering

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Volunteers are supporting the community in varied roles, including: neighbourhood shopping support; distributing and delivering goods. For example, food and toiletries; sharing key messages to help stop the spread of coronavirus and having wellbeing conversations with older people in Salford.

This page was last updated on 24 November 2020

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