*COVID-19 Update – July 2020*

We are continuing to provide emergency support for those shielding in Daventry District, including shopping and prescription help as well as patient transport. We are also pleased to announce that we are re-opening the New Street Cafe every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 14th July. This will include a new temporary menu, new opening times and social distancing in place.

We are also in talks with the various community and social groups who use the New Street Centre to help them in their return.

*COVID-19 Update – June 2020*

Every year, the first week of June is national Volunteers’ Week, and none seem more poignant than this years celebration. To help celebrate the efforts of our volunteers, and others across the country we will be offering a week of thanks in our latest news section.

*COVID-19 Update – April 2020*

We are currently co-ordinating emergency prescription and shopping trips for the most vulnerable members of our community as part of the Community Resilience Cell.  If you require assistance please contact our office on 01327 300614. For all other assistance please see the Daventry District Council link in statement below.

*COVID-19 Update – March 2020*

Daventry Volunteer Centre has met and discussed future plans for supporting our volunteers, beneficiaries, fellow VCSE organisations and the wider community through this difficult period.

This will mean changes to the way our existing projects run:

The New Street Café – Will remain closed until we are given the all clear by the Government. This also applies to our community lunches.

Clean & Green – Existing volunteers will be given litter picking equipment, which they can keep at home. We will be supporting them via telephone, email or text where applicable.

Happy @ Home – We will no longer be offering home visits in keeping with Government guidelines. All our group meetings and social activity events have been cancelled. Our volunteers will be encouraged to support their befriendees by telephone/post as wanted. Befriendees will be contacted by our project team to discuss additional support needs. We have produced a support pack for anyone thinking of emergency telephone befriending:

How to be a good befriender [pdf]

Building Better Opportunities– We will be supporting our existing participants via telephone or by appointment as appropriate.

Time Banking Daventry – Members will be supported by telephone.

Daventry Volunteer Centre as the local Infrastructure Support for VCSE organisations across the Daventry District will continue to send out regular newsletters and e-bulletins to support groups and link people in to local emergency response plans.

Daventry District Council have set up an online system for anyone requiring support (such as prescription collection, and shopping) during this time. The form and further information can be found on the Daventry District Council website. 

We hope that everyone in the Daventry district and beyond stays safe, supported and well.

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