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1,000 Hub requests successfully resolved

Since its launch at the end of March, the Nottinghamshire Coronavirus Community Support Hub has now successfully resolved more than 1,000 requests for help from vulnerable people, families and residents who couldn’t leave their homes or who were self-isolating at home.

Working alongside the seven district and borough councils, the County Council signposted residents to the Hub for help with essential services such as:

  • food supplies and delivery
  • collecting and delivering medicines
  • personal and social support – dog walking, collecting newspapers
  • advice on physical, mental and emotional health
  • transport needs.

To date, a total of 1,008 requests have been resolved across Nottinghamshire with access to food (57%) being the most popular request, followed by access to medicine (26%), befriending/ social wellbeing (10%) and others like dog walking and transport needs (7%). The table below shows the number of people supported in each district.

District Number of Requests Resolved
Ashfield 177
Bassetlaw 88
Broxtowe 111
Gedling 150
Mansfield 175
Neward and Sherwood 215
Rushcliffe 92

Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Kay Cutts, said the spirit of the Hub has been reflected in many areas during the last few months with human kindness and support coming to the fore.

She added: “I’m delighted that the Hub has been a lifeline for so many vulnerable Nottinghamshire residents when they needed help most.

“During these challenging times it is heart-warming to see people react with such kindness and neighbourly spirit and I would like to say thank you to all the volunteers for their efforts to date, it is very much appreciated.”