TYNEWATER MUTUAL AID NETWORK - 17th March 2020
A group of people and organisations in the Tynewater district are looking to set up a way to connect local volunteers with anyone who has a need for help during the Corona Virus pandemic. This is to provide short term assistance, e.g. in picking up prescriptions, helping with shopping etc. It is not to provide in-home visits or medical advice.
Many people in Tynewater already help their neighbours out and this is obviously something to be encouraged. People may also have access to social work, professional careers, online shopping etc. This aid network is not designed to replace such things. In this emergency however, peoples' usual source of help may not be able to help.
The Tynewater Aid Network will look to connect people on a one to one basis that respects privacy and should enable people to help each other in a safe manner. If you need assistance your contact details will have to be shared, but only with a few people at most. The names of volunteers will not be circulated.
If you need assistance please contact the Tynewater Mutual Aid Network by using one of the methods listed below. You will need to say what you need and when you need it by. You will need to provide a contact name and number, but that information will only be shared with the person you contact and the person who volunteers to help you.
Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Send a private message (PM'ing) the Facebook page WHAT'S ON IN PATHHEAD
Contact members of:-
Pathhead & District Community Association
Tynewater Community Council
Tyne Valley Parish
Pathhead Youth Project
Pathhead Mothers And Toddlers
Tynewater Parent Council
Pathhead Music Collective
Tynewater Eco Network
Pathhead Scottish Women's Institute
A member of the volunteer network will then contact you and look to help you out at a mutually suitable time.
Please note this is done on a volunteer basis by people who will need to keep themselves safe. For example, if they pick up a prescription for you they will leave it outside your house at a pre-arranged time; If they pick up shopping for you, you may need to hand the list and money to them through the letter box.
This is a new venture for us all so please bear with us if there are teething problems. The helpers can't guarantee to be able to do everything and may decline some requests.