A new initiative has launched to create a network of volunteers to help people in Taunton get the latest advice about Covid-19 and ensure residents stay as happy and healthy as possible in these difficult times.
The scheme has already hit the ground running the first 17 Covid Community Champions attending an induction via Zoom.
The Covid Community Champions scheme is funded by Somerset County Council’s Public Health and delivered by a partnership between Spark Somerset and the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership (SASP), who will work together over the coming weeks to develop the new network of volunteers.
The initiative will help people in Somerset to get clear information on how to stay safe and reduce the risk of getting and spreading the infection, and what additional support there might be to help do this.
They will receive the latest updates and guidance from our Public Health team to share with families, friends, communities and workplaces, and in return feedback ideas and issues to the Covid-19 Engagement Board so that it can listen and adjust to help people stay as safe and well as possible.
Councillor Clare Paul, Somerset County Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health & Wellbeing, has told Tone News:
This vital network will add to the amazing efforts of the many volunteers already making a difference in Somerset. The network is being set up to help local people get the latest advice about Covid-19, in a way that makes sense to them.
For more information on how you can get involved please email Helen.Fielden@sparksomerset.org.uk
Don’t forget, a single phone number is available for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support from their councils. The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline number, 0300 790 6275, is open seven days a week from 8am to 6pm, offering a range of support.