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Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire County Council and Newark and Sherwood District Council to launch covid-19 hubs to deliver community support

Nottinghamshire County Council is to launch a hub to help deliver community support during the coronavirus pandemic.

In conjunction with Newark and Sherwood District Council, the covid-19 hubs which are being rolled out nationally, will allow residents to make contact if they are concerned of their or other people's access to supplies.

The hub will work to deliver essentials through the district council, voluntary sector organisations and networks.

Newark and Sherwood District Council
Newark and Sherwood District Council

It will be run by the county county and hopes to go live as soon as possible with a dedicated contact number. The district council will release this information when available.

Through intelligence provided through the covid-19 hub the district hopes to, at a town and parish level, mobilise staff resources to deliver supplies, food and medicine and is currently working to identify those most vulnerable. Further details on this will follow.

The district council said it already worked closely with partner organisations to tackle and support homelessness.

This will be helped by an additional immediate contingency fund announced by Robert Jenrick, Newark MP and Communities Secretary, to provide accommodation and support to people who are rough sleeping, or those at risk of sleeping rough and may need to self-isolate due to the virus.

If you need foodbank support, the district council has urged people to visit the Newark and Tuxford foodbank website or the Dukeries and district website.

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