SUPPORTING PIRBRIGHT IN A TIME OF CRISIS
NEIGHBOURS NOT STRANGERS
The response to the idea of community support for our most vulnerable neighbours during this lockdown has been amazing, thank you. Many of our clubs and societies have arranged to keep in touch with their members, regularly contacting them to make sure everyone has some human contact, and knows someone they can call on if they need help. Several individuals have volunteered, and we have been able to match people who need a little extra support with a neighbour who can check in with them regularly, maybe just to make sure they are OK, or to help with shopping, prescriptions etc.
If you would welcome a extra little support, or just a little human contact there are people willing to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact PeriAid.
Lindsay Graham on 476432 firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Douetil, 476215 email@example.com.
Steve Fidgett, 07785978817, firstname.lastname@example.org
Helen Myers, email@example.com To find out more go to www.parish-council.com/pirbright/ or www.pirbrightchurch.org.uk/aboutus.htm.
SUPPORT DURING THE CURRENT CRISIS Some useful contact details:
Surrey County Council has a lot of advice on its website, www.surreycc.gov.uk including information about the Surrey Crisis Fund and how to apply. It also runs a Community Helpline 0300 200 1008 (Mon—Fri 8am—6pm, Sat Sun 10am—2pm)
Guildford Borough Council also has advice and support including help with Council tax www.Guildford.gov.uk
Citizens Advice Bureau can help with advice including help to apply for appro-priate support www.citizensadvice.org.uk to find your nearest branch or contact the Woking Branch www.wokingcab.org/ firstname.lastname@example.org 0300 330 1198
Samaritans www.samaritans.org email@example.com tel 116123
The Silver Line telephone helpline for the elderly 0800 4 70 80 90 www.thesilverline.org.uk
Pirbright Relief in Need Charity This local charity can provide small one-off grants. For more information, or a confidential enquiry about applications, contact PeriAid on the numbers above