The following page provides a summary of the local support groups, advice and schemes that are in place during this time. The page is ever evolving as new guidance and schemes are identified. If you have a local scheme, business or other useful information for the community, please share this via our social media or to the Clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Local Community Support Group
The Parish Council is supporting a village based volunteer group who are available to pick up shopping, prescriptions or other errands that may be required if you are self-isolating or in a vulnerable group and require support. For support, please contact either of the below who will co-ordinate your requirements with the volunteer group.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC)
ERYC are working alongside the HEY Smile Foundation to support vulnerable residents. A central contact will receive and record the requests for help and will triage those requests and source the best solution.
Contact Centre details for this service are as follows:
Call: 01482 393919 (09:00-21:00 Mon-Fri; 09:00-18:00 Sat-Sun)
Any volunteer groups should register their details on www.beecan.org to allow the HEY Smile Foundation to build up a detailed database of organisations that can work alongside this county wide scheme.
Individuals cannot register on beecan.org so if you are wishing to volunteer and help, please register at https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS to become one of the new NHS Volunteer Responders. These volunteer responders will carry out tasks such as delivering medicines from pharmacies, driving patients to appointments, bringing people home from hospital and making regular telephone calls to check on people isolating at home
ERYC have provided guidance for financial support if required during this time here: https://www.eastriding.gov.uk/housing/housing-benefit-and-council-tax-support/coronavirus-benefits-and-financial-support/
A letter from local MP Sir Greg Knight summarising support and guidance is available here.
If you require brown bin caddy liners, these can be requested from ERYC here.
Local businesses in the area are now providing takeaway or delivery services during this time. Full details are available at this link, with a summary below:
St Vincent Arms: 01904 608349 - takeaway, delivery and groceries
Elvington Village Store
Browns Grocer - Pocklington
Danby's - Pocklington: 01759 302217
Balloon Tree - Gate Helmsley: 01759 373023
Wold Select Butchers - Pocklington: 01759 306268
Mile Farm Shop - Pocklington: 01759 305420
Miller Food Service - Dunnington: 01904 655368
Caffe Valeria - Wheldrake: 07968 815982
York Wholesale Meats - Poppleton: 01904 613678
Southview Smallholder and Pet Supplies - Ellerton: 01757 289817
Morrisons Food Boxes
Sutton upon Derwent Primary School have provided guidance and range of activities for home schooling here: https://www.suttonuponderwentprimary.org.uk/adding-pages/continuing-to-learn-at-home
The Post Office within the Village Hall will be closed until further notice to protect staff. If you require any Post Office related assistance, please contact the local community support group who can help.
The following guidance is provided for collection of prescriptions on behalf of others:
The person collecting the prescriptions should have the name, address and date of birth of the patient. It is stressed that the collector be in good health and over 18. If any payment is required, it is to be contactless.
The person collecting the prescriptions should have the name, address and date of birth of the patient. If the patient is over 60, there will be no charge. If the patient is under 60 and exempt, the person collecting the prescriptions will need to explain why.
Unfortunately unscrupulous members of society are taking advantage of the current crisis, particularly the most vulnerable people. The below leaflet provides some guidance on what to look out for to protect yourself from scams.