Covid-19 Community Help Scheme

A help scheme has been launched in Chieveley to provide support to the vulnerable and self-isolating during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The scheme is being run by Volunteer Chieveley who offer the following services to those in need;

  • Picking up shopping
  • Posting mail
  • Prescription collection
  • A friendly phone call

All households in the village have been leafleted by a network of local volunteers who will offer the above services to those in their immediate neighbourhood. This is a free service.

If you have not been contacted by a volunteer and need help, or know of someone who needs help, or have any other enquiries then please contact Nicky Ager at volunteerchieveley@outook.com.

In addition a doorstep notice has been produced for anyone self-isolating to warn visitors. Download it here, print and attach to your door if needed.

Volunteer Chieveley

Volunteer Chieveley is a community support organisation consisting of over 80 volunteers ready and able to help those in need as a result of Covid-19.

The activities of volunteers are coordinated by Sarah Hutchison, Nicky Ager and Helen Singleton.

Volunteer Chieveley is working with and endorsed by both the Parish Council and the Downland Practice.

Three volunteers have been authorised by the surgery and pharmacy to collect prescriptions on behalf of those in need.

Use of personal data

During the current coronavirus pandemic, the parish council and volunteer groups will also use personal data of vulnerable and at risk individuals which has been supplied by them, or by their relatives, to ensure that they are fully supported during the current crisis. The information held will be used for this purpose alone, and will be deleted once the pandemic is at an end. Individuals contacting the parish council for assistance through this scheme will be considered to have given consent for their data to be used for this purpose.