Our local MP, Robbie Moore, has launched a coronavirus volunteers page on his website to encourage people across Keighley and Ilkley to offer support to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mr Moore says he’s contacting community groups to see how they can best work together to help families who are staying at home.
The latest government advice is for anyone showing symptoms of the coronavirus along with the rest of their household to self-isolate for 14 days. By this weekend it’s expected that elderly people and those with health problems will be asked to avoid social contact for around 12 weeks.
Robbie Moore MP said: “These are very trying times and something which the majority of our generation has not experienced. We must all pull together to ensure we look after those most vulnerable in our community. The more people we get helping, the better the outcome will be. If you can help with anything, whether that is delivering food to people in self-isolation, shopping for food or helping with administrative tasks, please get in contact with us.
“If you are a community group that is struggling to recruit volunteers, please do get in contact with my office and we will help the best we can. I am determined to help all where I can and ensure that I, and my office prioritise Coronavirus related queries.”
Volunteers are being sought to help with:
– Delivering supplies to people who are self-isolating
– Shopping for supplies
– Making calls to people who are self-isolated
– Co-ordinating volunteers
– Administrative support
If you want to volunteer in Silsden you can fill out the volunteers recruitment form at www.robbiemoore.org.uk/coronavirus-volunteer. If you are a community group looking for help recruiting volunteers, please contact the MP’s office on 01535 600538 or by emailing email@example.com