The Parish Council have confirmed that the Knapton Angels will continue to be freely available to all parishioners to ensure that everyone gets the help and support they need, when they need it
Led by the Parish Council, the Knapton Angels are local volunteers that can make a difference for any parishioner who needs help as a result of Covid. We can;
collect prescriptions and deliver your medication to you
collect vital groceries and supplies and deliver them to you
be on the end of a phone to offer support
Since 21st March 2020, the Angels have responded toaround five hundred requests for help from our parishioners and are ready and waiting to help anyone in need and you may even get you a little surprise to help brighten your day…
In these unprecedented times, the Parish Council has extended the funding of the Knapton Angels. This will allow them to continue to provide help and support for those parishioners who are self isolating, are of an age or are classified as vulnerableduring the lockdown and into next year.
A core group of parish councillors are supported by a strong collective of local volunteers, all of whom donate their time to help and assist those in our village that need help to get through this pandemic.
In these unprecedented times, isn’t it nice to know that you’re not alone, that people around you really do care and that help is only a phone call away.
Financial Hardship Funds Available If your budget is being stretched to the limit during this crisis, perhaps with children off school or with less money coming into the home as a result of not being able to work, the Angels may be able to help. The Parish Council has been granted some funds to help those struggling financially at this difficult time.
We understand there may be reluctance to ask but all calls to the Angels are treated with absolute confidence and we want to help.
We want to help So, if you are self-isolating for any reason, are over 70 years old or are classified as being particularly vulnerable to the virus, just contact the Knapton Angels and they’ll do their best to help you.
A growing army of volunteers from your parish are working with your Parish Council to deliver a volunteer service that will make sure you get what you need if you are unable to get it yourself. Since 22nd March 2020, the Angels have delivered over five hundred solutions to households in the parish, some with flowers but all with a smile, and on 14th April the Angels were mentioned in the EDP.
collect letters & parcels from the Delivery Office
A Listening Service We can;
provide a listening service for those who are worried and just want to talk to an Angel
The Knapton Angels efforts have received recognition from Lady Philippa Dannatt MBE, HM Lord-lieutenant of Norfolk.
Liz Winter and all Knapton Angels
Norfolk owes you a profound debt of gratitude for your quite outstanding service to the community and your kindness.
Local Shops that will Deliver
Mundesley Butchers 2 Back Street, Mundesley, NR11 8JJ 01263 720796
Ideally, you should arrange items from the butchers to be delivered directly to you due to the need to keep it cool and for reasons of hygiene.
However, we can do collections from the butchers, assuming out was paid for at the time of ordering, but it would have to be delivered immediately to those who have ordered it as it cannot be brought to the hub and stored for several hours. This may not always be possible, but we will try if there is no other alternative.
Country Pickings 19 High Street, Mundesley, NR11 8LH 01263 720054
Country Pickings say that they are more than happy to take orders over the phone for us to collect as long as they are paid for at the time of ordering.
However, we would ask that if the order is heavy that you request that it is put into several bags to make delivery easier.
We ask this because we have just done a delivery that was heavier than our Angel should have lifted.
Morrisons Customer Services team have launched a new dedicated phone line service for the elderly and vulnerable affected by the Coronavirus, which is available anytime between 8-4pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays).
Ring0345 611 6111and
press option 4to choose from a selection of Food Boxes
press option 5 to place an order from a selection of 45 essential groceries you can add pet food etc to the order, which is not online at the moment
The order is then matched to a local store who picks the order and delivers it directly to the customer the following day. Payment will be taken through a contactless card by the delivery driver. No contact with the driver will be made and the machine will be placed on a wall etc for people to put their cards into.
Tesco Delivery Saver website Due to the current exceptional demand for delivery slots caused by COVID-19, Tesco have temporarily paused new sign-ups…
Bacton Road, North Walsham, NR28 9DS 01692 500498 Register on-line Sainsbury are prioritising elderly and vulnerable customers at the moment, so you may not be able to register if they haven’t identified you as vulnerable to coronavirus.
Iceland 57 Church Street, Cromer, NR27 9HH Register on-line Create an account with us and we will let you know when online deliveries are available
You should consider the risk of catching COVID-19, or passing it on, before visiting places attended by others or meeting people you do not live with. While no situation is risk-free, to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and to make meeting family and friends safer you should:
stay at least 2 metres away from people you do not live with or who are not in your support bubble
minimise how many people you come into close contact with, and for how long
reduce the time spent in crowded areas where it may be difficult to socially distance
avoid direct contact and face to face contact with people you do not live with
stay at least 2 metres away from anyone who visits your home for work reasons such as a cleaner or a tradesperson doing essential or urgent work
If you are meeting friends and family you should still be cautious, even if you feel well. You can pass COVID-19 on to others if you only have mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all.
How to get medical help
If you have symptoms of coronavirus such as a high temperature or a new, continuous cough, use the 111 coronavirus service. Do not go to places like your GP surgery, local chemist or hospital.
For help or advice that is not related to coronavirus;
for health information and advice, use the NHS website or your GP surgery website
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