The Covid 19 Community Volunteer Support Group for Penketh and Great Sankey operating from Hood Manor Community Centre, Raikes Close and Penketh Boys’ Club, Honiton Way, are pleased to announce that they have joined forces with the Westbrook Volunteer Group. This is operating from the Seven Woods Pub, Westbrook Crescent, and is also being supported by St Philips Church Westbrook as part of Warrington West Church Group.
The joining together has been made possible as a result of a successful application for grant funding from the Cheshire Community Foundation, which was submitted by St Philips Church to cover the three Parishes and enhance mutual support. This will help to maximise efforts to identify and support elderly and vulnerable members of the respective communities.
Councillor Amanda King Great Sankey South who is managing the Hood Manor site said
I am delighted we are able to do this as it will mean we are better able to ensure that all elderly and vulnerable members of our communities receive the essential support and reassurance they require at this testing time.
Councillor King stated that a further example of this was liaison with local Care Homes has revealed that several residents are in isolation within their rooms, they are not able to eat solid food. The homes need a supply of soft sugary foods which can be easily swallowed. The groups were in the process of assessing the demand for this help and looking to provide any necessary assistance which may be required
Councillor Alex Abbey Burtonwood and Winwick added that support in the form of donations from the local community and business has been superb, however this grant funding means the community efforts can continue as it is not known when normal living will return and additional cases of need are being identified every day.