Letter from Sue James Cornwall Councillor for St Just In Penwith

Dear St Just Parish Residents

Important information for those in need of help during the current Coronavirus Pandemic

We hope you are safe and well. This letter is to reassure you that help is available locally if you should need it now, or in the coming months.

Several weeks ago a system was set up in our parish, nicknamed ‘The Daisy Chain’. Volunteers started delivering little notes through every door in our parish.  The notes gave the name and phone number of a volunteer in your street or very nearby, offering help with shopping, collecting prescriptions or a friendly phone call.

This sizeable army of 90+ volunteers, covering a small group of homes, is now working with Volunteer Cornwall and is actively helping families, supported by local businesses willing to deliver to your door. Just give your named volunteer a ring, even if you just want to hear a friendly voice. If you did not receive or have lost the note put through your door –contact Town Councillor Daisy Gibbs, co-ordinating the system, on 07896 534275.
St Just Town Council is working to support these initiatives, and councillors along with some town council staff are actively involved in volunteering. Although the Town Council Office is closed, you can still contact the Town Clerk, Mr Cas Leo, calling 07907 039014 or email townclerk@stjust.org

Cornwall Council is keeping essential services running and supporting communities, like ours, to ensure there is a safety net for anyone feeling particularly vulnerable or with complex needs. To aid Cornwall Council in understanding such special needs contact one of us below so we can ensure you are ok and pass on your details.
Cornwall Councillor & Deputy Mayor – Sue James
Call 07745 116049 or email sue.james@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk
Councillor Marna Blundy, Mayor
Call 01736 788107 or email marna blundy.stjustcouncil@gmail.com
If you prefer, there is help through Volunteer Cornwall:
Call 01872 266988 or email: requestforhelp@volunteercornwall.org.uk

There is a wealth of local information and support available through the local Facebook Group: Covid-19 Mutual Aid St Just in Penwith Parish:
Or have a look at Cllr Sue James website: https://www.suejames.org/coronavirus-special-blog/

The NHS has recently written to a number of people who have an underlying disease or health conditions which potentially makes them more vulnerable to coronavirus (COVID-19). Those who have received a letter will be getting further follow up contact and are asked to register as advised.

For those people who think they are in medical high risk and have not received communication from Government, please contact your GP, or visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

For LiveWest Tenants in our area there is support available direct through your local Housing Officer or the Tenancy Sustainment Team – you will be directed through enquiries on 0300 123 8080

Finally Cornwall Council’s Website www.cornwall.gov.uk has a range of important information and updates on services and support, if you are finding it hard to cope and need support, if you are worried about money, if you don’t feel safe at home, or if you run a business and need help.

Stay safe, you are not alone; there is organised help nearby if you need it, from Tregiffian to Rose Valley.

Yours sincerely

Sue James
Cornwall Councillor for St Just In Penwith
Email: sue.james@cornwallcouncillors.org.uk