Coronavirus (COVID -19)

This page is devoted to the response to the COVID-19 outbreak

CTE

Churches Together in England (CTE) - Coronavirus Guidance and Prayers

CTE have a page on their website here which includes links to:

  • Church guidance on church building closures, funerals, weddings, baptisms and pastoral responses
  • Links to the guidance pages from the five sponsoring denominations of MK Mission Partnership
  • Mental Health resources
  • Prayer resources

They have also provided a link to a very helpful handbook about digital tools: https://covid.churcheshandbook.co.uk/

 

Community Action MK

Community Action MK are working with partners and the community to ensure residents across Milton Keynes are supported throughout this challenging and scary time.

They are working to provide strategic help to groups and coordinate a volunteer response to arising challenges as a result of Covid-19.

Go to Resources and Support for Groups during Covid-19 to find information on:

  • Resources for Voluntary Organisations and Community Groups
  • Volunteering Safety Checklist
  • PRIORITY Risk Assessment
  • Covid 19 – FAQ’s for Groups
  • Funding and Grants – FAQ’s
  • Governance for Groups
  • Funding Opportunites, including the MK Community Foundation Emergency Response Appeal

Do you need volunteers or know of volunteers willing to help?

Community Action: MK writes: “We understand that some volunteer roles may become redundant at this time, or you might be lacking in volunteers. Please contact us if you have volunteers that might be willing to help in another capacity, or any urgent roles in your service that could be filled by volunteers.”

The MK Good Neighbour Guide 

Ways to help your community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, created by MK Community Foundation and MK Council.
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Local responses to Covid-19: What is happening in your area?

Find out here what is happening in your area during the Covid-19 pandemic and what you can do to support your community.

 

MK Food Bank

MK Food Bank are still functioning but please check their web site for updates on how to donate or give. They have launched Food Bank Extra with MK Council to offer more help to local people and meet the growing need. More info here

Healthwatch Milton Keynes

Healthwatch Milton Keynes writes:

“Many organisations and community groups in Milton Keynes are working hard to make sure that residents have the support they need during this challenging time.”

Click here to find information on these groups, which include:

  • Age UK Milton Keynes
  • Silver Line (a free confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people)

  • Dementia Information Service

  • Access Ambassadors (supporting vulnerable sign language users)

MK Hospital

Milton Keynes University Hospital Amazon Wishlist

MKUH have set up an Amazon wishlist where people can make a donation to help support staff and patients during this time. Please share the wishlist with your friends, families and local communities or donate yourself. To make a donation, click here.

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