Local Response to Covid-19

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.

Resources and Support for Groups during Covid-19

Information here 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

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.”

Alternatively, if you are willing, able and safe to get involved with some volunteering opportunities that have arisen as a result of Covid-19 then please register your interest to volunteer here.

The MK Good Neighbour Guide 

Ways to help your community amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, created by MK Community Foundation and MK Council.
Read more

Information for Communities

Info here on:

  • Latest guidance from Gov.uk
  • Changes to council services – Some of MK Council services are changing to help protect MK’s most vulnerable people from coronavirus.
  • Hospitals and pharmacies information
  • How you can help MK Appeals
  • Resources for vulnerable people
  • Support for parents, carers and children
  • Support for businesses and employers
  • Financial support and guidance
  • Taking care of your mental health
  • Covid-19 information translated

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.

Funding

Local and UK wide sources of funding and resources for your group / organisation that have been made available as the result of the Covid – 19 crisis can be found here.

MK Food Bank

MK Community Foundation Emergency Response Appeal

Funding is available for all those amazing community groups, charities and not-for-profit organisations supporting those in MK most disadvantaged by the Covid-19 outbreak.

To find out more and check eligibility click here

Tackling violence against women and girls in Milton Keynes

Violence against women remains a major global public health and women’s health threat during emergencies. The risks of violence that women and their children their face during the current Covid-19 crisis cannot be ignored.  Click here for information from Community Action: MK including:

 

  • How COVID-19 can exacerbate risks of violence for women
  • The impact of Covid-19 on families experiencing domestic abuse in MK
  • Things to look out for that may indicate domestic abuse
  • Organisations that can help if you, or someone you know, have been affected by domestic abuse or violence, including MK Act

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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