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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Community Support Hub

In partnership with Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and Greenham Trust, we have created a Community Support Hub page to give guidance and help coordinate organisations representing their communities.

Like all councils we want to support our local communities as much as possible during the current coronavirus pandemic.

On this page information about our Community Support Hub, sharing national advice and updating you on any council services relating to businesses which are affected. 

Our website also has sections on:

Information for Residents

Information for Businesses

Coronavirus: Questions and Answers

Weeknotes - Updates from the Leader and Chief Executive of the council

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As the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak continues, communities across West Berkshire have united together to support their families, friends and neighbours in need.

You will have no doubt seen offers of help have been pouring in on social media with concerns for the vulnerable and elderly, who are at a greater risk of serious illness from Covid-19.

We want to thank and help spread the word about the amazing support that is available across West Berkshire from our community champions who have offered to pick up shopping or medication to being at the end of the phone for a chat for those who are feeling lonely.

That's why, in partnership with Volunteer Centre West Berkshire and Greenham Trust, we have created this Community Support Hub page to give guidance and help coordinate organisations representing their communities.

This page will help you find out what the community is doing to help those affected by coronavirus. Whether that be those in need of help or those that can offer help, the information on this page will be updated regularly with details of the individuals, groups and businesses offering help across the district.

We are welcoming and embracing the great community spirit and it is this very ethos of being a 'good neighbour' that in times of struggle, communities can learn to mutually support each other. However, we are also concerned that people with criminal intent may seize opportunities to take advantage of the elderly and vulnerable. We believe that by working with established groups, we can help to safeguard against this potential risk.

The Community Support Hub will be encouraging people to contact experienced and established groups with offers of help and we ask that you consider ways in which you or your organisation may be able to use the Community Support Hub as an additional resource to help those in the community.

If you would like to join us to add your information to this page or you want more information on how the Community Support Hub can help you, please do get in touch.

Established groups

Tell us what you are doing

We also want to acknowledge the great work that the West Berkshire community is currently undertaking and share good practice on what's happening.

Tell us what you are doing via social media using the hashtags #WestBerksCommunity #WBCommunityLove on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. We would love to share your community minded actions.

Useful links

As always, it is still important to follow national advice and guidance via the following websites: