Coronavirus (Covid-19) has had and will continue to have a huge impact in so many ways. During the early days of lockdown, the Hub set-up a temporary ‘Fauldhouse & Breich Valley Coronavirus Help’ Facebook group as a quick response to ensure the community had a way to allow people to offer and receive help and share relevant information. Everyone has been amazing using this group, sharing, supporting and helping each other in these very difficult times. This page has served its purpose and has now been closed
Going forward we want to ensure we can help and support our volunteers and the community with the impact of Covid-19. For many, the impact is life-changing and sadly for some absolutely devastating.
F&BV CDT is supporting the community through difficult times.
In the coming months, people will need support and help in so many different ways. We opened Eastfield Development Centre, slowly to start and more as government guidance has changed. Initially we asked for food donations to be dropped off. These donations, along with other supplies were used to help everyone in need including, but not limited to, families and individuals struggling financially, elderly isolated individuals, people in isolation due to bad health, illness and disabilities and people with Covid-19 symptoms.
As we move on, we will use Eastfield Development Centre as a ‘central hub’ for help and support, not just food. We will update here and on our Facebook page @eastfieldcentre as we go. We want to ensure the Fauldhouse and the Breich Valley have the support it needs and deserves.
On Fridays EDC is open for The Community Food Larder from 12-1.30pm.
If you need help with food then please get in touch. (Please note that a new monthly membership is being trialed which is only £1 with a £1 entry fee each week.)
Eastfield Development Centre hope to start a few projects over the coming months, one looking at ways EDC can help with employability.
Eastfield Development Centre staff can be contacted at 01501 229 645, emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or messaged on facebook @eastfieldcentre
F&BV CDT would like to say a huge big thank-you to everyone who has responded to this crisis, to the volunteers and to the local people, local groups who have all rallied round to support their communities. It’s been fantastic! We know there is still much to do as the full impact of the current Covid-19 crisis hits our communities. Together we will work to do all we can to make sure we can meet the challenges to come.