Since its launch in March 2020, the Fylde Community Hub has seen Fylde’s community unite to provide for those in need. The Community Hub has provided food parcels, shopping assistance, medication supplies, a befriending service and a dog walking service. Residents are reminded that this ongoing support service is here to support them should they require it.
The delivery and the running of such an efficient and hard-working support network could not have been achieved without the help of a number of local community organisations, including the Council for Voluntary Services and Fylde Citizens Advice Bureau. Thanks in particular to the CVS and CAB are recorded for their work with the Council on ensuring government funding reached the most vulnerable. Thank you also to Fylde Foodbanks who have been unstinting in their support of vulnerable people throughout the pandemic.
Thank you also to all the other agencies and volunteers who have supported the work of the Fylde Community Hub during the pandemic. Without the support of this network, the Hub would not have been able to support the residents of Fylde who needed us the most.
Cllr Thomas Threlfall, Chairman of the Environment, Health and Housing Committee said: “Our Hub is still available for anyone who may need it. We would urge anyone to share the contact details for the Hub with anyone who may need support. Also, I would like to personally thank all of the volunteers for their hard work and their efforts that go into ensuring the most vulnerable in our community have everything they need.”
The residents of Fylde have faced unprecedented challenges during the pandemic. The support we have been able to offer our most vulnerable residents through our Community Hub would not have been possible without the support of our partner agencies, volunteers and members of staff. To all those involved in the support programme, I sincerely thank you on behalf of the Council.
To provide some further insight for the support provided during the pandemic, approaching 5000 calls have been made to the community helpline requesting support. Over 3000 households have been contacted either by telephone or letter and offered assistance.
Get in touch if you need help and don’t have the support of family or friends by either calling us on 01253 658448 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our teams are here ready to offer support should you require it.
You can visit our Community Hub web page here for further information on how you can access support within Fylde.