This is the place to find help – or to register to help in Blackpool
No point us repeating Blackpool councils guidance – you can find it all HERE
I WANT TO HELP
The Council are now urging people to email email@example.com
I WILL NEED HELP
The Council are now urging people to email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shops / Grocery Services still doing delivery in the local area?
Local tradespeople and services still operating in the local area?
Take Away and Hot Food Delivery still operating in the local area?
If you want to register for updates from our website about anything we are doing in the coming days and weeks –
please leave your email in the box below then scroll down for more info… remember to check back on this page regularly for updates.
Join our facebook group to co-ordinate with other locals in the town or to receive updates that way.
Wash the Covid Warriors – Cleaning our NHS Heroes
Our old school friend Luke is heading up the Team at Blackpool Vic’s covid-19 unit / ICU. Since the virus – the staff have been required to scrub down and shower thoroughly after each shift.
If you would like to offer some soap / shampoo / conditioner / shower gel / talc / moisturiser / sharpies / deodorant etc in order to help our staff save carrying extra kit to work each day – we can help facilitate your pledges and donations.
We are offering one collection round per week in order to minimise risk on the roads. Please email HELP@thebplbibe.co.uk if you would like us to collect from you on our next round – or inbox us on facebook.
Unfortunately they cannot accept any PPE or other medical supplies as all must come through the NHS supply chain – but thanks for the offers so far!!
Feeding the community
We recognise there will be a need to provide an emergency “meals on wheels” type service to some locals who might be in isolation and can’t feed themselves or their kids, older people who need assistance but don’t have regular carers or family nearby, independent elderly who become ill but not serious enough for hospital.
There are many other people who would need feeding too if it came to it.
There is a kitchen facility at Amazing Graze and they have funding to buy food to start us off with but donations will be required to continue a service like this.
Premiere taxis (401000) have asked drivers if they would volunteer to deliver meals and 10 have so far stepped forward.
Blackpool Care and Share
If you are struggling for bedding homeware or items for the kitchen – Lynda at Blackpool Care and Share can offer limited help to Blackpool Residents.
For more information or to donate items for re-use – please visit her FACEBOOK PAGE
Helping with transport
We will need drivers over the coming weeks and months – we are trying to build a fuel budget to cover costs but we need drivers with ordinarily reliable cars who can help ferry items or people about. If yo’re up for it – please register with Amazing Graze
We will need PPE for anyone who wants to volunteer. if you know anywhere that can provide basic PPE and masks for volunteers – please contact Amazing Graze
This page will be updated throughout . Check back for updates to locally available help including
LOCAL LISTINGS OF HELP
All received through the Blackpool community chat group on Facebook where locals and businesses alike are welcome to join and post.
If you would like to add your business to this list – please email email@example.com or inbox us on our Facebook Page
You can also post about your local business in our Facebook Group – Blackpool Community Chat.
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