Pershore Volunteers to Keep in Touch

Funded on Spacehive 26 August 2020

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Pershore Volunteers to Keep in Touch

Pershore Volunteers to Keep in Touch

Pershore Volunteer Centre By Pershore Volunteer Centre

Pershore Volunteer Centre supports our most vulnerable residents to prevent social isolation and loneliness and is helping to reduce the impact of Covid-19 on those most at risk

Pershore Delivery stage

14
backers
£7,704
raised
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This project was funded on 26 Aug 2020!

We will use our telephone helpline to respond to requests from anyone who has no alternative support networks, and our volunteers will collect shopping or prescriptions or any other essential items for those who are isolating or shielding; we will provide transport to medical appointments or deliver critical medical treatments for those unable to travel. For those who are anxious or lonely we have set up a team of volunteers to make regular welfare phone calls to keep in touch.

What we'll deliver:

  • Co-ordinate and deliver social and welfare phone calls
  • Collect and deliver prescriptions and other essential items
  • Provide transport to medical appointments

Why it's a great idea:

The project will provide essential services for those without alternative means, and will reduce anxiety for those most affected by the consequences of the virus. The project will also enable local residents temporarily unemployed as well as regular volunteers to contribute to a co-ordinated and effective community response to the emergency. The social/welfare phone contact will provide the groundwork for a longer term keeping in touch service.

Steps to get it done:

  • Print and distribute leaflets and posters
  • Co-ordinate and make social or welfare phone calls.
  • Collect prescriptions and other essential items
  • Provide transport to medical appointments

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Location Pershore

About the space

Custom Location

Council

Wychavon District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,200

mileage expenses for all transport - shopping, prescriptions and medical appointments - £4,950 (69%)
recruitment & induction of 10 new volunteers - £600 (8%)
Admin and staff time - £450 (6%)
telephone expenses for befrienders - SIM cards - £300 (4%)
telephone expenses for befrienders - 5 mobile phones - £125 (2%)
marketing & publicity leaflets & posters - £120 (2%)
Appropriate PPE for new and existing volunteers - 200 disposable face masks - £80 (1%)
PPE - 200 pairs of disposable gloves - £64 (1%)
PPE hand sanitiser refill - £35 (0%)
Other - £476 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

69%
mileage expenses for all transport - shopping, prescriptions and medical appointments
£4,950
8%
recruitment & induction of 10 new volunteers
£600
6%
Admin and staff time
£450
4%
telephone expenses for befrienders - SIM cards
£300
2%
telephone expenses for befrienders - 5 mobile phones
£125
2%
marketing & publicity leaflets & posters
£120
1%
Appropriate PPE for new and existing volunteers - 200 disposable face masks
£80
1%
PPE - 200 pairs of disposable gloves
£64
0%
PPE hand sanitiser refill
£35
7%
Other
£476
  • Spacehive fees
    £365
  • VAT
    £73
  • Transaction Fees
    £39

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Any additional funds will enable us to expand our shopping service
  • We will be able to expand our befriending service

Total £7,200

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