We recently co launched our Community Support Project in partnership with local organisations and wonderful group of volunteers.
We know how amazing our community is at supporting each other and that comes first, look out for your friends, family and neighbours, make sure they are doing ok. If you need help ask for it!
If that's not an option then we have a team that can help with essentials; shopping, collections, signposting as well as spiritual and emotional support.
We know that people are already struggling, please help us to get the message out there and get help to those who need it.
MLCT, St John’s Church & St Luke’s church are co-ordinating this support project to help our local community. Below is a volunteer sign up form which is specific to this project. Please also sign up with Essex County Councils volunteer sign up for volunteers from Individuals, businesses and community/charity/volunteer organisations.
Our Community Support Project sign up : https://bit.ly/MLCoronaVolunteer
Essex County Council Sign up Forms
INDIVIDUALS - http://bit.ly/ecaformvolunteers
BUSINESSES - http://bit.ly/ecaformbusinesses
FACEBOOK GROUPS / VOLUNTEERING GROUPS - http://bit.ly/ecaformgroups
ON HOLD UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
As a result of the Corona Virus situation in the UK and what seems the hour by hour escalation of preventative guidelines, MLCT trustees have decided to take the decision to close all normal activities with immediate effect, and until further notice. This incudes activities like the Copper Pot coffee morning and lunches throughout the week. We know this will be disappointing news for some of our regulars, but, these include some of the most vulnerable people that have been identified as being most at risk. If you are a regular and are particularly affected by this, please get in touch and we’ll do what we can to help.
Community Support : As a local organisation we are here to help and be part of a joint agency response to support the most vulnerable in our community through this crisis. As of yet we do not know who will be organising and coordinating this response, until we do, and this is expected to be announced this afternoon, we will not be organising any separate initiative as this would be counter productive and potentially cause more harm than good. We fully expect MLCT, local churches, local charities to be part of any coordinated plan. So please watch this space for more announcements.
Thanks you, Mark Springett – CEO MLCT
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Can you help, even a small amount of time would help us a great deal.
A photo of MLCT Trustees and volunteers celebrating the official opening of the Community Station, with the Mayor cutting the ribbon in 2015.