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SBNN - Steeple Bumpstead Neighbourhood network

Your Village network of helping hands have been doing some wonderful work, all volunteers helping to keep the village going


Impact/outcomes summary, 12 March 2020 to 13 January 2021

Ø 150+ residents helped at least once

Ø 600 prescription deliveries



Ø 39 street volunteer co-ordinators (31 current) helping with shopping, errands, relaying requests for prescriptions, friendly calls

Ø 42 roads/areas

Ø 12 prescription rota team volunteers (5 current, 3 cover), 54 permissions, 5-day service, 200+ journeys to Unity/Haverhill dispensaries, plus runs to take residents for treatment, 15-17 prescription bags per week

Ø 3 focused WhatsApp groups for volunteers

Ø 3 village leaflet drops, 15 village posters

Ø 268 Facebook Group members, 590 information posts, 784 comments

Ø Dedicated email and telephone line

Ø Links with Steeple Bumpstead Parish Council, Braintree DC, Essex CC, Essex Coronavirus Action, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, St Mary’s Steeple Bumpstead, and many more

Ø Grant funding support from Braintree District Council for IT and other projects

Ø Publication of Network Guidelines and online Safeguarding training for volunteers

Ø 4 Yellow Book articles, 3 newspaper articles

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