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“Spread Kindness not the Virus”

To support vulnerable residents across Bispham and Ingthorpe wards, Empowerment Charity/Healthwatch Blackpool will be operating as a hub to support our local people in response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

*Please note this will be done remotely and we can not support any guests that come to the Empowerment Base*

There is a network of these hubs in operation across Blackpool to provide essential support to households that are unable to leave their homes due to enhanced health risks. This support is being directed by Blackpool Council with support from the third sector across the town. Bispham and Ingthorpe is being led by Empowerment Charity/Healthwatch Blackpool with support from partners operating from the Empowerment Base.

Who can join to support delivery?

Please note, to comply with the UK’s current ‘Stay at Home’ rules you can only volunteer to carry out those tasks which involve leaving your home if you fulfil ALL of the conditions below:

We also ask that if anyone within your household unit has any of the conditions outlined above that you do not volunteer. By supporting this programme, you are exposing yourself to a higher risk of catching and transmitting coronavirus (COVID-19).

How we will operate

To support the delivery of this programme all staff and volunteers must undertake an induction that outlines how each part of the process works. This is to protect yourself and ensure we are doing everything we can to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) within our community.

If staff and or volunteers do not follow all of the key operating procedures then they will not be allowed to support the programme. This is to protect yourselves and protect the most vulnerable people in our community.

You must not volunteer, or turn up for your shift if you or a member of your household unit has any new symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) such as a cough or high temperature. If this is the case it is critical that you self-isolate and follow key Government and NHS guidance. By coming to support this programme if you, or a member of your housing unit has any new symptoms you are putting the whole Hub and local community at risk.

If you would like to volunteer please contact Blackpool Council on :

Or fill out the online form here:

If you need help please call Blackpool Council on: 0808 196 30 80



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