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Storrington Hub - March Update

Storrington Community Hub - March 2021 Update

 

Twelve months ago Steve and I were asked to set up a Community Hub to support the residents of Storrington and Sullington Parish in the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. We started from scratch and with the enormous support from our Parish Community we all rallied to form an extremely effective hub that offered and delivered first-class service to those in need. The calibre of our volunteers is second to none and a heartfelt thanks from Steve and I, we simply couldn’t have operated without you.

In the first lockdown our Hub averaged approximately 25 calls a day. We had our volunteers assist in the Hub, completed shopping requests, made calls to vulnerable residents and completed prescription runs. We also arranged hospital transport and answered a myriad of various enquiries. Although this seems an age ago, the Hub will now formally cease on the 31st March 2021.

This lockdown has been extremely different to the first one regarding The Hub. All agencies have since become centralised and more efficient.  The Hub has continued to function on a much smaller scale. We still received until recently calls from residents for prescription collections that we are only too happy to assist with. All other enquiries we have been able to forward to the correct agency.

 

Current demand for The Hub has dwindled and we have dealt with approximately 30 calls since Christmas. It is not viable to continue this service.  We met with the coordinator of the Mid Sussex hubs and exit plans were discussed. It was clear that the time was right to close.

 

Be reassured that the infrastructure of the hub is there, and should we ever need to resurrect The Hub then we can be up and running in just a few hours.

 

If you have any concerns and you know of residents struggling, there are agencies still operating and keen to assist. Please see below contact details:

 

West Sussex Community Hub:                      Tel: 033 022 27980


NHS Responders:                                               Tel: 0808 196 3646

 


Age UK:                                                               Tel: 01403 260560

 

Horsham Matters:                                       Tel: 0300 124 0204

Neighbourhood Wardens:                           Tel:     Chris: 07795 046742           Steve: 07789 943201

  

Storrington Community Hub - January 2021 Update


 

Responding to the announcement of the lockdown.  Storrington Hub will be operating as an advisory contact centre to assist with residents’ concerns.  The phone will be monitored between the hours of  09.00 to 13.00 Monday to Friday.

 

If you require help, are shielding or self-isolating and have no support network of family, friends or neighbours please contact the following numbers for support:

 

WSCC Community Hub:       033 022 27980

NHS Responder:                   08081  963646

Horsham DC:                        01403 215100  

 

 

 

Storrington Community Hub - December Update 

 

As From 2nd of December Storrington Hub is being stood down.  If anyone is still shielding or there is an emergency the following numbers are available.

 

West Sussex Community Hub       033 022 27980.

NHS Responders                           08081 963646.

 

We would like to thank all the volunteers for their continuing support

 

Chris and Steve
Storrington and Sullington Neighbourhood Wardens.

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 Storrington Community Hub - October Update

Due to the recent announcement by the Government of the imposed 4-week lockdown in England, we will be reopening the hub. The process will be significantly different from that in the Summer.  All calls will now be triaged, and only emergency cases will be dealt with as most residents will still be able to get out and about to collect their medication and food supplies.

The hub will initially open for one week from Monday 9th November to Friday 13th November 09:00hrs to 13:00hrs. Depending on demand we will assess whether the hub should continue after that date for the remaining 3 weeks. 

If you already have arrangements for your shopping or prescription collections, then please continue with that. If you are still in need of shopping or medication, then contact the hub on 07514 118678.

03/11/2020 

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We have been monitoring the number of calls we receive to the Hub on a daily basis and have noticed over the last 3 weeks that the calls are diminishing due to the relaxing of government Covid 19 lockdown procedures.

As a consequence from the 13th July the Hub will be available on the following days and times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 09:00am to 1.00pm.

We will be monitoring the government guidelines and will look to review the Hub after the 31st July, as that is when shielding stops and will be looking to put the hub into standby mode as other options will be available.

Be assured that if there is a spike, the hub will swing into full operation again.

Chris Poore
Storrington and Sullington Neighbourhood Warden

Telephone: | Mobile: 07795 046743
Email: Chris.Poore@horsham.gov.uk
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