Dawlish is here to help
Update January 2021
Helping Dawlish partners are meeting regularly online, following Government guidelines and doing our best to support the local community through the latest lock down restrictions.
If you need community support – for a prescription collection, would like a telephone befriender, want to volunteer and are not sure who to call ring 07584 052306 – not operated 24 hours but will be responded to asap. If you are in immediate need of food whether due to a medical need or social isolation or prior to other help being available due the Cov-id 19 pandemic ring 0772 999 8334.
Helping Dawlish has been delivering some jolly Christmas Cheer to individuals and families in Dawlish this Christmas through our Christmas Hug in a Bag scheme. Musician Ellie Finnerty supported the scheme through some festive busking livestreamed on Facebook on 28th November and raised an amazing £410 ! You can still watch the session on her Facebook page
Watch the festive mini musical ‘A Dawlish Christmas Carol’ – an idea from the Mayor of Dawlish, Cllr Alison Foden and featuring Helping Dawlish partners and local businesses!
If you need community support and are not sure who to call ring 07584 052306 – not operated 24 hours but will be responded to asap.
,Background information on Helping Dawlish:
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic is a worrying time for our community. Helping Dawlish was formed in March 2020 as an initial emergency response bringing several local organisations together providing a range of services to help local people to cope and to support each other.
Helping Dawlish is still in place, having regular Zoom meetings so that we can respond again to issues that may arise and have an impact on our community.
We are aware that some people are self-isolating or are still being impacted by the effects of the lockdown on their finances, families, businesses, mental and physical health and may require support. The food bank (which operated until July) has become the Dawlish Community Larder which can support people in immediate need of food whether due to a medical need or social isolation or need immediate food assistance prior to other help being available. Please see the Dawlish Community Larder page for more information.
Organisations involved in Helping Dawlish can also offer befriending and other help and advice on a case by case basis. See our community support and advice page. Some services which were offered like volunteer shopping in the shielding months have stopped at present, but would be reactivated if the local situation changes.
On this website and Facebook (@helpingdawlish) we will continue to share useful local/national information and advice and provide emergency community support where there is a genuine need.
If you need community support and are not sure who to call ring 01626 863388 or 07584 052306 – not operated 24 hours but will be responded to asap.
Our thanks to all those that have supported Helping Dawlish to date through volunteer time, donations, publicity and meal preparation.