Coronavirus support for Sandwell businesses: giving and receiving

Sandwell businesses have been so generous in donating their time, money and resources to help the borough’s most vulnerable people during this crisis. Here are some ways you can help locally, or get help.

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Sandwell Council’s page on coronavirus includes details of emergency support for local people.

Sandwell Council
has also compiled a list of community groups that can help locally with people in isolation.

There are several other ways you can help locally: www.sandwell.gov.uk/coronaviruscanyouhelp.

To help the national effort in tackling coronavirus and supporting people, you can sign up with the new government portal: Offer coronavirus (COVID-19) support from your business.

If you are safe to volunteer as an individual, you can register with SCVO (Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations).

If your business is able to donate and/or deliver supplies, or offer the support of employees, please complete this form.

You can also donate money to help vulnerable residents (all funds will be protected to help those most in need).

The Black Country Growth Hub has published a list of current calls for equipment to help the healthcare industry. The list includes PPE, ventilators, antigen testing equipment and more.

If you can afford it, a monetary donation to Smethwick Food Bank would help it to continue supporting local people.

A donation to the Coronavirus Resilience Fund administered by the Heart of England Community Foundation would help to support community groups working on the frontline during this crisis.

If you are worried about a rough sleeper in Sandwell please call Sandwell Council’s contact centre on 0121 368 1166 (option 2) or email rough_sleepers@sandwell.gov.uk.

The charity Sandwell Young Carers has asked the public and police to be understanding about young people who may be out and about shopping or collecting prescriptions for a dependant relative. Learn more here.

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