Dobcross Network is making a difference

Reporter: Ken Bennett
Date published: 30 May 2020

The Dobcross Coronavirus Network has supported 178 requests In the last eight weeks.

There are 23 teams working across the village at a very local level, with 115 local helpers offering practical support and telephone contact to people who want to chat. 

The network is keyed into the Oldham Council Coronavirus Hub and they have received letters of thanks for their  role in supporting villagers at this time, most recently from the Deputy Leader of Oldham Council, Arooj Shah.

Linking into other organisations gives the network a greater ability to help people should they need to.

The network continues to add to the repository of information, help and advice on the Dobcross Band Club website, including local shops and services, how to maintain your physical and mental health if in isolation and all government updates.

They say while lockdown restrictions are easing they may experience, with the introduction of contact tracing, people being asked to self isolate at very short notice.

If this is the case and you need support, get in touch with your local team or via Sandra Critcher, network co-ordinator, on: 07743 640917.

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