Council and partners pledge support for voluntary sector

Trafford Council and its partners have committed to support the borough’s voluntary sector through the coronavirus pandemic.

The authority, in collaboration with Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (TCCG), Trafford Housing Trust (THT) and Thrive Trafford, say they will continue work closely with their voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to safeguard the borough’s most vulnerable residents.

They have signed a joint letter confirming their backing for the work these organisations carry out in Trafford.

Trafford Council leader, Andrew Western, thanked the numerous teams of volunteers for their ‘unwavering commitment’ to deliver services throughout this challenging time.

Cllr Western said:

This pandemic represents the most significant public health challenge we have faced and therefore, we are ensuring that Trafford residents are supported and kept as safe and well as possible.

We are working with local community and voluntary groups to reach out to support our most vulnerable – and have taken radical steps to offer the help they need.

We want to nurture this goodwill and ensure that the sector is fully supported. Working together, we know we can all get through this.”

Volunteers groups and community organisations are being encouraged to share their information, knowledge and skills with the council and other partners.

Offers to share the responsibility for providing practical help regarding staffing, resource and financial issues have also been considered.

Groups are also encouraged to regularly ‘check-in’ with the council in order to make it possible to address and understand current pressures on staff and resource availability, the adaptation of current services and financial challenges being faced.

Posted on Friday 27th March 2020