Trafford leaders write joint letter to thank volunteer and community sector

Trafford leaders have written a joint letter thanking all the volunteers and community activists for their support during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Hundreds of people and organisations from the borough’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector have worked tirelessly to help deliver critical services, such as food and medical supplies, to residents’ front doors.

In response to their efforts, executives from Trafford Council’s Partnership and Communities team, Trafford Housing Trust (THT), Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (TCCG), and Thrive, have shown their appreciation by thanking everyone working in the sector for doing an amazing job through these unprecedented times.

The letter stated:

We wanted to write to thank the sector for the work that it is doing.

It is important that you know that we value the work that you are doing and that we will do what we can to help and support you.

Several VCSE organisations have been integral to Trafford’s community response to the pandemic.

This has meant we have been able to get food and other support to people who are isolating and vulnerable through our community hubs.

It is important to state that the community response in Trafford could not have happened as quickly or as successfully as it has without the involvement of VCSE organisations.”

Cllr Graham Whitham, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Communities and Partnership, described the work being carried out as ‘astonishing’ and thanked everyone involved.

The help and support being delivered to our most vulnerable residents day in, day out, by our fantastic voluntary sector is, quite frankly, astonishing,

You’re all heroes – and I’m extremely proud of you all – so thank you for doing such an outstanding job.

VCSE organisations are at the heart of the Trafford community and Trafford Partnership really values the work they are doing to support residents through the Covid-19 outbreak.”

Meanwhile, the authority has asked all VSCE organisations to complete a short survey in order to receive all the help and support they need during the lockdown period.

The survey will need to be completed by Friday 15 May.

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Posted on Monday 4th May 2020