Keeping CWVA members and the people they support safe

Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) has been busy handing out a donation of 3,000 visors from Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to its members in the community and voluntary sector.

CWVA and its members have played a key part in the coordinated community response to coronavirus (COVID-19) in west Cheshire.

While members have continued to deliver invaluable services for vulnerable people needing support, CWVA has worked alongside Cheshire West and Chester Council to recruit volunteers and signpost them to charities and community groups.

The community and voluntary sector has had to adapt to unfamiliar circumstances, with many organisations asking staff to deliver services virtually from their home.

As the situation continues to change, more members will now be reverting back to their original way of delivering services and having the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) is crucial to protect their staff and the people they support.

Chapter Mental Health is one of many CWVA members benefitting from Cheshire CCG’s kind donation.

Clare Ashworth, who works for Chapter, said: “We’re delighted to have received the free visors from CWVA and Cheshire CCG.

“Chapter works with people seeking support with their mental health and the visors will be useful as we return to face-to-face work, putting our clients, staff and volunteers at greater ease.”

There are still visors available and the CWVA team has put together a simple form for members to request PPE.

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