We usually operate with a core group of 16 volunteers. Of those 5 have had to withdraw completely and 2 are operating in a limited capacity due to the current pandemic. However, recently we have been joined by a team of folk on a temporary basis. They are usually at work during office hours but are either now working from home or are on furlough. This new group comprises of 24 people. We have called on 8 of them to fill in the gaps left by those of us unable to be involved or limited in what we can offer. We think we might need to involve others as the numbers of clients increases.
Over the past week the numbers of households needing support has doubled. We think this trend could continue for a few weeks so this new group of volunteers will be needed and we are very grateful for their time offered.