Many residents from Eaton Village and beyond are involved in providing support to vulnerable and self-isolating people during these troubling times. The EVRA Committee has limited capacity for providing support as most of our members are over 70 and following NHS and Government advice to keep safe. What we have been doing is liaising with residents and local organisations to ensure that people who need help with shopping or collection of medicines are supported. We have received calls and emails from as far afield as Hong Kong seeking assistance for elderly parents or relatives in Eaton and have arranged support for them. This has been arranged either via the NR4 Covid-19 Mutual Aid WhatsApp group or through local pharmacies and other businesses via our City Councillor, Caroline Ackroyd.
Thank you to all those who offered help and assistance to EVRA. The best way to provide this is through the links below to the County Council Coronavirus website. EVRA are not currently organising any events and will not issue our Spring Newsletter since there is little we can say at this time other than keep safe and stay well. Once things begin to ease we can assess how we might proceed.
Our local Councils have established a Coronavirus Support Programme to help people classed as vulnerable or in need of support and information about this can be found as follows;
Coronavirus support programme
Support for the vulnerable
If you are classed as vulnerable and are in need of support please visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/coronavirus or contact the county council’s designated phone line on 0344 800 8020 where help will be available.Volunteering
The Norwich Community Response (NCR) hub has been set up to support those who are most vulnerable and you can read about their work and opportunities to volunteer with this at:
Information about Norwich City Council services can be found on their website at: https://www.norwich.gov.uk/coronavirus
Chris Stebbing – EVRA Chairman
Tel: Norwich 503301