A Facebook group has been set up to ask for help from volunteers and provide assistance to vulnerable people in the local community during the coronavirus crisis.

At the time of publishing, the group “CORONA Vulnerable People And Volunteers (consett, Lanchester, Stanley)” has amassed almost 2,300 members in just 5 days.

The Facebook Group

CORONA Vulnerable People And Volunteers (Consett, Lanchester, Stanley)

To join the group visit:


The group have organised themselves with great haste and has already split the individual needs of different types of people into nine categories with nine people in charge of each group:


  1. For pet care

  2. For groceries/shopping

  3. Mental health

  4. Children related

  5. Friendly calls

  6. Medication

  7. Food bank

  8. Medical advice

  9. Vulnerable people / leaflet distribution

There’s also someone assisting with sanitary products, which will be a great help to those in need at this time.

Volunteers are being asked to visit the Facebook group and contact the relevant organiser to offer their assistance.

People in need?

Vulnerable people

If you think you may need our help.
Please look on the announcement page to contact the relevant person on the FB group or simply call Amy on 07837 701817 or 07798887525

For newspaper deliveries 01207 508350 || For milk deliveries 01207 270359

Want to donate?

Join the Facebook group to contact the relevant person for food bank donations or visit the “Go Fund Me” page which has been set up to raise money.

Donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/corona-vulnerable-people-fund?

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