Corona: Get your local LP branch/CLP to take initiative!

Laura Pidcock is pushing this in Durham. We suggest you get in touch with your local chair or secretary to help organise something similar where you live. If your local executive is hostile to the idea, you could consider getting together with other lefties, either to pressure the exec or to organise independently. Local mutual aid groups are springing up everywhere, an overview is available here.

From Laura Pidcock:

Excellent community initiative from NW Durham Labour Party. Open to anyone who may need help during this worrying period. Details for help are below 👇🏻

Here is what they said on their page:

North West Durham Constituency Labour Party Coronavirus Community Assistance!

Here at North West Durham CLP we understand that many residents are feeling concerned about the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) and the lack of action from the Government.

We would like to offer our assistance to all residents across NWD, particularly those who are vulnerable or have been told to self-isolate. If you need help picking up food, toiletries, baby items, prescriptions, or any other essentials then we’d be more than happy to help. If a resident who lives alone is at risk of becoming socially isolated – we will call them. We have a team of labour members who are available in various locations across the constituency.

If you are in need of our help, please call or message us on:
07885 695929 or email: nwdclp.campaigns@gmail.com
With your permission, we will forward your details on to the volunteer who lives closest to you.

Our food banks will struggle due to the amount of stockpiling we are seeing, if you are able to make donations, especially of items such as pasta, long life milk, tinned goods etc, we’ll gladly collect items and drop them off at food banks. Households will be depending on support and we will do what we can to ensure our food banks are able to provide to those who are in need.

We are aware that some of our members have already been providing similar assistance in local community spaces and we are proud to support them, and all residents, by rolling out this offer of help across the entire constituency.

Please share this post and also spread the word in person. We are here to help!