SOFEA Nether Heyford emergency community larder

The community larder deliveries have now ceased after 15 weeks. We hope you found the deliveries useful. If circumstances change and you experience an emergency situation around food or medicine supplies, please do not hesitate to contact one of us and we will endeavour to help and support you.

Charles Kiloh & Lynda Eales 07779 900860 | Jez Wilson 07761 672376 | Sue Boutle 07500 636009 | Faye Brassett 07827 707599 | Rev Stephen Burrow 01327 344436

“Thank you for your support for the Emergency Community Larders that were put in place with your help at Lockdown.  Since then 1588 food boxes have been delivered into Nether Heyford with the help of your local volunteers.  Thank you for your help in communicating this project with and supporting your own village during these unprecedented times.
Thank you again for your part in the Emergency larder, together we delivered 17084 food boxes into 74 villages with over 500 volunteers and 20 charity partners.  A truly magnificent South Northamptonshire response to a global crisis.
It has been a privilege and pleasure to work with you.”
Miranda Wixon – SOFEA
News: 
Could COVID19 have found a cure for loneliness in South Northants?

About My Area 25/08/2020

Volunteers deliver more than 17,000 food boxes to isolated people in need across south Northamptonshire during lockdown‘It’s just been incredible that people want to help each other – it’s been a very uniquely Northamptonshire project’

Daventry Express 27/08/2020

Northampton Chronicle & Echo 27/08/2020

Links: heyfordprattler.org/coronavirus | netherheyfordparishcouncil.org.uk

SOFEA:

SOFEA

Website: www.sofea.uk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SOFEACommunityLarder
Email: communitylarder@sofea.uk.com
Donate: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

Nether Heyford Volunteers

COVID-19: New Northamptonshire Mental Health telephone support line launched 24/7

New Northamptonshire Mental Health telephone support line launched

“Northamptonshire has launched its very first Integrated Mental Health Response Hub – a 24/7 telephone support system for our community.

If you are feeling anxious or stressed or feeling that you need a bit of support with your mental wellbeing, you can get support from a helpful Mental Health Navigator by calling 0300 330 1011.”

NorthamptonshireMentalHealthHelplineMay2020

COVID-19: Northamptonshire County Council – Telephone Helpline Leaflet

This leaflet is due to be delivered to every house in Northamptonshire. Finally published online on 30/04/2020.

Mark Taylor and all the Nether Heyford Volunteers have been ready and waiting since April the 11th for the leaflet to arrive and to get it delivered throughout the village.

It looks like Nether Heyford and Upper Heyford will get a box of leaflets arrive soon for distribution. If you would like to help out and take a street to deliver too them please volunteer and we can add you to the list below ready for the distribution which is most likely VE Day (Friday 8th May 2020).

Streets & delivery volunteers:

NCC-Coronavirus-Front

NCC-Coronavirus-Rear

 

 

COVID-19: National support helplines & websites

National support helplines & websites

Whether you’re concerned about yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice.

Anxiety UK
Phone: 03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 10pm; Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm) Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Bipolar UK
Website: www.bipolaruk.org.uk

Men’s Health Forum
24/7 stress support for men by text, chat and email.
Website: www.menshealthforum.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation
Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk

Mind
Phone: 0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm) Website: www.mind.org.uk

OCD UK
Phone: 0333 212 7890 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.ocduk.org

PAPYRUS
Young suicide prevention society.
Phone: HOPELINEUK 0800 068 4141 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 10pm, and 2pm to 10pm on weekends and bank holidays) Website: www.papyrus-uk.org

Samaritans
Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.
Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline) Website: www.samaritans.org

YoungMinds
Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals.
Phone: Parents’ helpline 0808 802 5544 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4pm)
Website: www.youngminds.org.uk

NSPCC
Phone: 0800 1111 for Childline for children (24-hour helpline)
0808 800 5000 for adults concerned about a child (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.nspcc.org.uk

Refuge
Advice on dealing with domestic violence.
Phone: 0808 2000 247 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.refuge.org.uk

Alcoholics Anonymous
Phone: 0800 917 7650 (24-hour helpline)
Website: www.alcoholics-anonymous.org.uk

National Gambling Helpline
Phone: 0808 8020 133 (daily, 8am to midnight) Website: www.begambleaware.org

Alzheimer’s Society
Phone: 0333 150 3456 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 4pm on weekends) Website: www.alzheimers.org.uk

Cruse Bereavement Care
Phone: 0808 808 1677 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) Website: www.cruse.org.uk

Rape Crisis
To find your local services phone: 0808 802 9999 (daily, 12pm to 2.30pm and 7pm
to 9.30pm) Website: www.rapecrisis.org.uk

Victim Support
Phone: 0808 168 9111 (24-hour helpline) Website: www.victimsupport.org

Eating disorders – Beat
Phone: 0808 801 0677 (adults) or 0808 801 0711 (for under-18s)
Website: www.b-eat.co.uk

Mencap
Phone: 0808 808 1111 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
Website: www.mencap.org.uk

Family Lives
Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying.
Phone: 0808 800 2222 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 9pm and Saturday to Sunday, 10am to 3pm) Website: www.familylives.org.uk

Relate
The UK’s largest provider of relationship support. Website: www.relate.org.uk

COVID-19: SOFEA Nether Heyford emergency community larder

SOFEA Community Larder

Saturday March 21st 2020

The Nether Heyford Parish Council received an email from South Northamptonshire Food and Education Alliance (SNFEA) regarding details of a new Emergency Community Larder scheme for South Northamptonshire Council that would be launched during the current crisis and managed by the charity SOFEA (South Oxfordshire Food and Education Alliance) who already operate in conjunction with the charity FairShare 

This activity is a direct response of the UK Government arranging major increases in food donations from major supermarkets and the development of a national distribution network for food in response to the developing Coronavirus pandemic.

SOFEA

Website: www.sofea.uk.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/SOFEACommunityLarder
Email: communitylarder@sofea.uk.com
Donate: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sofeacommunitylarder

Video message from Richard Kennell, CEO and Founder of SOFEA:

 

Tuesday March 31st 2020

Tesco CEO Dave Lewis: “We currently donate £3m of food every month through our Community Food Connection scheme and distribution centres. On top of that, we’ll also provide £15m of food donations (ambient and fresh) to FareShare and the Trussell Trust over the next 12 weeks – food they need for distribution to community groups and food banks. In addition, we’ll donate £1m between the two organisations to support their continuing operations.

Wednesday April 1st 2020

35 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

Friday April 3rd 2020

BBC NEWS: Coronavirus: How do I get a food parcel ?  https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51737030

Wednesday April 8th 2020

74 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Old Stratford, Towcester, Blisworth, Harpole and Bliss Charity Primary School 

Monday April 13th 2020

Local News: Community Larder in South Northants comes to Towcester

Wednesday April 15th 2020

98 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Blisworth, Harpole and  Bliss Charity Primary School 

Wednesday April 22nd 2020

98 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Blisworth, Milton Malsor, Harpole, Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday April 29th 2020

93 Boxes & 93 Bags of Vegetables from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday May 6th 2020

104 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday May 13th 2020

104 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole, Daventry, Woodford Halse,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday May 20th 2020

101 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole, Daventry, Byfield, Woodford Halse,  Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday May 27th 2020

100 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole, Daventry, Woodford Halse, Weedon, Byfield, Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Wednesday June 3rd 2020

100 Boxes from the new Emergency Community Larder arrived from SOFEA and were distributed to Nether Heyford residents on the new village “Vulnerable Residents Register” via our village network the “Volunteer Buddy Register” – This includes boxes delivered to Bliss Charity Primary school to reach some families with children who attend the school.

The Nether Heyford village volunteer effort also served as a distribution hub for Crick, Harpole, Daventry, Bliss Charity Primary School and Daventry Hill School.

Larder Membership Forms

Nether Heyford Emergency Community Larder – Membership Forms:
All recipients of the food boxes from the SOFEA Nether Heyford Emergency Community Larder are required to sign membership forms to ensure food traceability/security and an important audit trail for the charity. (Please note: The form mentions direct debit as the previous SOFEA membership scheme was a paid for subscription – during the crisis however membership is free.)

Larder application form:
Nether Heyford Emergency Community Larder – Application Form PDF

Privacy Statement:
Nether Heyford SOFEA Emergency Community Larder – Privacy Statement PDF

Returning a completed application form options:

  • The form can be completed at home and posted during a daily exercise walk by the village green at The Editor, Sunrise Cottage, The Green, Nether Heyford (Please just use the postbox only)
  • Alternatively an online version/photo/scan can be returned via email to: heyford_prattler@yahoo.co.uk
  • Remaining forms will also be collected next Wednesday 6th May by the delivery volunteers.

Jez Wilson – 18/05/2020