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COVID -19 HARDSHIP FUND

Are you suffering financial hardship because of Covid 19?

There is the possibility of some money from the Adapt Hardship Fund.  This is a pot of money for people living in Tynedale who have been adversely affected by the restrictions imposed by Covid 19 and as a result are finding it difficult to manage on their income. Examples could include:

  • Change in financial circumstances 
  • Changes in employment 
  • Breakdown of essential household items e.g. washing machine
  • Unexpected fuel or other bills
  • Breakdown in relationship

You have to complete a very basic application and there are some guidelines form that can be accessed through these links

Guidelines

Application Form

or contact:

 The Parish Council Chair, Rupert Gibson. 07966 257275

Or

Vice Chair Kirsten Francis 07717244933

You can refer yourself directly or Rupert or Kirsten can do it on your behalf.

The pot is limited and once it is spent that will be it, so if you want to apply I would do it as soon as possible. A copy of the guidance and application are posted next to this notice.

 

Dear Residents

Humshaugh Carbon Footprint Survey

Newcastle University in collaboration with our Parish Council and Northumberland County Council are undertaking a survey to estimate the current carbon footprint of our community.  The survey asks questions about your home, home energy use, and travel and transport, in order to work out how much carbon dioxide (CO2) the Parish emits.  The information that you provide will be kept strictly confidential and data on individual properties will not be published. 

If you are a resident of Humshaugh Parish, could you please spend a few minutes within the next few days completing the online survey for your household.  By doing so you will make an important contribution towards a strategy to reduce CO2 emissions, which might even save you money in the future!  In addition, the results will inform a credible Humshaugh Carbon Reduction Strategy and help to secure funding for related investments in the Parish.

To access the survey please follow this link https://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=7886266

If you have any questions or need any help, please contact:

David Bradley – david.bradley@newcastle.ac.uk or phone 681984

Hailey James – hailey.james@newcastle.ac.uk.

Lastly, please feel free to pass information about the survey to any friends and neighbours who live in the Humshaugh Parish, and who you think might be interested.

Thanks very much in advance for your help and support

Coronavirus Humshaugh

 

Humshaugh COVID-19 Response – 21/3/2020

Dear Residents

Key organisations in Humshaugh are organising a collective response to help our community cope with the impact of the COVID-19 virus.

Humshaugh Village Shop will be the “hub” for providing goods and access to information on wider services.  There will be a volunteer-run delivery service of food, including ready-meals, newspapers and other essentials.  The Shop website (http://www.humshaughshop.co.uk/) will provide information on other services.

If you are in a vulnerable group and/or self-isolating, particularly if you live alone, you can arrange for deliveries or ask for help with any other practical issues by calling:

07469 796103

If we cannot help we will do our utmost to find someone who can.

In line with Government and other advice group activities in the Village Hall are cancelled until further notice.  St Peter’s Church Services have also had to stop; however, local clergy are offering personal support and St Peter’s will remain open for private prayer.

For up to date health information and advice please visit the NHS website:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

OneCall – 01670 536 400

This is the County Council number to ring for all adult social care, children’s services and community health enquiries.  You can use this for anyone who needs assistance or help of any sort, or simply if you have questions you would like answered.

NHS Volunteer Responders

NHS Volunteer Responders has been set up to support the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak.  To find out more about what is involved and sign up click this link: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

Support for volunteers

Northumberland Communities Together

Northumberland County Council is launching a new initiative to support the phenomenal volunteering networks that have been rallying support across the county in response to COVID-19.  ‘Northumberland Communities Together’ is a dedicated team which will help harness the power of local community volunteers while making sure the county’s most vulnerable residents are protected.

If you want to volunteer to help your community there are lots of ways that you can help – if you’d like to assist:

For further information please visit the Northumberland Communities Together webpage.

 

Pedlars in Humshaugh

 

Some villagers may have been approached by young men selling cleaning utensils in a haversack (Usually claiming they have been in prison for assault). It has happened to me. I have had two separate visits over the last few weeks. Both young men put me under pressure to buy something. The first one, a few weeks ago, harassed me and became aggressive when I would not buy something because he did not have any ID. The second one produced an ID document which I found was forged, after I called the police.

I realised, now, how ignorant I was not knowing the law on pedlars. I have therefore done a little homework. I find they must have a pedlar’s certificate from the police. (See copy below).

If you wish to know more here are a couple of links to read;

https://www.police.uk/forms/pedlars-certificate/

https://www.northumbria.police.uk/news_and_events/latest_news/2018/02/13/do_you_know_who_youre_opening_your_door_to/

Richard Hewitt