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Project C-19 Update

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Do you run or are you part of a community organisation? Volunteer Nelson and Neighbourhood Support have teamed up on a new project to support the communication between the Nelson Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) and community organisations, particularly those with vulnerable clients/members.

As well as supporting communications, we are also going to support some organisation to organisation work exchanges. This will match organisations with extra staff and volunteer capacity, with those that have an increased workload at the moment and are in need of assistance.

Read more and register your organisation here, either for communication purposes, for the work exchange programme or to tell us about other urgent needs you have as an organisation.

Latest update from the Civil Defence Emergency Operations Centre

List of all the Social Service Providers that have registered as an essential service
List of Social Services Providers that have registered with MSD as an essential service here. If your organisation isn’t listed here but you think it should be, here is the address to email – [email protected].
Information about the Funding for Community-Led Solutions
Information about the funding for community led solutions, grants up to $5000:
Civil Defence Emergency Management Phone Number for Essential Supplies
Nelson: 0800 50 50 75
0800 numbers have been set up if you are out of supplies and struggling to get basic food or essential household supplies.
If you don’t have the essentials you need to get through lockdown (such as food, medication or cleaning supplies), in the first instance please try calling a:
   – neighbour
   – family member who lives nearby
   – friend who lives nearby
   – or, check the availability for shopping online.
If these options are not available to you, then please call your local Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) Group using the 0800 number.
This service is intended for people and whānau who don’t have any other options available to them.
The service operates seven days a week from 7am to 7pm.
Allan Grigg from National Emergency Management Agency confirmed on 2-Apr that a national workstream has been established to address volunteering. This will look at both supply and demand for volunteers and how to co-ordinate. We will keep you updated as more information comes out on this.
Other Local Updates from the Welfare Team at Civil Defence
– Homeless Persons accommodation options are being activated in Tahunanui and likely the Brook Camp. 
– Franklin Hall is being managed by NMDHB
– Office for Seniors is coordinating the contact of all over 70’s. Locally, this is been done by a team of Council Library and Customer Services staff.

Vulnerable Clients and Members

If your organisation has specific clients/members who are vulnerable with immediate needs, here’s a form to fill in. We will pass this information directly to the Welfare Team at Civil Defence, so that they can arrange direct assistance. Information is held in confidence by Volunteer Nelson and Neighbourhood Support, and used solely to pass on to the Welfare Team at Civil Defence.

Register your Organisation with Project C-19

Register with us to make sure you receive updates like this one in the future, and together we can make sure important messages get to your clients and members.

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