Project C-19 is a collaboration between Volunteer Nelson and Neighbourhood Support Nelson, which is funded by Nelson City Council. This project is one of the multiple initiatives from Nelson City Council to support communities during this time of extreme disruption.
Project C-19 will be mostly concerned with organisations that provide service to vulnerable people or groups of vulnerable people. It will be one of the conduits of information from our local Civil Defence Team to these organisations, and feeding information from community organisations back to Civil Defence. This will give Civil Defence the information to take effective action where it is needed most.
Official messaging from our local Civil Defence Team will be distributed to those community organisations who have vulnerable clients/members. We will be asking you what form of communication your organisation wants to use for these messages, and also what form of communication your vulnerable clients/members need.
What you can do:
If you are an organisation who provides services to vulnerable clients, or has members who are vulnerable (e.g. seniors living alone, living with a disability, english as a second language etc.) please register here by clicking on the button below.
If you need help
If you’ve lost your job or can’t work at the moment you may be able to get a benefit or some other financial help. And whether you’re working or not, if you’re struggling to meet your living costs or get an unexpected bill, you may be able to get assistance. Even if you don’t think you qualify, call Work and Income to talk about your situation on 0800 559 009 or check https://workandincome.govt.nz/eligibility/living-expenses/index.html
If you are not eligible for support from Work and Income and don’t have a way to access essential supplies (e.g. family, neighbours, homebased support or a network that can help) ring 0800 50 50 75 (Press 1 for Nelson City or 2 for Tasman) or email [email protected].
How to make offers to help
At this time, Civil Defence is coordinating all volunteer activity. To make offers of assistance, resources and volunteers to Civil Defence send an email to [email protected] and state “Offer of Volunteer Assistance” in your email subject.