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Being a good neighbour is a way of making a real difference right where you live. Assuming you’re fit and well, and take sensible precautions, here are some of the things you can do…
Check on them, especially anyone who may live alone (regardless of their age), anyone elderly or anyone that may be potentially vulnerable. If someone is self-isolating or unable to get out for whatever reason, you could help by doing practical yet vital tasks such as:
Keep up to date with ways you can help with our dedicated Facebook group, Newhaven on Forth Covid-19 Response Group.
To Newhaveners of old, looking out for each other was second nature. In this hectic and fragmented world we now live in, it is so neccessary to re-engage with your neighbours. If anything good is to come out of this horrendous pandemic, perhaps a shift from the ‘me’ society back to a more ‘we’ society will become the new norm.our
The world has never seen anything like the current Coronavirus crisis before. Even in wartime, people were able to get comfort and support through socialising. But in the attempt to limit or slow the spread of COVID19, many people are excluding themselves from society with all the issues of isolation that ensues.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO HELP?
If you want to help someone trapped in their house because they are self-isolating, elderly or infirm, pick up a few forms at any of the locations listed below and distribute them locally. Alternatively you can download printable forms by following this link > > >
Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop (in an outside box), Hawthornvale, Newhaven;
Masons The Bakers, I Starbank Road, Newhaven
Welch The Fishmongers, 23 Pier Place, Newhaven Harbour
The Fishmarket Fish 'n' Chip Carry Out, 23a Pier Place, Newhaven Harbour
Asda Superstore, 2 Sandpiper Drive, Newhaven
Sainsbury's, 83 Craighall Road, Edinburgh
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