Helping others in the Grange
At this difficult time, many are seeking ways to help others in the community. In the Grange Association, we are offering to act as co-ordinators to connect those who are able to help with those who are isolated and need assistance or contact. This Grange Helpers scheme covers broadly the areas of postcodes EH9 and EH10 4_ .
Register if you can “offer some help” in the Grange
We are validating those who register as “Grange Helpers” to protect against scammers and anyone who could seek to exploit others.
For yourself, or someone you know in the Grange, who is isolated and may require assistance:
Register someone who would “welcome some help” in the Grange
To see how the process works, and the current status and numbers of helpers, as well as guidance for helpers, see our Helpers’ page.
Spreading the word
Those who stay in the Grange use a wide range of communication methods, from WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook and email to good old phone calls and notes through the letterbox. We want to take advantage of all of these. Please forward a link to this page to anyone you know in the Grange area who might be interested in registering as a helper, or who might need some help themselves over the coming weeks.
Our preference is for people to sign up using our online forms above. However, we have also produced this leaflet which you can download and print. (It includes a sheet that can be printed double sided to be cut into two A5 leaflets for distribution.) Please pass copies of this leaflet to any of your neighbours who are not equipped or comfortable to use email or web forms, to help us spread the word. We have already distributed these leaflets to over 2,800 properties in the Grange.
We have included links to this Helpers scheme on the Mutual Aid Wiki, which includes a number of groups nearby.
There is information available from the NHS Scotland website, concerning the Coronavirus (Covid-19), its symptoms and what to do if you have those symptoms, as well as guidance on how to avoid catching and spreading infections.
There is also up-to-date information about the number of cases in Scotland and its spread across the country from the Scottish Government website.
Keep watching the Grange Newsroom on our Forum for updates.