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How the community came together – my lockdown story (by Frances Coates – Knowle West Alliance Community Development Worker)

It all happened so quickly at the beginning…One minute we were going about our normal lives, and the next everything had stopped and we were shut inside our homes.  Just before we went into lockdown, I remember going to see my Line Manager and saying how concerned I was that I wouldn’t be able to … Continue reading How the community came together – my lockdown story (by Frances Coates – Knowle West Alliance Community Development Worker)

Guest blog: David Paull – A volunteer’s story

Bud and Sasha I have been a volunteer dog walker for around 10 years with the Cinnamon Trust, who are a national charity that help elderly and seriously ill people to look after their pets. Before COVID-19 came along, I was walking a 15-year-old Jack Russell called Bud for an elderly couple who live in … Continue reading Guest blog: David Paull – A volunteer’s story

Guest Post: Vicky Beckwith CEO of Re:Work – How’s it going?

Am I the only person who feels they have slipped into an alternative universe? Maybe I have been binge watching too many sci-fi box sets but, really, I never thought I would be checking the government website to see how many people I am permitted to meet with in a park! But here I am, … Continue reading Guest Post: Vicky Beckwith CEO of Re:Work – How’s it going?

Guest blog: Julia Williams from BCC Community Development Team

In South Bristol, we’ve built up a dedicated base of volunteers who are responsive and pro-active, creating a cooperative relationship with them– as they support others we support them. We are in touch with 80 volunteers of which 34 are currently active with over 170 hours of volunteering completed. One volunteer has completed 24 hours … Continue reading Guest blog: Julia Williams from BCC Community Development Team

Have YOU got an idea to help KW during CV-19? Need some £ to make it happen? Read on…

What could make KW friendlier, greener, safer, cleaner or more active during lockdown? If you have an idea and need some £ to help MAKE THAT IDEA HAPPEN then get in touch quick. What can YOU do to showcase KW's amazing community spirit? Your project/idea will obviously need to take into account government safety advice … Continue reading Have YOU got an idea to help KW during CV-19? Need some £ to make it happen? Read on…

What help is available? 02.04.20

People across the city are pulling together to build safe systems to get help to those who need it. The Knowle West Alliance is working with its members, partners, volunteer residents to connect support into our area. There are different routes to getting help for yourself or someone else: Shielding/Extremely vulnerable people: People who are … Continue reading What help is available? 02.04.20

Corona Virus / Knowle West – helping each other

We know that many of you will be concerned about Coronavirus and COVID-19 and the potential impact the virus will have on our community and everyday life. With the situation changing rapidly the best place to get up to the minute advice is the NHS webpages. Those of us fit and well could think about … Continue reading Corona Virus / Knowle West – helping each other