COVID-19 Updates Last updated 03/08/2020
NWLDC are providing regular updates to the administrators of the WhatsApp 'Osgathorpe Support Group , set up to support the village during the COVID-19 pandemic . However we realise that this group is not accessible for everyone and we have therefore created this page to ensure appropriate information is available to as many residents as possible.
Osgathorpe Support Group
Osgathorpe is an incredibly sociable village and many of us could ask friends or neighbours to go shopping if we couldn't leave the house. However, there may be some Osgathorpe residents who would find this more difficult.
Nick Sydenham has started a WhatsApp group for anyone in the village who would like to help out shopping for neighbours who are affected by coronavirus or anyone who is concerned they may struggle to get shopping, medicines, dog walking, or other support. If you would like to be added to the WhatsApp Osgathorpe Support Group send Nick a message through Facebook or by text to 07711 314294.
Useful contacts can be found here.
NWLDC Parish Newsletter can be found here
NWLDC Community Response Newsletter can be found here
Open businesses here
Mental Health Support:
If you or anyone you know is struggling to cope at the moment, Mental Health Matters are offering anyone over the age of 18 weekly support over the phone for 12 weeks. To make a referral,individuals can call 0300 323 0189 or download their referral form from their https://www.mhm.org.uk/leicestershire-and-rutland-mental-health-wellbeing-and-recovery-service
Osgathorpe Play Area and Telephone box community library
In line with advice from the UK Government and NWLDC regarding Covid-19 both the Play Area on Dawson's Road and the telephone box community library on Main Street have both been closed until further notice.
Manor House Surgery - Belton
· Government info on how to help people safely in the community – useful pointers to help groups keep safe when running local schemes.
· Government factsheet on Safeguarding for local groups/individuals organising the community response in their area. Includes DBS checks – do you need them? (Always advisable but not legally required)
· Joint Government & NHS Stay Home Save Lives campaign – information and resources for you to use (posters, social media resources, email signatures, etc).
· Your NHS Needs You campaign – how people can continue to sign up for this national call for NHS volunteers.
Other Local Information
Beware of Covid-19 scams - advice from NWLDC’s Community Safety team
NWLDC is regularly updating its dedicated webpage at https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/coronavirus_information_for_nwl_communities.