Today TRIP would have taken a bus out for Sunday lunch, as part of the Devon County Council ‘Doing What Matters’ project. The aim being to get people together, share a hot meal, and enjoy the company with new and old friendships. However, given the COVID-19 ‘lockdown’ Sharon Thorne, deputy manager or TRIP, thought it would be a good idea to deliver the meals as takeaways! Dan at The York Inn, Churchinford, where the original meal had been booked was happy to arrange the takeaways. With help from Sharon and Julie Tame (A member of the TRIP office team, now also volunteering in her free time) the meals were taken to the door! Not only is this a brilliant way to help out our community, but it is also a great way to support local businesses through this hard time, ensuring they are all still here when the time comes to open. Sharon explained that over the last few days lots of people had been contacting the ‘Honiton Coronavirus Information Life’ being anxious and frightened. So I thought it would be a great idea to get a hot meal out and just update people on what was happening to support people locally.
What help is available?
As part of the community response, there are a number of services being provided. Please find the information leaflet below.
If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, please get in touch by clicking the ‘Ask for help’ button. Additionally, you can also sign up to volunteer on the link below.
For those who may struggle to use the online form, you can contact TRIP on [email protected] or phone 01404 46529.
Do you represent a local business?
If you represent a local business and would like to find out how TRIP can help through meal deliveries or other services, get in contact by emailing [email protected] or phone 01404 46529.