Coronavirus: What we are doing to help and support each other


We live in an amazing community, which is really pulling together during this crisis. Please bookmark this page, and join our Village Facebook Group if you can. If you have relatives who do not live close by, tell them about this page and our Facebook Group so that they can access support for you if needed.

Key Information

First and foremost we have an army of volunteers willing to help. See our long Volunteer List here.

The WI Have set up a table in Howard Park (off the main road out to Penrith) where you can pick up things to borrow such as DVDs, puzzles, books. Wipes will be available. Please take care to wash hands or santize and wipe down items.

You can find a list of local shops and pubs who are delivering food, supplies and hot meals on the Shopping forum here

If you have repeat prescriptions there are a couple of places where you can register for delivery. This is on the Useful Information forum here

If you are on Facebook then we would recommend also joining the Coronavirus Community Support Group Penrith where a lot of useful information is being shared.  You can find their website here:

Lockdown: what is shut and what are the exceptions?  Here is the government’s official guidance on what needs to shut down during the lockdown.

Emergency Help Line: for details of the Cumbria County Council emergency helpline please see this forum post:  Emergency Help Line

Cumbria Council, and Eden Council Newsletters, offering brilliant advice on issues like Domestic Abuse, Homelessness, Housing, Dementia and more. New updates every week – keep checking! Cumbria and Eden Council Help and Support

Blencow we are not ignoring you. We did have some volunteers for your area, but then we saw you have organised your own. So for Blencow please see the Blencowe Matters Facebook Page.



You can browse the forums below. You do not need to register or login to post, but you will need to provide an email address. That will be stored in our databases, but once the crisis is over we will delete all associated data. And of course, we will never spam you.  You can opt in to receiving email updates on your posts so that you know when someone replies.  You can also subscribe to topics if you want to be notified of new posts.

Please share useful information online here as well as we will do our best to consolidate that up into the main pages, or add to sticky posts.

If you would like new forums created to discuss particular topics, then please Contact us, email or PM Corrine

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This forum is for the community to come together and support each other during the Coronavirus pandemic. There are various sub forums where you can post on-topic requests or offers for help. Please be courteous at all times, and support each other.
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