On Sunday 22nd March 2020 RSC launched its ‘COVID-19 Community Initiative’. All members have been contacted by Committee members Mike Davies and Julie Wright, who are leading this initiative: putting those members who might need help in touch with those members who can help.

We recognise that this may be a challenging time for many of our members, so the RSC Committee will continue to run this initiative throughout the pandemic.

Can RSC Help During Social Distancing?

Many of our members may be “at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus” – such as aged 70 or over, under 70 but with underlying health conditions, or pregnant: Do you need help? With basic shopping, pharmacy collection, dog-walking etc.

Many of our younger or less health-compromised members will thankfully not be in the government’s advised “at increased risk” category: Can you provide help? Some members are already asking if they can be of service. We would urge you to be especially careful and follow the government guidelines (link below) whilst providing help.

If you would like to participate either as someone who needs help or someone who can provide help for free, please simply contact Mike or Julie via email ([email protected]) or contact any other member of the RSC Committee, stating:

  • Whether you need help?
  • Whether you can you provide help?
  • Your name*
  • Your email address* and/or telephone number*
  • * That we have your consent to share this contact information.

With your consent, we will then pass along the names and email/telephone numbers, of RSC members who have volunteered to help, to those RSC members who need help. Those who need help can then contact helpers directly if and when they need them. We’ll also pass the details of those who need help on to their nearest volunteer.

Some members have also asked us how they can help the most vulnerable families in Brighton. Brighton and Hove Food Partnership is coordinating a response to ensure food gets to food banks. If you would like to donate the link is here: https://bhfood.org.uk/category/get-involved/donate/

We wish everyone the best during these challenging times,

The Committee, Regency Squares Community (RSC)