CAN YOU HELP?
When difficult situations happen, one of our first responses is to want to help others. We want to match people who want to help with those who need some help.
We're therefore looking for volunteers, both from churches and the wider community, who can help by either running practical errands or keeping isolated people company with a friendly phone call.
We want to make sure you and the person you're helping feel supported so we'll provide you with some guidelines and advice to make things function well.
Some of the people we help may well be vulnerable and we're dedicated to keeping them safe. We're therefore asking all our volunteers to provide the names and emails of two referees who can let us know that you're suitable for this role. We would ask that one of these is an employer but if that isn't possible it should be a professional who knows you well.
Please provide the name, email for your referees on the second page of the "I can help" form. If you cannot use the form please email your name, contact details, type of help you can offer and referee details, and any other relevant information to
I NEED HELP?
When difficult situations happen, one of our first responses is to want to help others. We know there are lots of people out there who could help you. We want to match people who want to help with those who, like yourself, need some help.
We want to help in two specific ways. The first of these is to offer practical support, such as posting your mail or picking something up for you. The second is that we know being isolated at home can be a lonely place so we'd like to support you by having someone give you a phone call a couple of times a week to keep you company.
We'll be doing our very best to make sure the volunteers we recruit are great at what they do, so you can rest assured that the people we match you with will be a support to you.
To let us know how we can help you either fill in the form here or phone on 01389 600245 (this phone number may be redirected to one of our team or go to answer machine.)
OTHER PEOPLE WHO CAN HELP
Scottish Government Coronavirus Website https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/
General Advice 08000282816
NHS 24 111
Universal Credit 08438166377
Inverclyde/Glasgow Samaritans 03300945717
Women’s Aid 01389 751036
Adult Mental Health Cairnmhor Resource Centre 01389 812032
Mental Health Crisis Resource Centre Riverview 01389 812070
AA 24 hour helpline 08457897555
Alternatives 01389 734500
WD Community Foodshare 01389 764135
Food For Thought 01389 734514
WHO IS DUMBARTON CHURCHES TOGETHER
DCT is a way for local churches, from across our various traditions, to work together and find ways to be one church family together. We run
services together such as our Easter and Christmas services on
Dumbarton High Street and also work together on projects that
support the whole community.
DCT includes Dalreoch United Free Church, Dumbarton Baptist Church,
Dumbarton Free Church, Dumbarton United Reformed Church, Lennox
Evangelical Church, Riverside Parish Church, Rock Community Church,
St Andrew’s Parish Church, St Augustine’s Scottish Episcopal Church,
St Michael’s RC church, St Patrick’s RC Church, St Peter’s RC Church
and West Kirk Parish Church.