Community support centre finally re-opens its doors
After a long six months, volunteers have re-opened the doors at Alsager Community Support Centre.
They can now see clients face to face to offer a free, local and confidential service for people in any kind of need in Alsager, Scholar Green, Rode Heath, Church Lawton and surrounding areas.
Covid measures are in place for everyone’s safety including limiting the number of people in the building.
During lockdown, volunteers set up support for Alsager and district residents, helping with shopping, prescriptions and befriending. Many Alsager residents responded to the appeal to become volunteers during lockdown.
In June and July, the centre ran a successful Community Kindness Campaign. Gifts for those isolated at home were donated at the centre and taken by volunteers to those they were supporting.
Since June, the centre has operated from an outdoor stall twice a week, distributing fabric face masks, mask exemption cards, operating a jigsaw swap and continuing its lost property service.
The popular pre-owned school uniform scheme has operated throughout, with donations being quarantined and orders placed by email and order forms. More than 60 families have ordered uniforms and more than 220 uniform items have been recycled since July.
People can pop into the newly re-opened centre on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings 9.30am-12.30pm. Find it at 5a, Lawton Road, Alsager. Access is from Fairview (Civic) Car Park, next to the community church.
The helpline is open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday on 01270 876605 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, visit alsagercommunitysupport.org.uk