Covid 19 Community Support Groups – Resources

In Covid 19 vol news, Home Page by Nina Porter

If you are involved in setting up a new group to support people in your local area – this is a useful set of pointers to get you started.

Community Works – Setting up a Community Group

VARB has produced some updated guidance for informal and small groups (6 April 2020).  This includes suggestions on leadership and having an agreed aim for your group as well as suggestions on managing the risks involved when providing your vital services – available to download here Download

Surrey County Council has produced some guidance for volunteers to help keep them and the people they are supporting safe – available to download here Download

See also updated information in the following areas:

Covid 19 Mutual Aid have some resources for new groups on their website.

If you have other examples of good practice guides that you would like to share, please send them to and we will add these to a local resource bank on this website.