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25th March 2020

The groups dedicated to helping others during the Coronavirus Pandemic

BY: Nathan Spackman

Thousands of groups have been set up to support the vulnerable and elderly during the Coronavirus pandemic, including nine here in the Vale of Glamorgan.

An army of people have joined coronavirus Mutual Aid online groups to deliver goods to those unable to leave home in their areas.

Within days of the first Facebook page launching in south London, a UK-wide network of organisations has now formed - some of which have thousands of members already.

Users of the groups have described them as a vital boost with NHS services likely to be stretched in the coming weeks.

Though people in need of them are being urged to be wary of potential scammers, especially when handing over money.

Co-ordinator for the national Covid-19 Mutual Aid umbrella group Kelsey Mohamed, 28, said the response had been 'overwhelming'.

Groups offering support in the Vale of Glamorgan:

Area ServedGroup NameLink to Group
Barry Waterfront development, Barry South WalesBarry Waterfront covid19 Community Support
Barry, WalesBarry Community COVID-19 news and assistance
Cardiff MarinaVictoria Wharf Volunteers
CF71 7DPSt Hilary (Wales) Community Coronavirus Support
Llandough, Vale of GlamorganLlandough Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group
Rhoose, Vale of GlamorganRhoose Coronavirus Help
St Brides Major CF32 0SHHelping Hands St Brides Major
St Hilary, Vale of GlamorganSt Hilary Support Group
Vale of Glamorgan cf32 0pzHelping Hands Ogmore-by-Sea

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