A directory of community volunteer groups that have been set up throughout Wiltshire in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has been published by the council.

Wiltshire Council has been made aware of over 100 groups supporting their fellow residents throughout the county.

Although not a formal endorsement of the groups, Wiltshire Council thought it would be useful for people to know the support that’s being provided in their communities and their contact details, should anyone wish to get in touch with them.

Although not a formal endorsement, the council believed it useful to know the support that is being provided to communities and their details, should anyone need to make contact.

The directory can be found online at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/downloads/22069 -- and will continue to be updated.

Wiltshire Council leader, Cllr Philip Whitehead, said: “The communities of Wiltshire have risen to the challenge of COVID-19 to make sure people are supported through this very difficult time.

“Although our directory isn’t a definitive list, we hope it provides a good understanding of the type of support that’s out there. We hope this helps people link up with local groups and helps facilitate even more support.

“I’d like to thank everybody for their efforts and for doing Wiltshire proud – we will be there to support any group that needs us.”

To help understand how many groups have been set-up and the support they are providing, the council has also put together a short survey to capture the relevant information, which will give them a good understanding of the great working taking place.

The survey can be found at https://app.sli.do/event/mhop2vsw/live/polls