AN army of volunteers has been assembled to assist the most vulnerable residents amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Slough Borough Council (SBC) has collaborated with Slough Council for Voluntary Service to help people within the borough.

This means community and faith groups as well as the council and other public sectors will all work as one which SBC says it will allow more volunteers to help those in need in a more organised and constructive way in a centralised place.

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The process will allow volunteers to be matched with the most appropriate service as well as being given safety advice.

Foodbanks will be one of many organisations the collaboration will support where they will ensure it has enough volunteers, supplies and the necessary transport in place to deliver food and medicine to the most vulnerable and providing a single point for the Slough community to ask questions and get answers.

People who require help can ask directly and others can nominate neighbours, friends or family members for assistance.

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Josie Wragg, chief executive, said: “We have a fantastic community in Slough which wants to help others when life becomes challenging.

“We believe this coordinated approach between Slough Borough Council and all the excellent volunteer groups will make sure resources are being directed where they are most needed.

“If you require help and assistance visit the website or call 07933 716 914.”

If people want to help but are unable to give their time there is the option to donate funds on the website which will go directly to helping people in the borough.