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West Chesterton Mutual Aid
Working together to support West Chesterton

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Phone: 07593 354560
Email:  mutual.west.chesterton@gmail.com 

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West Chesterton Cambridge has its own Mutual Aid group, made up of ordinary people helping each other during the Covid-19 crisis and beyond.

Everyone is welcome to join the group to request or give help. Those who are clinically vulnerable or otherwise confined to their homes, or have been asked to self-isolate as part of NHS Test and Trace, may be in particular need of a helping hand. If you already have a similar arrangement with your neighbours, we are here as backup.

Join West Chesterton Mutual Aid

The only criteria is the willingness to support the ideas behind Mutual Aid, aged 16 or over (or parent join on your behalf), and to live in West Chesterton Cambridge. If you are in a nearby ward, we won't kick you out either :) 

We use Mailchimp to manage signups, we do not use it for marketing. It just means we can stay in touch with you, and you'll get our newsletters and have access to our WhatsApp channels. You do not have to be a member to get help - just ask for it on 07593 354560 or email mutual.west.chesterton@gmail.com.

Latest news for West Chesterton

All variety of wild, domestic and fantastic animals appear to be loose in and around West Chesterton. We're pleased to have the Chesterton Animal trail featured in the Cambridge Independent!  We're taking photos as the rain and time allows, and uploading them to our gallery. Why not register an animal and join in the fun?

Covid-19 watch

Latest government data for coronavirus in Cambridge

What the guidance says for  our current level of risk - Medium Level (tier 1)

Instructions of clinically vulnerable people


About us

West Chesterton Mutual Aid is working with Chesterton Community Association (Registered Charity No. 1139163) as lead ward volunteer organisation with the Cambridge City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council, and work in partnership with other community, resident and church groups.  Privacy policy

We are not a company or charity, and we are trying to build in processes and infrastructure as we go along. That means things will change fast, as we learn to make sense of this emerging situation, and learn how to respond and try to keep people safe. 

 

Online meetings and talks

  • Virtual Coffee morning - come chat with your neighbours. Run on demand.
  • Pub Quiz - on pause for now! The amazing Lilly Q has quizmaster residency. 
  • Team meeting sync - bi-weekly Sundays at 4pm - check-in for coordinators and volunteers - see how everything is going. Everyone welcome!
  • Talks, workshops, conversation starters - Talks and conversation starters to share information, skills and interests.

Safeguarding

We aim to carry out our mutual aid activities as safely as possible. We constantly review and improve our processes. We’ve put some thoughts into how we do things to ensure the safety of our volunteers and the people we aim to help. 

If you have any concerns, or would like to make a suggestion, please email us or leave a comment. You can raise a concern directly with the council.

West Chesterton Mutual Aid Safeguarding Policy 

Health and Safety

 

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Join us on WhatsApp If you need help right now, you can ask straight away. Otherwise we'll invite you to the right group for local help, social and volunteering. 

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Page last updated 15 November 2020 20:18

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