Find our what is happening in your area during the Covid-19 pandemic and what you can do to support your community.
See below, the local activity listed by the parish council. Do get in touch with us if you know of any other groups and initiatives in any of the areas of Milton Keynes, so we can connect with them and keep updating this list.
We would love to hear from anyone organising support in their communities to find out about your experiences and see how we can support you. Huge thanks to everyone who talked to us and contributed to the information on the list below!
*At the bottom of this page you will also find a list of some of the MK-wide groups and initiatives providing COVID19 support. Please bear with us while we collate, update and organise the local intelligence.
If there is no contact for your area, and you are in a high risk category (eg over 70, you would usually be eligible for a flu jab, or you are pregnant) with no other local support and need help to access food or medicine, please call Milton Keynes Council on 01908 252398. The helpline is open office hours, Monday to Friday between 9am and 5:15pm.
Milton Keynes-wide groups and other initiatives
Milton Keynes Coronavirus Community Support Group – private Facebook Group. A neighbourhood scheme started by Lucy Fox and Mike Cashman – community support group with “street champions”, area coordinators and hundreds of volunteers to run errands for those in need throughout most of Milton Keynes. Also see the website.
Milton Keynes Community – public Facebook Group
Milton Keynes: Beating Coronavirus – public Facebook Group
Milton Keynes COVID-19 (Taking care of our neighbours) – private Facebook Group
Old Stratford Community Help – private Facebook Group
Cosgrove Boaters – public Facebook Group
Dreamsai Milton Keynes: supporting elderly over 65 in self isolation in MK. Deliver essential packs to vulnerable elderly including essential items from food, hygiene and toiletries.
Milton Keynes Hindu Association – offering help to all over 65 and in self isolation due to COVID 19. Help with grocery shopping, prescription, medicine collection, posting letters or need of any advice. Contact: 0300 365 1008 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping kids off the street: Assisting and Food Donations to the homeless MK. Providing face masks, hot food, cold food, clothing, sleeping bags. Donations are gratefully received. Karl Hanif also runs services that support young people in the Milton Keynes area. Contact – 07404809873
Sewing for the NHS Bedfordshire, Bucks and Milton Keynes: This group coordinates and distributes, the sewing and delivery of scrubs, headbands and drawstring washbags for the NHS, care home staff, Willen Hospice Staff and anyone else who needs them for PPE purposes (recently this has included vets). The group has 3.3K members and was created 3 weeks ago to assist with the high demand of PPE. They consist of volunteer sewers and coordinators who collect and distribute. This group has a crowd funding facility for anyone who wishes to make cash donations, and has had donations of materials from local businesses.