NORTH Ayrshire Council have vowed to help the community fight coronavirus.

The council want to reach out to the selfless individuals and groups who are planning to provide support to the most vulnerable residents, as the number of cases of Covid-19 continues to rise.

They aim to create a support network across all six localities in North Ayrshire to tackle issues that people may face.

NAC are already putting their plans into action to get key centres of support set up in each community.

The community initiative was first revealed after Director of Communities at North Ayrshire Council, Audrey Sutton asked for volunteer help groups to reach out.

And she pledged that community support will also be able to benefit from funding if required.

In a post she said: “We at North Ayrshire Council would like to hear from any groups who are organising local support mechanisms for the impact of Coronavirus. We will do all we can to provide relevant practical support, including some funding if required.”

A spokesperson for North Ayrshire Council said: “There are a number of community groups currently being set up in communities. We are gathering information on these so that they can be integrated into an overall community support network and key hubs will be established in communities.

“Updated information will be added to the CPP website: and the Facebook pages of the Locality Partnerships.

“Our early actions include establishing locality leads and contacts with local resilience partners which include community associations, community councils and community responders. We have also identified a community information lead who will circulate information to the key community hubs in each of our six localities.

“We are currently working on locality network lists for locality leads to add in to in respect of volunteers, drivers for drop off runs (food parcels, prescriptions), food prep/cooking via community centres and anyone prepared to do letter box drops, walk dogs, run messages, do a daily phone check etc.

“We will continue to follow national guidance from NHS and the government and will be providing regular updates.”