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BRaG Residents Association

How to set up a WhatsApp support group.

Monday, March 16, 2020 

BRaG has complied an easy guide to setting up your own COVID-19 local support group.

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Here is a handy guide to setting up your own WhatsApp support group. Here are some useful tips for your group.

  • Keep it local, the idea is that your friends, neighbours and local residents help each other out in times of lockdown or isolation.
  • Download the pdf guide to set up your group if you are new to WhatsApp or check out this excellent guide on the WA website
  • Once your group is set up then share the details with us so we can publish it on the website so that others in your area can join your group
  • Keep the group manageable, BRaG has set up 5 groups to cover 3 roads. If your group is in excess of 100+ then you may need to split the group.
  • Try to ensure that each joiner on the group posts a welcome message so that you can identify them.
  • Dont share anything on the group that may compromise your safety or security
  • Use the group to identify those on your street who may not be on social media or Whatsapp or who may be vulnerable.  Follow this up with a leaflet (See the website for a useful one that can be filled in) giving contact details of neighbours who can be contacted in times of need.
  • Good luck, contact us via any of our groups or [email protected] for more info.

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