Collective efforts helping Warwickshire through crisis - The Leamington Observer

Collective efforts helping Warwickshire through crisis

Leamington Editorial 13th May, 2020   0

People and groups are working closely with Warwickshire County Council (WCC) to support communities get through the Covid-19 crisis.

The collective efforts of the public, voluntary and community sector with planning support from military services continue to help the county’s most vulnerable residents throughout the pandemic.

So far over 5,000 food parcels and essential packs have been delivered to vulnerable and isolated residents who have no means to get supplies themselves.

Since opening six weeks ago hotline operators have spoken to around 6,500 vulnerable people linking them with emotional, financial and practical support they need.

A partnership between the Local Pharmacy Committee (LPC), WCC and voluntary organisations continues to help residents to access medical supplies while they are in isolation.

A network has been established using local volunteer community transport schemes to collect prescriptions from pharmacies and deliver medication to people across the county.

Throughout the pandemic the county’s fire service have continued to assist the NHS by providing a Hospital to Home transport service.

In the past six weeks, firefighters have taken 160 vulnerable residents home after time spent in hospital.

On arrival firefighters check people have working smoke alarms and the essentials they need such as food and medication. The service now supports Warwick Hospital and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

Anyone isolated without support can call the county hotline for vulnerable people on 0800 408 1447.

Visit for more information about Covid-19 from WCC.


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