Coronavirus: Delivering help to Warwickshire's most vulnerable - The Leamington Observer

Coronavirus: Delivering help to Warwickshire's most vulnerable

Leamington Editorial 14th Apr, 2020   0

THE COMMITMENT and collective efforts of council staff working with the community and voluntary sectors has seen the delivery of approaching 3,000 parcels of food and support to extremely vulnerable isolated Warwickshire residents.

Teams across the county worked hard throughout the Bank Holiday weekend to ensure those without in need of support got the essentials they needed.

The distribution programme began last week with the delivery of packs containing staple food provisions, but this has now been expanded to include household items such as cleaning products and toilet paper.

People isolated without support are encouraged to call the county hotline on 0800 408 1447 and help will be arranged either in the form of a provisions package, referral to other services or information related to emotional, financial or other forms of support.

Residents identified by the NHS as extremely vulnerable are also being contacted by the local authority so their situation can be assessed.

The Warwickshire scheme has been set up to supplement Government support and is a joint initiative from Warwickshire County Council, the five district and borough councils and the voluntary sector with planning support from military services.

It supports the work of the county’s strong volunteer workforce which is working tirelessly in Warwickshire neighbourhoods helping those who struggling during lockdown.

Local councils are open for business:

Warwickshire County Council – 01926 410410 /

Rugby Borough Council – 01788 533533 /

Stratford-on-Avon District Council – 01789 267575 /

Warwick District Council – 01926 450000 /

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