Council hotline still open for those struggling to cope - The Leamington Observer

Council hotline still open for those struggling to cope

Leamington Editorial 12th Aug, 2020   0

PEOPLE who may be struggling to cope are being reminded Warwickshire County Council’s hotline is still open.

Those who need access to food and wellbeing support can call the line, which was set up in March to provide rapid response to vulnerable people and those isolated without support.

The council says despite the pausing of the government shielding programme and relaxing of some measures, the hotline remains a vital point of contact for people in need of help to support themselves and their family.

Those calling the number or visiting the website can also provide short term support to manage the needs of their households and direct people to local support.




Council spokesperson for customer and transformation Kam Kaur said: “A semblance of normality has returned to life for many people but the threat posed by the virus remains and the social and economic consequences of months of disruption are apparent.

“The county, district and borough councils, health, community and voluntary sectors are still working closely together, providing services and helping people understand the situation and what they can do to keep themselves as safe and healthy as possible. Across the county we have seen wonderful examples of communities coming together to look after each other and this continues to be valuable to ensure our most vulnerable residents are protected.


“We know in some cases this may not be enough so individuals and families most in need can seek aid through the welfare scheme and from a range of support services. I urge people who don’t know where to turn to get in touch via the hotline to discuss their circumstances and find out what emotional, financial and practical support is available.”

Call 0800 408 1447 or visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable for more information.

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