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COVID-19 support from Warwickshire for those who may be struggling to cope

Published on Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Councils in Warwickshire, working with the NHS, Police, community and voluntary groups, are supporting the people of Warwickshire through the COVID-19 crisis.

Councils are providing dedicated support to residents the NHS has identified as extremely clinically vulnerable but recognise that others may also need extra help at this time.

Anyone who is vulnerable as a result of COVID-19 and is isolated without access to support from family, friends or neighbours is also encouraged to get in touch to discuss their circumstances and their needs. Help will be offered directly from services or through Warwickshire’s fantastic voluntary groups and growing number of volunteers.

People over 70, those with underlying health conditions, suffering COVID-19 symptoms or facing issues related to isolation can call 0800 4081447 or their local council, visit council webpages or for specific help at this time go to www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirusvulnerable

David Wright, Leader of North Warwickshire Borough Council said: “It is paramount that if there are people in our communities who are struggling to get essential items such as food and medicines that they know we are here to help them. We have quickly established a team of staff who are able to provide deliveries of essential items and offer emotional support.  If you need our help please call 0800 4081447 or ring the Council direct on 01827 715341.”

Monica Fogarty, Chief Executive at Warwickshire County Council said: “We want to reassure people that we are here to help them, especially the most vulnerable. Older people, families, care leavers and other vulnerable groups with no support at this time are encouraged to get in touch with us so we can ensure they are not facing the challenges of COVID-19 alone.

“Our local services can help people directly, provide a range of information and help access emotional, financial and practical support such as our virtual library services. In addition, we can connect people to local networks to make sure they have access to essential supplies and medication. Our offices may be closed but our services remain open, and we are totally committed to supporting our most vulnerable residents through the current situation.”

Get in touch:

Warwickshire County Council – 01926 410410 www.warwickshire.gov.uk or call 01926 410410.

Enquiries can also be directed to the relevant district or borough council.

 

North Warwickshire Borough Council - 01827 715341 www.northwarks.gov.uk

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council - 02476 376376 www.nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Rugby Borough Council - 01788 533533 www.rugby.gov.uk

Stratford-on-Avon District Council - 01789 260980 www.stratford.gov.uk

Warwick District Council - 01926 456111 www.warwickdc.gov.uk