A message from Wiltshire Council Leader Cnllr Philip Whitehead - 31/03 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE – Tuesday 31 March 2020
At this unprecedented time the need to support the vulnerable is at the forefront of everyone’s minds.
Whilst things are very fluid and there is little sense of certainty, our staff, partnering organisations, councillors, town and parish councils and communities are working exceptionally hard to reach out and provide assistance to all those that need it.
Most of my updates today focus on specific support for the vulnerable - providing guidance and information on council-led initiatives plus those of government and partners which can sign-posted to people as appropriate:
Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub
The council has set up a dedicated hub to support the most vulnerable residents during the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
Over the weekend a group of our amazing community-minded colleagues volunteered to help by contacting over 840 of our most vulnerable residents. They checked in to see if they needed food boxes or essential supplies and the 107 people who did require urgent food parcels have all now received them.
The Wiltshire Wellbeing Hub is available to anyone who is struggling during this difficult time, such as people who are shielding or self-isolating and don’t have a support network around them or know where to get help. Our team can help provide support but also signpost them to where additional help is available in their local area, via the hundreds of community groups set-up across the county providing invaluable assistance.
People can get in touch with the hub via email at email@example.com or by calling 0300 003 4576. It’s available from 8am-8pm Monday-Friday and 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Thank you for your continued understanding and support during this unprecedented time. Regards Cllr Philip Whitehead
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