Warwickshire working together

Across Warwickshire, individuals and groups are working closely with Warwickshire County Council to support communities and one another to get through the current 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 clinically 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.

Anyone who is isolated without support is invited to call the county hotline for vulnerable people on 0800 408 1447.

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 at this time.

A partnership between the Local Pharmacy Committee (LPC), Warwickshire County Council 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 council’s Fire and Rescue’s Fire and Rescue Service and Public Health 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 safely after time spent in hospital. On arrival firefighters check that people have working smoke alarms and the essentials they need such as food and medication. The service now supports George Eliot, Warwick Hospital and University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

These are just some of the examples of how our public, voluntary and community services are helping resident in need of extra help at this time. Services will continue to work together to ensure people can be protected and supported.

Let us know what is happening in your community by emailing newsteam@warwickshire.gov.uk.

For more information about Covid-19 from Warwickshire County Council visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/coronavirus.