The following notice has been published by Spelthorne Council and we are pleased to reproduce it here:
Our welfare operation, Support4Spelthorne, is fully functional as part of our emergency response to #coronavirus.
Protecting the most vulnerable is our number one priority. Council staff have been redeployed to ensure the elderly and at-risk groups are protected as well as supporting those who have been economically impacted by this global crisis.
We have made over 1,900 welfare calls to vulnerable residents so far and have identified a further 2,500 residents that may need our support which we expect will increase as the pandemic continues. We have been acting on information from these calls and making a local decision, delivering a food package or referring to who can help, within two hours. Our dedicated team have also been ensuring prescriptions are delivered where necessary.
We have created a storage facility for food and other essentials for the parcels to be produced and sent out to those who need it.
This is a seven-day-a-week operation, which will run for as long as it is required to support those who need it most in our community.
If you or someone you know needs this support, please contact Spelthorne Borough Council on 01784 446446 or email Covid19welfare@
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