Rather than being at home on Bank Holiday Monday, around 30 Council staff were busy preparing food boxes ready for distribution to an ever growing list of local people who are clinically vulnerable.
For the past two weeks the Warwick District Council team has been working in partnership with Warwickshire County Council with support from community and voluntary groups in a district wide operation. This week around 230 boxes containing essential items including milk, eggs, tea, coffee, ready meals, tins, vegetables and pasta were prepared and dispatched to residents who have made contact with the local authorities (Warwickshire County Council or Warwick District Council) advising that they need assistance.
Will Paterson, whose parents received a delivery commented;
“I would like to extend our family’s heartfelt thanks for the parcel you delivered to our parents, on Myton Road, earlier this week. It really helped them practically and emotionally. We are very grateful.”
The Council is aware that there are more individuals and households in the district, in need of support.
The Leader of Warwick District Council, Andrew Day commented;
“I would like to pay tribute to the Council’s team for their achievements in setting up this vital operation in a very short period of time. We now have the resources in place to expand the service beyond those identified on the government’s NHS Shielding List. I would therefore urge those who are, or know of someone who is vulnerable and self-isolating to make contact either through their GP or by contacting either the District or County Council using the dedicated telephone numbers.”
If you have been notified as being particularly vulnerable and need to isolate for 12 weeks but do not have any local support, you can call us on our dedicated number:
- 01926 456111 - Monday - Friday, 9am to 5pm
- 0800 4081447 - Saturday and Sunday (opening hours may vary)