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latest update 20th March 2020
Below is info received from Cork City Council
Friendly Call Service
The Friendly Call Cork service, for older people and those that are isolated and alone, is available and the service are ready to increase their capacity significantly to cope with this new situation. The Friendly Call team will ring individuals everyday to check in with them, ensure that they are okay and chat about their worries.
They will also endeavour to deliver shopping to individuals who don’t have anyone else to call on.
If you know of people who could benefit from this service please contact Brenda Barry on 087-6366407 or Brenda.Barry@partnershipcork.ie.
Message from An Garda Síochána
An Garda Síochána is hiring additional vehicles to provide additional mobility to provide increased community support and community engagement across the country. These ‘contingency’ vehicles will be used to maintain personal interactions and where needed to assist and support people, which may include collecting medical prescriptions, attending hospital appointments and other supports they may need.
Gardaí are being asked to actively identify those persons most at need, particularly those with limited local family or social support. In these cases An Garda Síochána will assist and will also use these opportunities to link identified people into local, national and state services where appropriate.. Any person with these concerns for themselves or for a neighbour should contact their local Garda station, Contact details, including email contact, for all Garda stations can be found on the Garda website or in any phonebook.
An Garda Síochána continue to urge families, neighbours and community groups to engage with people in line with ‘social distancing’ guidelines.
Cork City Council Community Team, we are here to help.
We continue to be guided by HSE Public Health advice in this rapidly evolving situation.
Keep up to date on Covid-19 support on the HSE Coronavirus page, which is updated 4 times a day:
- HSE National Helpline Number 1850 24 1850.
We are concentrating our efforts on finding practical ways to continue to support your ongoing work at community level.