Wednesday, April 01, 2020

MAYOR of Waterford City and County, Cllr John Pratt commended the community and volunteering response to the current Covid 19 public health emergency.

He was speaking on behalf of Waterford City and County Council, who is looking to establish a complete database of groups across city and county who are providing services to assist the most vulnerable.

A dedicated confidential community support helpline 1800 250 185 and email contact [email protected] has been established by the County Council to assist at risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice. The helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.

What is required now is a coordinated community response to this emergency with all voluntary and statutory agencies collaborating in support of our communities and particularly our most vulnerable members.

To that end, the Council is requesting voluntary, community and sporting  groups who are providing services to our vulnerable citizens to complete this online survey: https://arcg.is/0XHnzS and submit it as soon as possible. “This information will enable us to link our most at risk citizens with groups providing essential services and to identify where the gaps in services are. Our aim is to ensure that all our vulnerable citizens are looked after in these difficult times,” the Mayor said, “A sincere thank you for your ongoing work and especially to those providing services to those most in need at this time.”

Please note that information submitted will only be used for the purposes of coordinating community volunteers during the Covid 19 crisis. Any queries regarding the use of personal data should be referred to [email protected]

Cllr John Pratt, Mayor of Waterford City & County Council. Pic Joe Evans

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