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Appeal for volunteers goes out across Adur and Worthing

Released: Friday, 03 April 2020

A fresh call has gone out from Adur & Worthing Councils for volunteers to join a network of community support groups helping the vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis.

Hundreds of volunteers have already signed up to the support groups with tasks including food shopping, advice on accessing health care, guidance on financial assistance or simply someone to talk to. But more are needed as increasing numbers contact the Councils for help.

Adur & Worthing Councils are coordinating their response with other authorities, including West Sussex County Council, the NHS and the voluntary sector.

Vulnerable residents, or relatives acting on behalf of those in need, are also able to request help using an online form or by ringing a telephone hotline.

Those needing support may be residents who are over 70, those living alone or caring for someone, those suffering acute isolation, financial hardship or those at risk of imminent homelessness or domestic violence.

Within these groups the support will be focused most on those people who are living on their own and self-isolating, without support networks of friends and family.

Anyone who feels they may be vulnerable or who has a relative in such a position who is unable to help themselves can contact Adur & Worthing Councils and:

(PR20-027)

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