Een bericht van Arthritis Ireland Kerry Branch op Vandaag


A new telephone helpline will be launched on Monday (30 March) to assist members of the public in Kerry to access non-emergency and non-medical supports during the current public health emergency.

The free and confidential phoneline service has been established by the recently established COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Advisory Group which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations who have come together to assist in the coordination of the community and voluntary response to the current crisis.

The FREEPHONE number will be launched at 11.00am on Monday and will be available from 8am to 8pm seven days a week. A text and email service will also be available from a newly established call centre.

The helpline is focussed primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of essential items like groceries, medicine and fuel, especially where no such deliveries or provisions are not already in place.

The new phone service follows weeks of planning, preparation and training by a range of statutory, community, sporting and voluntary agencies in the county, which are part of the COVID-19 Kerry Community Response Advisory Group.

The Advisory Group came together to complement the tremendous work already underway across the county as communities respond to the needs of the vulnerable and it aims to ensure that any gaps in existing provision can be addressed and coordinated centrally.

Full details will be announced on Monday (30 March 2020)



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