A new community support helpline has been launched by Clare County Council.
The new service will support at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice, during the current public health emergency.
It follows the instigation of a community response forum, which will be co-ordinated by the local authority.
The confidential phoneline service has been established by the new COVID-19 Clare Community Support Response Forum, which includes over a dozen agencies and organisations.
These include the HSE, Gardaí, An Post, Community Welfare Service, Community Champion, Tusla and FRCs, Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare Local Development Company, Red Cross, Civil Defence, GAA, Irish Farmers Association (IFA), Public Participation Network, Age Friendly Alliance Network, Clare Local Link, Citizen’s Information, Alone, Migrant Forum, Religious, other community, voluntary and sports representatives.
The forum is there to ensure the best use of the many resources that will assist vulnerable people with their daily needs during this unprecedented time, whether its collecting medication, food shopping or social support and contact.
People can contact the helpline on 1890 25 29 43 or the support email [email protected] – seven-days-a-week between 8am and 8pm.