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Keeping an eye on vulnerable and elderly neighbours

During the Coronavirus outbreak many people have come forward to help and support their neighbours.

We want you and your neighbours to be safe whilst you help one another out during this uncertain time. The safest thing you can do is stay home.

But there are some things you can do to help neighbours, family and friends.

Offering help in your local community:

  • Keep it local and manageable. Keep to where people will recognise you and trust your offer is genuine.
  • If you have a few able neighbours, give them a call and try to co-ordinate your efforts to help so that you can share the load.
  • Telephone neighbours who are elderly, alone or are vulnerable, to check in on them.
  • Make use of social media and apps to talk to each other. It's never too late to get social online!
  • When in contact with others follow social distancing advice and keep a safe distance from others (this is approximately 2 metres or 6 feet apart).
  • Maintain activities that you're able to do such as reading, exercise, walking the dog and gardening.
  • Don't get involved in personal care or going into people's houses - be assured that we have other agencies looking into this.
  • Keep an eye out for suspicious activity or visitors to your neighbours, particularly those who may be more vulnerable, and report this to the police if you feel concerned.

Page last updated:
29 Oct 2020

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