A 24-hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.
Kent Together provides a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It could be any one of the following:
- making sure you have enough food and supplies
- walking your dog
- picking up prescriptions
- putting out the bins
- taking in parcels
- making sure you have someone to talk to (by phone, Skype or Facetime)
- checking if any planned appointments have been cancelled before you travel
- helping to make sure you have simple recipes to hand
- preparing meals for the freezer.
It is also the place to report your concerns about the welfare of someone else.
Kent Together is being coordinated by Kent County Council and will feed the information through the network of volunteers, district and borough council teams and local support groups, to ensure people get the support they need, when they need it.
If you are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing support networks, you can contact the Kent Together helpline at www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether or by calling on 03000 41 92 92.
Kent Together is a collaboration between Kent County Council, central government, district, borough and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, emergency services and other partners.