With shielding across the UK now at an end, Caring for Plymouth has stood down.
Caring for Plymouth was a Council-led initiative backed by Livewell Southwest and a large number of voluntary and community sector organisations that was established at the beginning of the pandemic in April 2020.
Over three separate lockdowns, the partnership has helped to provide a vital lifeline for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) to COVID-19. In all, the team made and received around 18,400 calls.
When government advice changed, the focus of its support moved to people who have been told to isolate. Services will be focussed on people who do not have established support networks so that they could access emotional support, access to food, medicine collection and support with paying bills and accessing money.
This has now been stood down. However, residents may wish to visit the Plymouth Online Directory for a list of the Caring for Plymouth support partners and services available for a wide range of support.