Firefighters have been doing their bit to help support the elderly and vulnerable during the current COVID-19 lockdown.

The Community Action Team are carrying out food and prescription deliveries for vulnerable people and ensuring they have all they need to live happily and safely.

Colin Clark, local area liaison officer, said: “This has been a good partnership between the councils and ourselves. Their work has changed, but the CAT Team still want to be involved in helping the community. It’s what they are used to and it’s what they want to do.”

Parcel deliverer Gerry Mongiardini said: “As a team, we have been working to try and give people a bit of empowerment back to their life by asking if there is anything they would like assistance with.

“Our team have dealt with numerous issues whilst making our welfare calls, ranging from mental health concerns and people not feeling safe in their own home.

“It’s also given us an opportunity to promote fire safety in the home .”


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