Council officers provide food for sheltered housing residents
Dudley Council officers have been delivering food parcels to elderly and vulnerable sheltered housing residents across the borough, in response to the coronavirus crisis.
People living in Netherton, Coseley, Stourbridge and Quarry Bank have received the parcels, using food from the council’s corporate landlord services catering team.
Parcels containing fresh fruit and vegetables, milkshakes, yoghurts, eggs and bread and have gone to some of the council’s most vulnerable housing tenants.
The local authorities housing team is now in the process of preparing further food parcels for those who need it most.
Councillor Laura Taylor, cabinet member for housing, communities and residents’ welfare, said:
I want to extend my personal thanks to all the officers involved in creating these food parcels and all those in the community who are playing their part in keeping people safe at home, saving lives and protecting our NHS.
These are difficult times for all of us, which is why Dudley council is working with partners around the clock to put a range of services in place to ensure that no vulnerable person in the community is left unsupported.
I would encourage anyone who is concerned for themselves, a friend or family member to get in touch through the dedicated phone lines, which we have set up to provide support where it’s needed most.
People can also access help and support through Dudley Council for Voluntary Services at 01384 573381.
Useful information can be found at www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirusolderpeople for older or vulnerable people, their carers, relatives and friends.
Older or vulnerable people who are feeling isolated can call Dudley Council’s Pleased to Meet You Service on 01384 812 761, Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm for a friendly chat and advice about getting supplies.
For those who access adult social care services and need support or advice, contact Dudley Council’s adult social care helpline on 0300 555 0055 Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 0300 555 8574 at all other times. Carers who need advice and support can contact Dudley carers hub on 01384 818723.
People can keep up to date with all the latest news and information about the Coronavirus outbreak and related Dudley Council services at www.dudley.gov.uk/coronavirus