Help available during lockdown

Crawley Borough Council is continuing to provide practical support to people affected by Covid-19 during this second lockdown.

The council’s Community Hub, which helped more than 1,000 people with food and essential supplies between March and May, continues to operate.

While calls are significantly lower during this lockdown, staff have been proactively calling those residents who needed us in the spring to check if they need any help.

Councillor Peter Lamb, Leader of the Council, said: “The low number of calls we’ve received is due to a variety of reasons.

“The community is better prepared and more resilient now, the time between lockdowns has been spent cementing relationships with Crawley’s community and voluntary sector, while fewer people are shielding.”

For more details about the help available from Crawley Borough Council visit crawley.gov.uk/coronavirus

Residents in receipt of a letter from the NHS telling them to shield because they are clinically extremely vulnerable will receive support from West Sussex County Council’s Community Hub.

This include access to food parcels, medicine, signing people up to priority supermarket slots and other wellbeing support. Residents can contact the county council’s Community Hub by calling 03302 227980 or by visiting westsussex.gov.uk/fire-emergencies-and-crime/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-and-information/community-hub-covid-19/

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