Published: 2nd Apr 2020

Southampton City Council has launched a community support hub to ensure that the most vulnerable people have access to the support they need during the coronavirus pandemic.  The community hub will bring support from voluntary groups across the city to prioritise those who have received a letter from the NHS stating they are unable to rely on family or friends for adequate support. The hub will also provide a dedicated helpline for those in critical need, helping them to access emergency food and social contact, and support for financial issues. The council is also liaising with pharmacies across the city to help get the essential items that people need. Cllr Steve Leggett, cabinet member for Green City & Environment commented: ‘Our main priority is to protect and help the most vulnerable in our society. ‘There has been an enormous effort to ensure self-isolated households, with no other means of support, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)