COVID 19 Donegal Community Response Forum contacted over 700 times

first_img Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ Previous articleOrr and Harley win at Nass and HaydockNext articleDoherty sets out priorities as Inishowen Cathaoirleach News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th COVID 19 Donegal Community Response Forum contacted over 700 times WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+center_img Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest By News Highland – June 25, 2020 Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook The COVID 19 Donegal Community Response Forum was contacted 709 times between March and the beginning of June, according to a report circulated to councillors in Donegal this week.The forum was one of several established across the country at the beginning of the Coronavirus crisis, in the belief that a dedicated governance structure would ensure a more coordinatedapproach to managing the effects of this emergency at a community level.The Community Response Forum membership includes Donegal County Council, the HSE, An GardaSíochána, Údarás na Gaeltachta, TUSLA, Local Development Companies, The Red Cross, CivilDefence, the GAA, IFA, and a number of volunteer groups and agencies.At its root is the ‘COVID 19 Community Support Helpline’, 1800- 928-982, which has been operational from Monday 30th March 2020, 8am to 8pm, seven days a week.Up until the first of June, there had been 709 contacts. 185 contacts related to medical or health needs, 81 were categorised as being in the area of Collection and delivery of food, essential household items, fuel and medication, and 66 relating to Social Isolation, supports and engagement.35 were in connection with meals and their delivery, and 12 were garda related.The remaining 330 contacts related to a number of other areas, including, volunteering, payments & entitlements, medical queries, accommodation, transport, and funding. DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twitterlast_img

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