Anyone who has received a letter from the Government advising them they are CEV will be contacted directly by the Council but you should not hesitate to get in touch if you need support.
Alison Broom, Chief Executive of Maidstone Borough Council said:
“Once again those people in our communities who are the most vulnerable are our top priority and we are trying to make sure they know where to get help if they need it.
“If you need help during this time, MBC can offer advice on priority supermarket deliveries and put you in touch with local organisations that can assist with prescription collections, financial advice and other concerns.”
The key Government guidance is:
Further information is available on the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support
Mrs Broom added:
“These are extremely difficult times and even more so for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, we want you to know that we are here to help if you need us. Christmas can be a stressful time for many and a time when loneliness can feel even more acute, so if you, or someone you know, is feeling the strain and needs someone to talk to, the Council can put you in touch with various organisations too.”
Anyone requiring assistance should contact Maidstone Borough Council on: 01622 602307 (Monday to Thursday, 9am to 5pm and Friday, 9am to 4.30pm) or visit the Maidstone Borough Council website: https://maidstone.gov.uk/home/other-services/covid-19/tier-2-primary-areas/need-support/support-for-a-vulnerable-person
Kent Together has been set up for anyone in the county who is vulnerable and needs urgent support that cannot be met through existing support networks, help is available for: please can you put the Kent Together phone number in here too
Full details of #KentTogether can be found on the KCC website: https://www.kent.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/health/protect-kent-and-medway/help-and-advice-for-residents/kent-together
For anyone who has a medical condition which means they are classed as being Clinically Extremely Vulnerable to coronavirus or has received a letter informing them to shield should register on the National Shielding Support Service (NSSS).
A link to this can be found the government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-shielding-support