As we look forward to the festive season there are growing concerns for our most vulnerable Rushcliffe residents if a home care provider should fail or if it could not continue to provide care due to staff absence in light of the current COVID-19 situation.
At any one time social care providers support approximately 9,000 people across Notts and sadly the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the community and in care providers staff make this prospect ever more likely.
The County Council has developed plans to redeploy its own staff internally to deal with such an eventuality but clearly we are again in uncertain times and need to explore wider support networks.
Therefore as part of the Nottinghamshire Local Resilience Forum, each borough or district council is seeking those in councils and communities to offer support if the need arose. The sort of tasks include the following:
- Safe and wellbeing checks – physical knock on the door
- Safe and wellbeing check – phone call
- Other types of lower level support through the County Council’s Community Support Hub, namely:
o Access to food delivery
o Access to food supply
o Accessing medicine
o Dog walking
o Befriending/social wellbeing
Should you or any residents in your towns or parishes wish to offer support please respond to Media@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call either of the numbers below. After 5pm each day please call 07815 706045.
Many thanks for your time in considering this request particularly at a time where again we wish to stay safe but still help others.
Season’s Greetings to you all and thank you for your support throughout 2021.
The Media Team
Rushcliffe Borough Council
T: 0115 914 8555
M: 07815 706045