LR Peterlee Town Council Winter 2020 - Flipbook - Page 20
Town Council COVID support
scheme connues to deliver!
As the COVID crisis connues and winter
draws in, the COVID19 Shielding Support
Service provided by Peterlee Town Council
has connued to provide food, basic items,
informaon and telephone support to
vulnerable residents in the town.
The Scheme is aimed at Peterlee residents
aged 70 or over who might not have a good
support network of friends and family to
provide them with support and is jointly
funded by the Town Council and the East
Durham Area Acon Partnership. It has also
recently received a grant of £500 from the
Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communies
Fund to helps us support these residents
during this me of crisis.
People accessing the scheme receive a
monthly support pack of basic foods and
household items, and an informaon pack
containing useful updates, cra ideas,
exercise and nutrion advice, quizzes and
other acvies. They also receive a weekly
befriending telephone call to check up on
them and to help with any worries or issues
that they wish to discuss.
Over 130 elderly Peterlee residents
currently benet from the scheme and
Town Council has received some fantasc
feedback from them. Here are just a few of
the comments sent to us over the past few
To, The Mayor and all the
Thank you for looking aer us
so well. Your food parcels
were well thought out –
varied, healthy and basic
needs given as well as some
nice treats too. It was very
Thank you for the food parcel.
Very much appreciated.
Not gold, but only man can make a people great and strong; Men who
for truth and honor’s sake, Stand fast and suer long. Brave men who
work while others sleep, Who dare while others y – They build a
naons pillar’s deep And li them to the sky. A Naon’s Strength
We would like to thank all the sta and Councillors for their
kindness during lockdown.
Especially the lady who kept in touch with us on the telephone.
She was always so pleasant and made us laugh.
We would also like to say a big thank you for the bags of groceries
delivered to our home. It was very kind of the Council.
To the whole team
Thank you all for your help and support.
Because I don’t have any direct family members and my friends are
also locked in, I have had to rely on the kindness of total strangers to
help and support me during Covid crisis.
May I say you have done and amazing job.
I am very grateful for all your eorts.
Many thanks and appreciaon for the food
parcels I have received in the past few weeks and
to the hard work of the team of volunteers who
I wish to thank everyone.
To all given their spare me to make food parcels
up, you’re all very kind and much appreciated.