Coronavirus helpline set up to support town’s most vulnerable
PUBLISHED: 15:51 17 April 2020 | UPDATED: 09:06 20 April 2020
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A phone number designed to help the elderly and vulnerable through the coronavirus crisis has gone live.
Creating a dedicated helpline was the brainchild of Attleborough Viral Kindness, a group of volunteers working tirelessly to support people during the pandemic.
Having teamed up with Tony Bradstreet, who oversaw the process, they are now encouraging anyone self-isolating or in need of assistance across the area to get in touch.
Town and district councillor Taila Taylor, who has been overseeing the group’s activities, said: “The number has gone live which is really exciting, and we’re going to be distributing posters letting people know.
“With it being a local number, hopefully people will feel comfortable calling and it shouldn’t come at a cost to anyone.”
Call 01953 686538 if you need assistance from Attleborough Viral Kindness. The line is open every day from 8am to 8pm, but callers can leave a message out of hours.
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