Welfare and Services for the Elderly (Councillor J Chapman)
After last weeks snow it was really reassuring to see the residents of Brightlingsea all pull together. Several residents particularly the older generation made contact. We set up a rota of people who had offered their services to help those people who were housebound. Several deliveries were made which included basic essentials, hot meals and lots of prescriptions were collected from the chemist. 3 residents lost their heating and local plumbers were called. Some heaters and blankets were taken out and winter warmer packages were given to residents. Over 28 calls were made over 4 days. 2 care packages have been set up and a grant obtained for a wet room.
I have been asked to sit on the YMCA Committee as the Council’s representative. The Mayor has agreed this.