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Communities In Kildare Are Creating #SelfIsolationHelp Groups.

: 03/13/2020 - 12:34

Communities in Kildare are rallying around to support people in self isolation, or who are medically vulnerable.

County-Wide:

Thousands of people across Ireland, hundreds of Kildare people among them, have signed up to localsupport,ie

The website shows people willing to help those in self-isolation, their location, and contact details.

It was founded and created by Helen O'Rahilly

Kildare GAA is working with the HSE to explore options to promote and coordinate the provision of local community volunteer support.

The HSE anticipate that their Community Services will experience an unprecedented surge in demand in the coming weeks, and capacity will be stretched within our communities in Kildare.

Kildare GAA Operations Manager, Cormac Kirwan, joined Clem Ryan on KIldare Today with all of the details:

cormac.mp3, by Ciara Plunkett

Castledermot

And a new group,  Castledermot Self Isolation Help during Covid19, has also been established.

People in the area can message the page, or contact 085 839 3441 for help or assistance.

Caragh

For Caragh residents, support is available. Volunteers have offered to support for those vulnerable & self-isolating.

Centra, in Caragh village, have offered to pack groceries for order.

Cookes of Caragh are preparing to start a takeaway menu & volunteers are available to deliver, or collect items, such as prescriptions.

If needed, contact Cllr. Rob Power for more information: 085 727 9307.

Maynooth:

A new group has been formed in Maynooth to help members of the community that are in self isolation or vulnerable. The group called Maynooth Home Support is an initiative by Naoise Ó Cearúil and Anne Birchall.
 
The group has amassed over 100 volunteers to date and the support of many local businesses such as the Glenroyal Hotel and Taxy.
 
The initiate has buy in from local pharmacies and supermarkets. Volunteers will pick up prescriptions and/or groceries and drop them at the front of people's homes. The group is abiding by all HSE instructions in regards to hand hygiene, sanitisation and social distancing. 
 
We would appreciate it if you could spread the word and the poster attached so people are aware of supports available to them.
 
People can call Naoise on (086) 728 0050 or Anne on (085) 158 2660 or email maynoothcommunityhelp@gmail.com
 

Naas

Naas Ball

The Naas Ball Facebook page is hosting the creation of a network to enable people in self isolation to maintain social contact, to obtain groceries, medications and other necessities.

More information is here:

And, people can also call 087  753 4817

Vista Pharmacy

Vista Pharamacy, Naas, is offering a free prescription delivery service to all Co. Kildare residents.

Contact the pharmacy by phone: 045 881 146

Fax: 045 881 147    

Email: vista@allcarepharmacy.ie

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