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