A BROMSGROVE councillor in self-isolation due to her age and health issues has urged residents in her ward to make sure they get the help they need during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coun Sue Douglas has urged people in Sidemoor to contact her on Facebook page here, on Facebook messenger there, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07967 603199. She added people could leave a ring back request or get in touch through WhatsApp.
And she suggested residents wanting to help could leaflet their neighbours with her offering to make the leaflets they need.
Among the help she wants people to offer is collecting shopping and prescriptions for vulnerable residents and walking dogs for those who cannot get out of their homes.
“Some people may just want to chat, which is so good for mental health.”
And she is happy to speak to people if they get overwhelmed, adding she could find answers from Bromsgrove District Council officers if residents were not able to access the information they wanted.
“If you find parents struggling with their children at home, again encourage them to get in touch with me.”
She said she had a lifetime of experience as a home educator, teacher, carer of children and long-term foster children of all ages and could offer Ideas for activities, improving communication, and just managing children.
“It helps to talk – help is out there, just ask, or even better if you can volunteer locally.”