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More Than 300 Have Reached Out To Offaly Community Call Forum

The service was set up on March 30th to co-ordinate a response to the covid-19 pandemic. 

Almost 350 people have reached out to the community call forum in Offaly. 

The service was set up on March 30th to co-ordinate a response to the covid-19 pandemic. 

The project facilitates the delivery of food, fuel and medicine to vulnerable people who have been cocooning since lockdown measures were introduced. 

Members of the forum include An Garda Síochána, the HSE, the GAA, Offaly County Council as well as various other major organisations that operate in the region.

To date, 349 people have availed of the service. 

The number of calls while initially high, has decreased as people became more aware of direct contacts in their local area. 

Almost half of the those phoning in were actually doing so to offer their services to those in need. 

23% people queried medical supports or documented issues with the HSE. 

One in five of calls were related to food, medicine or fuel deliveries. 

While the remaining 10% dealt with problems surrounding social isolation, meals on wheels and matters pertaining to the gardaí. 

 

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