Update from Chairperson LADRA during Covid-19 pandemic (No. 2)

Text of email sent to LADRA members on the 20/03/2020

 

Hi All,

Hope all are well.

Please see the email below from the Community Development Manager in the DCC South East Area which I have been asked to circulate.

We  had a great response from residents willing to help other neighbours if needed over the next few weeks  and I am delighted to let you know that we have a list of 25 people who have volunteered to help if neighbours need shopping,  medication collection etc,  and also  dog walking if requested over the next few  weeks.

Just let me know if any person needs this help.

I will continue to keep you all updated with information  I receive from the DCC, the Gardaí or other relevant government bodies over the next few weeks.

Take Care,

Bernadette

Chairperson, LADRA.

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: FW: Message of Commitment and Support from An Garda Síochána
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:14:30 +0000
From: Declan Hayden <declan.hayden@dublincity.ie>

 

Hello everyone

 

Please see message below from Deputy Commissioner Twomey regarding the commitment to provide increased support and community engagement across the country during these challenging times.

 

Would you please share this message with your Community Group members and on social media.

 

Any person with concerns for themselves or for a neighbour should contact their local Garda station.  Contact details, including email contact, for all Garda stations can be found on the Garda website or in any phonebook.

 

Thank you.

 

GARDA PRESS RELEASE

“An Garda Síochána is in the process of hiring additional vehicles to provide additional mobility to our members nationwide to provide increased community support and community engagement across the country. 

 

Speaking today Deputy Commissioner Twomey stated that “As a community at this time we need more than ever to support the most vulnerable in our society, particularly our elderly and isolated.  An Garda Síochána has always worked closely with our communities and we continue to do so in these extraordinary times”.

 

An Garda Síochána continue to urge families, neighbours and community groups to engage with people in line with ‘social distancing’ guidelines. 

 

As an organisation, Gardaí across the country are being asked to actively identify those persons most at need, particularly those with limited local family or social support.  In these cases An Garda Síochána will assist. 

 

These ‘contingency’ vehicles will be used to maintain personal interactions and where needed to assist and support people, which may include collecting medical prescriptions, attending hospital appointments and other supports they may need.  They are not ‘primary response vehicles’.

 

An Garda Síochána will also use these opportunities to link identified people into local, national and state services where appropriate.

 

Any person with these concerns for themselves or for a neighbour should contact their local Garda station, Contact details, including email contact, for all Garda stations can be found on the Garda website or in any phonebook. 

 

An Garda Síochána has established a COVID-19 National Co-Ordination Unit operating from Garda Headquarters under Deputy Commissioner Twomey, Policing and security to co-ordinate and manage a strategic Garda response to this dynamic situation.  Deputy Commissioner, Policing and Security currently chairs daily meetings with Regional Commanders and Heads of Section monitoring the evolving position”.

Thank you
Best Regards

 

Declan Hayden

Community Development

South East Area

Dublin City Council

Wood Quay

Dublin 2

 

+353 1 2223413

 

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