Text of email sent to LADRA members on the 20/03/2020
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.
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|Subject:||FW: Message of Commitment and Support from An Garda Síochána|
|Date:||Wed, 18 Mar 2020 13:14:30 +0000|
|From:||Declan Hayden <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
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.
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”.
South East Area
Dublin City Council
+353 1 2223413