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PCC calls on communities to continue supporting each other

As Covid-19 restrictions are eased PCC John Campion is calling on people not to end their support to those in our communities that may still be vulnerable and in need of support.

Over the past four months there have been a number of localised volunteer groups, either created or bolstered, working at the heart of communities to offer help and support to neighbours and those most vulnerable in their community. In order to assist these groups further, the PCC created a community fund to enable valuable equipment and kit to be bought.

As the lockdown measures are starting to ease, and volunteers begin to return to their normal routines, the PCC is keen to see the community spirit continue by not letting these vulnerable people lose the support network they may have become used to.

Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said: “The way our communities have pulled together during the Covid-19 pandemic, to ensure those most vulnerable and at risk are fully supported, has been amazing to see. However, it shouldn’t stop there as many of us return to the routines we had before.

“As Commissioner, I want to see people continue the conversations within their community and look out for signs that people might need extra support. Across West Mercia there will be support services still in place. It is so important that people know they are there and how to access, and I  want to hear from more  local groups and organisations around how we can work together. It is key that we take the lessons we have learnt during these challenging times and ensure all the good we have done isn’t lost.”

Groups and organisations wanting to get in touch are encouraged to email opcc@westmercia.pnn.police.uk

Issued: Tuesday 23rd June 2020

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