If any Caddington residents are worried or concerned about coping with the current Coronavirus Covid-19 crisis, telephone 07548 264672 CaddingtonCare

They are working closely with the surgery and chemist in order to make it possible to get prescriptions and medicines to anyone who can’t get there themselves. They can also assist with essential food shopping or are there even if you just want someone to talk to.

If you, or anyone you know can volunteer and help in any way, please also call 07548 264672 or email caddingtoncobra@gmail.com

Central Bedfordshire Council are prioritising services that are essential and are keeping their website up to date with service updates changing on a daily basis www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/covidinfo

As well as prioritising services, they are also re configuring resources to focus on those activities which are paramount to public safety and public health and request residents to bear with them and consider if request is absolutely critical.CBC has set up a COVID-19 Community Hub to respond to requests for support from those who are clinically vulnerable (people whose health conditions mean they need to be shielded from the virus as it could be especially dangerous to them if they were infected) or from others who are vulnerable and do not have access to family or friends for help.The Hub has been busy making up and delivering food parcels to those most in need. Staff are also proactively calling vulnerable residents to clarify what help and support they might need to ensure the right support can be put in place.If any concerns about any vulnerable residents that you feel don’t have the support of friends and family and are in need,  please complete form on website at www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/covidhelp or call 0300 300 8900. This helpline is available 7 days a week (9am-4pm at the weekends).

Caddington Parish Council would like to extend a huge thanks to all the key workers, volunteers and local groups and businesses that have rallied to help local residents at this time.

It is during times of crisis that communities are pushed to the edge and most tested, and these are the times when they also pull together and show their real community spirit.

Caddington has really stepped up to the challenges of the past few weeks, and we must express our sincere gratitude for the wonderful work that is happening now in our village.

To all those that have given their time, skills and energy to help the more vulnerable in our Parish a heartfelt thank you. Stay safe and keep up this astonishing effort.

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