Covid-19: Councils launch food parcel operation for vulnerable

Eastbourne Borough Council and Lewes District Council are ramping up their community response.  Thousands of food parcels are being prepared at a secret location.

People who received a letter from the NHS because they are at high risk if they catch the Coronavirus and don’t have a support network of friends and family around them, are reminded to  visit www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable or call 0800 0288327, the government’s dedicated helpline. on for vulnerable people without any support networks around them.

Additionally, vulnerable residents who are not in the high risk group, but are isolating and also don’t have any support from friends or family, to go onto the website www.lewes-eastbourne.gov.uk/requestsupport and complete the online form.

Those without access to the internet should telephone 01273 099956 (Lewes district) / 01323 679722 (Eastbourne).