21st May: 24 hour freephone community support response helpline

In light of the recent COVID 19 restrictions for vulnerable people in our community Roscommon County Council and An Garda Siochana have set up a 24 hour Freephone Community Support Response Helpline to assist in the delivery of targeted social care supports and assistance to vulnerable groups and individuals across our county.  The on the ground work from calls received on the help line is supported by Roscommon Leader Company, volunteers and an array of organisations who have offered support.  An Post, Alone, Order of Malta,

The Community Support response helpline has dealt with over 3000 requests since it was set up on the 31st March covering a range of requests including  grocery requests, friendly calls, meals deliveries, garda queries, heath queries, chemo appointments.

Here MaryClaire Grealy speaks to CEO of Roscommon LEADER Martina Earley about the work that LEADER has done as part of the community response in the county.