Coronavirus: Woman in her 90's without food for 2 days

Coronavirus: Woman in her 90's without food for 2 days

Published by Maria Greenwood at 12:23pm 14th April 2020.

Weymouth Town Council want to ensure everyone in the community has access to the information and help they need during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

They have told Wessex FM that some people in the town don’t have access to the internet, a smart phone or a computer which means they sometimes aren’t getting the help they need. 

The Town Council have Wessex FM the story of one elderly woman who was left without food for two days.

A woman in her 90’s living in Weymouth saw a newspaper article put out by the council and phoned them for help.

She had run out of food and had no one to check on her.

She’d not eaten anything for 2 days, only some cough sweets.

The town council arranged for a food parcel to be delivered and she will now be getting one each week.

They are also staying in touch, so she has someone to talk to.

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Jane Biscombe the Town Clerk at Weymouth Town Council said:

“I want to get the message out, that help is available to anyone that needs it, there is lots of information about help groups on our social media, but not everyone has access to it.

“There’s so much available for everyone, here at the town council we are working with the charity Refresh to set up a project that covers the whole of Weymouth.

“Food deliveries are available, support to people in financial hardship, prescription collections or even if they need someone to talk to, the help is there.”

Refresh are looking for volunteers to deliver food parcels, make them up and talk to people on the phone. 

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For people needing food there are three food banks in the area: Weymouth food bank, Littlemoor food bank and St Edmunds church. 

Jane is also asking people to spread the word, for anyone that you think needs help, please call 07514114680 to speak to a volunteer.

The Council want to remind everyone that Weymouth is closed, Jane says visitors will be welcome again when the government say it’s safe to.

“Weymouth is so different from what is was last year, normally on a beautiful Easter weekend we will be shouting about how lovely Weymouth is and the things there are to do.

“It’s really difficult having to say, but please, do not come to Weymouth and do not leave your houses unless you have to.

“Stay within government guidelines and please don’t visit us from other areas. “