LGA responds to Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown

"Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic."


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Responding to a Public Accounts Committee report on supporting vulnerable people during lockdown, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Vice Chair of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board, said:

“Protecting the most vulnerable members of our communities has been councils’ number one priority throughout the pandemic.

“This included supporting those who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 and needed to be shielded, as well as people outside this group, to access food, tackle loneliness and meet any social care needs.

“Councils want to continue working with national and local partners to share their experiences and what local people are telling them, to continue to support every vulnerable member of their communities.”