9th Aug, 2020

Redditch ‘streets ahead’ of other towns with its support for most vulnerable

REDDITCH is ‘streets ahead’ of every other town in Worcestershire in the support it’s offering to the vulnerable.

That’s the message from Sue Yeng, the chair of the town’s Community Forum.

Her comments come after the borough was first out of the blocks in organising help and support for the vulnerable and elderly as the coronavirus pandemic broke.

Groups like the Disability Support Project, Bromsgrove and Redditch Network (BARN), the Ecumenical Centre, Reach CIC, Redditch Baby Bank and newly-created #RedditchViralKindness coalesced to offer coverage of the entire town.

A website created by Borough Councillor Mike Rouse – https://supportredditch.net/ – co-ordinated the groups and between them one number – 01527 919869 – was put out as a helpline.

Sue said: “I would like to acknowledge the voluntary sector here in Redditch with how they have pulled together to support the most vulnerable in our community.

These community groups never cease to amaze me, each comes into their own, making Redditch the caring place we know and love.

“We should never take the tireless, selfless work that happens in our town for granted.

“It’s heartwarming, making Redditch unique and streets ahead of other towns in Worcestershire with the way the voluntary sector are helping to support our community in these challenging times.”

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