Other community, voluntary and sports representatives
The purpose and role of the Forum is to lead the co-ordination of COVID-19 community supports and resilience and to ensure that there is a co-ordinated community response, enabling all the voluntary and statutory agencies to collaborate in support of our communities and particularly our most vulnerable members.
Community Support Helpline
A dedicated community support helpline and service has been established by Galway City Council to assist at-risk members of the public in accessing non-emergency and non-medical supports and advice during the current public health emergency.
The helpline is focused primarily on ensuring that vulnerable members of the community or those living alone can access deliveries of groceries, medicine and fuels.
The new helpline is just one aspect of the Forum’s work. Its core aim is contributing to the community-wide effort to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Galway City COVID-19 Community Response Forum is there to ensure:
that the wide variety of groups working across the city to assist those in need, will do so in an organised, collaborative and targeted way;
the very best use of the many resources assisting vulnerable persons with their daily needs at this unprecedented time, whether that is collecting medication, food shopping, social support and contact.
It will provide the following:
Collection and Delivery – food, essential household items, fuel, medication
Social Isolation, Supports, Engagement
Meals and their delivery
Other Medical / Health Needs
An advice and contact information booklet is now available here: