This is how vulnerable Central Lancashire residents can get help during the coronavirus outbreak

Councils across Central Lancashire have established their own "community hubs" to co-ordinate efforts to help those left struggling by the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday, 1st April 2020, 6:00 pm
Updated Friday, 3rd April 2020, 5:52 pm

They can provide vital support such as food and medicine deliveries to residents who are particularly at risk from Covid-19 - and who are unable to rely on family or friends to keep them stocked up with basic supplies.

People who are staying at home because of their age or medical condition - as well as those self-isolating with coronavirus symptoms - can all get help.

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A doorstep drop of supplies in Chorley

The authorities are drawing on their own databases to identify people likely to be in need of support, but they have also set up contact centres so that residents can get in touch directly.

If you or somebody you know of is struggling or requires help and support during the coronavirus crisis, please contact the relevant council team:

CHORLEY

Call: 01257 515 151 and press zero when prompted (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

FYLDE

Call: 01253 658448

PRESTON

Call: 01772 906777 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

RIBBLE VALLEY

Call: 01200 414597

SOUTH RIBBLE

Call: 01772 625 625 (lines open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm)

WEST LANCASHIRE

Call: 0800 616 667

Online: westlancs.gov.uk/westlancstogether

WYRE

Call: 01253 891000

LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Call: 0300 123 6720 (during office hours) or 0300 123 6722 (outside normal hours)

Online: lancashire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/your-health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus

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