Cornwall’s unpaid carers are valued for the critical role they play within their communities and during the COVID-19 pandemic they may be finding it more difficult to cope and look after themselves, too.
For those concerned that they might be drinking more alcohol than usual or are finding it a struggle to keep the amount they drink under control during COVIDlockdown, Safer Cornwall would urge residents to download the free drinksmeter app to their phones.
Residents are urged to contact Cornwall Council for support with any equipment that helps them to live independently. They are also reminded to keep an eye on their vulnerable neighbours in case of any safeguarding concerns.
The first care workers recruited through Cornwall’s ‘Be Proud to Care’ recruitment drive are now in post, and already making a difference to the lives of elderly and vulnerable residents. They join more than 150 Cornwall Council staff deployed into the care sector.