At this incredibly difficult time it is vital that the community come together and closely follow the guidance being issued by the Government, the NHS and the Council.
This is an unprecedented situation and we all have a part to play in helping to beat COVID-19.
Local Councillor Anton Georgiou, along with a number of local residents has helped to set up the ‘Alperton Community Action Group’, which now has dozens of local volunteers who are helping to deliver shopping to self-isolating vulnerable and elderly residents and offering friendly chats to local people in what is an extremely lonely time for some.
Anton said, “It has been heartening to see how the community has reacted to this difficult period. People across Alperton have joined the Alperton Community Action Group we set up as they want to help their neighbours where possible through this period. Witnessing these small, but hugely significant acts of kindness just shows how special this community is. We are helping many people who would otherwise be struggling on their own.
This is a really difficult time for us all and we are all having to make incredible sacrifices. It is so important that we adhere to the guidance fully in order to get through this. I know it is hard, but staying at home means we can stop the spread of the virus and take the strain off of the NHS. By staying at home, you are helping to save lives. We will get through this, together. So please keep following the advice.”
The Council has also set up a food parcel service that aims to assist most vulnerable people across Brent. If you need help or know someone that does, please contact the Council on 020 3011 1690.
You can also see all the latest updates on the Brent Council website: www.brent.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Remember by staying at home you are helping to save lives.
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