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Coronavirus: Protecting older and vulnerable residents

As a Council we are doing everything we can to support residents through this period of uncertainty, with robust plans in place to ensure all vital care services continue to run, especially care for older and vulnerable residents living in Camden.

We know that for those who have care and support needs, or who care for someone who does, this is a very worrying and difficult time. When responding to this pandemic, our day to day aim is to ensure everyone gets the support they need, and no one is left behind – especially our most vulnerable residents. We are working hard with our home care providers to ensure they can continue to provide care for everybody who needs it, including plans in place to ensure the most vulnerable people receive vital care as the situation develops.
Cllr Pat Callaghan, Cabinet Member for a Healthy Camden

Head to www.camden.gov.uk/adultsocialcare-covid19 to find out more about:

  • Government advice for older and vulnerable adults

  • Receiving care at home arranged through Adult Social Care

  • If you arrange your care at home directly through an agency

  • If you arrange care via a Direct Payment (personal assistants)

  • Visiting people in a residential or nursing care home or a supported living scheme

If you are self-isolating and you need support with shopping, picking up prescription medicines or anything else, call Camden Council on 0207 974 4444 and choose option 9. You can also visit Camden’s online directory to find a local VCS organisation who can help with everyday tasks you might be struggling to do yourself.

If you are self-isolating because you are in an extremely vulnerable category, you also can register for help on the government website by clicking here.