Trafford Council has set up a dedicated phone line to support self-isolating residents

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Trafford Council has set up a dedicated telephone line to support residents self-isolating as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

Residents can call the Trafford Community Response Line number on 0300 3309073 for help with shopping, telephone support and food parcels, and will be open from Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5.30pm.

It has been set up by a number of key Trafford organisations including Citizens Advice Bureau, Trafford Council, Trafford Housing Trust and voluntary sector infrastructure organisation Thrive.

Callers will be signposted to one of five Trafford Community Response Hubs in Altrincham, Gorse Hill, Partington, Sale and Urmston. These hubs are also being set up by voluntary sector organisations based in Trafford.

There are many voluntary organisations looking to recruit volunteers to help support the work of the hubs – if you have skills and time that you would like to offer, visit Thrive Trafford and register your interest.

Cllr Joanne Harding, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Adult Social Care, said: “We know that people want to be good neighbours and we encourage you to be that person. Please do so safely and follow Government guidance on self-isolation and social distancing. Please shop responsibly and help us all get through this together. If you wish to make a donation of food please call the Trafford Community Response Line and you will be advised how to do this.

“Trafford Council would like to thank all of the community groups, Facebook pages and individuals who are pulling together to support our Trafford communities.“

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