By Becky Barnes
Charities are already scrambling to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak by sharing information on how to help those in need.
Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, recently told HuffPost now is to the time to look out for your neighbours. She said: “The coronavirus outbreak is obviously a huge worry and looks likely to be challenging for our older population so it is more important than ever to be vigilant and look out for older friends, neighbours and relatives to make sure they’re okay.”
Liam Evans from Turn2Us added: “Sometimes, you do have to reply on your community to help. Obviously, we’re urging the government to step in as much as possible too – but no one is going to check on your neighbour more likely than you. It’s more of a social responsibility to keep an eye on your community.”