CIRENCESTER Signpost is thanking the local community for their goodwill and encouragement as lockdown eases.

Since the lockdown started, the charity has been delivering emergency food parcels to vulnerable residents including not only long-life products but fresh milk, bread, fruit and vegetables.

The parcels were targeted at those residents having to shield, those with no immediate family or neighbour support along with people with mental health challenges, who were referred by the Independence Trust.

Craft packs including jigsaws, puzzles and colouring books were provided to help the mental well being of residents self-isolating, together with a telephone befriending service.

Toiletries and brand new bedding were also given to the housing team at Cotswold District Council to help them when providing emergency accommodation for the homeless.

Cirencester Signpost chair Graham Harris said: “During this time of crisis, the community has pulled together brilliantly. My personal thanks to everyone who has contributed in so many ways, often hidden from public view, to helping the most vulnerable at their greatest time of need.”

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