Published Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Councillors and other health partners have heard about the significant contribution made by Adult Social Care, working with other parts of the City Council to support vulnerable adults to date during Covid-19.
The Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board has welcomed a report that highlights the key activities that have allowed vulnerable people to continue to access vital support despite the lockdown.
Cllr Mal Mutton, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “Throughout this pandemic we have quite rightly shown our gratitude for the NHS and its staff. But there are so many older and vulnerable people outside of NHS venues who need vital daily support and I’m delighted Adult Social Care has been able to keep providing the help they need.
“This report shows the full range of key actions, perhaps more than people may realise, that have supported the fight against Covid-19. It also outlines the areas we must focus on to ensure we can keep helping the most vulnerable.”
Cllr Mutton has also written to care providers in the city to recognise their vital contribution to the effort so far, often in the most challenging of circumstances. In her letter she said:
“In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the most significant public health crisis in living memory, I am immensely proud the social care sector in Coventry has not only risen to the challenge but in many cases have truly gone above and beyond in the interests of the people they support.
“It is impossible to single out any individuals but overall the dedication, compassion, and professionalism shown as we as a city work to respond to COVID-19 has been truly humbling.”
Read the report to the Health and Wellbeing Board.