Senior council sets up self-help scheme

According to the Met Office weather forecast, this very cold spell is due to continue for some time, with all the hazards and inconvenience of snow and ice across the UK.

According to the Met Office weather forecast, this very cold spell is due to continue for some time, with all the hazards and inconvenience of snow and ice across the UK.

The Senior Council for Devon, the officially recognised forum for people over 50, has set up a members' self-help scheme amongst its 25 groups throughout the county.

Where possible, group chairpersons and secretaries are contacting their members to provide them with a local contact number of a member who would be willing to co-ordinate any assistance, if required.

The senior council's central office can be contacted for further help via telephone number (01803) 732678 or email info@scfd.org.uk


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Older people can be more vulnerable to extreme conditions, and I am concerned that some may be in trouble if this weather is with us for an extended period.

Bill Jordan

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Chairman

Senior Council for Devon

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