People in Jersey who may be home alone and vulnerable are being encouraged to tap into support put in place by the government’s Connect Me scheme.
Nearly 3,000 volunteers and 170 businesses are working with parishes and charities to offer a range of services including food deliveries, dog walking, and even telephone calls for lonely people who just want somebody to talk to.
Deputy Judy Martin, who chairs the new Community Steering Group, urged people to contact their parish hall or visit gov.je/connectme if they needed such help.
St Helier Constable, Simon Crowcroft, urged anybody willing to volunteer their help to get in touch.
Malcolm Ferey is heading up the new Community Taskforce of volunteers.
Volunteers can register to help at volunteer.je.