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Droitwich councillor helping to combat social isolation among town's elderly and disabled

Harry Leach 6th Feb, 2020 Updated: 6th Feb, 2020

A WYCHAVON councillor for Droitwich Spa Central is offering to help disabled and socially isolated people who are struggling to access services in the area.

Councillor Hartley is a District Councillor.

Coun John Hartley was inspired to do more after speaking to two elderly residents, including one who was an amputee.

They expressed concerns they were having difficulty getting in and out of their own homes.

He said: “This highlights the real challenges faced by some of the vulnerable members of our community – challenges I am committed to addressing and resolving.

“While some residents are referred to programmes aimed at integrating them into society, sadly other residents do not meet the threshold and remain at risk of isolation.

“Our priority is to connect those residents to the abundance of existing community groups and support networks in order to reduce social isolation.”

Coun Harltey, who is part of the town’s overview and scrutiny review group, will be a holding a community meeting for residents on Monday, February 10, aimed at tackling social isolation in Wychavon.

It will be held at the Rifleman’s Arms on Station Street, between 5.30pm and 7pm.

Coun Hartley added: “Engaging with residents is the absolute priority but I appreciate not everyone can attend my monthly surgery.”

Anyone wanting Coun Hartley’s assistance can also email him at john.hartley@wychavon.net.

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