Coronavirus fears - Harrogate volunteer chief says it's 'never been more important' to look out for most vulnerable

The chief executive of Harrogate and Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (HARCVS) - the organisation with the biggest overview of voluntary activities delivered in our district - said it has never been more important to look out for our neighbours and those most vulnerable, including the elderly population.

Thursday, 12th March 2020, 4:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th March 2020, 4:27 pm

Charities which sit under the umbrella of HARCVS include the Harrogate Easier Living Project, which delivers a wide range of projects to help older and vulnerable people stay safe and well at home, and maintain their independence.

The chief executive of HARCVS, Karen Weaver, said the service is closely following government and North Yorkshire County Council advice around coronavirus.

Community House, where HARCVS teams are based.

She said: “Looking out for your neighbours has never been more important, and we can all do our bit to ensure that people who need a little extra help are not forgotten at this time - be they family, friends or neighbours.

“It is crucial that we all follow the advice issued by the government so that everyone in the district stays safe and well, and we are very much taking the lead from North Yorkshire County Council in terms of any adjustments to the services we already provide that support older and vulnerable people.”