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Update 24 April 2020

Released on 24 April 2020
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Care packages delivered to vulnerable community members

A total of 150 care packages containing useful supplies such as toilet paper and canned goods have been distributed to vulnerable community members as part of the City of Salisbury’s response to COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The packages were delivered earlier this week to the homes of existing members of Council’s accessibility register who were identified through eligibility criteria which considered factors such as age, isolation and a lack of support or access to alternative services.

Mayor Gillian Aldridge OAM said the initiative, which was the result of a motion passed by Council at a meeting last month, was intended to help reduce the added burden the pandemic was having on vulnerable groups.

“We are committed to taking extra measures to ensure all members of our community are being looked after during what is a difficult and uncertain time,” Mayor Aldridge said.

“These care packages aim to provide some relief to the recipients, who are facing additional barriers to accessing basic food items and other goods that are currently difficult to source.”