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*John Kerin (Chairperson), Bernadette Haugh (Clare Local Community Development Committee Chief Officer), Sharon Meaney (Clare Volunteer Centre) and Leonard Cleary (Director of Rural Development).

A new freephone number has been added to Clare’s Covid-19 Community Response team.

Adding to the services already in place, the existing number will continue to operate. The new helpline can be contacted on 1800 203 600.

Confirmation of the extra helpline was announced at Wednesday’s meeting of the Community and Voluntary sub-committee of Clare’s Community Covid-19 Response Forum.

Over twenty organisations are involved in the sub-committee. They include the GAA, IFA, Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare Haven, St Vincent de Paul, Red Cross, Diocese of Killaloe, Clare Local Development Company among others.

They are coordinating local community organisations that are supporting local leaders and volunteers to respond to needs of vulnerable persons contacting the Council’s Helpline.

Attendees at the meeting adhered to social distancing restrictions, and some participated via video conferencing.

On Friday, the Council’s Inter-Agency sub-committee met to address the support needs identified.

Over one week later than initially planned, the second meeting of the full forum will be held this week.

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