City of Albany puts call out to vulnerable people

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Dennis Wellington is campaigning on his proven track record as he looks to secure a third term as the City of Albany’s mayor.
Camera IconDennis Wellington is campaigning on his proven track record as he looks to secure a third term as the City of Albany’s mayor. Credit: Laurie Benson Albany Advertiser

Loneliness can take hold at any time but with families divided by regions and the vulnerable stuck at home, the need for some words of comfort is more urgent than usual.

To connect with residents through the pandemic, the City of Albany has launched a new initiative in a bid to make sure support is just a phone call away.

Residents can now register themselves or a loved one for the City’s Call and Check service.

The council will offer community members face-to-face, socially distanced check-ins as often as needed and video calls to residents at the same time each day.

Mayor Dennis Wellington said isolation and loneliness was a concern for people living alone.

“We need to look out for and reach out to these people and ensure they don’t fall through the cracks and that someone is connecting with them and helping when we can,” he said.

To register, call 6820 3023 or commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au.

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