An informal group was set up to discuss the community response and supports to groups and volunteers within Co Clare. Initial membership included Clare Volunteer Centre, Clare PPN, CLDC, Burren Community Meitheal and Clare County Council, this was further expanded to include but not limited to North West Clare FRC, Gardaí, West Clare FRC, Shannon FRC, Love Shannon Group, Clarecare and Citizens Information Centre.
The group identified current services available and existing local initiatives being developed to respond to COVID-19 which will assist elderly, vulnerable and ill or self-isolating people in the community.
The principal objective of the group is to support the containment of COVID-19, minimise its impact and facilitate the most appropriate community response to the needs of elderly, vulnerable and ill or self-isolating people living in the community where their usual sources of support become unavailable.
The Clare Community Response Group will assist the HSE, Clare County Council, Gardaí to: