February 28th, 2021

Laois County Council as part of the Community Resilience “Keep Well” Campaign have commenced a Check in Card for older/vulnerable persons in the community.

The concept of the card is that it is not intrusive to the vulnerable or isolated person, and gives them an invitation to connect, should they wish to do so – either with the local person who dropped the card, or with Laois County Council Community Call Helpline.  

As a security element, and reassurance to the recipient, the cards provide a space for the person leaving the card to identify how the recipient may know them – e.g. Mary from No. 4, John from the local shop etc.  The card is dropped in the letterbox of the person – ensuring a non-contact check in. A sample of the card is attached.

Laois PPN would like to ask its members to support this initiative.  Laois PPN will post out 20 cards to groups that wish to take part and it’s important that these cards are given to registered volunteers only to protect all involved.

PPN Members are asked to only conduct ‘check ins’ within their own 5km radius.

Please email ppn@laoiscoco.ie to register your groups interest in getting involved.  Also remember to send the address with the Eircode of the person in your group that has volunteered to look after this.

Posted in: Health

Date: 28th February 2021