Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown urges Government to co-ordinate volunteer support for people in self-isolation

16th March 2020

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown calls on the Government to co-ordinate volunteering organisations across the country as large numbers of people will be needed to deliver necessities to elderly and vulnerable people in self-isolation.

Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown MP speaking in the House of Commons, Mar 2020, Coronavirus

The Secretary of State’s announcement today will mean that large numbers of elderly and vulnerable people will be required to self-isolate. Will the Government therefore co-ordinate all the volunteering organisations because large numbers of people will be required to deliver necessities to those vulnerable groups?

Just as we have introduced a national effort for ventilators, so we are introducing a national effort for volunteers, and my right hon Friend the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is leading that drive.

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