16 March 2020
Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown urges Government to co-ordinate volunteer support for people in self-isolation

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 (The Cotswolds) (Con)

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?

Matt Hancock

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.