Modbury Parish Council’s EMERGENCY SUPPORT PLAN

for the more vulnerable residents of Modbury Parish



What support is available?

Our team of volunteers can help by getting shopping, collecting prescriptions, checking on you with a friendly phone call or maybe walking your dog. It is practical help. Volunteers are not qualified to give medical help or advice.


Who provides the help?

We have a large team of volunteers who have agreed to make themselves available to help the most vulnerable people. Not everyone is available all the time.


How can I obtain help?

Every street in Modbury has Volunteer Care Wardens allocated to those streets. The streets have been grouped into 10 districts. There are two wider areas, north and south of the A379, where Volunteers will help vulnerable people in outlying hamlets, farms and properties.

To contact your nearest Volunteer Care Warden call the Emergency Support Line 01548 897 534 (please dial the full number, not just the last 6 digits). Please leave a message when asked. This message will automatically be sent to the Emergency Support Team, together with your phone number, so we can call you.  Alternatively you can send an email to:


Which groups are vulnerable?

National Health England has identified the following groups as more vulnerable to the effects of coronavirus COVID-19

  • People aged 70 or older (regardless of medical condition)
  • People under 70 with an underlying health condition listed below:
  • Chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Emphysema or bronchitis
  • Chronic heart disease, such as heart failure
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis
  • Chronic neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis (MS) a learning disability or cerebral palsy
  • Diabetes
  • A problem with your spleen such as sickle cell disease or if you have had a spleen removed
  • A weakened immune system such as HIV and AIDS or medicines such as steroid tablets or chemotherapy
  • Being seriously overweight (a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or above
  • Those who are pregnant

Reliable information on coronavirus COVID-19

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