I know these are very worrying times for everyone and the next few months are going to be tough for people in our city and beyond. This is particularly the case for the most vulnerable in our society, a lot of whom I see at my regular surgeries and often contact me at my constituency office.
I wanted to outline what my office is doing at this time to enable us to keep helping those who need it.
Firstly my constituency staff are now all working from home and are still able to do casework. Currently if you need us please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Casework and policy enquiries as you would expect may take longer at this time but we will do everything we can to keep representing you as we did before.
I have cancelled all face to face surgeries. As mentioned above my constituency staff will still be able to help you if you need it. Depending on how long restrictions continue it may be that we set up some remote phone call surgeries with me at some point.
I hope you and your loved ones are all keeping well. Please keep up to date with the latest information either from the NHS or Government websites. Please take heed of the advice to social distance and avoid large crowds or gatherings.
I would also like to urge everyone to shop in a responsible manner. I have already had phone calls from elderly constituents who have been unable to order food online or who have been to the shop to find all of the food has gone already. We are told that there is no problem as of yet with the food supply chain and that there will be enough so long as people don’t try and stockpile.
Finally I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who is working to keep people safe and well in this crisis. From frontline workers in care, the NHS, police and other public services to those who are working all hours of the day to keep the shelves stocked and sell food to us. We owe you so much. Thank you also to those of you who are volunteering to make sure neighbours are safe and well and coming together to help their communities. We will get through this together.
Please continue to get in touch with me if you need anything from me or my team.