With the return of confinement, the agglomeration of Grand Verdun, through the “Coop Agglo du Grand Verdun” affiliation chaired by Régine Munerelle, vice-president for social affairs, has arrange grocery deliveries to round fifty folks . An initiative that’s a part of the covid plan.
A covid plan where around 400 people are registered who profit from round 650 benevolent calls each week by brokers, elected officers and volunteers. “We call people from 54 to 95 years old”, confided Christine Prot, housing and well being assistant, Sylvie Watrin, social affairs assistant and Sandrine Jacquinet, delegated municipal councilor. Elected officers who be aware that “the elderly are distraught but delighted to be called. We feel an isolation, a loneliness as during the heat wave plan. The children are generally far away but more present than in the first confinement ”. People who call also notice “A social divide whose consequences we do not yet measure and a psychological divide”.
“There is a solidarity that has taken hold”
For the fifty or so folks registered to learn from the supply of buying packages, the initiative was arrange by the three CCAS of the agglo: Verdun, Belleville and Thierville through “Coop Agglo Grand Verdun” and a partnership with charitable associations: Secours Catholique, Croix-Rouge, Restos du cœur, Saint-Vincent groups, social facilities and solidarity facilities in the Department. “There was a membership of the mayors of Grand Verdun”, continues Régine Munerelle. “There are fewer people registered. There is a solidarity that has developed with families, friends, neighbors ”.
“There is no free”
“There is no free admission. It is at cost price ”, specify the elected officers. “It’s an aid for the races. But people in financial difficulty can benefit from aid from the CCAS and the solidarity houses ”. Concretely, the fifty or so registrants fill out an order type which is a list of merchandise. An inventory established in partnership with Cora and deliveries made on Friday. Orders are ready at the Cassin room and delivered by the CCAS integration worksite. In addition, books are slipped into the packages. Books which come from the social heart of Anthouard “which was to distribute them in the district”. An operation that didn’t happen due to the covid.
“Getting closer to employment”
After deliveries, “we call people back to find out if they want a new order form”, confide Nicolas Humblot, technical supervisor of the integration worksite and Sabrina Germain, socio-professional assistant. It can also be a manner “to get closer to employment, to discover trades and personal assistance”.