A SERVICE to support vulnerable and elderly people in isolation is set to be headed-up by Allerdale mayor Hilary Harrington.

Councillor Harrington wants to support vulnerable people who are in isolation in Harrington, Workington.

She has volunteered to be the logistics officer for a support service in the village, helping to coordinate the community in pulling together.

“I have been in contact with local businesses in Harrington, they’ve been very helpful.

McColls in Harrington will deliver newspapers to elderly people for free if they have been officially advised to self isolate. She has also been in touch with the Galloping Horse pub who are set to offer a meals on wheels service. Harrington’s chemist is working on contingency plans for people who cannot collect their medicine in person.

And Coun Harrington will act as a point of contact for those who need help in the village while they are in isolation.

She said: “What I am trying to do is get information for any situation that might arise during this crisis, I do think it is part of my duties.”

Coun Harrington is pleased with the response from the village.

“I think I should be proud of Harrington, I think we should be proud of being British. There is always good that comes from bad and the good is that people really do look after each other.”

The mayor of Allerdale asked the public to look out for each other during the coronavirus pandemic. She said: “People don’t realise how serious the situation is. It’s very important that people are a little bit more considerate.”