Swindon MPs Justin Tomlinson and Robert Buckland, met with representatives from the local voluntary and community sector to discuss the impact of COVID on a number of groups and vulnerable people.
Over 50 community groups joined Robert and Justin for the meeting, which had been organised by Voluntary Action Swindon. A number of groups were represented including the Olive Tree Café, the Harbour Project, TurningPoint, Swindon Carers Centre and SEND Families Voice.
Among topics and issues discussed were care homes, the vaccine rollout, support for disabled people, and the impact COVID has had on mental health. Robert and Justin provided an update on the issues raised and answered questions.
The event was also an opportunity for Justin and Robert to thank the voluntary and community sector for their work throughout the pandemic to support vulnerable people during these unprecedented times.
Justin Tomlinson MP said: “The pandemic has had a huge impact on many vulnerable people, and the support of charity and voluntary groups has been vital. It was a pleasure to be able to thank them and address any questions or concerns they had.”