The Community Call, a major initiative that links local and national Government with the community and voluntary sectors, was announced today by Government.
The Community Call is an unprecedented mobilisation of both state and voluntary resources to combat the effects of COVID-19.
The purpose of the Community Call is to coordinate community activity, direct community assistance to where it is needed, and marshal the volunteering energy of the country.
The immediate focus is on the elderly and the most vulnerable, and mobilising rapid response in every county to make sure everyone is looked after. In the coming weeks the focus will expand to broader the wellbeing of our society and how communities can work together to help the country through the Covid-19 crisis.
The Community Call was announced today by the Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, the Minister for Rural and Community Development Michael Ring TD, the Minister of State for Local Government and Electoral Reform John Paul Phelan TD, and the Chief Executive of Fingal County Council, AnnMarie Farrelly who represented the Local Authorities.
Speaking at the launch this morning, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD said:
Speaking at today’s event, Mr Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, praised the outstanding contribution of the community and voluntary sector to the national effort to address the effects of the COVID-19 crisis:
At national level, Community Call will be overseen by a group from the Department of The Taoiseach, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, the Department of Rural and Community Development, the Department of Health, and the County and City Management Association.
The Community Call will be overseen and managed locally by our Local Authorities, led by the county Chief Executives. The CEOs, the most senior public official in every county, have been tasked with making this work, and are leading a dedicated community Forum in each county to coordinate and connect the wide range of services and supports that area available. The forum involves an extensive list of state and voluntary organisations. A dedicated phone line is now operational in every county and the national number 0818 222 024 is also now in operation.
The following is the list of each local authority’s helpline phone numbers.
|Local Authority||Community Response Number||Email Address|
|Carlow County Council||1800 814 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cavan County Council||1800 300 email@example.com|
|Clare County Council||1890 252 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cork City Council||1800 222 email@example.com|
|Cork County Council||1800 805 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Donegal County Council||1800 928 email@example.com|
|Dublin City Council||01 222 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council||01 271 email@example.com|
|Fingal County Council||01 890 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Galway City Council||1800 400 email@example.com|
|Galway County Council||1800 928 894 and 091 509 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kerry County Council||1800 807 email@example.com|
|Kildare County Council||1800 300 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kilkenny County Council||1800 500 email@example.com|
|Laois County Council||1800 832 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Leitrim County Council||071 965 email@example.com|
|Limerick City and County Council||1800 852 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Longford County Council||1800 300 email@example.com|
|Louth County Council||1800 805 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mayo County Council||094 906 email@example.com|
|Meath County Council||1800 808 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Monaghan County Council||1800 804 email@example.com|
|Offaly County Council||1800 818 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Roscommon County Council||1800 200 email@example.com|
|Sligo County Council||1800 292 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Dublin County Council||1800 email@example.com|
|Tipperary County Council||076 106 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Waterford City and County Council||1800 250 email@example.com|
|Westmeath County Council||1800 805 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wexford County Council||053 919 email@example.com|
|Wicklow County Council||1800 868 399|