An Post has announced that its delivery staff across Ireland will be‘checking-in’ with older and vulnerable people along their delivery route at least once a week.
Postmen and postwomen across the country will call into older and vulnerable customers along their delivery route, particularly those who are living alone in isolated areas. They will check on their well-being by way of a set of standard questions and any requests for provisions or medicines will be relayed directly back to the local HSE team.
An Post will also support the delivery of such essential supplies back to these customers.
The community support action plan is being led by the Communications Workers’ Union (CWU) and An Post.
An Post also announced a free mails and parcels pick up service for these same housebound customers.
A newspaper-ordering and delivery service is currently being set up in conjunction with national and local newspaper groups.
An Post is also organising the delivery of a further three million free postage-paid postcards to include all prisons, nursing homes and homeless accommodation facilities to help people send love to family and friends.
Two million cards have already been delivered.