A number of positives can be taken from the Covid-19 lockdown despite all the anxiety, concern about relatives and financial pressures that burden us all during this time.

Last week, I took part in an online meeting of a number of organisations in Exeter who have come together to form a Covid 19 Response Discussion Hub.

The meeting was chaired by Yvonne Atkinson, local councillor for Alphington and Cowick and the meeting was attended by representatives from the following organisations;

  • Sidwell Street Methodist Church, a member of Churches Together in Devon
  • St Thomas Community Larder
  • Exeter Community Initiatives
  • St Thomas Health Centre
  • Age UK
  • Exeter City Council
  • Free Moovement
  • Cowick Street Coop

A number of community builder representatives for the local areas were also in attendance.

I was humbled at all the hard-working individuals who are working behind the scenes to ensure the most vulnerable in our society are taken care of by ensuring they are provided with a hot meal, delivering shopping, helping with prescriptions, helping combat loneliness and ensure all are being supported through this lockdown period.

As local solicitors within the community, we work with a number of vulnerable individuals and we want to be able to support each and every one of our clients during this difficult time.

Cartridges Law was established in St Thomas nearly 50 years ago and from the outset the firm has had a commitment to the promotion of access to justice, particularly through legal aid. This continues to be an important element of who we are.

For these reasons, we have set up a dedicated web page to ensure all the information we have been provided with is in one place to assist our clients in ensuring they have all the support they can. You can visit our support page here.

If we can be of any assistance during these strange times, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01392 256854.

Stay safe and well.