STAFF at a Wirral community centre that took nearly 5,000 meals to the most isolated and vulnerable during the height of the pandemic have been praised.

New Brighton community centre delivered meals and a support package out to those most affected by covid has now reopened fully refurbished after 17 months closed.

During the pandemic residents were very grateful at the support they received including Angela Daly who thanked the community centre for their regular deliveries four days a week.

She said: "I want to say a very big Thank You to Elaine, Pat and Vicki for providing my elderly parents, Paul and Edna, with your delicious, hot meals during this difficult time. You guys are amazing

"My dad is 89 years old next month, has poor mobility and cares for my mum, who has advanced dementia. What you do in supporting them both has taken so much pressure off my dad.

"As their daughter, it has also given me such peace of mind that they are getting nutritious food.

"Your support has also given me more time to care for them in other ways in their own home.

"You add structure to their day, with vital social contact. You even made my mum's birthday so special! Dad loves getting your newsletters and mum loves winning prizes! We are busy recommending you to others."

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Another local resident, Eddie Dunne who is based at a local sheltered accommodation block, said that during lockdown he relied so much on the food deliveries that the community centre provided especially with most places were closed.

He added: "They kept me in touch and connected with everyone else, to see local familiar friendly faces for a chat four days a week, really cheered me up and helped me so much to get through the worst of COVID.

"I can't thank the centre and its staff enough for all their tremendous support".

Tony Jones, chair of the community centre said: "It's been a busy time since we have reopened at the centre with a lot happening."

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