Collectivité sets up Solidarity Pact to care for the vulnerable

Collectivité sets up Solidarity  Pact to care for the vulnerable

MARIGOT--To cope with the coronavirus COVID-19 epidemic, the Collectivité, State services and associations are strengthening local services for vulnerable people: the elderly, people with disabilities and people in other precarious situations.

  The Collectivité counts on the solidarity of each St. Martiner in this context to relay this information to as many people as possible, by posting this in a building lobby, sharing the information on social networks and talking about it.

  Perhaps you know someone in your neighbourhood who is unable to travel to obtain their basic necessities, hygiene products or to pick up medication at the pharmacy? Do you know someone who is in a very precarious situation? If you do, call (0590)29.13.10.

  Guaranteeing food delivery, supporting vulnerable people and supporting them in isolation is possible with a single number (0590)29.13.10 at your disposal, Monday to Friday, from 8:00am to 3:00pm.

  To protect people unable to travel, the Collectivité and its partners have set up a free and accessible home delivery service. This service allows the home delivery of prescription drugs and essential food and hygiene products once a week. You only pay for the cost of your purchases. To take advantage of this public service, you must contact Cobraced Association at tel. (0690)17.31.26 from 8:00am to 3:00pm, or Sandy Ground on the Move, tel. (0690).88.89.13 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

  The Collectivité and Caisse Territorial des Oeuvres Scolaires (CTOS) are also offering a hot meal for 3.50 euros. This delivery service is available from Monday to Sunday by calling (0590)29.13.10.

  If you are in a precarious situation and without resources, the Collectivité can provide you with a food and basic necessities package every week or you can benefit from meals at the Centre d’Hébergement et de Réinsertion Sociale (CHRS), after your social situation has been assessed.

  The Maternal Child Protection PMI service located at Maison Solidarité et Familles (MSF) in Concordia is open Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 12:00pm by appointment, by contacting (0590)87.93.22.

  PMI ensures the maintenance of consultations, follow-up and monitoring of infants under one month old, as well as the vaccination of infants. PMI also participates in the management of the day-care system for children under three years old, in consultation with Caisse d’Allocation Familiale (CAF) and the Préfecture of St. Martin.

  The Children’s Social Aid has set up a 24-hour on-call service, with advisers available by telephone and sustained support for family assistants by calling (0590)29.13.10.

  The Collectivité has strengthened the physical and health protection of children and families by providing professionals (family assistants and maternity assistants in reception facilities) with protective equipment, gloves, masks and hydro-alcoholic sanitiser.

  The Collectivité invites you to contact (0590)29.13.10 to report any person in a precarious situation.

  Follow the hygiene rules: wash your hands with soap very regularly for 20 seconds; use a disposable tissue and dispose of it immediately after use; cough or sneeze into elbow or into a tissue; greet without shaking hands, kissing or hugging; and keep at least one metre apart from other people.