Letter: Impressed with Rochdale Council

Date published: 05 March 2018

Dear Editor,

I have to say I'm impressed with Rochdale Council.

My mum is in her 70s and living on her own. She told me that on Thursday 1 March she got a phone call which showed up as a withheld number, so she ignored it thinking that it was telesales. The phone rang straight away again with the number withheld so she thought she better answer it in case it was important.

She said it was a lady from Rochdale Council checking if she was okay, if she had enough food in and if she had heating in the house. She advised her not to go out in the terrible weather, and also asked if she had family members that she could contact if she needed anything, and if not, they would help her to save her going outside.

Thankfully, she has family to help her, but how lovely is that for those people who don't have anyone they can contact.


Sandra Shaw Selby

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