LOCAL home health care provider Newcastle and Hunter Community Health (NHCH) has partnered with local businesses to provide vulnerable community members with care packs.
Valued between $60-70, the packs include essentials such as toilet paper, cleaning products and canned goods.
NHCH managing director Alison McQueen said more than ever before, it was important the community came together: "A lot of people feel like they want to help, but don't know where to start or how to help the people who need it the most."
Alison said that many of their clients have had to turn to Government funding to meet their everyday needs.
"Whereas friends and family might have helped around the home or purchased medicine and groceries on their behalf previously, the lockdown has really made that difficult, so people like our elderly or those with a disability have been forced to become more reliant on government funded services," she said.
Businesses who have contributed to the care packages are Taggart, Bridges Lake Macquarie, Beyond Boundaries Rehab, Air Extreme Air Conditioning, Kookaburra Educational Resources, Crondo, Impact Roofing Services and The Marketing GP.
Those who need a helping hand from a care package can reach out to Newcastle and Hunter Community Health.