EVERY time a borough resident goes to collect a prescription from a chain of chemists' shops, they will get a reminder of the coronavirus lockdown help available.

For the next two months any medications collected from a Green Cross Pharmacy in Pendle will be given out in a specially-branded Community Support Hub bag.

It’s another reminder that there is help available for Pendle residents who don’t have a network of friends or family nearby who can help during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The Hub is run by Pendle Council in partnership with Pendle Leisure Trust and supported by Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Community and Voluntary Service and other organisations and volunteers.

Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, leader of Pendle Council, said: “Since we opened at the end of March we’ve been able to support almost 900 people, giving them a much needed lifeline.

“I’m so proud of the commitment of everyone who works in the Hub either on the phone or knocking on doors to let residents know we’re here for those who need us.”

The Hub is open every day and can help with: advice on where to get food; help with shopping; support for mental health issues; dog walking; collecting prescriptions; dealing with social isolation and loneliness; and financial and debt advice.