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Mandurah resident calls for neighbours to look out for each other in a time of social distancing

My Street Cares founder Billy Neal said it is now more important than ever to look out for your neighbours. Photo: Supplied.
My Street Cares founder Billy Neal said it is now more important than ever to look out for your neighbours. Photo: Supplied.

With the federal government advising people to social distance and only go out if necessary Mandurah resident Billy Neal has set up My Street Cares in an effort to help neighbours in need.

My Street Cares calls for people to volunteer to help neighbours through this difficult time in any way possible.

My Street Cares founder Billy Neal said it was simple, quick and easy to help others in the same street.

"It could be a toilet roll delivered to their door, a delivery of medicine and shopping or just a call for a chat," he said.

"The aim of this group is to get two or three people to volunteer as carers and identify those in the neighbourhood that are vulnerable.

"This could be the elderly, people who are feeling unwell or families who have children with asthma," he said.

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Only starting My Street Cares last Wednesday, the group is already gaining traction with many people in the Falcon area volunteering for their street.

"I was walking the street talking to as many people as possible from a safe distance [before the PM released new guidelines to stay at home] and the response is unbelievable.

"Everyone wants to help and they are verbally passing it on to other people.

"I have even had people overseas share the idea," Mr Neal said.

With The Big Lunch in the UK on hold due to the spread of COVID-19 the organisation has also shared Billy's idea in order to encourage neighbourhoods to connect with each other during this time of social distancing.

Billy hopes My Street Cares will continue after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

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