“I’m so happy to be doing something so productive in these unprecedented times,” says Nora Corcoran, Traveller Community Health Worker in Loughrea, Galway.
“As we are in the grip of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been contacting families over the phone to find out how they are coping. I update them on guidelines and encourage them to only leave their homes when necessary, hand wash, social distance, cocoon and home school.
“As a Traveller Community Health Worker, I constantly let families I contact know that they get in touch with me at any time, with any query, and I will do my best to answer these queries.
If I can’t, I will put them in touch with somebody who can.”