Poynton Town Council’s Prescription Support Service has been in place since the start of lockdown in response to our vulnerable, elderly and shielding residents who were unable to collect their prescriptions from pharmacies. Initially there was a very high demand for this service and it would not have been possible to meet this demand without the support of our dedicated volunteers, especially those from Poynton Runners, U3A and Churches Together. More recently Poynton Town Council staff have been providing this service.

Poynton Town Council are pleased to have co-ordinated this service during this very difficult time and would like to take this opportunity to thank the volunteers for their support. Residents who have received this support have also expressed their thanks.

From the 1st August the Government guidelines around shielding will change and shielding will be paused. In response, Poynton Town Council will stop the prescription support service on Friday 31st July. However, if you are unable to collect your prescriptions in the same way you did before lockdown and have no alternative arrangements, Cheshire Fire & Rescue Service are currently supporting people with their prescription collections and will continue to do so after the 31st July.

You can access this service now by contacting Cheshire East Council’s People Helping People Scheme on 0300 123 5034 to register. You will then be forwarded to the prescription service. We understand that prescription collections can be organised on the day of the request if you contact People Helping People in the morning, or the following day, if the request is received in the afternoon.