A WEBSITE has been set up to allow elderly and vulnerable residents to request help from Good Samaritans during the coronavirus outbreak.

Liam Gallagher, from Woolston, created the page in order to aid members of the public who could be forced to months confined to their own homes.

Those in need can submit requests for assistance – for example, if they need their prescription or groceries picking up.

An army of volunteers is also wanted in order to fulfil these favours, with many already signed up to help.

Dad-of-two Liam said: “Its to help the vulnerable post requests for items they may need if in self-isolation, or if they cant get out.

“The idea is that other visitors can then find people locally and try to help.

Warrington Guardian:

“All of this was built of an evening when the kids were asleep.

“That’s the easy bit – the hard bit is getting it out there.”

Liam, who works in user experience for websites, was ‘inundated’ with requests for help almost immediately after Local Help went live.

The 32-year-old added: “I saw a few people sharing flyers on Facebook in the Warrington area, which residents can fill in and post to their neighbours offering help.

“Naturally, I thought about it and considered how it can be made easier and rolled out quicker – and as such ended up building local-help.site.

“I started the website on Wednesday evening after getting the kids to sleep – I managed to cobble together the first instance of it at around 10.30pm and get it live.

Warrington Guardian:

“It was shared more than 50 times by the next morning, and I’d received support requests from as far as Belfast in Northern Ireland and a number of emails asking for schemes in their area.

“I’ve been inundated with requests.”

To request help or to volunteer your time, click here.