A KIDDERMINSTER community support group has been helping vulnerable residents during the lockdown.

Wolverley man Dale Preece-Kelly started the Coronavirus Community Support - Kidderminster & Surrounding Areas Facebook page on Sunday, March 15, which now has close to 2,500 members.

The group was set up to help residents in Kidderminster cope with difficulties as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Dale said: "It's a bit hectic at the moment. We have already helped a good number of people, but we have had the scale down services because of current guidelines.

"We are still working on strategies to overcome the obstacles and we are still encouraging people to ask for help.

"We have been helping people with food shopping and prescription deliveries."

Leaflets have been distributed to households in Kidderminster to help residents find the help they need.

Dale added: "It's a genuine scheme, it's not something which is being used to take advantage of the elderly.

"We have been registered for the British Red Cross as a volunteer group."

People from all over the Kidderminster area have been congregating on the group.

On the page, the map of Kidderminster has been divided up into 25 zones, where there are volunteers for each zone.

People can go onto the group and search for topics they need help with in their specific zone.

The 'Zoners' is the name Dale has given to those helping in the Kidderminster area, and the 'OOzers' are for those outside of Kidderminster.

People can join the group on Facebook by searching Coronavirus Community Support - Kidderminster & Surrounding Areas.