Car­ing postie’s blog on us­ing his job to ben­e­fit OAPS or iso­lated peo­ple

Daily Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - DR MIRIAM STOPPARD -

A post­man has blogged that he longs to do some­thing more use­ful than just de­liver junk mail.

He en­vies his col­leagues on the Chan­nel Is­land of Jer­sey where, for the price of a spe­cial de­liv­ery let­ter, they will knock on the door, have a brief chat and make sure the oc­cu­pant is all right.

The blog­ger thinks Jer­sey’s “Call and Check” scheme could be adapted for other com­mu­ni­ties, and points out that posties are wellplaced to keep a benev­o­lent eye on el­derly peo­ple who are iso­lated or im­mo­bile.

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