The contrast between those parish councils that care and those that don't is embarrassing. As Chairman of my local parish, I've activated our Emergency Plan, set up a helpline and leafleted every household with basic safeguarding information and offers of help. Local farmers have donated potatoes, leeks and apples, which we're distributing to the self isolated. We're collecting medication, doing shopping, making welfare calls etc, as so many other parish councils are across the country. We see this as part of our core function.
Two neighbouring parish councils have decided it's better not to get involved. Apparently all vulnerable people have a strong support network already, so if the council interfered, it would upset the status quo and the council might be left holding the baby for ever.
Thankfully, members of these communities are starting to establish local schemes without the support of their parish councils.