Covid-19 vaccination site opens at Stithians Showground today. When it is your turn, you could be invited to attend there, or via your GP practice. Find out more here.
Find out the latest – Cornwall’s Embrace Care programme, call for case studies around health inequalities, statement around COVID communications from a national charity, and RCHT contributing to the national effort.
The Government has released a white paper on changes to make the Mental Health Act less discriminatory. They are consulting on these changes before they go into law – find out here how to have your say.
Pentreath and Citizens Advice Cornwall are joining forces with a new project tackling financial problems, debt, housing, and mental wellbeing. Find out more here.
New COVID-19 hotspots have been declared in Bodmin, Falmouth, Saltash and Penzance, in addition to Truro and Newquay. Take care, and spread the word not the virus!
People who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable are once again being advised to shield. The rules are not quite the same as in Lockdown 1 – find out what’s new here.
Various covid-related news: covid-testing, and the impact on children and young people, people with disabilities, health, and the economy.
COVID update for the voluntary sector – what do the new rules mean for us?
Healthwatch Cornwall has published two reports, looking at the public’s experiences of health and social care during the pandemic, and co-production and public engagement. Interesting reading!
The updated guidance for people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (the new ‘Shielding’) can be found here. Make sure you know the new guidance, if you or people you work with, will be affected.
Could your organisation benefit from donated toiletries? If so, find out more here about Toiletries Amnesty, an organisation linking support organisations with those who have toiletries to donate.
Winter Workforce Wellbeing – tips to make working from home work for you.
Lockdown 2 update – charity sector support, facemasks, care homes, prisons and probation, and supporting your local COVID-safe high street.
It’s Alcohol Awareness Week this week, and these are the main messages Safer Cornwall is sharing – around mental health and alcohol. Watch out for their social media all week, and please share.
People with learning disabilities and autism are one of the high risk groups for flu. So they, and their carers, are eligible for free flu jabs. Spread the word. #StayWellThisWinter
Cornwall Council has announced the recipients of their Suicide Prevention Innovation Grants – find out which organisations and projects will be benefiting.
Help make sure the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly ‘Think NHS 111 First’ campaign doesn’t impact anyone adversely
If your charity works with disadvantaged groups, the ‘Think NHS 111 First’ campaign needs you to check their plans, and ensure those people are not disadvantaged, as they plan to reduce unnecessary hospital visits this winter.
The latest COVID-19 changes, and information about people who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, plus Cornwall Council and Volunteer Cornwall support available.
Reports around the impact of COVID-19 – food banks, higher risk for health workers, but not parents, impact on mental health, front line workers, BAME groups and children, and a rise in stillbirths.
Free school meals alternatives from local restaurants and cafes, plus the difference between flu and COVID-19, and the risk factors associated with ‘long COVID’, which affects up to 10% of those who catch the virus.