Tag Archives: Covid-19

Mutual Aid Groups & COVID-19 Newsletter Issue 1, May 2021

As part of the project ‘Facilitating the public response to COVID-19 by harnessing group processes’, funded by the ESRC (Ref ES/V005383/1), we have been researching mutual aid and community support groups in the UK. This research involves interviews with coordinators/organisers … Continue reading

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Positive news for Shropshire as COVID-19 cases continue to fall

During the seven-day period between 14-20 May 2021: 21 new cases reported That is a 32% decrease on the previous week The seven-day infection rate for Shropshire was 6.5 per 100,000 It was 15.4 for the West Midlands and 22.4 … Continue reading

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NHS News: Covid-19 Young Adults Survey and the NHS Big Tea

Covid-19 vaccine survey for young adults Young adults between 18 and 29 are being invited to participate in a survey led by the NHS and Public Health teams in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. The survey is designed to understand more … Continue reading

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Volunteer resource from Covid-19 must be permanently embedded, says report

The volunteer resource available during Covid-19 must be permanently embedded into the NHS and social care, says a new report. This will help to deliver on proposed government health care reforms and achieve better outcomes for communities, it adds. Volunteering, … Continue reading

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Vaccination service update

As you will have seen or heard on the news there are supply issues with the Oxford-Astra Zeneca vaccine. To accommodate for this reduction in vaccine supply, from Thursday 1 April for a period of 3-4 weeks we are making … Continue reading

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Shropshire businesses offered the chance to deliver rapid testing

More businesses in Shropshire are being offered the opportunity to take part in a programme of rapid testing for COVID-19 for their staff. The initiative is part of the council’s plans to increase the amount of testing across the county … Continue reading

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Volunteers needed to join the battle to beat Covid

Local organisations have joined forces to call on local people across Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin to be a part of history by giving the gift of their time to help in the county’s fight against Covid. Shropshire Rural Communities Charity … Continue reading

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Community Life COVID-19 Re-contact Survey results published

DCMS has published the findings from the Community Life COVID-19 Re-contact Survey 2020. Findings from this survey cover public beliefs and behaviours related to social cohesion, charitable giving, volunteering, wellbeing and loneliness for adults (aged 16+) in England during March to July … Continue reading

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Winter Support Service **now live**

Wellbeing and Independence Shropshire (WIPS) Winter Support Service Shropshire Council, in partnership with its health colleagues has commissioned a Winter Support Service that will work with vulnerable, and potentially vulnerable Shropshire residents. The service will support people to avoid a health and care crisis situation … Continue reading

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Office for Civil Society update

Coronavirus Community Support Fund awarded to 8,250 charities Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden today confirmed that the Coronavirus Community Support Fund (CCSF) has been fully allocated, with 8,250 small and medium organisations receiving grants. The money has helped a wide range … Continue reading

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