Tag Archives: Covid-19

New report from The King’s Fund and the Health Foundation

The King’s Fund, supported by the Health Foundation, has been studying the local response to and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  They have published their findings in Directors of public health and the Covid-19 pandemic ‘A year like no other’. … Continue reading

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Financial support for Shropshire residents during Covid

Shropshire Council would like to remind individuals and organisations who support them the current financial support that is available : Financial Support During Isolation If someone is told by NHS Test and Trace Service that they must self-isolate and stay … Continue reading

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Important Reminders

Climate Change Events for the VCS and Town and Parish Councils Two online Climate Change events have been specifically designed for Shropshire VCS Assembly Members and members of the Shropshire Association of Local Councils (SALC). Find the flyer here: Climate Action Workshops … Continue reading

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Grants for vulnerable residents

Grant help for Shropshire’s residents Shropshire Council has cash grants available to anyone who is struggling financially, it is not necessary for benefits to be in payment and each case will be considered on its own merits. Help is needed to … Continue reading

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Discretionary Test and Trace self-isolation payments: Changes

Shropshire Council has worked to make changes to the £500 discretionary test and trace self-isolation payments for applicants suffering financial hardship. The discretionary payment provides support for people who don’t meet the main national scheme’s criteria. It is hoped the … Continue reading

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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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