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Covid help available

By Wendy Richards Stoke St Milborough Parish Council

Monday, 15 June 2020

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For non-medical support and enquires call direct Covid-19 Helpline 0345 6789028 or email customerfirst@shropshire.gov.uk. On the Shropshire Council website, there is a wide range of information available. Find the full range of information through this link: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information-for-the-public/

‘If you See Something Say Something’ - new podcasts launched to help identify safeguarding concerns for adults and children during Covid-19

Two new training podcasts have been launched to help people identify and act on any safeguarding concerns they may have about an adult or a child during the pandemic.View the podcasts at: https://youtu.be/nsAab5e8240 and https://youtu.be/bQZsfsG5AtY

Worried about a child or an adult? If you believe a person in Shropshire to be at immediate risk of harm or in need of emergency medical attention call 999. If you are worried about a child or young person phone 0345 678 9021.If you are worried about an adult phone 0345 678 9044.

Specialist Coronavirus Assessment Vehicle

A specialist vehicle designed to deliver coronavirus assessments for patients at their homes has been launched by Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups. As part of a home visiting service available across the whole county, the vehicle has been customised to provide assessments to patients who are housebound or unable to travel and have either coronavirus symptoms or are living with someone with coronavirus symptoms. The purpose is to assess/triage people with coronavirus symptoms, helping to relieve pressure on local GP practices and hospitals, and to effectively manage the Covid-19 cases in the community. The service officially launched on Thursday, 11 June and is available for GP practices to book visits from Monday to Friday, 10am with a last visit at 4pm. The new initiative has been developed from the assessment centre model originally set up at the Shrewsbury Town Football Club and the Telford International Centre to assess patients for coronavirus and treat any other health conditions a patient may have. Tests for coronavirus will not take place at the Shrewsbury assessment centre or as part of the home visiting service.

Getting tested

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you can apply for a test straightaway. Find out more about getting tested here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/. People without internet access can order a test by phoning 119. If you get a positive test, NHS Test and Trace will contact you by text message, email or phone and ask you to share information about any close contacts you had just before or after you developed symptoms. If you are told by NHS Test and Trace you have been exposed to an infected person, you must self-isolate for 14 days. Find out more about NHS Test and Trace here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works

Activage

ACTIVAGE is an EU-funded scheme led by Samsung. The project is being trialled in Shropshire in partnership with Shropshire Council, and aims to see how everyday technology such as smart watches, smart phones and sensors can be used or adapted to support the health and social care needs of vulnerable people. People over the age of 55 who live in Shropshire and have a broadband connection are invited to apply. Those who care for people who fit this criterion can also apply on behalf of the person they care for. Those involved will receive a technology package worth over £600 that can help support people to stay independent, safe and active for longer, especially if their carers or family aren’t close by. This includes a free Samsung watch and smartphone which will be posted to individuals. Also included in the tech package are home sensors but due to the COVID-19 crisis, these will be issued later as they require installation. There is no cost to take part in this initiative and what’s great is that you get to keep all the equipment when you complete the scheme. For more information or to express your interest, whether for yourself or on behalf of someone else, please check details on the the ACTIVAGE website or contact support@activageshropshire.co.uk

Contact Information

Wendy Richards

  • 07813271274
  • 01584823678

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