Childcare provision in Flintshire during Easter school holidays
Childcare provision in Flintshire will continue during the Easter school holidays – including Bank Holidays – for childcare for key workers and vulnerable learners.The Council will continue to operate the “hub” system of strategically located primary, secondary and special school hubs, close to major traffic routes in both urban and rural areas.Read more….
An appeal from the Welsh Blood Service
An appeal from @WelshBlood – travelling to donate blood is classed as essential travel.We wouldn’t be able to continue to save and improve lives without you.Book here to donate at Theatr Clwyd, Mold on 15th, 16th or 17th April.
Sunday trading rules to be relaxed in Flintshire
To assist food stores in Flintshire provide essential provisions for local key workers, the vulnerable and the wider community enforcement of Sunday Trading legislation has been suspended for the course of the current emergency situation. Read more….
Overwhelming response to call for support
from the Welsh Ambulance Service
More than 1,500 members of the public stepped forward within 24 hours to respond to a call for volunteers and temporary roles with the Welsh Ambulance Service as it manages its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Individuals from across Wales, including past and retired staff, have registered their interest in a variety of roles across the service following an appeal by the Trust.Read more….
AVOW Community Support Pathway
As the situation has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, AVOW have put together a Community Support Pathway to ensure that individuals can get in touch with the right people at the right time.Read more….
Hidden PPE Wrexham Initiative
This is a joint initiative between Business, Voluntary Sector and Wrexham County Borough Council.Operation Hidden Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is an initiative across Wrexham County Borough to identify and source any additional PPE in a variety of settings.Read more….
Additional 250 beds for COVID-19 patients at Deeside Leisure Centre
Deeside Leisure Centre will be the third location of a temporary hospital to treat North Wales residents with symptoms of COVID-19.Around 250 additional beds will be made available to the NHS as part of the multi-agency partnership between BCUHB, Flintshire County Council, Aura Leisure and Libraries and Wrexham County Borough Council.The third temporary hospital brings the total number of beds to be made available in North Wales to around 850.Read more…….
National Telephone Befriending Services Available
Below is a link to services providing telephone befriending for people experiencing isolation.Self-isolation may mean that some citizens will get no interaction at all.These services can provide telephone befriending for these people, ensuring some human interaction.
Telephone Befriending Services Available
How Coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting you?
Survey with Health Wise Wales
Health Wise Wales is supporting a project led by researchers at Cardiff Metropolitan and Cardiff University to find out about the experiences of people living in the UK during the Coronavirus pandemic.The researchers are keen to hear what members of the public think, feel, and are doing during this time.As well as understanding the full impact this has had on people’s daily lives they welcome your opinions on the Government and health services response to the pandemic.
This important online survey which is open to anyone aged 18 years and over who is currently living in the UK.Taking part in this study is completely voluntary.If you decide to take part, you will be asked to fill in an online questionnaire that takes about 20 to 30 minutes to complete.
Please click on this link to find out more and to access the survey.
Please note that as this is an external study it is only available in English.
For more information, contact Health Wise Wales by phone 0800 172 172 or email email@example.com.
Support for young people in Wrexham County Borough
Please follow the link below for information compiled from the Young Wrexham website.
Support for young people in Wrexham County Borough
Online Isolation Notes – https://avow.org/2020/03/27/online-isolation-notes/
Open Message to All – https://avow.org/2020/03/25/open-message-to-all-voluntary-and-community-response-to-coronavirus-from-avow/
AVOW – https://avow.org/2020/03/30/avow-briefing-monday-30th-march-2020/
Pet Support Supplies – https://avow.org/2020/03/31/pet-support/
Funding Available – https://avow.org/category/grants/
Welsh Prescription Delivery Service: Volunteers wanted
As you probably know, Welsh Government have been developing proposals for the Welsh Prescription Delivery Service and are working with Volunteering Wales and the CVCs to draw upon the many people across Wales who have volunteered their support.
In the coming days, they will be starting the pre-screening process and are now asking for prospective volunteers to register their interest on the Volunteer Wales website at this link: https://volunteering-wales.net/vk/volunteers/index-covid.htm
This will allow the team to invite those that would like to assist, whilst achieving the volume of participants needed to make the initiative work, through a single portal and supported by an established national architecture.
Please could you pass this message on to any volunteer groups/volunteers who you have links with.
COVID-19 related updates from Citizens Advice Flintshire
Welcome to the latest update from Citizens Advice Flintshire.
We have currently stopped all work unless customers have no heat, hot water or there is a life risk and our freephone line is still open for advice and referrals. We are continuing to process Nest applications up to the point of referral or point of income assessment check for health eligible customers so when this is over we will have a pot of customers that will progress immediately.
We are continuing to deliver advice/signposting and are increasing our scope of advice to whatever is practical to support customers at this time and/or adapt our advice depending on different partner circumstances.
If you have any new signposts or know of any schemes you think would benefit customers please let us know so we can keep our advisors briefed.
NEST Partnership Development Manager / Rheolwr Datblygiad Partneriaeth NYTH
Direct / Llinell Uniongyrchol – 07903 443655
Nest Advice Line / Llinell Cynghorion: 0808 808 2244
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