Northumberland has now – along with the rest of the country – moved into national lockdown from 6th January 2021. Stay at home.
For more information on what this means see the Gov.UK website.
NHS OFFICIAL COVID 19 NORTHUMBERLAND MENTAL HEALTH PRIMARY CARE SUPPORT
– Updated 27th November 2020
Very useful information on the full range of support services available with details of the services, and contact numbers etc.
Click on this link to access PDF copy of information.Link to PDF copy of information.
Northumbria Police have notified us on 5th January 2021 of the following scam;
If you receive a call like this, do not transfer any money, give any personal details, or purchase any type of vouchers.Ask for an incident number and hang up. When you are sure the line is cleared, check this with us by calling 101 or using our online reporting tool.Remember, your bank and the police will never:
• Ask you to transfer money out of your account
• Ask you to withdraw money to hand over to them for safe-keeping
• Send someone to your home to collect cash, PINs, cards, vouchers or cheque books
• Phone and ask you for your full PIN or full banking passwordYou can report suspected fraudsters to Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040, or online here https://www.actionfraud.
If you are in critical need or know someone who is, Alnwick Food Bank may be able to help provide food.
Telephone: Northumberland Adviceline (Citizens Advice) 03444 – 111-444 (Mon-Fri 10-4pm)
If you have food that you want to donate to the foodbank, please take it to one of the collection points in the area such as at Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, or the Co-Op.
Some highly vulnerable residents are received Government food parcels on a regular basis and have queried about how to cancel these as they have other shopping arrangements in place. We have been sent the following information from NCC Communities Together.
If you have been receiving a weekly government food parcel but no longer require it, please do the following.
How to stop the weekly government food parcels (information provided by Alnwick Medical Group):
Go online to GOV.UK website where you registered as shielded.
- Go to the question
Do you have a way of getting essential supplies delivered at the moment?
- You previously answered “no” to this question as you did not have a way of receiving food. If you can now get a delivery slot or you have a volunteer doing your shopping, please now reply “yes” to this question. You will then be removed from the Government distribution list. Deregistering will not affect your supermarket priority status.
If someone refuses the parcel when delivered it will cancel it. They will then be removed from the Government distribution list. Deregistering will not affect their supermarket priority status.
Call 0800 028 8327
Please have your NHS number with you when you call. This will at the top of the letter you have received letting you know you are clinically extremely vulnerable.
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Get people to come forward if they have concerns. The earlier cancer is detected the better the outcome. This is really important.
For more advice : on Cancer https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cancer/symptoms/
Aging Well in Northumberland – Call Companions
Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) have suspended their regular social gatherings and have created a new service for older people called ‘Call Companions’.
A trained volunteer calls the same older person between two and four times a month at a mutually agreed time for an informal chat. Calls last for around 30 minutes. The programme is aimed at people who are; 75 or older, living alone with little or no contact with family or friends, struggling to leave their house in normal times.
If you know anyone who would benefit from call companions, please refer them using the simple online form. Don’t forget to get the older person’s consent first. You can find the form on the Re-engage website at https://www.reengage.org.uk/refer/
Page updated: 12th July 2020