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NHS still open for business

Things are strange at the moment because of #COVID19, but remember the NHS is still #OpenForBusiness. You must still contact your GP or the 111 service if you need medical help, or 999 in emergencies, and to go to hospital if you are told to. #HelpUsHelpYou #InItTogether Read the Twitter post here

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My Hero is You! Story book to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

A new story book that aims to help children understand and come to terms with COVID-19 has been produced by a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector, including the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Federation of Red Cross… Continue reading My Hero is You! Story book to help children and young people cope with COVID-19

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Guidance to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities

This document provides a summary of the main guidance produced to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and to manage the impact of shielding and social distancing. It is intended to be an ‘easy access’ document for a range of organisations in local areas who support vulnerable people, groups… Continue reading Guidance to help vulnerable individuals, groups and communities

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ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service for children, young people and families

Healthy Futures Calderdale has introduced a new way for school-aged children and young people and families to access advice and support about any physical health or emotional wellbeing   Access ChatHealth: https://chathealth.nhs.uk ChatHealth is an NHS-approved secure and confidential text messaging service. To access ChatHealth, TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to… Continue reading ChatHealth, a confidential text messaging service for children, young people and families

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Covid-19 guidance for extremely vulnerable translated in other languages.

You can find guidance on shielding and protecting those defined as extremely vulnerable on medical grounds from COVID-19 on the Gov.uk website. This advice is currently provided translated in some foreign languages  (Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Urdu, Welsh). The direct link is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19 This guidance is for people who… Continue reading Covid-19 guidance for extremely vulnerable translated in other languages.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert 15.05.2020

This weekly alert outlines trending fraud patterns during the current COVID-19 pandemic and what we can do to stay protected. West Yorkshire Trading Standards News Alert issue 5 15.05.2020 Outline of trending scams: Young mums facebook accounts cloned and contacts approached to ask for financial support Fraudulent Citizens Advice calls claiming to write off 70%… Continue reading West Yorkshire Trading Standards Newsletter Scam Alert 15.05.2020

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Noah’s Ark counselling services are now available online

Noah's Ark Centre have now successfully transitioned all their counselling services to online formats. Due to the Coronavirus lockdown, the centre had suspended all their face-to-face consultation. Since Monday the 11th of May 2020, they have been able to offer help and support online via videochat or over the phone. Read the following excerpt from… Continue reading Noah’s Ark counselling services are now available online