31
Jul

NW England Lockdown

NW England Lock Down – what you can and can’t do

NW England Lock Down  – what you can and can’t do An outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has been identified in parts of Greater Manchester, East Lancashire, and West Yorkshire. The government and relevant local authorities are acting together to control the spread of the virus. As of today, if...

30
Jul

Healthwatch

CQC & Healthwatch launches ‘Because we all care’ campaign

CQC & Healthwatch England Launch ‘Because we all care’ Campaign The Care Quality Commission and Healthwatch England, launched the Because we all care’ campaign, this month.  The two organisations have joined forces with other health and care partners to call upon everyone who accesses services to help shape future health...

29
Jul

Summer Games 2022

Liverpool Council unable to host SOGB’s 2022 Summer Games

Liverpool City Council has announced today it will be unable to host a rescheduled Special Olympics GB (SOGB) National Summer Games in 2022. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the decision to postpone the 2021 games was made in late May.  Having explored all the options for the Games to...

29
Jul

Better Health Campaign Launched By Public Health England

  On Monday 27th July, Public Health England launched a major new adult health campaign. The Better Health Campaign aims at supporting individuals on their weight loss journey. Later it will also provide advice and support for quitting smoking, drinking less, and looking after one’s mental health. COVID-19 has...

08
May

Chelson Meadow

Plymouth City Council to re-open Chelson Meadow

Plymouth City Council to re-open Chelson Meadow Recycling Centre Plymouth City Council plans to reopen the Chelson Meadow recycling centre on Wednesday 13th May. The centre will only be accepting garden waste (not soil), electrical equipment, and bagged household waste. The following items will NOT be taken: Antifreeze, asbestos...

04
May

Derriford Hospital

Derriford  Hospital Autism Service offers Alert service

Derriford  Hospital Autism Service offers Alert service Derriford Hospital’s Autism Service launched in 2019. Currently, Derriford Hospital is the only acute hospital offering a specialist service for people with higher-functioning autism. The service aims to improve access to the hospital for people who have autism. This will potentially limit...

29
Apr

Bereaved Families to receive £60K

Bereaved families of front line health & care staff to get £60,000

Bereaved families of front line health & care staff to get £60,000 Bereaved families of health & care workers on the frontline will benefit from a new life assurance scheme. Families of eligible frontline workers who die from coronavirus in the course of their work will receive a £60,000...

26
Apr

Healthy Start Scheme

Healthy Start Scheme offers Plymouth families support

Plymouth Families encouraged to check eligibility for Healthy Start Scheme Families in Plymouth are being encouraged to check their eligibility for the government’s Healthy Start Scheme. Many families’ financial circumstances have changed significantly due to COVID-19. Healthy Start offers vouchers to low-income families can use them to buy fruit,...

23
Apr

Wellbeing

Looking after your health & wellbeing whilst at home

Looking after your health & wellbeing whilst at home We are all adjusting to a new, rather strange, way of life. This can be a risk to our mental wellbeing. Here are some practical tips on how you can look after your health & wellbeing. Six tips to help...

21
Apr

Testing

CQC Books Testing Appointments For Nearly 12,500 Care Staff

CQC Books Testing Appointments For Nearly 12,500 Care Staff The CQC has been contacting care providers. They have been inviting care staff, who are self-isolating with COVID-19 symptoms, to attend an appointment for testing. The tests will take place at one of the national drive-through test centres. Plymouth’s drive-through...

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