Health, care and wellbeing support & services during the Covid-19 pandemic

Healthwatch Shropshire wants to know how the current pandemic is affecting people in Shropshire, their well-being, how they are finding useful information, how they are being supported, what helps them cope and how their experience of health and social care has been affected. They are trying to establish what is working well, where the gapsContinue reading “Health, care and wellbeing support & services during the Covid-19 pandemic”

Purchasing food for those who do not have access to cash

Shropshire Council now have a system in place to purchase food for those people who are self-isolating and cannot purchase supplies over the phone using a debit or credit card and cannot access cash. They can make orders on behalf of a customer over the phone with a Shropshire Council purchasing card and arrange forContinue reading “Purchasing food for those who do not have access to cash”

COVID-19: Services still available for urgent and emergency care

3 March 2020 Help for patients requiring urgent and emergency care is still available across Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin while health experts deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Although the advice for most people remains ‘Stay at Home’, medical care is still available through GP surgeries and the Emergency Departments at theContinue reading “COVID-19: Services still available for urgent and emergency care”

COVID-19: A message from the PCC

COVID-19: Working together to beat the virus The Coronavirus is a concern for us all across West Mercia and during these uncertain times we must work together to ease the situation. We all have our part to play and there are many ways to offer support to our communities’ most vulnerable whilst ensuring personal safety.Continue reading “COVID-19: A message from the PCC”

West Mercia PCC Road Safety Strategy

The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner is launching hi draft Road Safety Strategy for consultation. This strategy has three key themes: Reducing Casualties through Prevention; Effective Enforcement; and Offender Rehabilitation and Victim Support. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete. The survey can be found through this link https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90214147/Road-Safety-Strategy-Consultation The consultation willContinue reading “West Mercia PCC Road Safety Strategy”

LET THERE BE LIGHT IN WHITTINGTON THIS CHRISTMAS

Thanks to the hard work and generosity of members of the Whittington community, local businesses and organisations, Whittington residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a light display this Christmas. The Parish Council were devastated when they were told by their lighting contractor last Friday that the Christmas Tree lights on the Green hasContinue reading “LET THERE BE LIGHT IN WHITTINGTON THIS CHRISTMAS”

What to do when your GP Practice is closed this Christmas and New Year

Local NHS health professionals are advising residents where to go to get medical help and advice when their GP practice is closed this festive period. Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are reminding people that although GP practices will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, there areContinue reading “What to do when your GP Practice is closed this Christmas and New Year”

Community Speed Watch – Become a Volunteer

Community Speed Watch schemes are coordinated by the police but managed and run by volunteers in the community. The scheme enables local people to take an active role in road safety and help to make their community safer. If you would like to find out more and are interested in becoming a volunteer with theContinue reading “Community Speed Watch – Become a Volunteer”

Help us find caring superstars in North Shropshire

Information published on behalf of ‘Community Catalysts’ My name is Chris and I run a new project just for North Shropshire which aims to increase the choice and quality of care available to our older and disabled neighbours. We need your help to find those amazinglocal people in North Shorpshire who could provide great qualityContinue reading “Help us find caring superstars in North Shropshire”