Month: May 2020

NHS Test and Trace: What You Need to Know

Now that Government is rolling out its Test and Trace programme, the Police has asked us to pass on the following information, as there are potentially fraudsters out there passing themselves off as people connected to the official government service who may attempt to get personal information out of people. The following information has been …

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Post Office makes access to cash products available faster to help those who are self isolating

Post Office is making two of its products – ‘Payout Now’ and ‘Fast PACE’ (a pre-authorised cheque encashment service) available to all UK’s banks, building societies and credit unions so they can be offered to any of their customers who are most in need of access to cash simply and speedily during this national emergency. …

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New Text Service to Help Those Suffering From Anxiety, Stress, etc

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. The service takes people …

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week is taking place from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020. The theme for 2020 is ‘kindness’. Mental Health Awareness Week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for all.  …

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Emergency Services Live Update on YouTube, Tuesday 19 May

Leaders of North Yorkshire’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic will give an update on the work they are doing, and take questions from residents and businesses, in a live broadcast, tomorrow, Tuesday 19 May, at 1300.North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan will lead the live update and will be joined by: Chief …

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Tradespeople and Businesses Open Now, Working Under Covid-19 Restrictions

A new free to use Buy Local On Line Directory enables North Yorkshire businesses and tradespeople who can work under Covid-19 restrictions to share what they offer with people who need their services.  It can help you find businesses and tradespeople open for business during the COVID-19 restrictions. Click on the link below to search …

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Dementia Action Week

Do you know someone who suffers with dementia? Perhaps you are a carer for such a person or your role brings you into contact with sufferers? This week is Dementia Action Week and to raise awareness of their helpline local charity Dementia Forward have produced a video to get their message across about the work …

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Resources to Help with School Readiness and Home Education

There is a lot of uncertainty around at the moment about when schools will reopen, but school places for the next academic year have recently been notified, and families will be thinking of September, if their children are starting primary or secondary school this year. So school readiness is back on the agenda and the …

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