Month: March 2021

NHS 111 Phone Service: The best way to get urgent care when you need it

If you need urgent care, then the best way to receive the most appropriate service, in a safe and timely way, is to contact 111. Your NHS 111 advisor or clinician will be able to assess you on the phone and, if needed can direct you to or book an appointment with a GP, pharmacist, …

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How to stay on top of Safeguarding: NHS England Safeguarding app

Many of us have been acting as volunteers in the current COVID crisis and helping neighbours and residents in our own communities. This app, described below, may act as a useful resource if you every have safeguarding concerns regarding members of your local community. The NHS Safeguarding app has been developed to act as a …

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Stepping Up for Harrogate Hospital & Community Charity (HHCC)

Across the district, many people are wanting to support our local hospital and the amazing work they are doing in the COVID crisis. Here is a way you can help. Harrogate Hospital and Community Charity (HHCC) are challenging you to collectively step across their footprint, covering 405 miles, to raise  funds to benefit patients, staff …

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Nidderdale Census Support Service–now also open on Census Day, 21st March

We are proud to be the only Census Support Service in Harrogate District and are already offering lots of help and support, as well as COVID-safe face-to-face appointments at our hub in Pateley Bridge, to help people fill in their form online. The period that the Census runs from is 1st March-4th May, and Census …

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Village halls to remain closed until 17th May

Contrary to the government’s announcement on 22 February, village halls will not be able to reopen after Easter, except for a small number of permitted activities. They will instead have to wait until 17 May before they can be hired out for many functions including exercise classes, coffee mornings, performances and celebrations.  National charity ACRE …

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Nidderdale playing its part in the national vaccination effort

The vaccination sites in Harrogate and Ripon have been keeping us all at Nidderdale Plus very busy, whether it is transporting people to their appointments, or providing teams of volunteers to help with marshalling at the site. Volunteer marshals We put out a survey, recruiting people to help at the vaccination centres, through our COVID …

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