Month: October 2021

Drug and alcohol recovery service, locally based for residents of North Yorkshire

In some countries, studies have been appearing recently uncovering the problem of “pandemic drinking” where people drink to cope with the boredom (during lockdowns, etc) and the stress of COVID. The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK estimated that in June 2020, more than 8.4 million people in England were drinking at higher-risk levels, …

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News about television interruption in our area

Many residents across the County have been without television since 10 August, due to a significant fire at Bilsdale Transmitter.  NYCC have been working with Arqiva, the owner and operator of the mast to re-start transmission as soon as possible, to improve their communication with affected residents, to provide additional support to vulnerable people, and …

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Beware of COVID Pass fraud

Criminals are using the NHS COVID Pass as a way to target the public by convincing them to hand over money, financial details and personal information. They are sending imitation text messages, emails and making phone calls pretending to be from the NHS, and offering fake vaccination certificates for sale online and through social media …

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Citizens Advice helpline for support with benefits and other money matters

A reminder, as the Universal Credit uplift is due to end, that people in North Yorkshire can call this Citizens Advice helpline for support with benefit entitlement, claims and appeals, accessing other income such as charitable and statutory grants, managing your money and making it go further or help with debts. Call 0300 3031 598 Monday to Friday 9am to …

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