Covid-19. Get the Facts

There’s lots of misleading information circulating about #Covid-19 & you might wonder what’s true and what is not. Our campaign ‘Covid 19. Get the Facts’ provides #trusted, professionally sourced information about some of the main issues you might have questions about. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit https://crowd.in/wKjxTP

Your coronavirus vaccination questions answered

You can’t catch Covid-19 from the vaccination. It doesn’t contain the live virus and cannot give you COVID-19 infection. It is possible to have caught COVID before your appointment however and not realised you have symptoms until you have been vaccinated. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit https://crowd.in/64Bsz9

Download the NHS Covid-19 app and help save lives

Over 21 million people have already downloaded the NHS COVID-19 app. Join them to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives. App Store: https://apps.apple.com/gb/app/nhs-covid-19/id1520427663 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details…

COVID-19 Vaccine- Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 Vaccination FAQs from Joined Up Care Derbyshire  Find the answers to all your questions here: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine/covid-vaccine-faqs?fbclid=IwAR31L03xOo9bYm2nm7LPbXc9wZCujnL6AONtWqCBzbalWOrJ9aOUGCN7ihU

What’s in the vaccination? Key terms explained

When it comes to vaccines, there are three words you may have heard: pathogen, antigen, and antibody. Learn and share what they mean in 35 seconds:

Take a look at the High Peak’s new testing site

The High Peak’s new walk-in coronavirus testing site is open and the message to the community is to use it. Open 7 days a week, 9am to 7pm and for people without coronavirus symptoms. For more information, a tour of the testing site and some excellent advice, watch the clip below: https://www.questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/high-peak-community-encouraged-to-get-covid-test-at-walk-in-site/?fbclid=IwAR0-QegjkFb6mcshpYN91A8x-hcJwBJECbFH-ZxJqmJkEpvrB6WWtgeijEY

Please note this update from Stewart Medical Centre on 23rd February

Please be aware that due to unforeseen staff absence, as well as additional vaccine clinics, we are particularly short of routine appointments this week. Today (Tuesday 23rd February) we will be able to offer urgent appointments only. If you are unwell and need urgent treatment please call us as normal. For non urgent issues, please…

***FREE return transport to your local vaccination centre***

***FREE return transport to your local vaccination centre*** Free return transport to your local vaccination centre is available to ANYONE over 18 years of age. Please call the Buxton office on 01298 23970 if you live in the High Peak. Or call 01335 344 700 if you live in the Derbyshire Dales Connex website

Psychological First Aid Training Available From PHE

Psychological First Aid Training from PHE Online training, developed by PHE, is now available for those supporting children and young people affected by coronavirus (COVID-19).

Buxton Medical Practice Request For Patience Re Vaccinations

Please do not call the Practice about where you are with regards to the Covid Vaccination or what is happening with the second vaccine. At present we are working to the Government guidance. This has not changed with the recent roadmap out of Lockdown, and cannot be sped up. Though we can understand the anxiety…

COVID TESTING now available in Buxton

Buxton’s Coronavirus Testing Centre is now Open! High Peak residents are being asked to come for a coronavirus test as part of Derbyshire County Council’s targeted community testing programme. The county council testing centre is at Pavilion Gardens (access from the promenade)on St John’s Road in Buxton, SK17 6BE. The opening times are 9am to…

Seek help from Chat Health

Find help near you: https://chathealth.nhs.uk/start-a-chat/?fbclid=IwAR1WIlM0ncgGzLl_CLuPsjvhZBUlW2QhafMTN_nhuvqqPcn712OWAKU3pxM Advice for Parents and Carers in Derby City – Organisation: Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust – Service: Derby City Children’s Services – For: Parents and carers of children and young people aged 0-19 in Derby City – Response Time: Within 24 hours, 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday (except bank holidays)  07507 327754

Update on shielding for the clinically extremely vulnerable

As more is learnt about Coronavirus and new variants guidance on who are clinically extremely vulnerable also changes. You can check this ‘shielded’ list as well as extra advice and guidance here – https://www.gov.uk/…/guidance-on-shielding-and… The latest update has been issues this week and if you have one or more of the conditions listed below you may…

Update on Buxton Vaccination Programme

The Covid vaccination programme is continuing at a rapid pace, with the first 4 priority groups being seen nationally as ‘completed’. If you are aged over 70 and have not yet had your vaccination please get in touch with us as soon as possible. Derbyshire has the second highest uptake in the country across the…

Find out if you can book a coronavirus vaccination

Despite what was said at Monday’s briefing, if you are 65+ you do NOT need to wait to be invited, you can book BOTH of your appointments on line, now. You can only use this service if any of the following apply: you are aged 65 and over you have previously received a letter saying…

Octagon Set Up For Covid 19 Testing From 17th February

Great work in the last 24hrs to set the Octagon up as a community testing centre for Covid 19. More information on the link below but headlines below. Walk up for a test Wear a face covering Use hand sanitiser Keep social distance with others Open 7 days 9am – 7pm Can I attend if…

Online Bookings for Vaccinations

If you fall into any of the following groups and have not had your first vaccination yet you can now book online – https://www.nhs.uk/…/coro…/book-coronavirus-vaccination/ you are aged 70 or over you have previously received a letter saying you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable) you are a frontline health or social care worker…

Self-isolation support and guidance

Emotional health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak It’s perfectly natural to feel anxious or lonely if you’re required to self-isolate .There’s plenty of support and guidance on our website to help you look after your emotional wellbeing. Take a look here https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/emotional-health-and-wellbeing/emotional-health-and-wellbeing.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0rPEe7w5M_HfHtB0_6hWDBOiVdOswjxdr7dKf3zsw4aBuLfIYgn69FNrw 

Mental Health Advice for Winter Lockdown

Elton John and Michael Caine in new Covid vaccine ad

False death figures go viral

Contrary to a viral Instagram post, there were 77,000 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 deaths in 2020 than there were in 2019.  Read here for more information.

Flu warning

Flu is a very serious illness but Covid-19 is even worse. People with #Covid-19 are six times more likely to need to go to hospital than those with flu and many people also face long term, serious health impacts as a result of contracting the virus. To get the facts, not fiction, about Covid-19 visit…

Viral Influencer Video Debunked by FullFact.Org

We were alerted to a viral influencer video that makes an astonishing number of false claims about Covid-19 and the pandemic. We’ve fact checked them one by one Read the fact check http://fullfact.org/…/viral-influencer-video-full-false…

Buxton Vaccination Centre Update

We’ve had a check in with Buxton Medical Practice today (09/02/2021) following the announcement last night that over 70’s can book their own vaccines now.  BMP have said it is expected that in Buxton all eligible* over 70’s will receive a text or phone call offering them a vaccine appointment for this Friday at Buxton’s…

Men, is it time to talk?…

MENTELL offers a safe, confidential space for you to do this. Every Monday 7-9 on zoom. We also like to get involved raising awareness within the community. Would you like a community pack?.. please contact community@mentell.org.uk. #supportingmeninyourcommunity

WHO busting some COVID-19 myths

WHO’s Dr Katherine O’Brien busts some COVID-19 vaccine myths related to infertility, DNA and composition of vaccines here.      

Vaccination Appointment Information

Here is what you should bring to your vaccination appointment For more information about what will happen at your appointment: https://bit.ly/3pNDzij

Ipsos Mori is Safe

A number of posts on social media claim that the name of market research company Ipsos MORI translates to ‘they die’ in Latin. A TikTok video being shared widely on Whatsapp warns people this means they will die if they get a Covid-19 test. Other claims on Facebook also warn about the company name.  …

Mental Wellbeing Support

It’s easier to look after our mental wellbeing with a plan. Get a plan with free tips and advice from Every Mind Matters. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/your-mind-plan-quiz  

Become a vaccination volunteer

Find your role with St John Ambulance vaccination volunteer programme here: https://vaccinationvolunteers.sja.org.uk/roles/?fbclid=IwAR36DrMiET3P_mqCsM9CwI100HAr_ZUqeHyMm1TxFp_idu2gv948nJexg_0

Domestic abuse support

Help is available for domestic abuse. Find support at gov.uk/domestic-abuse

Covid-19 vaccine myths busted

There is no evidence that nanoparticles in Covid-19 vaccines affect fertility read more here: https://fullfact.org/online/covid-vaccine-nanoparticles/?fbclid=IwAR1BwBhON_3Es-9-OKu9dFebXh-WGcmyJB6IgOMKkI2FeE2jnKt2ckRzVA8

How to Recognise a Vaccination Invitation

Invitations for Vaccinations: How to recognise a genuine invitation and spot scams Sadly there are several scam emails and text messages circulating which imitate invitations to book an appointment for a Covid-19 Vaccination. To help you spot a fake or scam message, please note the following: -Genuine Invitations will NEVER require you to input your…

WHO Vaccination Advice

This week’s Science in 5 gives you answers on following questions: -If you already got your COVID-19 vaccine, when the immunity kicks in and how long it lasts -Can you still catch COVID-19 and can you infect others -How long do you need to take precautions after vaccination

Try this Vaccine Queue Calculator!

Find it here: https://www.omnicalculator.com/health/vaccine-queue-uk?fbclid=IwAR3KML9326GOl7xP4LidmsSn7FecchCquj8L0kg8HSLIpuBJMUy3sOEdhrA

CAMHS – advice for promoting mental wellness in children and young people during lockdown

 

Make a Mind Plan with One You – Take the quiz

Your Mind Plan Answer the 5 questions in this interactive quiz to get top tips and advice for you Now tailored for the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Start quiz

Mentell – New member card

Together, we can make February a more positive month! ⁠ January is always hard to go through, especially with a national lockdown in place. ⁠ ⁠ If you want to improve your mental well-being, talk to Mentell ⁠ ⁠ Our Circles provide a safe and confidential space for men aged 18+ to talk free from advice…

COVID vaccine fraud alert

 The COVID-19 vaccine is free of charge on the NHS. We will never ask for: your bank account or card details your pin or banking password copies of personal documents to prove your identity such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips. For details on how you will be contacted by the NHS…

Derbyshire Vaccination Programme Information

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks. If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition which are…

How to protect yourself from Covid-19

Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose, or mouth so you should avoid touching your face in order to prevent the #COVID-19 virus from entering your body. -Healthwatch Derbsyhire

Stay healthy with Change4Life

Free resources from Change4Life to keep children happy and healthy during lockdown! Find interactive calendars and ideas for teachers of all primary school years https://campaignresources.phe.gov.uk/schools/topics/our-healthy-year/resources?utm_source=fb_ad&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=jan21_c4l_edcoms&utm_content=rainbowplate&fbclid=IwAR0ghPAio6w-jNzscX0a6KUo02xvOEZ8UJyK4VrkI6Hg6WF7PgAj1HCXnrM#subscribeModal

A Huge Thank You from Buxton’s Vaccination Centre!

A Huge Thank you to the many people who have supported and volunteered so far with the Covid Vaccination Centre here at Buxton Medical Practice, from us and our partners in the Covid vaccinations, Elmwood, Stewart and Hartington Medical Centres. These include all the Car Park Volunteers , who have been fantastic and kept he…

What to do after having the COVID-19 Vaccine

Even if you’ve had your COVID-19 vaccine, it’s important that you continue to follow national restrictions. We don’t yet know if the vaccine prevents transmission – you could potentially still carry and transmit the virus to other vulnerable people, even if you are protected. Find out more here

Derbyshire Carers Online Activities 

We are currently running alternative Support and Cuppa & Chat groups online.   All activities are for Unpaid Carers registered with Derbyshire Carers Association only.   For more information and to book a place please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email Katie.Matkin@derbyshirecarers.co.uk       A MONTHLY VIRTUAL MEMORY LOSS CARERS SUPPORT GROUP Our…

Vaccine Related Scams on the Increase

Important information about the booking link for covid-19 vaccination appointments – With an increase in vaccine-related scams, we understand patients look for ‘nhs.uk‘ links as a sign that they are legitimate but which may be a scam. When the NHS contacts you you will ONLY be asked for a date of birth when booking the…

COVID-19 Vaccination How to and Update

The NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme is underway Derbyshire’s hospitals and GP practices have begun vaccinating priority patients and staff against COVID-19. Priority is based on age and existing health risks. If you are in a priority group then you are at high risk of getting coronavirus, especially if you have a long-term condition which are…

Stories from the vaccination roll-out and COVID-19 front-line

Staff at Buxton for Youth – Bright Opportunities receive their vaccinations Buxton Mountain Rescue team help transport people to their vaccination appointment Avid followers of our callout posts on social media may have spotted that we usually finish with a comment relating to cleaning kit and the vehicles as part of our Covid-19 protocols. The…

WHO: Looking after your mental health working from home

If you’re working from home due to COVID-19, look after your mental health by: sticking to regular working hours taking breaks during the day to reduce stress and stay productive

NHS: Social distancing guidance after vaccination

If you’ve had the COVID-19 vaccine, it’s vital that you continue to follow social distancing guidance. Read the latest guidance here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/social-distancing/what-you-need-to-do/?fbclid=IwAR3slD8kxv-P_9o0fx_N0OARdwc1ydA_T70VESY4krCMP8CNH8rBfaMFJKg

Support from Derbyshire Careers Association

The lockdown will have brought about new challenges for carers, but Derbyshire Carers Association is still available to support you. They offer many different types of support including: – Information, advice and guidance on a range of Carer issues, including practical and emotional support – Befriending and counselling – Peer support with other Carers to…

Derbyshire Mental Health Helpline and Support Service

Mental health support is now available to Derbyshire residents of all ages through a new mental health helpline and support service. Call 0800 028 0077 – this is a freephone number and calls from landlines or mobiles should be free. The support line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. https://www.derbyshirehealthcareft.nhs.uk/getting-help/coronavirus-covid-19/mental-health-support-line?fbclid=IwAR3J-pR0JmHadRnmcm6nuSL6L3FtPYPO312dzUvnMkNuP185TfHAUv5JhhI

How to sign up to a Mentell online meeting

To sign up to one of our Circles all you have to do is click this link to register: https://www.mentell.org.uk/learn/online-circles ⁠ ⁠ We will always give you the option to speak to someone before attending, just in case you have any initial questions or queries. ⁠ ⁠ You will then have to confirm you are…

Allied Ahoy! Drivers Volunteer for Vaccine Support

We at Allied taxis would like to help with the current COVID crisis and as such we will be offering a FREE local taxi service for anyone aged over 70+ who is struggling or needs help to get to their appointment for their vaccination in Buxton.   This will be between the hours of 9am…

Zoom in on Mentell Mondays

MENTELL MONDAY.. 7-9. Sign up & join a zoom session today! men is it time to talk.. https://www.mentell.org.uk/

WHO How Not to Wear a Mask

How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don’ts    

The Guardian reports how the benefits of vaccine roll-out to be seen in weeks- but there is no room for complacency

First fruits of vaccine rollout ‘should be seen in weeks’ Experts agree that the impact of the jab will vary regionally and among different groups 0 A former nightclub has been turned into an NHS vaccination centre in St Albans, Hertfordshire. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters Analysts are involved in an urgent effort to gauge the impact of…

Vaccine or virus? Which is safer?

NHS Covid-19 vaccine information

The COVID-19 vaccines work by teaching your immune system how to defend itself against attack from the virus. Read more important information and FAQs here: nhs.uk/covidvaccine

Notice from Derbyshire LMC about the COVID vaccination programme

Practices are getting inundated with queries and complaints about the COVID vaccination programme. Please note, Practices do not control: 1) the vaccine supply chain- cancellations will happen if vaccine stocks don’t arrive. We are as frustrated about this as you are. 2) the priority groups i.e. the order of who can be vaccinated. We are…

Statement from Chris Whitty- HM Chief Medical Officer on National alert levels

Press release Statement from Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty on national alert levels Chief Medical Officer, Professor Chris Whitty writes about the UK’s battle with Covid-19. Department of Health and Social Care We have faced several grave moments during our battle against coronavirus. But right now, the country is perhaps facing the most serious…

Buxton’s first COVID Vaccination Hub

Buxton Medical Practice We are now able to invite the first wave of patients for a covid vaccination at the Buxton vaccination based here at Buxton Medical Practice. Patients will be contacted either by phone or text to book their appointment. It is vitally important that you wait for us to contact you for your…

Chris Hill Community Sports take to You Tube – take a look!

Check out their channel! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7TaKx0-LR90V8wvY3kOhdg?fbclid=IwAR0SCjROUsL9xUmimIjdNXeuhsu96nfOcWaVmlqtJuarHN-p16ooJvoa4ss  

Advice on the COVID vaccine and how to stay safe, protect the NHS and help prevent tighter restrictions

Joined Up Care Derbyshire website provides information about the COVID-19 vaccine, including frequently asked questions, information flyers and daily county vaccination programme updates. https://bit.ly/35iF53O Remember to still follow the “hands, face, space” rule even after receiving the vaccine. Visit their website: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19/covid-19-vaccine?fbclid=IwAR1WNwhrD5s0h1KhMZH7RLnTiCYf1rCfMBHcFM1P9PHzhu_EzB4BXEpBoUU

Free transport to your vaccine appointment

Morrisons issue new face covering rules

LGBTQI+ – come and join the conversation!

COVID Vaccination first priority groups explained

COVID Vaccination site volunteers wanted!

As COVID deaths reach the highest number since 21st April (the peak) we are within touching distance of the beginning of the end! Let’s bring it forward together! CAR PARK VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED for the COVID VACCINATION HUB in BUXTON Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th January (other future dates are yet to be…

COVID Vaccine Information – your questions answered.

CONNEX offer of transport to COVID vaccination appointments

If you’re offered an appointment for a covid test, but are worried about getting there – call Connex 01298 23970 – they will try to arrange a lift for you

Ideas for happiness and wellbeing during the pandemic!

MENTELL Monday 7-9, offers a safe, confidential space for men to talk/listen via zoom at present. If, as a community you would like some promo materials please inbox me.. it’s all about raising awareness or if you would like to volunteer https://www.mentell.org.uk/

Stewart Medical Centre being offering vaccines at the Buxton Vaccination Hub

Stewart Medical Centre We have now begun inviting the first wave of patients for a covid vaccination at the Buxton vaccination hub based at Buxton Medical Practice on Temple Road. Patients will be contacted either by phone or text to book their appointment. It is vitally important that you wait for us to contact you…

COVID vaccine information from Joined Up Care Derbyshire

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus. Who can get the COVID-19 vaccine The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus. At this time, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals to: some people aged 80 and over…

Need a lift to your COVID vaccination? Buxton Mountain Rescue… to the rescue!

Along with Kinder Mountain Rescue Team Buxton Mountain Rescue Team is on standby to help elderly members of the community get to Thornbrook Medical Centre for vaccinations against Covid-19. It is a unique task which attracted attention from Sky News who came to interview the team leaders this morning. You can see the story on…

Dealing with Dental Pain

You can get help with dental pain even if you don’t have a dentist. Get tips for managing pain at home here –  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/toothache/   Salt water (do not swallow salt water!) Boil kettle Dissolve tablespoon of salt in cup of hot water. Let cool to Luke Warm Gently Swish and Spit

Driving in the Snow – Advice

Mentell Advice – You don’t have to tell, we listen too

When we asked our members: What advice would you give to a new member who has hasn’t experienced an online circle yet? ⁠ ⁠ Here are a few of the responses: ⁠ ⁠ ‘My advice to new members would be if you have registered to join a circle despite your fears and concern please try…

NHS guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV)

Advice for people at high risk from coronavirus (shielding) If you’re at high risk (clinically extremely vulnerable) from coronavirus (COVID-19), you’re advised to take extra steps to protect yourself. Information:This advice is for people who have received a letter from the NHS or their GP saying they’re clinically extremely vulnerable. If you’re not sure if…

Be aware of scammers and vaccination message

Which? review hand sanitisers and provide efficacy results

Hand sanitiser gels sold online fail Which? tests Three of the 18 hand sanitisers tested didn’t contain enough alcohol to effectively kill the COVID-19 virus or other germs By Hannah Fox4 Dec 2020 Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare by email Independent Which? tests have revealed that some alcohol-based hand sanitisers contain a fraction of the…

Nurses and Doctors share how they are struggling to cope with the worsening COVID-19 crisis

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Tier 4- Stay at Home

Mental Health and winter lockdowns

Suicide and COVID-19 restrictions; find support here:

Make becoming a Dimentia Friend one of your New Years resolutions!

Dementia Friends

From Dementia Friends: Highlight #3: Today’s highlight has to be the words of wisdom you’ve shared with us over the last year. Your tips, ‘small wins’ and Dementia Friends actions inspire us every day.  

Avoid the Three C’s

There are certain places where COVID-19 spreads more easily:  Crowded places  Close-contact settings  Confined and enclosed spaces Avoid the  Cs.  

Mentell Circles Back Monday

If you struggled this Christmas, we encourage you to talk about it. ⁠ ⁠ Every man deserves the opportunity to talk about how they are feeling. ⁠ ⁠ We are back hosting our Circle on Monday 4th January, 7-9pm ⁠ ⁠ During our Circles we pass around a virtual ‘ball’ which allows each person to…

Alzheimer’s support with Talking Point

Recent Links to South Africa? Please Quarantine Now

If you have travelled to South Africa in the last two weeks, or been in contact with anyone who has, please isolate straight away. If you need help to do this please visit https://bsbs.helpnextdoor.co.uk/ and request help with shopping etc or food support. T Thank you. Find out more about the new ‘South African’ variant…

Travel Guidance and Christmas Bubbles

It is vital that we each take personal responsibility this Christmas to limit the spread of the virus and protect our loved ones, particularly if they are vulnerable. One in three people with coronavirus (COVID-19) have no symptoms and will be spreading it without realising it. So the safest way to celebrate Christmas this year is…

Mentell Monday – spaces still available

There are still seats available at our online Circle tomorrow night All you have to do is install Zoom if you haven’t got it already, then find a private space where you feel comfortable to talk. Please note there is no obligation to share. Whether you want to talk or simply listen to others, we…

Mentell Christmas Help

We are officially on the run up to Christmas! How are you feeling during this time of the year? When you are surrounded by so much joy, it can heighten anxiety and depression. It is easy to then fall into a guilty frame of mind. You then become very conscious of dampening the mood of…

Tier 3 and Christmas Bubbles

There will be no change to Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Leicestershire’s tier three allocations. It follows the latest government review of the three-tier system after officials met on Wednesday. The three counties were put into the most restrictive tier when the national lockdown ended earlier this month. It means pubs and restaurants in these areas will…

Sir Ian McKellen says he feels ‘euphoric’ after receiving coronavirus vaccine

One time Sir Ian McKellen is right to ignore his own advice to ‘Keep it secret, keep it safe’. We hope that his sharing news that he has received the covid 19 vaccine will encourage others to follow suit… The Lord of The Rings star, 81, was photographed having the jab, which was administered to him…

Stay warm this winter- here are some useful tips…

Monday evening MENTELL supportive mental health session for men

 Everyone’s road to find a mentally happy place is different. We understand that for some, one circle will enable them to make the necessary changes and for others a weekly talk will be really beneficial. Here at Mentell, we are completely FREE OF COMMITMENT. This is our fifth principe You will never be asked to…

NHS will contact you if you are eligible to be vaccinated

The first phase of the NHS Covid-19 vaccination programme has started. When it is the right time people will receive an invitation to come forward. For most people this will be a letter, either from their GP or the national NHS. Please do not contact the NHS to get an appointment until you get this…

Help out the High Peak Youth Forum

Working in Partnership, Derbyshire County Council and High Peak CVS are setting up a local Youth Forum to give young people the opportunity to voice their opinions of what is needed across the High Peak – click here for full details. The first forum meetings will take place on the 16th and 17th December To…

Buxton and the High Peak see the positive effects in new Covid cases through lockdown #2

University students urged to get a free test prior to returning home for Christmas

If your kids are coming home from uni, remind them to get a free coronavirus test before they head back. If the test is negative they should travel home between 3-9 Dec to avoid contracting the virus later and having to self-isolate for 14 days which may mean they can’t get home for Christmas. https://crowd.in/5CLDAe…

None-elite football information issued by the FA

UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDANCE ISSUED FOR ‘NON-ELITE’ FOOTBALL IN ENGLAND AFTER LOCKDOWN Tuesday 01 Dec 2020 Shares Expand Grassroots football can return from Wednesday 2 December, but the level varies from Tiers 1 to 3 We have today issued updated guidance for ‘non-elite’ football in England following confirmation from the UK Government that organised sports can…

Mentell’s Monday circle

We value our members and their feedback is very important to us… ⁠ ⁠ ‘Really enjoy the Monday night circles. It’s the perfect place to talk and realise I’m not alone’⁠ ⁠ Is it your time to talk? ⁠ ⁠ We host our FREE virtual Circle which is open every Monday 7-9pm. ⁠⁠ ⁠ https://www.mentell.org.uk

Samaritans – ‘We are always here’.

Monday Mentell Meeting

From Mentell: If you want to take part in our circle, see it as a helping hand ⁠ ⁠ You are simply joining a safe and supportive place where you can talk. ⁠ ⁠ Talking is something we do every day, whether it is to our manager, partner, parent or friend. ⁠ ⁠ The only…

The Harmony Project – support for homeless women and their children in Derbyshire

From Domestic Abuse Support in Derbyshire: Across Derbyshire there are various options for those who have no choice but to leave their homes and move into refuge accommodation as a result of abuse. We support victims of abuse to leave safely, and we offer support to help them move on to more secure, long-term accommodation.…

Update from Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre

I hope you haven’t all forgotten about us? I’m sure you have seen the news and seen High Peak will be placed in tier 3 when lockdown ends. This means the Gym and the Pool will be open on Wednesday 2nd December. Swimming lessons will also start on that day. Booking in for sessions will…

Healthwatch Derbyshire Experiences of Virtual Medical Appointments

During the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been a significant rise in the use of digital services in place of face to face services, such as telephone appointments, video consultations, text messaging and others. Virtual health appointments rely on patients having access to technology. Depending on the method of appointment this ranged from needing a telephone…

Blythe House Light Up a Life

If you’re doing you’re weekly shop in Morrison’s at Buxton this week, keep your eyes peeled for the Blythe House stall showcasing Light up a Life. You can also dedicate a light in memory of someone you love, online now: blythe-house-light-up-a-life

Derbyshire Carers Association invite you to a virtual coffee morning!

Derbyshire Carers Association Yesterday at 16:45  ·  Coffee and Chat Virtual Social group this Wednesday 25th November This is a relaxed social group that meets to have a friendly conversation and discussion around how we are coping and a chance to hear about the different hobbies, groups and activities we can get involved in. Pop the kettle on,…

Full Fact on COVID-19 death figures

  The Daily Mail’s chart of Covid-19 death figures doesn’t use the real numbers 23 NOVEMBER 2020 WHAT WAS CLAIMED Weekly death figures in late 2020 are barely higher than the maximum in the previous five years, once you adjust for population growth. OUR VERDICT This is false. The figures used assume a level of…

Be safe this Christmas with Derbyshire Fire and Rescue

Blythe House Hospice donations table is at Morrisons- please give generously!

Take a look at the CVS News!

http://www.highpeakcvs.org.uk/news.asp?ID=1475&fbclid=IwAR1KakyolUycYRJIX3goQxnc9S_Qo_hqYP5fgbqKu2WQ-b_TxH3VWY1kHmY

Mentell Monday – is it time to talk?

From Mentell: There was a time when men would talk to each other and it wouldn’t be ‘weird’ or ‘uncomfortable.’ ⁠ ⁠ It would be normal for men to express emotion ⁠ ⁠ We want to bring this act back to life which is why we host a virtual circle every MONDAY NIGHT ⁠ ⁠…

Hidden Disabilities – Lockdown Regulations

From Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme: As we continue to follow lockdown rules, here’s a reminder of what we can and cannot do in England under the current Covid regulations.

URGENT: ELMWOOD MEDICAL CENTRE – EMERGENCIES ONLY

URGENT MESSAGE We currently have no internet and therefore no access to computers/ records. Please bear with us. Please ONLY call if you need an URGENT appointment today This message will be updated as soon as the situation is resolved.

Flu jabs for the 50-60 year-olds

You will no doubt have heard in the media this morning, that those age 50-64 will be able to receive a flu vaccine from 1/12/20. General practices are learning this information at the same time as you via the same sources as you. Practices are doing all they can to prepare and source vaccines, they…

Have you Got it Covered?

Dean Wallace, Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health, has raised concerns about the number of people choosing not to wear a mask or wearing them incorrectly. He says covering up, along with regular hand-washing and social distancing, is one of the key things people can do to help stop the spread of coronavirus and has stepped…

Derbyshire Health Visiting Service – how to get in touch and what we are offering

Derbyshire Health Visiting Service  ·  *Getting help and support during COVID-19* Our Derbyshire health visiting team are continuing to deliver services during COVID-19; we are working through review visits and supporting our local families as quickly as possible. However, we are experiencing high volumes of call to our information line. We know that this is…

MENTELL – Safe and secure support for men every Monday evening

Every Monday evening, we host a digital circle 7-9pm.⁠ ⁠ Lockdown has stopped our ability to speak face to face; however, we will not let it stop you from talking and us from listening ⁠ We understand that speaking to a screen is not the same. This might trigger confidentiality worries; you might live in…

Debunking COVID conspiracy theories…

Get the facts: Vaccines 17 NOVEMBER 2020 The figure for a dose of a potential Covid-19 vaccine covers the cost of delivering the treatment GP practices are private companies that receive funding from a range of places. Read more… 16 NOVEMBER 2020 Ticketmaster won’t demand proof of a Covid-19 vaccine for concert entry The company…

Debunking Vaccine Misinformation

From Full Fact: “𝙒𝙚’𝙫𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙖 𝙝𝙪𝙜𝙚 𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙞𝙨𝙞𝙣𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 𝙘𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖 𝙬𝙞𝙙𝙚 𝙫𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙚𝙩𝙮 𝙤𝙛 𝙩𝙤𝙥𝙞𝙘𝙨.” Our Editor Tom Phillips spoke to Sky News about vaccine misinformation. And on our podcast tomorrow, we discuss vaccine hesitancy and debunk myths with the Director of the Vaccine Confidence Project. Subscribe for free ► podfollow.com/the-full-fact-podcast  

Service Dogs in an Emergency

If a service dog without a person approached you, it means the person is down and in need of help.

Hands, Face, Space – Reminder from HPBC

From High Peak Borough Council With the country now in lockdown 2.0 and cases of Covid-19 rising rapidly it’s more important than ever to make sure you follow the guidance in place – you may not think it will affect you but it WILL affect someone in your community. Remember Hands, Face, Space and only…

The Sunflower lanyard hidden disability scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme llt11ihS cNeovtpegomndcbfeherfd gugaltm s1ore4:S2d8  ·  The Sunflower Shopping experience Now that visits to the shops are limited and shopping for essentials takes on greater importance during the lockdown, we want to hear from people with a hidden disability about their shopping experiences. People with hidden disabilities may struggle to do things that other people…

Hathersage open-air swimming pool opening times

As it stands the pool will reopen on Thursday 3rd December – pending no further lockdown restrictions being imposed or extended. All tickets for 3rd December to New Years Day will go on sale on 20th November. We will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day but will be open all other days! So…

Taylor Made for caring – Susan Taylor donates masks she has made to local Secondary Schools

We’d just like to say a big shout out of thanks to Taylor Made in Chapel who have donated face masks to Buxton Community and Thomas Moore’s Schools this week to help the students carry on schooling safely. Thanks Suzy, you’re a star! xx You can visit her site and order beautiful masks of every…

What is a vaccine? Let the World Health Organisation explain!

How do vaccines work? Vaccines contain weakened non-dangerous parts of an antigen It’s enough that our body can learn to build the specific antibody This will prompt our immune system to respond & defeat the real antigen in the future More info bit.ly/3efxPJe

The UK Government is not to make COVID-19 vaccine mandatory

The government is not proposing to make a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory 11 NOVEMBER 2020 WHAT WAS CLAIMED A UK government document is circulating promoting mandatory Covid-19 vaccination. OUR VERDICT Evidence submitted to a parliamentary committee by four academics argues that the government may want to consider making a Covid-19 vaccine mandatory. This is not being…

Movember – help to have conversations about mental health difficulties

Lockdown. It’s tough. We’re isolated, apart from the people we care about. Now’s the time to check in with anyone who might be struggling. Phone them, message them, email…make sure they’re doing OK. It can be difficult to know what to say. That’s why we’ve put together resources to help you know how to reach…

Emotional wellbeing support

We know that this may be a difficult time for you and your family. If you’re concerned about a child or young person’s #mentalhealth, you can get free, confidential advice via phone, email or webchat from the Young Minds Parents Helpline: https://crowd.in/0NaoYV

MENTELL- 7 Principles

Studies show that winter weather has a negative effect on mental health.⁠ Our 7 key principles are: ⁠ Safety⁠ Confidentiality ⁠ Respect⁠ Free of Judgement ⁠ Free of Commitment ⁠ Free of Advice⁠ Free to Share or Listen⁠ ⁠ During this time people stay inside more and unconsciously detach from normal activities. This form of…

Mentell Zoom Meetings

From Mentell: What’s your number today? “On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being, I’m in a challenging place right now and 10 being I’m in a great place… Where are you at the moment?” What’s yours today? Is it time to talk? It’s Monday and we have space for you to join us.. Circle…

Visiting Care Home Residents During The Current Lockdown

From the Department of Health and Social Care: This week we published guidance on visiting loved ones in care homes during the #COVID19 national restrictions. Click to read the full guidance https://www.gov.uk/…/update-on-policies-for-visiting..

Blythe House Hospice care – there for you.

Following Saturday’s announcement about a second national lockdown, we want to promise that we are right here for anyone in our community who is affected by life-limiting illness or bereavement. Also those who are isolated, lonely, elderly or vulnerable. That includes Hospice at Home; advice and support via Zoom and telephone; counselling and bereavement sessions;…

Message from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health- Dean Wallace

MESSAGE TO DERBYSHIRE RESIDENTS FROM DERBYSHIRE’S PUBLIC HEALTH DIRECTOR Hello, I’m Dean Wallace and as Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health it’s my job to protect the health and well-being of everyone in the county. For the past few months, a huge part of mine, and my team’s work, has been to help prevent the spread…

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme

Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme The Sunflower is here for people to choose to indicate that they have a hidden disability and may need support, understanding or a little more time as they go about their daily lives. Our Sunflower lanyards are available for free, to anyone with a hidden disability that needs one, from…

Bonfire Night Advice for you and your Little Critters

 

Take Care of your Winter Wellbeing

Mentell: Support For Men

From Mentell: On the back of the announcement last night, everyone connected with Mentell is in no doubt that times are going to be tough for many men across the country. We don’t have the answers but we can provide the online space for men to talk, listen and navigate their way through these challenging…

New National Restrictions Across England From 5th November

For information about the new national restrictions which come into force across England next Thursday, check the government’s website.

IMPORTANT UK GOVERNMENT UPDATE ON COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ON 31.01.2020

New National Restrictions from 5 November Information on the new national restrictions, including what they mean for working from home and business closures, why they are being introduced and the financial support available. Published 31 October 2020 Contents 1. Stay at home 2. Staying safe outside the home (Social Distancing) 3. Meeting with family and…

Which? reviews face masks

See their review here: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/face-masks/article/best-reusable-face-masks-awLeA3A6XoZD?fbclid=IwAR2QCLJ74zyHWtUNJNVdnkE24_fjd-jKLiNNHjRhFKu4pp5WAkjiEtdYQGI

Stepping Hill Hospital has to cancel operations due to beds pressure

Greater Manchester hospitals start cancelling operations as patient numbers near April peak Exclusive: As pressure grows, Wigan’s NHS trust has suspended non-emergency operations, while Stockport has also cancelled some procedures until the weekend. Jen Williams reports. A paramedic steps from an ambulance after delivering a patient with Coronavirus to the Nightingale Hospital in April (Image: Joel…

Buxton Medical Centre offers flu vaccines to over 65s

Over 65s Flu Clinics Good news, more Flu vaccinations have arrived for the over 65s category. This means we will be opening a clinic session on the afternoon of Wednesday, 11 November 2020. If you are over 65 and have not had your flu vaccination yet please ring to book your appointment. When you come…

Mentell- find a circle near you!

Find out more about mental health support for men here: https://www.facebook.com/mentellcharity/videos/262071351719353  

The Tradesmans Entrance – offering free food for children this half-term

The Tradesmans Entrance Cafe Ltd Message from Cafe owner, Cazz Kidd: ‘I’m horrified that the free school meal Scheme in the holidays has been abolished… To ALL families that might struggle to feed their children over the half term, working or not working, we will make your child a pack-up or a warm homemade cup…

Self isolating? PLEASE follow these steps and protect us all!

Alan Thompson receives a visit from the Home From Hospital service he is raising funds to support!

https://www.facebook.com/alanonthego/videos/3147671245459395 Yesterday I received a visit from the Home from Hospital service provided by Connex Community Support. So, here I am taking advantage of the service that is a feature of my fund-raising. I am delighted to report it works perfectly and if you listen to the video it appears that the most important thing…

Blythe House Hospicecare ·  Would you like to work in a busy local shop and help support your local hospice on a voluntary basis? We would love new volunteers to join the team at our Whaley Bridge department store. Vacancies are currently available for shifts on Tuesday and Friday afternoons – roles include serving customers,…

Wash your hands this Halloween

Dementia Support

Healthwatch Derbyshire We know that this is a worrying time for people living with dementia, their families and carers. However, health and social care services remain open and it’s important that people access support and advice if they are worried about their memory or diagnosed dementia. Joined Up Care Derbyshire has produced a questions and…

greater Manchester enters into Tier 3 COVID-19 restrictions from Friday

Greater Manchester will move to England’s highest tier of coronavirus restrictions from Friday at 00:01 BST, the prime minister has announced. Speaking at No 10, Boris Johnson said “not to act now” would put the lives of Manchester’s residents “at risk”. He said a “generous” offer of financial support had been made to the region…

Mentell – join a men’s circle near you

Need to OFFLOAD your stress & worries? Feeling isolated? Ready to do something about it? Joining a mens circle at Mentell is easy! (Men have been doing this for thousands of years – Its just its online now!) Step1. Click the link below… enter your name & email address… Step2. On a Monday morning we’ll…

Coronavirus updates provided by Derbyshire County Council

Calling all residents of Glossopdale, Erewash, Chesterfield & North East Derbyshire. For the latest news, guidance and support following the Government’s new coronavirus high alert level restrictions for your area, sign-up to receive our coronavirus update for your community via email . For more info: https://crowd.in/NQEqtM

Derbyshire COVID-19 Postcode checker

If you live in Derbyshire you can use our postcode checker to find out your coronavirus alert level. Simply type in your postcode to find out whether medium or high restrictions apply in your area and what that means for you: https://crowd.in/Cf9cVQ

Coronavirus Support for Dementia Friends

How can I stop someone with dementia from leaving our house? Are people with dementia at higher risk of catching coronavirus? The person I care for is in denial about coronavirus. What can I do? Head over to Alzheimer’s Society’s support pages to get answers to some of these coronavirus & dementia FAQs: https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/…/frequently-asked-questions

Blythe House Hospice Looking for Volunteers

In partnership with Helen’s Trust, Blythe House hospice programme that supports people who are affected by life-limiting illnesses in their own homes, is looking for volunteers across the Derbyshire Dales. The award-winning community volunteer programme was set up in 2018 and is now extending its services to cover Dales towns including Bakewell, Matlock and surrounding…

Derbyshire County Council Support for Self Isolation

If you’re self-isolating we know it can leave you feeling anxious or lonely. You can find financial, emotional and practical support to help you through your period of isolation on our website: https://crowd.in/T2nKp4

High Peak residents can now apply for Self-Isolation Support Payments

A big ‘Thank You’ to Explore Buxton for the following guidance about Self-Isolation Support Payments…. Eligible individuals in the High Peak who are entitled to a Test and Trace support payment or discretionary support payment of £500 can now apply online. This is to support people on low incomes who are unable to work from home if they are to self isolate by…

WHO guidance – Wearing Face Masks Safely

How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don'ts How to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19: Don'ts Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Mittwoch, 23. September 2020

Street by Street Lottery Winners!

The Buxton Street by Street team have been promising exciting news for a while now, and here it is! Over the last few months we have been working with Connex Community Support to put in a bid to the Lottery for funding for a partnership to support what we have all been doing as neighbours…

Local Covid Alert Level Checker

Please remember there is no ‘Low’ area of transmission, Buxton is currently medium but SK17 alone in a post code check covers a large area, including areas which are in different alert levels. Please enter a full local postcode, and check the government gov.uk post code checker to check our local alert level and restrictions.…

The Buxton Advertiser outlines restriction changes across the High Peak

Parts of High Peak placed into Government’s Tier 2 ‘high alert’ lockdown Parts of the High Peak have been placed into the ‘high alert’ level of the Government’s three tier coronavirus lockdown restrictions. By Darren Burke Tuesday, 13th October 2020, 10:16 am Due to a worrying spike in Covid cases, Glossopdale will be put under Tier…

Stop smoking and breathe this Stoptober!

Have you #quit this #Stoptober? What are your top tips for going #smokefree? Get ideas to help you stop smoking for good online at #LiveLifeBetterDerbyshire here: https://crowd.in/eaiXkf

Buxton residents urged to adhere to safety measures as COVID-19 figures force local lockdowns

High Peak residents urged to heed extra restrictions

IMPORTANT GOVERMENT ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY AT 15:30

BBC News are covering the UK Government announcement today at 15:30 about the incumbent plans for the North West on the back of rapid rises in COVID infections now leading to more hospital admissions since March. Please arm yourself with factual information to keep you and those around you safe and protect our NHS https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/live/bbcnews

Mobile COVID-19 testing unit in Glossop

A mobile unit has been set up in Glossop to help local people to get a coronavirus test. Situated on Fauvel Road, it opened last Friday (2 October) and is scheduled to be in place until Friday 16 October. It is open for pre-booked appointments only, which need to be booked in advance through the…

Mobile Testing Unit in Glossop

A mobile unit has been set up in Glossop to help local people to get a coronavirus test. Situated on Fauvel Road, it opened last Friday (2 October) and is scheduled to be in place until Friday 16 October. It is open for pre-booked appointments only, which need to be booked in advance through the…

New ‘Go Viral’ Game aims to Combat Online Misinformation

 Misinformation about COVID-19 is being shared far and wide  Play Go Viral! and learn how to spot the tactics used to spread misinformation. Based on the latest findings from Cambridge University, Go Viral! puts you in the shoes of a media manipulator so you uncover their tricks and build your resilience to misinformation in the…

Men! Get Help with your Mentell Wellbeing

If you are looking for a space to talk and be heard, or just to listen to other men share what is going on for them during this challenging time, you can sign up for Mentell’s free online support service. You are never obligated to attend. Circles run every Monday from 7pm. To learn more…

Morrisons Extend Quiet Times

From this Sunday, 11th October, we’ll be having a Quieter Hour on Sunday mornings for the first hour of the store being open, as well as on Saturday mornings 9-10am. We will dim our lights, turn the music off and reduce our in store noises to promote a quieter and calmer environment for our customers…

COVID-19 and Young People

There is much speculation of how bad it is for young people and students if they catch Coronavirus with some reporting it’s like a very bad bout of flu and others sharing their much more serious battles with the virus   A Dublin teenager has told of his harrowing battle with Covid-19 and is urging young…

Accessing a supermarket priority slot for a non-shielded vulnerable person

If you are vulnerable because you are self-isolating either temporarily or long-term as a result of Covid 19, the Community Response Unit can help you get a supermarket priority slot at Tesco and Iceland supermarkets to access food and essential items if you meet certain criteria. This includes: vulnerable people who have no other support…

What Are The COVID Rules Where You Live?

Check this BBC page to check local and national restrictions in your area. All you need is your postcode.  

Is It Time To Quit?

From Derbyshire County Council: Is it time to quit? There’s never been a better time to stop smoking so why not take the first step and get in touch with Live Life Better Derbyshire? We offer FREE, online and phone support, free NRT and more. Visit https://crowd.in/NqvORB

COVID19 and Grandparents

From the World Health Organisation: How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19?

WHO Helping Grandparents enjoy their Grand children COVID safely

How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19? How can grandparents spend time with their grandchildren during COVID-19? Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Donnerstag, 1. Oktober 2020

Our man with the bag: MENTELL

Mentell   Our man with the bag… represents everything that men carry around with them that in reality we dont see… AND for most of us… the idea of carrying a heavyweight around our shoulders all day, every day doesn’t sound too appealing. Yet most of us do it…in this modern world we rush around…

Keep all of us safe! HANDS, FACE, SPACE!

NHS COVID-19 and NHS Test and Trace app- know the difference

The NHS App and the NHS COVID-19 App are two different apps – here is a quick guide on the difference between them both. For the NHS App visit: https://bit.ly/2EH3Egz For the NHS-19 Covid app visit: https://bit.ly/3i6WyQ5

Breastmates Online Breastfeeding Brunches

COME AND JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST, COFFEE, CAKE… THIS SUNDAY 10:30-12noon! Did you had a baby during lockdown? Did your baby arrive during the pandemic? Were you loving Maternity only for COVID to bring it to an almighty halt? Are you Pregnant and wanting to breastfeed? If any of these apply to you please join…

Get involved in ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ to help shape Joined Up Care Derbyshire’s mental health support

The ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’ project, run by @Joined Up Care Derbyshire has been set up to start a conversation with the public and those who run services in Derbyshire. Joined Up Care Derbyshire want to hear from local people to give you the opportunity to shape the future of local healthcare. Their next conversation will be…

Mental Health Support for men- Mentell Online Circles

https://www.mentell.org.uk/learn/online-circles?utm_content=140976549&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&hss_channel=fbp-513377315795121

Self Care Is Important

From Revelatori: If you feel like you can’t function at full capacity right now, there are very good reasons why. Inspired by my dear friend Amy, whose conversation with me on this topic made me say “Ohhhhhh. I guess I should stop beating myself up, then.” (I haven’t, but I am trying.) See all the…

Plea from Dementia Friends

With shops and cafes having to operate differently right now, it can mean longer queues and sometimes confusing rules to follow. For someone with dementia, these can be additional barriers to getting out and being part of a community. One simple action we can all take to help can be summed up in just two…

Government Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 22 September 2020

Search Coronavirus (COVID-19)Guidance and support Home Coronavirus (COVID-19) Health and wellbeing during coronavirus Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Cabinet Office Guidance Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 22 September 2020 Contents 1.Changes from 22 September 2.Social contact 3.Visiting public places and taking part in activities 4.Clinically vulnerable…

Advice for school children and parents about attending school and COVID

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support line

Dementia Friends Zoom Session

Morrisons Community Champion Rob will be hosting a free 30 – 45 minute Dementia Friends Zoom Session on 28/09/2020 to help understand more about how you can help someone with Dementia.      

Morrisons Shop Safely Update

To ensure you can shop safely at Morrisons, we’ve introduced thousands more colleagues to help out: – Store entrance greeters – ensuring your store doesn’t become too busy and that social distancing guidelines are followed. – Checkout queue management – with clear signage for basket shops and trolley shops. – Face coverings – our colleagues…

Vacancy – Care Navigator (Blythe House)

Could you help our patients and their families to understand the wide range of services available here at Blythe House, provide guidance and support, and ensure that their journey to better well-being is as easy as possible? If so, we might just have the role for you! We are on the lookout for two Care…

Derbyshire Constabulary Domestic Abuse Support

  We’ve just opened our Domestic Abuse Live Chat, and will be online from now until 10pm. To take part, head over to https://sli.do and use the event code #YouAreNotAlone. You can ask questions anonymously or privately and they will be answered by Detectives from our Domestic Abuse Unit, and our partners from the Elm…

Autism Support on Mask Wearing

https://www.autism.org.uk have released information on wearing face masks and autism, and a medical exemption card which you can find here –

Help Turn the Bar Blue!

Want to Turn You Bar Blue? Help Spread the Word… Mentell supplies Beer mats to bars & pubs to increase awareness… Mentell a place for men 18+ to talk &/or listen to either lighten their load or top their cup up. Next Beer Mat Changeover Date’s 5th -11th October… if you can HELP and would…

Mentell Help Lighten Unemployment Load

  34% of unemployed people experienced mental distress, compared to 16% of those in employment. source: https://hubs.la/H0wl_N30 If your unemployed you’re than X2 as likely to experience some form of mental distress than if you’re in employment… I dont know about you… BUT here at Mentell we think thats really SHOCKING when we know talking…

NHS COVID-19 App Now Available

The new #NHSCOVID19app, now available in England and Wales, is the fastest way of knowing when you’re at risk from coronavirus. Designated business and organisations are now legally required to log details of customers, visitors and staff for NHS Test and Trace and are required to display official NHS QR code posters for people to…

How to Home Work Healthily

Government guidance is to work from home if you can to reduce social mixing and slow the spread of #Coronavirus Healthwatch Derbyshire have put together some tips on how to look after yourself whilst working from home. Additional resources … Supporting your mental health while working from home via  Mental Health First Aid England 5…

The Science Un-Masked

With mask wearing increasing indoors this week one of our Street by Street Volunteers Kim has turned to reputable sources for more reassurance on mask around wearing masks.  Thanks Kim :o) Oxford University: “The evidence is clear that people should wear masks to reduce virus transmission and protect themselves, with most countries recommending the public…

One Action is all it Takes – Dementia Friends

  With shops and cafes having to operate differently right now, it can mean longer queues and sometimes confusing rules to follow. For someone with dementia, these can be additional barriers to getting out and being part of a community. One simple action we can all take to help can be summed up in just…

Stay safe! Watch this short film showing you how!

Are you wearing your face covering properly? A face covering worn incorrectly doesn’t help reduce the spread of infection. Protect those around you and make sure you’ve #GotItCovered. Please be mindful of those who are exempt. https://crowd.in/bnr6yU#DoitforDerbyshire Gepostet von Derbyshire County Council am Dienstag, 22. September 2020

Genuine Test and Trace processes- beware of scammers

High Peak sees Coronavirus spike

High Peak residents urged to stay alert following coronavirus spike Published: 21 September 2020“If you’ve got symptoms, act like you’ve got it and stay at home.” That’s the message from Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health for people in the High Peak following another sharp increase in coronavirus cases. The number of cases is rising throughout…

Mentell Circle Sign Up

Mentell provides free circles for men aged 18+ to talk (or just listen) in a safe and confidential space. If you would like to sign up, click here.

Coronavirus NHS QR Codes

Create a Coronavirus NHS QR code for your venue at the government’s website here.  

Different symptoms of common illnesses- what’s the difference and is it coronavirus?

Read more here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-54145299?fbclid=IwAR1B1u0vNvMtk73SwWgG4hiLlWJdrbELbhs9eM0Btfckchz8WDZ7ktEnIAo

Medicine blister pack recycling service now available in Superdrug!

Blister packs from medicines can now be recycled via some Superdrug stores. So far nearest looks like Stockport. If you’re in our local Buxton branch please ask when they might join the scheme. If enough folks ask they might take action. https://www.superdrug.com/dgfs/waste-recycling

Donate plasma to help treat those with COVID-19- Here’s how….

If you’ve had #coronavirus, your blood plasma could be used to help save lives. Donation is safe and easy, and your body quickly replaces any donated plasma and antibodies. Sign up today: https://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/…/plasm…/who-can-donate-plasma/  

‘Rule of Six and how it will work for you….

These are all of the activities and groups exempt from the government’s ‘rule of six’ On Monday September 14, it became illegal to meet with more than six people who are not a part of your household in England. The rules were introduced after a resurgence in coronavirus cases, driven largely by younger populations. The…

How To Reduce Your Risk of COVID-19

Healthwatch Derbyshire Testing Advice

Tests are having to be prioritised after the Health Secretary admits ‘challenges’ with COVID-19 testing after ‘sharp rise’ in demand: https://bit.ly/2GZ32ni Visit the Joined Up Care Derbyshire website for the latest on testing for Covid19 (includes info on NHS Test and Trace) https://bit.ly/3kqNY0n To find out if you meet the criteria for getting a test:…

Local School Bubble Enters Isolation

It has been confirmed tonight (14/09/2020) that year 11 at Buxton Community School has been instructed to remain at home due to a case of Covid 19 within that year group bubble, following advice from Public Health England. Please take extra care with your own covid safety measures. Have your anti bac / hand sanitiser…

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Free Introduction to mindfulness online workshop on Thursday 24 September at 6pm (approx 90 mins). The Derbyshire Federation for Mental Health is a local charity that has been delivering Mental Health support to local people for over 30 years. Over that time our service delivery has helped in the development of our mental health resources…

Be aware of new restrictions coming into force on Monday 14th September

New restrictions will be in place from Monday (14 September) to help prevent the spread of coronavirus which is increasing. Read the latest guidance from Government here https://crowd.in/l5ocfg

Blythe House urges men to visit the GP if they have symptoms of prostate cancer

Blythe House Hospicecare ·  Local men are being urged to visit their GP if they are concerned about symptoms that could be prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer UK says: ‘Right now there are potentially thousands of men with clinically significant prostate cancer who could be cured, but have not been diagnosed because of Covid-19. ‘The pandemic…

THIS MONDAY – NEW RULES ON SOCIAL GATHERINGS

At-a-glance: What are the new rules? Social gatherings of more than six people in England will not be allowed in law from Monday 14 September The new rule applies to people in private homes, indoors and outdoors, and places such as pubs, restaurants, cafes and public outdoor spaces It applies to all ages The rule does not apply to schools and…

Keep your Distance

DERBYSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL Coronavirus myth buster! Myth : wearing a face covering means we don’t have to social distance Truth :  wearing a face covering does reduce the spread but we still need to keep our distance and leave space Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do Updated 9 September 2020 READ MORE…

Men, is it time to talk?

Mentell provides circles for men aged 18+ to talk in a safe and confidential space, free from advice and judgement.   7pm tonight – Your Opportunity to “Pay it Forward” Providing the people around you with the knowledge that Mentell exists… has the potential to save life… AT 7PM TONIGHT we’re launching a new 2…

Recent rise in COVID-19 cases ‘a great concern’.

Coronavirus: Rise in UK cases a great concern, Van Tam says Coronavirus pandemic Media captionPeople need to “start taking this very seriously again” – Prof Jonathan Van Tam The latest “big change” in coronavirus infections across the UK is of “great concern”, England’s deputy chief medical officer has warned. Prof Jonathan Van Tam said people…

Returning to School safely – advice from DCC

It’s natural for parents and children to feel worried about returning to school We have some useful resources on our website to help you feel reassured https://crowd.in/sx9HQn

Blythe House Hospice care- Helen’s Trust

Blythe House Hospicecare Stronger together – Blythe House Hospicecare and Helen’s Trust have joined forces to provide more Hospice at Home care to dying patients across the High Peak, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire. We have been discussing our organisational compatibility for over 12 months, and this formal partnership – officially launched today –…

Free psychological impact of COVID online training

Subjects  Courses  Using FutureLearn  Search term Search Sign in Register Online Courses Psychology & Mental Health COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health 4.7 (364 reviews) Explore the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on wellbeing and mental health at an individual, group and societal level. Join course for free 21,480 enrolled on this course Duration3 weeks Weekly study2…

COVID Cases In Your Area

Find up-to-date information for your area here.

Charity Walk for MIND

From: Marion Higton   Please help support our local Posties and friends who are doing a charity walk on 13th Sept over Mam Tor raising funds for ‘MIND’ in memory of Kev Higton. Donate on their just giving page, sponsor forms in the Mind shop/ Burbage Stores and also W H Smith Buxton where we…

Shine a light on the long term impact of COVID-19 with Medical Reel

Medical Reel is the personal channel of Dr Nick Hayward MBBS PhD. Medical Reel shares videos for medical students, health professionals and others. #coronavirus Hello! I’m a UK doctor looking for #COVID19 survivors with long term symptoms to share their stories in a new video series. The aim is to promote awareness of COVID19 long haul issues. Please…

Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) are creating a new network called ‘Derbyshire Dialogue’- have your say!

The first of these meetings will take place at 11am on the 10th September, where there will be the opportunity to hear about Derby and Derbyshire’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the restoration and recovery of services going forward. There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end. The meetings will be…

Should I see a pharmacist instead of a doctor?

ADVICE FROM HEALTHWATCH  Pharmacists are qualified healthcare professionals who can offer clinical advice and over-the-counter medicines for a range of minor illnesses. The pharmacist will let you know if you need to go and visit a doctor however they can help you with a number of things first. Can a pharmacist prescribe medication? Pharmacists can…

Thank you, ladies we couldn’t do this without you!!

Lets take a moment and raise the flag! https://www.mentell.org.uk/ Mentell circles are men only circles, but what about the women in Mentell? If you come across Mentell other than in circle, maybe at an event raising awareness or a bag pack at your local supermarket you’ve most likely have met some of the women that…

Mentell- mental health support for men

What is a Mentell circle? Men have been gathering together in circles to share their experiences for 1000’s of years. In these circles – men, of all ages, supported, encouraged and learned from each other by regularly listening and talking about their day to day experiences. A good circle fosters support and enables men the…

Need help getting to GP appointments?

Do you need help travelling to NHS services? | Find out what support is available to help you when travelling to your GP, hospital or other NHS services. https://bit.ly/34Dw31w

Opportunity to participate in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study

For more information about participating in The COVID-19 Wellbeing Study, follow this link https://opinio.ucl.ac.uk/s

Test and Trace Information – includes information in BSL and other languages

  Derbyshire County Council have shared information about Test and Trace – https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/test-and-trace/test-and-trace.aspx  

Preparing for School

How to break the chains of COVIC-19 transmission

No matter where you live or who you are, each of us can help to break the chains of COVID-19 transmission. Watch the video to find out how to protect yourself and others…

Start Small with the NHS Better Health Campaign

nhs.uk It’s never too late to get active to improve your health. Start with something small, it all adds up! For help and support to lose weight and get active go to: nhs.uk/BetterHealth

COVID symptom study- help slow the spread of COVID-19

Find out more here: https://covid.joinzoe.com/?fbclid=IwAR3krzDAIEhFrCmBovQhxHmaPj5ebgK0Hu4rTIuwl7VvpB5Rto0ZgCcoI7c

How to treat coronavirus symptoms at home

Treating a high temperature If you have a high temperature, it can help to: get lots of rest drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee is light yellow and clear take paracetamol or ibuprofen if you feel uncomfortable Is it safe to take ibuprofen if I have symptoms of coronavirus?…

Walk or cycle to school!

Can your child walk, cycle or travel by car to school instead of using school transport? Find out what changes we’re putting in place for children travelling to and from school to help minimise the spread of coronavirus https://crowd.in/qpVFf7

Buxton Swimming Pool news!

Buxton Swimming and Fitness Centre 7h  ·  We are getting ready to welcome you back to our pool. Here are some FAQs. Can I just turn up and use the pool? Swimming sessions are bookable, lane swimming only and must be booked online at leisurecentre.com, or on our App ‘leisure centre’ If you are not already…

Home Care for People with COVID-19

From the World Health Organisation: Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should: ✅ Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food. ✅ Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use…

Anxious, Stressed or Overwhelmed? We Can Help

From Healthwatch Derbyshire: Recently, you may be feeling anxious, stressed or overwhelmed, but it’s ok if you feel you need somebody to talk to. Joined Up Care Derbyshire have put together a resource of support services that are available to help. #MentalHealth

Local Coronavirus information- fact checked!

How to check coronavirus cases near you 5th Aug 2020 If you live in England, it is easy to check how many cases of Covid-19 are being reported in your area each day. The government publishes this information every afternoon, along with other data, on its coronavirus dashboard. How to check First, visit coronavirus.data.gov.uk and click on “Cases”…

The Palace Hotel pool opens it’s doors!

And the good news keeps rolling in our pool will be opening at 6.30am on Friday!!! Please see your guidance on the comments below – pre booking is essential.

Joined up Care Derbyshire- Join the conversation

Coronavirus Symptoms? Drive-through only Testing Site until Sunday 23rd August

If you have coronavirus symptoms a drive through-only testing site is in place at County Hall in  Matlock until Sunday (23 August). You must book an appointment first, it’s easy to do online. If you’re not able to drive you can order a home testing kit. Book a test here – https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test

Thinking of visiting a High Peak High Street?

  Message from HIgh Peak Council: If you’re thinking of visiting a High Peak high street this weekend don’t forget to follow our information to help keep everyone safe.        

Over 50 and looking for inspiration? – Free to join digital community for the over 50s

“The UK’s fastest-growing digital community for the over 50s” – free to join. Welcome to Rest Less. We’re here to inspire today’s generation of over 50s and 60s to get the most from life – focusing on https://restless.co.uk/jobs/, https://restless.co.uk/money/, learning, volunteering, lifestyle and more, including Covid-19 support.    

8 Flat Cotton Sheets offered for anyone making Scrubs

8 all flat cotton sheets available for making scrubs? Please contact Anna Kay through our facebook page – http://www.facebook.com/buxtonstreetbystreet  

HELP FOR THOSE WITH HIDDEN DISABILITES

HEALTHWATCH DERBYSHIRE The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard is an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability, such as mental health conditions, autism, dementia or sensory impairments, and may need extra help. Morrisons have announced that they will be introducing this scheme in their stores, if you have a…

Online fitness (accidentally) – ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM I want you in my room!!

Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton My own parody for our cheesiest tune to dance to! See you for Clubbercise online for 7.30pm There’s new tracks too eeeeee! Newbies always welcome, why not try online classes, before we go ‘back to life, back to reality…’ (Oo that should be a cool down for when…

Bereavement support with Blythe House

Relaxation tips with MIND

   

Virtual health appointments- are they right for me?

Healthwatch Derbyshire is currently conducting a new research project and we would like to invite you to get involved. We are looking to gather experiences of people who have accessed virtual appointments, as well as those who haven’t been able to. Your feedback will help identify where virtual appointments may not have met the needs…

Test and Trace- protect yourself from possible fraudsters

Derbyshire County Council 17 August at 11:00  ·  NHS Test and Trace will never ask you to make any form of payment, for details of your bank account, for any passwords or pins or to download anything. All tracers will do is email, phone or text if you’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for…

Got symptoms? GET TESTED!

Haywill Animal Rescue Need your Goodwill!

If you love all creatures great and small, and want to lend a hand to the animals in your community, please get in touch with Haywill Animal Rescue!

WHO Advice on COVID-19 Contact Contamination

COVID-19 spreads primarily through close contact with someone who is infected, but it can also spread if you touch contaminated objects and surfaces. You can protect yourself: clean your hands and your surroundings frequently!

Free Online Support Circles Available for Men

Free Online Support for Men No strings attached. ‍ Who is this for? Men aged 18+ ‍ What to expect? 2 hour online Zoom session hosted by a facilitator in groups of 7-12 men using a simple structure based on talking, sharing and listening. ‍ What can I talk about? Anything that matters to you,…

Hidden Disability Support from Morrisons

This week, Morrisons are introducing the Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Lanyard Scheme in our stores. It’s an initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a hidden disability, such as mental health conditions, autism, dementia or sensory impairments, and may need extra help. If you have a hidden disability and would like a…

Library news…Read all about it!

Face covering exemption – be aware.

Some people are exempt from wearing a face covering, this includes: Face covering exemption Young children People with breathing difficulties People living with a disability Remember to be mindful and keep your distance https://crowd.in/MD6X2b #BeKind #DerbyshireSpirit  

TEST AND TRACE : How it works

Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works? This handy guide tells you what you need to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. Get a free NHS test – more information HERE  

Green Lanyards with Sunflowers may indicate an inability to wear a face mask due to a hidden disability

    A range of items with sunflowers on a green background indicate a person has a hidden disability. Some people may wear these into shops because they cannot wear a face mask. A recent program supported by a number of U.K. charities including; The National Autistic Society, RNIB, Alzheimer’s Society, Action on Hearing Loss,…

Young Lives Vs Cancer

Letter from the Director of Public Health for Derbyshire

Healthwatch Derbyshire telephone support

Getting the Most Out of the Virtual Health And Care Experience

From Healthwatch:   Working with National Voices, Traverse, and PPL, we’ve put together some tips on how to get the most out of the virtual health and care appointments both for patients and health and care professionals.   Find more information here.    

WHO Update: 3 Layer Masks

Here’s a video explanation from the WHO about the 3 layers a mask should have to keep everyone safe.  

Vulnerable or Shielding? Talk to Us

  It might be helpful to some people to give our personal reasons as to the importance of social distancing and following guidance. If some of us in Buxton could explain how it feels to be vulnerable in this epidemic, maybe it will encourage some people to take more care.   Contact us (in confidence)…

Stop the spread – Covid-19 – Derbyshire County Council

Don’t forget that from tomorrow it will be law to wear a face covering in a few more places unless you’re exempt. This includes: 📽 Cinemas 🏛 Museums & Galleries 📚 Libraries 🙏 Places of worship Together we can help keep Derbyshire safe. More info here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-ownwear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own

Rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Buxton

Slight rise in number of Covid-19 cases in Buxton. For more information follow this link: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/site-elements/documents/pdf/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/weekly-covid-19-surveillance-report-in-derbyshire.pdf      

Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works?

  Confused about how NHS Test and Trace works? This handy guide tells you what you need to do if you develop coronavirus symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus  

Nordic Walking opportunity which can benefit fitness and improve mental health

High Peak CVS and local Nordic Walking expert Phill Alcock of Derbyshire based fitness organisation Lifefit are currently working together to develop new self-help walking groups in Whaley and Buxton under the banner of ‘Cando’. Cando aims to enable members to lose weight, increase fitness and improve mental health without the aid of gyms or special clothing.…

High Peak told to stay alert after a slight increase in Buxton COVID-19 cases

A statement published by Derbyshire’s Director of Public Health on 6 August calls on High Peak residents to stay alert “Although the extra ‘lockdown’ measures around Greater Manchester do not apply in the High Peak, there has been a small rise in confirmed cases of coronavirus in Buxton and Glossop.” The latest statistics  can be…

IMPORTANT! Don’t put your face covering on your chin to eat or drink!

This is why you should never pull your mask down around your chin and neck  https://whi.ch/FaceCoveringsGuide It puts you at risk of contaminating your face covering. When you need to eat or drink, you should remove your mask completely with clean hands.

Time to talk?

Support for Men No strings attached. ‍ Who is this for? Men aged 18+ ‍ What to expect? 2 hour online Zoom session hosted by a facilitator in groups of 7-12 men using a simple structure based on talking, sharing and listening. ‍ What can I talk about? Anything that matters to you, everything is…

Dementia and COVID-19

The Alzheimer’s Society have published their findings into the shocking impact of lockdown on the symptoms of people living with dementia. Of the 2,000 people who took part in the study who are living with dementia or are the carer of someone living with dementia, 82% reported a that dementia symptoms have become worse since…

The New Normal- Keep the 3 C’s in mind says the World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation advice re Air Conditioning

      Can I use air conditioning during COVID-19? A well-maintained and operated heating, ventilation and air conditioning system can reduce the spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces by increasing outdoor air change. Avoid recirculated air.

DO YOU HAVE AN EYE CLINIC APPOINTMENT? WATCH THIS FIRST

From Healthwatch Derbyshire:  

IMPORTANT ADVICE ON HOW TO COPE WITH HOT WEATHER

Healthwatch Derbyshire: The sun is shining today and it’s going to be a hot one! Many of us are still working from home this summer. Public Health England has created a helpful guide below to coping with hot weather during the pandemic.

Young people and COVID-19; message from the World Health Organisation

What can young people do about COVID-19? It is hard to put your life on hold, but we need young people's energy, to take control of our society and our future, which includes fighting COVID-19 – Dr Mike Ryan, WHO Emergencies Programme Executive Direcotr Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Donnerstag, 23. Juli 2020

How to help someone with dementia when out and about

Face Coverings for Children – Guidelines

From Buxton Medical Practice: Please be aware that Children under 3 years of age should not wear masks. Though it is not compulsory for children between the ages of 3 to 11 years to wear masks they should be encouraged to do so when in areas that social distancing is not possible. For everyone else…

Clubbercise with Accidental Fitness event for Blythe House!

Have a little bop or work hard Know that your pennies are going to a fab charity, whilst you work out to dance anthems from the 90’s to present day on Sunday 2nd August! Raffle prizes to be had too from local businesses Accidental Yogis, Clubbercise & Zumba with Accidental Fitness Buxton, Dubbin good food,…

Face coverings are mandatory in shops from Friday 24 July

Face coverings must be worn in additional enclosed public spaces from 24 July in England. Anyone who doesn’t abide by the regulations – and is not exempt under one of the categories set out in the regulations – could face a fine by the police of up to £100. Full guidance on wearing face coverings…

Should a person with dementia wear a face mask for coronavirus?

Advice from the Alzheimer’s Society Due to coronavirus, many of us now wear face masks or coverings while out shopping or on public transport. Some people with dementia may not like wearing a face covering, or understand why they should wear one. A person with dementia might consider wearing a face covering even just walking…

Exemptions From Face Coverings

From Healthwatch Derbyshire: From 24th July, it will be mandatory to wear a face-covering in shops and supermarkets. However, not everyone is able to wear a #face-covering and dealing with public situations can be hard. Photosymbols have created some printable exemption cards that you can use when you are out if you are #exempt from…

Home Care for People with COVID

From the World Health Organisation: Home caregivers for people with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 should: ✅ Ensure the ill persons rests 🛌 , drinks plenty of fluids and eats nutritious food. ✅ Wear a medical mask when in the same room with an ill person. Do not touch the mask 😷 or face during use…

Psychological First Aid

Shielding timeframe – UK Government

Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC· Have you been shielding during the coronavirus outbreak? Find out what the current guidance is for the clinically extremely vulnerable in England and how and when it’s changing Read more: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

How to wear a non-medical fabric mask safely – World Health Organisation

This is how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19  

CHCS Summer School – Final few places available to book

CHCS Summer 2020 final few places – Book NOW on https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1PI8nauHoosyuNh5VxIxz5aG57g0ewUkTIDWbnjHxSw8/viewform  

Last day for people on the official shielding list to sign up for priority supermarket deliveries

  Emergency food parcels for people on the official shielding list will stop on 31 July. If this affects you, you can sign up for priority supermarket deliveries. You have until Friday 17 July to sign up. More here https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/emergency-food-supplies/emergency-food-supplies.aspx?    

Department of Health & Social Care’s new Contain Framework

  The new Contain Framework supports local authorities to prevent and manage outbreaks: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/containing-and-managing-local-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreaks/covid-19-contain-framework-a-guide-for-local-decision-makers   From 18th July, local authorities will have new powers to restrict public events and close local businesses or outdoor spaces.    

News about special home test Royal Mail arrangements

Healthwatch Derbyshire   The Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC has partnered with @royalmail to set-up priority post boxes for returning home test kits. By skipping the need to book a courier, these priority post boxes will increase the speed in which tests are collected and results processed. Select your postcode then click…

Planning a holiday – read this first

Face Mask Newbies – watch this

   

Important Advice From The World Health Organization

“There are lots of things that we want to be doing right now, but they aren’t necessarily what we need to be doing right now – please make good choices. There’s so much you can do to protect yourself from getting infected and from passing COVID-19 on to others.” Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical…

Make your own face coverings!

From Derbyshire County Council: Did you know you can make your own face covering? Check out this step-by-step guide on the government’s website: https://crowd.in/iyNlyg  

Make your own face coverings

With new regulations taking effect from 24th July for those aged above 11 years to wear a face covering (except for those with an exemption) in all shops, you may wish to find out how to make your own face covering safely and easily.    Check out this step-by-step guide on the government’s website: https://crowd.in/iyNlyg…

Derwent Rural Counselling Services

Derwent Rural Counselling Service are still operating and have been throughout the epidemic, offering telephone and video counselling sessions to Derby and Derbyshire residents. They have been taking referrals by phone, email and web form. Their therapists are offering a lot of additional appointments and therefore their waiting times are very short, as soon as…

Accidental fitness- virtual Zumba and Clubbercise!

Come and have a giggle with us this week whilst we bop about, work hard and get a sweat on! Mondays Clubbercise 6.45pm Wednesdays Clubbercise 7.30pm Thursdays Zumba Fitness 7.30pm Saturdays Zumba Fitness 9.45am Online classes £3.50 per household. For more info take a look at the pinned post at the top of the Facebook…

So Long to Salad Days

Last of the beautiful salad bags from the Serpentine Community Garden today ❤️ Families in Buxton have had the pleasure of receiving one of these with their food parcels for the last 10 weeks. We would like to say a huge thank you to Madeline Hall and all the dedicated volunteers diverting this incredible community resource…

Test and Trace extended to other ‘High Contact’ workers to help assess the prevalence of those without symptoms

The Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC have launched a new pilot to test some people who work in “high-contact” jobs – such as taxi drivers, cleaners and retail assistants.  Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/975-of-in-person-coronavirus-covid-19-tests-returned-next-day#high-contact-professions-testing   

Mentell- Local mental health support specifically designed for men.

Men, Is it time to talk? Find a safe and confidential space that offers you (males 18+) the opportunity to talk – free from advice and judgement. The only requirement is your desire to make progress. Find out more here: https://www.mentell.org.uk

MIND support helpline

The mental health issues related to lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression. MIND have a 24 hour helpline: 03001233393

Coronavirus Update from the Government – New Guidance for Businesses

The government has released new guidance for businesses providing services that have close contact with others including hairdressers, barbers, beauticians, tattooists, sports and massage therapists, dress fitters, tailors and fashion designers. Find out more at: https://crowd.in/jurrLu

#OneDementiaVoice

From the Alzheimer’s Society on Facebook: Today, dementia charities across the country are uniting with a single, urgent message in #OneDementiaVoice. We’re calling on the Government to give designated family & friend carers Key Worker status so they can safely visit their loved ones in care homes and provide essential support. Family carers are a…

Don’t Call Us! – Council Coronavirus Hotline on the blink

Please be aware that we are currently experiencing issues with our Community Response Unit (CRU) phone line and are unable to receive incoming calls. If you require assistance, please fill in the online form here: https://crowd.in/UeBshM  

Coronavirus Statics for High Peak

    questmedianetwork.co.uk/news/daily-coronavirus-updates/coronavirus-pandemic-update-on-local-and-national-situation

Update for shielded children

NEWS: The majority of children currently shielding will soon be told by their doctor that they will no longer need to shield: https://www.gov.uk/…/majority-of-children-no-longer-need-to…   Independent evidence from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health shows that the risk of serious illness from COVID19 for children is low.  

How to Wear a Fabric Face Mask Safely

Watch this video to see how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19 How to wear a fabric mask safely Watch this video to see how to wear a fabric mask safely during COVID-19 Gepostet von World Health Organization (WHO) am Montag, 6. Juli 2020

Wise words from Derby’s director of public health

Wise words from Derby’s director of public health: “People are starting to feel as though we are through this and it’s all over and I think that’s very difficult because it is absolutely not the case. “We also do expect that we will see a second wave of the virus developing as we get into…

Free 30 minute Online Dementia Training Tomorrow

You can join Rob the Morrisons Community Champion at the Dementia Awareness workshop tomorrow (06/07) at 12.30.  Sign up here The first step to taking action to help people with dementia is to learn about the condition and how it affects a person. You can become a Dementia Friend online by either attending a Session…

Social Distancing high vis. arm bands!

   

Coronavirus advice for Employers, Businesses and Charities – Derbyshire County Council

  If you run a business, did you know you can now bring furloughed employees back to work part-time as part of the Government’s flexible furlough scheme. More information on the support available during the #coronavirus outbreak can be found here: https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/employers-businesses/employers-and-businesses.aspx

Department of Health & Social Care – Video about Opening Businesses Safely

Opening businesses safely This Saturday more businesses across England will safely reopen. To help these spaces stay safe, all venues will now be asking you to share your name and phone number. This will allow us to notify you if a local outbreak occurs. More info ⬇️https://www.gov.uk/government/news/public-asked-to-leave-a-name-and-number-with-venues-to-help-stop-the-spread-of-covid-19 Gepostet von Department of Health and Social Care…

Help Your Local Hospital

From Chesterfield Royal Hospital:   YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL Coronavirus hasn’t gone away and here at the hospital we’ve seen a slight increase in the numbers of COVID-19 positive patients we’re looking after – back into double figures today. Now whilst it’s too early to say if this is the start of a ‘second wave’…

Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands!

As more shops and workplaces begin to reopen, handwashing is as important than ever. When you get home from being outside, wash your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds. Up-to-date information from the Department of Health and Social Care.

Capturing COVID Cases in Buxton

We’ve been talking to HealthWatch Derbyshire and local COVID support groups today and wondering if there is a way locally we can see if there is a rise locally in coronavirus cases. It’s been suggested that as a town if enough people use the COVID Symptom Study App set up by Kings College London then…

Yoga Classes pick up

It’s Monday again already! Why not get yourselves organised and book in for classes this week? A good way to stay motivated on a rainy week by having something to look forward to 💫 Last week we welcomed a few new faces 🤗 Newbies are always welcome 🌱 There’s nothing to fear and from chatting to people after class, a…

Smoking and COVID-19

Smoking damages your lungs and other parts of your body, and it makes you more vulnerable to COVID-19 infection. It is the right time to 🚭   quit smoking for a safer and better health. 💪  

Helen Atkin Riding for Disabled Reopening Soon

Hi all our riders, volunteers and supporters. We have had various instructions from RDA National of what we need to put in place before we start back. Please be patient as figuring out how we can put 2 metre social distancing and still keep riders safe as well as providing adequate hand washing and sanitising facilities…

Is the Coronavirus Crisis a Chance to Reset the World?

Is the Coronavirus Crisis a Chance to Reset the World? Amol Rajan looks back through history at times when crises have led to profound changes in society watch here Play -3:13 Additional visual settings Enter Watch and ScrollClick to enlarge Mute

Message from Stewart Medical Practice

Following the government announcement this week that lockdown measures will be easing further for the general population on 4th July, we would encourage ALL our patients to continue to limit social contact and keep to the 2m distance as much as possible. Coronavirus is still in general circulation among the population and there is no…

Face Covering Exemption Cards

Guidance from the government is that everyone must wear a face covering when travelling on public transport and visiting hospitals in England. Some people have a valid reason not to follow the face-covering rules, including those unable to put on, wear or remove a face covering, some reasons include: physical or mental illness / impairment,…

New Government Advice from 4th July 2020

The government has published its latest advice for England which comes into effect on Saturday 4th July. From this data social distancing guidance will change in England. Restaurants, pubs and cafes in England will also be allowed to reopen, providing they follow safety guidelines. Hairdressers will be able to reopen, as long as they take…

Skill up to help others meet the challenges of these changing times!

Get psychological first aid (PFA) training and help people with different needs to cope with the emotional impact of COVID-19. Learn how to give practical and emotional support to individuals using PFA Psychological First Aid (PFA) is the globally recommended training for supporting people during emergencies and offers guidance on delivering psychosocial care in the…

Accidental Yogi Update

Classes all as ‘normal’ (Online) this week. Come and create your own happiness 🙏🏻 There might be a few of you interested in classes that haven’t been before- perhaps you came to the yoga trail this weekend? 🐾🌳🧘🏻‍♀️🧘🏾‍♂️❤️ 🌱Beginners are always welcome 🌱 Book through the free ‘Gymcatch’ app by looking up ‘Accidental Fitness’ 🤗 (Give me a shout if…

Alcohol and COVID-19

FACT: Drinking alcohol DOES NOT protect you against COVID-19 and can be dangerous. The harmful use of alcohol increases your risk of health problems.  

Guidance for Shielding Changing Soon

The advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people shielding from COVID-19 is changing. More info From 6th July, those shielding will be able to: ➡️ meet outdoors in groups of up to six people they do not live with ➡️ create a ‘support bubble’ with one other household    

PT Corner Breakfast Club

Tomorrow our live ’Breakfast Club’ makes a return at 9am. ⏰ If you didn’t manage to see our very first episode last week then it is where we discuss different topics and what has been happening during the past few weeks and what our plans are for when we reopen. 📅 If you’d like to watch then…

Community Response Unit Update

As more people get back to work and school, important social connections will be re-built. But those who have to self-isolate may start to find themselves with limited or no support. Our Community Response Unit is here for the most vulnerable by helping with essential services. Request help online    

The World Health Organisation explain the signs of stress

WHO Stress Management guide helps people recognize the physical signs of stress e.g. Headache Neck & shoulder pain Upset stomach Heavy chest, etc. Advice for coping with stress:  bit.ly/WHOStressManagement

Face masks – contact us if you need one!

Accidental Yogis treasure hunt starts on SUNDAY 21st June – free Yoga course AND MORE for the most keen-eyed rock spotter!

Our Accidental Yoga Trail starts tomorrow!! Exciting! Whether you’re going just for a walk, to get the troops out of the house or fancy playing detective and searching for the hidden rocks, there is in fact a prize to be won!! The big prize up for grabs is: – An Ekotex sticky yoga mat –…

World Health Organisation Advice Video re Wearing of Masks

COVID-19 explainer on masks: who should wear them, when and how https://www.facebook.com/watch      

Get Ready to Yoga!

This was me yoga-ing about in the woods the other week. Attempting balances before the 3 second timer went and doing a yogi squat as I spotted a group of walkers who probably thought I was having a crafty wee 🤣🤣🤣   All in all yoga doesn’t have to be perfect. As long as it’s safe,…

Swim England Guidance Released

Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at facilities, according to guidance published by Swim England. The recognised national governing body has issued its Returning to the Pool advice ahead of the Government giving the green light for a return to the…

SK22 Scam Alert from Safer Neighborhood Team

We’re alerting those in the New Mills and Buxton area, particularly within the postal code area of SK22, to a scam call that we have had an increased number of calls about over the past few weeks. This type of scam has led to significant financial loss. The call is from someone pretending to be a…

Phone in the Fringe!

Buxton Fringe have an exciting new event this year. Phone @ 5. 🎻🎭🎤🎨🎹🤹‍♀️🎸🎪🎧🎫🎬🎺 We cannot hold our usual Fringe @ 5 in Pavilion gardens so we are offering people the opportunity to receive a phone call. 🎻🎭🎤🎨🎹🤹‍♀️🎸🎪🎧🎫🎬🎺 You don’t need the internet to be able to enjoy the Fringe. This year some of our entrants…

Breastfeeding Network Event

Contact details are here on the network Facebook page.

Supermarkets recalling Primula Cheese at risk from dangerous bacteria

This product recall notice affects 10 varieties of Primula Cheese tubes. A possible source of Clostridium botulinum” has been found in one of the products. “Botulinum toxin may cause a serious form of food poisoning called botulism and can be fatal.” The notice states that if you have bought any of these products, you should…

Accidental Yogis!

This is just the kind of rock you’ll be looking for this weekend! It will have a drawing of a yoga pose and the name underneath. The letter you need for the competition entry will be highlighted in gold Special thanks to the lovely Pip for doing these for me I think everyone will agree…

Trent PTS – Looking After Your Mental Wellbeing

The mental health impacts of Covid-19 are likely to be significant and sustained. Projecting the extent and duration of the effects on mental health is not easy. Trent PTS would like to take a proactive approach and are ready to offer interventions for: • Those recovering from the virus, whose mental health, sleep or anxiety…

Accidental Yogi Scavenger Hunt this Weekend

This is a free event to be able to win yoga goodies including equipment and free yoga classes (online for the moment). Accidental Yogis is running a scavenger hunt with a twist! No yoga experience required! 🙂 So grab the kids, your partner, or someone else at a socially acceptable distance and lets walk and…

PPE and scrubs are GO!

We have a thriving home-spun PPE arm to add to our our amazing initiative! Thanks to Katy of For the Love of Scrubs, Emma for her hard work contacting local public services to notify them of our offer and taking posters out to shops also raising awareness of our survey! Sami, Richard, Kevin and Jo…

Clap for Carers Week

This week is Carers Week, and although the Carer’s Clap has been officially called off people up and down the Country are being asked to Clap their Communities Hidden Carers this week, whether young or old, or anywhere in between!   We would like to ask all carers to please remember your neighbours are there…

Latest Council business re-opening information

Next week sees a further easing of the Covid-19 restrictions with more non-essential retail businesses opening their doors. St Ann’s Well in Buxton as well as public toilets at the town hall & Pavilion Gardens will also re-open from 15 June. Most facilities will operate on a one-in-one-out basis and toilets will need to close…

Morrisons offer FREE deliveries to those who are shielding, vulnerable and elderly

Morrisons are offering a FREE Delivery service to anyone who is shielding, elderly or vulnerable. Theres no special letters needed! NO online needed, you just phone 03456116111 option 5 and talk to the fabulous people at the other end and the NEXT day your shopping is picked and delivered from your local Morrisons. Any questions…

A tribute to our key workers shone onto trees in the city- Proper Manchester!

The project comes from Ramsbottom-based Illuminos, an artist duo responsible for some of the digital works seen at the likes of Bluedot festival and Chinese New Year. Trees across the city centre will be illuminated with the faces of nominated key workers in a touching ‘tree tribute’. There is set to be 33 trees, known…

The many virtues of Zoom- here’s how to start!

Wondering what all this Zooming about is about!? Here’s an introduction from the Global Free Learning Community (https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/) to help you get Zooming off to your next Quiz Night or Party https://edu.gcfglobal.org/en/zoom/getting-started-with-zoom/1/

Carers Week – because carers matter, every week.

Are you a carer or do you know someone who is? We recognise that the lockdown during COVID 19 has been especially tough, perhaps with increased stress, responsibilities, anxiety and fatigue. Recent research has found that the number of carers around the country has increased amidst the pandemic, largely due to extended family no longer…

Wear a Hat Day with flowers and raise money for Brain Tumour Research!

Register and find out more here: http://www.braintumourresearch.org (and go to the ‘fund raise’ tab)

See How Serpentine Community Garden does Lockdown

This is the story of how amazing volunteers have been keeping Buxton’s community garden going during the Covid-19 lockdown!    

Making Masks

For anyone wanting advice on making and wearing face masks here’s a handy how too and some advice from the World Health Organisation on wearing them… If you are adding a filter please don’t use a hoover filter or any which might contain micro-plastics.   Learn how to make a fabric face mask at home…

Test and Trace Full Fact Scam Advice

Here’s how you can verify that you’ve actually been contacted by NHS Test and Trace ► fullfact.org/online/test-and-trace-scam   How to avoid scammers exploiting Test and Trace launch Here's how you can verify that you’ve actually been contacted by NHS Test and Trace ► fullfact.org/online/test-and-trace-scam Gepostet von Full Fact am Freitag, 5. Juni 2020

Thank You Neighbours!

🍾🤩 It’s Day 7, and the last day of Volunteers Week 2020 🍾🤩 We hope in this weather our neighbours are enjoying a busy, or quiet, weekend, doing whatever they want (safely please! 😉 ) When the Pandemic began and lockdown was looming, the Viral Kindness Initiative was the heart of Buxton’s COVID-19 Support and that neighbour support remains…

WHO – Fabric Mask Advice

Get full advice on Fabric Face Masks from the WHO here

Blythe House Volunteers are Awesome!

Rachel Leech, Children and Young People’s Counsellor at Blythe House, sums up the hospice’s amazing volunteer team: ‘I want to thank all our volunteers that help us to keep Blythe House Hospice going. Every one of you give your time and energy to help to support our community. I was a volunteer myself for Blythe…

PPE Advice and Supply for Care and Key Workers

😷😷😷 Following the latest guidance on wearing face coverings on public transport from June 15th here is their guidance on making and wearing face coverings. 😷😷😷 We’d like to remind all medical, care and key workers that they get priority passes to the Love of Scrubs PPE, and would ask you to let us know…

CHCS Trespass Dance – Live

Trespass Dance – Back Tomorrow Live on Zoom with Coaches Jennie and Bethan Please drop us a line for ID and Password #buxton #trespass #dance

Derbyshire 0-19 Service, DCHS and Healthwatch Derbyshire – Here to help!

Find out what services your School Nurse and Health Visitng team offer and how to contact them along with up-to-date information on COVID-19 at:  http://www.derbyshireschoolnurses.org.uk/ and http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/healthvisiting         Derbyshire Community Health Services provide a wide range of services to our community.  Go to their website for full details http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/  http://www.dchs.nhs.uk/home/coronavirus/for-patients-and-visitors for information specific to…

Mental Health, housing and financial Support for Veterans- By Lily Jones

Mental Health, Housing and Financial Guide for Veterans When a member of the British military retires from active service and returns to civilian life, the adjustments required can be significant. Unmarried soldiers with no children may have no dependents, but if they have been serving overseas the idea of finding a new home via a…

Home From Hospital Derbyshire – celebrated by CONNEX Community Support

This Volunteers Week CONNEX wanted to recognise the brilliant voluntary work Home from Hospital Derbyshire are doing! As part of Volunteers’ Week, the spotlight is on our super Home from Hospital Volunteers. Our Home from Hospital volunteers support anyone recently discharged from hospital or at risk of hospitalisation. Although they can’t visit people at this…

Healthwatch Derbyshire – up-to-date advice on shielding

‘Shielding’ is the word used to describe how to protect those at highest risk of severe illness if they catch coronavirus. To help you with the latest government advice about shielding and your access to the outdoors please see Healthwatch Englands article which contains the link to the detailed government guidance: https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/advice-and-information/2020-03-26/coronavirus-what-does-shielding-mean Healthwatch Derbyshire is…

Find out how you are Feeling today!

How are you feeling today? We’re thinking we love the free online Mental Wellbeing Support that’s sprung up to help us feel better at this ever changing time….   How are you feeling today? As we strive for more balance and happiness in our lives it can be helpful to know how we are feeling…

Stay Cool in the Warm Weather

The warm weather is wonderful but can cause problems for older or more vulnerable people so keeping cool in summer is very important. Particularly for people with certain medical conditions, the elderly and the very young.   Older people and people with heart, respiratory and other serious health problems are most vulnerable when the temperature…

At Home shouldn’t mean At Risk

If you have any concerns about Domestic Abuse, you can contact Derbyshire Constabulary in the following ways: • Facebook – send us a private message. • Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact • Website – complete the online contact form. • Phone – call us on 101. If you are concerned that…

Early Diagnosis Saves Lives!

Early cancer diagnosis saves lives. Due to coronavirus, fewer people are contacting their doctor. Your local surgery is ready to help you safely. They can talk to you over the phone, or by video link, and can arrange for further tests. Whatever happens, tell your doctor if your symptoms get worse or don’t get better.…

NHS Test and Trace service launched.

The NHS Test and Trace service launched.   Here’s how YOU can play a part in controlling the virus, if you: 🟦 get coronavirus symptoms OR 🟨 have been in contact with someone who tests positive for coronavirus   If you are advised to isolate locally please don’t forget Buxton Street by Street Neighbours are set up…

Told to Isolate? We’re ready to help!

Following today’s government announcement and the expected roll-out of the Test and Trace system, we wanted to share our streamlined ‘request for help’ and ‘offer to help’ platforms. If you are informed to immediately isolate, we want to make sure that you call on us so you have everything you need to stay isolated and…

Do you have a question for the government’s daily Coronovirus press conference?

Ask a question at the coronavirus press conference Submit a question for the daily coronavirus (COVID-19) press conference. If your question is chosen, a cabinet minister will answer it during the live broadcast. You must be 18 or over to submit a question. https://www.gov.uk/ask?fbclid=IwAR3yxTfigqsGVDnpGzjsg28JCWOCVLpuNI91pgwmk2PYPfWotedo2qcv7fo An independent polling organisation chooses the questions at 10am each day.…

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue service advice on using public waterways

Antibody testing

Department of Health and Social Care – DHSC We’re launching a new antibody testing programme to provide tens of thousands of tests. Learn more: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-to-offer-antibody-tests-to-health-and-social-care-staff-and-patients-in-england NHS and care home staff in England will be prioritised for tests, while patients and care residents will be eligible at their clinician’s request. Accurate and reliable lab-based antibody tests…

Healthwatch Derbyshire: Bank holiday pharmacy opening times

For your local (and Derbyshire wide) Pharmacy opening times this Bank Holiday Monday 25th May please visit: https://www.derbyandderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/news/news-articles-2020/opening-times-late-may-bank-holiday-2020/ For the latest local health service information for Derbyshire in one place during the pandemic visit: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/public-info-covid-19. Healthwatch Derbyshire is here to help anyone navigate the changes to their health and social care especially anyone without internet access:…

How to treat COVID-19 at home

There is currently no specific treatment for coronavirus (COVID-19), but you can often ease the symptoms at home until you recover. Treating a high temperature If you have a high temperature, it can help to: get lots of rest drink plenty of fluids (water is best) to avoid dehydration – drink enough so your pee…

Derbyshire Florence Nightingale Home and COVID-19 test booking link

The Care Quality Commission have just given fast-track approval to Derbyshire County Council using a brand new care home to set up a special Florence Nightingale Home to exclusively take patients discharged from hospital who need to rest, recuperate and isolate after suffering from COVID-19 but aren’t yet ready to go home. This temporary Florence…

PT Corner Online Mental Wellbeing Seminar Tonight!

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 📅 Currently 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental health at some point in their lives. 😔 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Around 450 million people are CURRENTLY suffering with some form of mental health condition. 🌍 And with the current situation we are going through it is not only…

Give Space to Guide Dogs

Text Scam Alert from Elmwood Medical

Elmwood Medical Centre have received reports of a possible scam (18/05/2020) Some women are being contacted by text message, claiming to be from the call and recall service to advise they are overdue for their cervical screening (smear test). The message asks them to call a mobile number and provide personal details. These messages are…

Tests Available for over 5’s with Coronavirus Symptoms

If you have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), you can ask for a test to check if you have the virus. Important – Please help the NHS and only ask for a test if you or someone you live with has symptoms now. Information: If you need medical advice about your symptoms: England: NHS 111 online…

COVID 19 Symptom – Loss or Change to Sense of Smell

A loss or changed sense of taste or smell has been added to the NHS coronavirus symptoms list alongside a cough and fever. Anyone suffering loss of taste or smell, or a noticeable change, should now self-isolate for seven days to reduce the risk of spreading the infection.  

Recycling Queue Times – Hourly Updates

The recycling centres opened up again today (18/05/2020) ❤️🥰❤️ Here’s a link to waiting times  ⚠️⚠️⚠️Check queue times  for our recycling centres before you travel. ⚠️⚠️⚠️ ✔️ Our website will be updated every hour with the latest details here   ✔️ We’re expecting our sites to be very busy today so please avoid if possible and…

Salad Days and Pots of Chutney Goodness

Here’s our very own Anna collecting delicious fresh salad from a very safe distance at the Serpentine Community Garden this weekend with the added of bonus of chutney from the Boardman kitchen. The salads and chutneys will be distributed in our food parcels with much thanks! You can find out more about the Serpentine Community…

High Peak Fruit & Veg Giveaway

🌟 Giveaway 🌟 High Peak Fruit and Veg are offering one lucky liker the chance to win a free fruit and veg box this week! All you need to do is share their facebook page Like their post on Facebook and add a friends name to their post to help spread the word about the amazing Fruit…

Be Kind for Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

This Week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme this year is kindness 🤗 How appropriate as we’ve so many kind people out and about helping our community! 🤗 Here’s this years campaign site where you can get involved and find out more about the week and campaign 🤗 And the NHS resources on…

Derbyshire Health Watch- up to date information on changes to health and social care provisions

Are you looking for some help to find the right information about changes to health & social care services in Derbyshire? Healthwatch Derbyshire is here to help you and your community access service information as they adapt during COVID-19: 01773 880786 10am – 3.30pm Mon – Fri   For online up to date service information…

Waterswallows Recycling Centre access arrangements

Diversions will be in place to direct traffic travelling to our recycling centre at Waterswallows in Buxton from Monday. Find out more here: https://crowd.in/XUqRMN Remember, only travel if it’s essential for waste you can’t store safely at home & check our safety advice before you travel.

Information from the Community Response Unit about food parcels for the shielded groups

Contact DCC’s Community Response Unit tel: 01629 535091. Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday from 9am to 1pm. Or check the website https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/health-and-wellbeing/health-protection/disease-control/coronavirus/community-response-unit/if-you-need-help/if-you-need-help.aspx You can also contact us using the contact form on this website.  

Tonight – CHCS Adult Dance Fitness Live!

Tonight! Time to shake off them beer bellies live from Jennie’s Kitchen! 🌈🏋️‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤾‍♀️🤺🌈 Join Jennie and the team on Facebook Live later –

High Peak Connect COVID-19 Support Grant

Applications for the High Peak Connect COVID-19 Support Grant is now open. Grants are available for up to £500 to groups and organisations impacted by the current pandemic. Any voluntary/community groups or local people within the High Peak area who come together to support the health and wellbeing of their community during the pandemic are…

COVID-19 Face Shields For Our Front Line Workers

Help Lee raise funds to supply NHS and Care Workers with face guards. So far face guards have gone to Blythe House and Stepping Hill Hospital.  Lee’s recording of supplying these to local care workers is exemplary and with a quick turn around all he needs now is funding to keep going! Well done Lee!…

Every two meters could Save a life- important update from Buxton GP Practice

Important message from Stewart Medical Centre Following the Government’s announcement on Monday of a gradual easing of lockdown rules they have now published further guidance for the public on what these changes mean for day-to-day life. Full guidance on the new measures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing In brief: It is very important that people continue…

Breastmates Online offer virtual Wednesday lunchtime support.

Find out more here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/3006254679432091/?event_time_id=3006254699432089  

Mental Health Awareness Week with PT Corner Buxton

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week. 📅 Currently 1 in 4 people in the world will be affected by mental health at some point in their lives. 😔 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 Around 450 million people are CURRENTLY suffering with some form of mental health condition. 🌍 And with the current situation we are going through it…

Making sense of the new COVID-19 advice

There is a plethora of information available for those seeking clarity around how the lifting of present COVID-19 restrictions will affect them. Here, we have listed the most accessible and credible, up-to-date ones: Visit: Public Health England https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/ General Government Guidance https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus NHS https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ And read the latest New Scientist article, which offers a national…

CDC Guidance on Face Masks

With the announcement today that face coverings be worn in enclosed spaces here is a link to the CDC guidance on wearing and making cloth face coverings.   Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing. If anyone is making,…

Alzheimer’s Society Tips to Support Carers

There are many carers living with a person with dementia who are having a difficult time during the coronavirus pandemic. To help you, Alzheimer’s Society has put together five tips to benefit your wellbeing during the COVID-19 lockdown. Here are our five tips for carers to look after your wellbeing 1. Keep connected Family and friends can be a…

Time is Running Out for you to Score!

Chris Hill Community Sports have been hard at work keeping us all fit and engaged in the local sports community whilst we’ve been in lockdown. Today is the last day to enter the #chcschallenge of recreating a goal.  Prizes are available for the most perfect match to the video which recreates the goal.  Keep it…

Pooch Poop Piling Up!

We’ve seen lots of funny post’s about dogs getting lots more walks at the minute and it’s great that they are benefiting from lots of exercise! HOWEVER please make sure you are cleaning up after your dog – bag it and bin it, any public bin will do. We've seen lots of funny post's about…

Citizens Advice – Coronavirus impact on Food Banks

Bank Holiday Pharmacy opening hours

For your local Pharmacy opening times this Bank Holiday Friday 8th May please visit: https://www.derbyandderbyshireccg.nhs.uk/…/opening-times-m…/ We join your community and the whole of the nation at 8pm every Thursday to recognise the amazing work that every health, social care and key worker is doing every day to keep us safe and well. A special shout out…

Temporary Testing Centre Sets Up

THE TEMPORARY TESTING FACILITY IS AT GRINLOW COUNTRY PARK COVID TEST CENTRE BUXTON Grinlow Car Park, Ginlow Road, SK17 6UJ FROM COVID TEST CENTRE, BUXTON: We haven’t been advised officially, and we believe that the Gov.uk website has just put Buxton as the location but no address. We believe the centre is there for the…

Zooming in on your Footy Skills

Chris Hill Community Sports are inviting any football fans out there to join then in  a Football Pub Quiz tonight (07/05/2020) Happening after the weekly Clap you’ll need to download Zoom to take part.  Call or text the number below for more info! The team at Chris Hill Community Sports are doing a great job…

Overshoes available!

If you could use some overshoes for visiting houses as a tradesman or key-worker, we have had a donation to Buxton Street by Street! Let the team know if you would like to arrange collection (using the contact form on this website) 

‘Accidental Fitness’ Clubbercise

Exercise doesn’t have to be a chore! Have a dance about in your living room with Clubbercise online! 🥳🥳🥳 Some awesome tunes to get the heart pumping and body moving ❤️💪🏻 And see other HUMANS, as there’s chance to chat afterwards for those that want it 🤗 For more info take a look at the…

Get Well with the Wellness Society

The Wellness Society are a registered CIC offering free holistic, fluff-free and beautifully designed self-help, therapy and coaching tools. Their aim is to bridge the gap for people who find long-term private therapy unaffordable yet are reluctant (or unable) to get help from overstretched mental health services. Fortunately, research shows that self-help tools are often…

Helping Health Workers from Home

Across the Country people are keeping occupied and helping their local Care Workers at the same time through making scrubs, masks, and coveralls. Here are just two of the Facebook Groups who have set up locally. For the Love of Scrubs – Buxton Last week For the Love of Scrubs sent out at least 228 Bags;…

UNICEF Cleaning and hygiene tips

Cleaning and hygiene tips to help keep the COVID-19 virus out of your home From doing laundry to preparing meals — every day measures to help protect your family UNICEF have tips on how to keep your home and family safe and virus free. Find out more here.

Chris Hill Sports Fundmentals Live!

  https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=2601411180126647

Dental Services

In line with national guidance issued in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, dental practices in Derbyshire are currently closed for routine “face to face” dental appointments. People seeking help with dental problems should not visit local dental practices but instead phone, between the hours of 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday, for information or advice on alternative…

Condoms by post- Your Sexual Health Matters

Update from Derbyshire Community Health Services- Integrated Sexual Health team Changes to Integrated Sexual Health re. Coronavirus (COVID-19) We have temporarily changed our sexual health services in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and to protect our staff, patients and local communities. We will no longer be accepting “walk-ins” at our clinics during this time.…

Free online resources that can help keep your body physically fit and your mind calmed and balanced.

Exercise is vital for our mental and physical health. With gyms closed and government advice to stay home it’s time to take your exercise inside and there are lots of free online resources that can help keep your body physically fit and your mind calmed and balanced.   High Peak Council offer this list of…

How to Report Abuse

Derbyshire Safeguarding Board has created a useful guide on how to report abuse. Visit their website to find out more. https://www.derbyshiresab.org.uk/what-is-abuse/how-to-report-abuse.aspx  

NHS Workers send a message that we should continue to seek medical help for health issues

  Health workers are clear in the message to us all that we should continue to seek medical help for health issues such as stroke, cancer and concerns throughout pregnancy as well as coronavirus. You should contact your GP practice 🏥 use NHS 111 online 💻 or by phone ☎️. If you are told to…

Hospitals set up ‘Letters of Love’

Do you have family or friends in hospital? All hospitals in Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families. Please follow the relevant link for service details during the current visiting restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Derby Royal & London Road Hospitals Chesterfield Royal Hospital Cavendish Hospital,…

Coronavirus Test Booking System

BOOK A TEST – PLEASE SHARE We now have capacity to offer tests to anyone who has to leave their home to work, all over 65s, and anyone in their households who are symptomatic. Tests are available following this link Tests are available across the country.

VCS Funding Review Deadline Imminent

Tomorrow (Thursday 30/04/2020) sees the deadline of a public consultation on the future of infrastructure support within Charities and Voluntary Organisations (VCS) across the High Peak and Derbyshire. Although a deadline extension was requested as organisations and charities are all tied up with COVID responses and support, this has not been possible, so we’d like…

The NHS is still here for you for other illnesses

  A video by Sheffield Teaching Hospital   https://www.facebook.com/SheffieldTeachingHospitals/videos/655148828550882/

Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families

Do you have family or friends in hospital? All hospitals in Derbyshire have now introduced messaging services to help patients stay in contact with their families. Please follow the relevant link for service details during the current visiting restrictions in place due to COVID-19. Derby Royal & London Road Hospitals: https://www.uhdb.nhs.uk/latest-news/uhdb-launches-new-messaging-service-for-patients-families-8602?fbclid=IwAR1E3Md_WZ0WjR4j2yCrKWyYXWVSk1iiriLMGPWQAvBMBZz-2wzwwzAyi5U Chesterfield Royal Hospital: https://www.chesterfieldroyal.nhs.uk/our-charity/letteroflove?fbclid=IwAR3WNCimxRnSC1LxxBWPtaP_naFnsTYHgLh4xRH34mMMb1mAv4zsqLV7zp0…

Covid-19 Test extended to Over 65s and anyone in their households who are symptomatic

  The UK now have capacity to offer tests to anyone who has to leave their home to work, all over 65s, and anyone in their households who are symptomatic. Tests are available following this link: https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk/test-type Tests are available across the country.  

NatWest have introduced Companion Cards for customers in vulnerable situations

  NatWest have introduced Companion Cards for customers in vulnerable situations or extended isolation. This can be given to trusted helpers as a secure, quick and easy way to pay for essential shopping. If you know someone in a vulnerable situation who can’t get online and who may benefit from the Companion Card please give…

Are you looking for the latest local Health & Social Care information for Derbyshire?

  Are you looking for the latest local Health & Social Care information for Derbyshire? Joined Up Care Derbyshire (JUCD) is collating this in one place throughout the COVID-19 pandemic: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/ Please help family/friends/neighbours without internet access receive the information they need from this website. The team at Healthwatch Derbyshire is working in partnership with JUCD…

Explore Buxton Website has been updated to include key useful information for all

Explore Buxton has updated their website to include key useful information, resources and links both on a local and national level, inc. links to mental health resources, Covid-19 online tests, post office/delivery office opening times, banks, dentists, vets, domestic abuse and more. If you are an organisation and think Explore Buxton need to include something,…

Use the SHARE checklist to help stop the spread of harmful content

News circulating on social media that the first volunteer in a UK #coronavirus vaccine trial has died is COMPLETELY UNTRUE. Before sharing unsubstantiated claims online, use the SHARE checklist to help stop the spread of harmful content: https://sharechecklist.gov.uk    

Keyworker COVID-19 Testing

[Update: There has been significant demand for booking tests today. We apologise for any inconvenience. We are continuing to rapidly increase availability. More tests will be available tomorrow.] Are you an essential worker in England? Tests are available for you and people in your household if anyone in the home has symptoms. Book a test…

Support for people with Eating Disorders – First Steps ED

    First Steps ED have all been working tirelessly to continue to provide hope, choices and opportunities to lives affected by eating disorders. We’ve created an online schedule for all the support we’re offering during these unprecedented times, hopefully a little something for everyone! The Zoom links will be posted on the day. If…

Government Guidance on the Extension to Coronavirus Testing

KEY WORKER CORONAVIRUS TESTING A message from MP for High Peak: If you are a key worker, make sure your employer knows they can apply for you and your family members to be tested for coronavirus. The full list of eligible key workers is available via the link below. If you fit the criteria and…

Healthwatch Derbyshire reports on Extended Testing for Keyworkers

    Testing for key workers in Derbyshire is extending the COVID-19 staff testing programme for key workers, these are defined as anyone critical to the provision of health, care and other services. In addition to NHS staff working in our hospitals, community trusts, GP practices, care homes and hospices, the programme is extended to…

Latest COVID-19 guidance resources

There are a wealth of informative links to scientifically credible websites and all the latest government / Public Health advice to be found on the Advice Now website: https://www.advicenow.org.uk/tags/public-health?fbclid=IwAR3WRBKXmPF4pkn34QK7gc8LQARj95KP8PZHdtLlfrGeV2_FEPp4IOM7nSA   Including this link to Guidance to Social Distancing for Vulnerable People: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

Derbsyhire Safeguarding Adults Board and COVID-19 volunteers

For anyone who is helping their neighbours out at the moment (feel free to drop us an email to be added to our street support network by the way 😉) here is some guidance on how to spot and support people to live free from abuse, harm and neglect during a time when they may…

Do you need help? Guidance from Derbyshire County Council

Did you know Derbyshire have a dedicated Community Response Unit Helpline? If you need help with food shopping or picking up medication and have no friends or family to call on, please request help online https://crowd.in/pTaG6v or call our Community Response Unit on 01629 535091. This is different to our usual Call Derbyshire contact centre…

A helpful resource if you are concerned about your child’s or teen’s mental health

https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people  

Important message from High Peak Borough Council about waste collection and COVID-19:

IMPORTANT information for households where there are confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 should put their waste into a plastic bag which is tied when full. This plastic bag should then be put into a second bag and tied. Any waste from these households needs to be stored for 72 hours before putting it in…

Buxton and High Peak Samaritans are there to help you.

Our service is 24/7 every day of the year. Buxton and High Peak Samaritans, 116 123 (freephone from any phone)                                                           https://www.samaritans.org/branches/buxton/  

Unhappy and anxious within your own home?

Being in Lockdown in our home at this time is stressful for most of us.  For many people there are additional pressures, such as work worries, unemployment, financial concerns, the demands of keeping our children occupied and happy and the lack of personal space when we are constantly with family members, however much we love…

High Peak MP encourages residents to donate blood to save lives

Donating blood saves lives. Although NHS hospitals in the region have good stock levels, blood donations have dropped. To protect the NHS in the weeks and months ahead, more blood donations are needed. Travel to make a blood donation is essential for the NHS and allowed under the Government’s coronavirus guidance.   For more information,…

Derbyshire County Council Community Response Unit

If you know someone in the community who is vulnerable please let them know about the Derbyshire County Council Community Response Unit. This is for members of the community that require assistance and don’t have friends or family able to help. Visit:  https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/council/news-events/news-updates/news/community-response-unit-launched-to-help-those-in-need.aspx  

Your mental health matters

Your mental health matters now more than ever. Its Ok to not be OK. If you need to talk to someone, please seek support/information/advice, remember you are not alone: • Visit Every Mind Matters:http://www.everymindmatters.co.uk to access simple tips and advice for taking care of your mental wellbeing. • Derbyshire Mental Health Support Line 0300 790…

Mental health telephone support

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone support line for Derbyshire residents experiencing increased distress or anxiety due to #coronavirus. It’s staffed by mental health professionals & you can call 0300 790 0596 between 9am – midnight daily.

One World: Together at Home – Join people from around the World to overcome Covid-19

To win over this pandemic, the world needs to come together and work together.  Enjoy a wonderful collaboration of global stars in this broadcast, collated in collaboration with Lady Gaga.  To get involved, register on: http://globalcitizen.org/togetherathome     HOW TO WATCH ONE WORLD TOGETHER AT HOME  TODAY: AMAZON PRIME VIDEO How: Watch Online When: April…

Energy burning to music for children, with Jennie

If you have little ones and want to burn off some energy have a dance with Coach Jennie – link below.  Enjoy!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/560370601245794/?sorting_setting=CHRONOLOGICAL

Access to testing being extended to include additonal frontline workers

Access to testing for those with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) is being extended to include additional frontline workers and symptomatic members of their household. The full list of eligible workers now includes: all NHS and social care staff, including hospital, community and primary care, and staff providing support to frontline NHS services (for example accommodation,…

Remember guide dogs aren’t trained to socially distance!

Taken from a post on our Facebook page: Talking to one of my guide dog owner friends yesterday has prompted this post as I wanted to make people aware…. guide dogs haven’t been trained in social distancing and queuing to get in a shop. If you see a guide dog heading straight for the shop…

Buxton’s new Coronavirus Assessment Hub has it’s first patients

The new Buxton Coronavirus Assessment Hub, have seen and treated the first few patients already. The Hub, one of a growing number across the country, pools resources across our local GP Practices and enables us to safely assess and treat Coronavirus patients in a separate environment from those without symptoms. The attached diagram shows which…

Talking to children about COVID-19

If your child is worried or confused about all the changes that are happening because of #coronavirus then there’s lots of advice on how to talk to them about it here: https://crowd.in/ftV1FQ  

Parent and Carer Guide to COVID-19

Please click on the link to open a PDF of some essential information for parents or carers who are concerned that their child might have COVID-19 virus, including key symptoms to look out for and who to call: parent-guide-covid-19 https://schoolsnet.derbyshire.gov.uk/site-elements/documents/administration/parent-guide-covid-19.pdf

A message for Volunteers from Healthwatch Derbyshire

The volunteering response within your community is amazing, thank you. This post has links to information to support safe volunteering. How to help others safely during COVID 19: Following Government guidance you should only leave the house for one of four reasons, one of these is to provide care or to help a vulnerable person…

Blythe House offering extended services in the community

Blythe House Hospicecare have extended their service during these difficult times. If you are concerned about the welfare of a loved one who is elderly, vulnerable or isolated in our local community, Blythe House are here for you and them throughout this uncertain time. Please call us: 01298 816 990 💙 #HereToHelp #HereForYou https://blythehousehospice.org.uk  …

Message from Broadwalk Dental Practice

Healthwatch Derbyshire concerned about possible delayed presentations

GPs nationwide are seeing an unusual drop in the number of patients presenting with non-coronavirus medical problems. There is concern that this reduction could lead to delayed diagnosis of some conditions. We urge you to still contact your GP by telephone or on-line. Healthwatch Derbyshire remains open to ensure the people of Derbyshire’s views on…

Support with eating disorders and body image in Derbyshire

Message from Holly Whitehead: With the current lockdown I understand the impact it can have on peoples mental health so I just wanted to make you aware that I work for a Mental Health and specialist Eating Disorders charity called First Steps ED which has been supporting people of all ages and their families across…

New COVID-19 ‘Drive-in’ Assessment Centre to open in Buxton

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Stewart Medical Centre, along with our colleagues at Buxton Medical Practice, Elmwood Medical Centre and Hartington Surgery will be opening a brand new ‘Coronavirus Assessment Centre’ based at the Cottage Hospital in Buxton. The new site opens on Tuesday April 14th and is designed as a ‘drive in’…

Online Support Launched for Carers

To all health, social care and community staff working during #COVID19. To guide you through these times of unprecedented professional and personal challenges, tailored and expert help is available. Joined up Care Derbyshire have brought together an area of their website containing a range of resources to support your mental and emotional wellbeing: https://joinedupcarederbyshire.co.uk/staff-support. Healthwatch Derbyshire…

A stark reminder- The hidden virus. Stay indoors!

Meeting with friends in the park could put those close to you in danger ⚠️ People can pick up coronavirus (COVID-19) and be unaware that they have it. Don’t take the risk – stay at home 🏠   #StayHomeSaveLives   https://www.facebook.com/DHSCgovuk/videos/660585528091451/

Updated information from Vision Buxton on local businesses and services

Business & Group Information Updates in response to COVID-19 pandemic HomeNewsBusiness & Group Information Updates… In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please find information below from councils, services, local businesses, attractions, events and town groups – click on the category titles. Information is being kept as up-to-date as possible – timing of updates are noted.…

Axel Sheffler offers a child’s perspective on the Coronavirus

Released today: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler: https://nosycrow.com/blog/released-today-free-information-book-explaining-coronavirus-children-illustrated-gruffalo-illustrator-axel-scheffler/?fbclid=IwAR0xq22BhmLxfhzuBoofrdF9Lfnu1hSQAlXFIHF7ZO01YJzWa2tBz7AHwgM   Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow,…

Get a Helping Hand from Derbyshire Healthcare

Today Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has launched a new telephone based support line for local people who are experiencing increased distress or anxiety during the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The new service also intends to support people who are experiencing a reduction in their usual mental health care services, and their carers, as a…

Keeping your Key Workers Safe…

Please make sure you clean your bin handles and lid before and after putting it out for collection. Your usual cleaning products will be fine to do this.

Chris Hill Community Sports

With two weeks of isolation, no bar or cellar to run around, and too much delicious home made Banana bread to chomp on I feel like I’m piling on the pounds today 😉 So we’ve been in touch with Chris Hill Community Sports for some isolation exercise advice and they have oodles of it! You…

Today was a Difficult Day, said Poo…

These timelessly insightful words by the renowned author A.A. Milne may help us to understand how love and friendship can contain and hold us during these difficult times, even if at a distance. Here at Buxton Street by Street, we are hearing daily reports from those in the vulnerable groups, that the neighbour support flier…

The science behind COVID-19 policy making by Chris Whitty- CMO England.

NHS Volunteer Responders- GoodSAM

As the first organised voluntary response to the COVID-19 restrictions in Buxton, we are aware that all but a handful of streets already have an assigned volunteer through our initiative.  However, we are working with the managers of this roll-out to ensure that between us all, not a single person is missed. In addition, as…