COVID-19: News & Updates for Stratford

Arts Uplift CIC - Inside Stories

Arts Uplift CIC thanks to funding from Warwickshire County Council are delivering 'Inside Stories' a collaborative arts project for vulnerable people from Warwickshire. These will be delivered online through Zoom and offline through worksheets. The great thing is its FREE!

  • Dance for older adults with a health condition or living with dementia or mobility issues. Thursdays from 11.15am starting 18 June

  • Storytelling for adults with mental health issues such as anxiety of depression. Wednesdays from 7.30pm starting 17 June

  • Music and songwriting for young people aged 11-18 years with autism or a learning difficulty. Thursdays from 4pm starting 17 June

  • Hand-sewing mindfulness for shielded people and people discharged from hospital. Tuesdays from 2.30pm starting 30 June

No experience is necessary. For more information and to book www.artsuplift.co.uk/projects/currentprojects jenny@artsuplift.co.uk 07946 585978.

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Children and Young People - 24/7 Crisis Line

Children and Young Person Advice Helpline number to support crisis intervention and prevent mental health crisis.

Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust (CWPT) want to support you during the difficult times we are facing due to the Covid 19 situation. To do this we have developed a 24 hour 7 day a week telephone Advice Helpline run by qualified mental health clinicians to be there for you to contact when you need. We know that the feelings you may be experiencing at such difficult times are frightening and can make you feel that your emotional wellbeing is in crisis. We know that these emotions can lead to a mental health crisis which often means that you no longer feel able to cope or be in control of your situation. You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, cannot cope with day-to-day life, intense sadness and may be thinking about suicide or self-harm or experiencing thought disorientation that can feel like hallucinations or hearing voices.

We want to be there for you to support and give advice, to work with you to feel more able to be in control of your emotions and manage the distress you are feeling together with you.

VOICE: Children and Young Peoples Specialist Mental Health service in CWPT have with the current crisis team worked together to develop a CYP response that will allow us to support you 24 hours 7 days a week and where needed continue to support you within the Rise Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing service directly for CYP.

Contact details
If you are calling between the hours of 8am and 8 pm please call Childrens Crisis Team at Whitestone on:
02476 641799

If you are calling between the hours of 8pm and 8 am please call Coventry Crisis team Crisis team:
02476 938000

What to expect when you call
The mental health clinician who you speak to will want to know about you and will ask you some questions to help understand your feelings and emotions. They are doing this to help understand how to best help you and make sure that they get the right support for you.

Listening to you is so important and hearing your voice in terms of what you are experiencing, the feelings and the situation.

We may ask you about your family and the adults who are able to also support you or be part of your coping plan. This may mean we need to speak to an adult in your house as well but we will do this with you.

At times we may need to call you back to offer ongoing support and advice to do this we will need to have a contact number.

We also may need to think with you about other agencies that can support you but we will talk these suggestions through with you and or the adults you feel able to involve.

Most importantly we want to be able to offer advice and support over the phone as you need it to prevent a crisis feeling becoming too overwhelming.

As well as our 24 hour 7 day a week phone advice helpline we have also been working hard to provide resources on line to provide more direct advice and guidance.

We acknowledge that these Covid 19 times are presenting challenges for all of us and we want to make sure that we are reaching out to you all - children and young people, parents, career’s and families.

On the CWRise website you will find a wealth of up to date links, advice, guidance and support to help support during these times.

In addition the following resources are available to all to telephone or contact via their website that are CYP focused.

Young Minds parent helpline – 0808 802 5544 – website https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/parents-helpline/

Papyrus 0800 068 4142 website https://papyrus-uk.org/hopelineuk/ opening hours 9am-10pm
weekdays and 2pm – 10 pm weekends and Bank holidays

ChildLine 0800 1111 website https://www.childline.org.uk

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Our Brave New World

Our Brave New World – Blog written by Helen Wilkinson, Volunteering Coordinator, Warwick District WCAVA

Volunteer centres like ours have never been so busy, like everyone else our relatively ordered worlds have been turned upside down over the last 2 months.

We’ve never before experienced so many people wanting to volunteer. It’s been the perfect storm of our natural urge to offer help in a crisis alongside people finding that they have got time on their hands. One way or another hundreds of people were knocking on our door (virtually, of course) wanting to know what they could do to help out.

We certainly had to act fast and get to grips with how we might respond to this new challenge quickly and effectively, in order to funnel the good will to exactly where it was needed. Most of our local groups were suspending their services due to the risks of infection and so we weren’t able to send people their way. However, a ‘brave new world’ of volunteering was springing up all around that was truly inspiring to see. We were witnessing the community coming together like never before with people helping people directly, and so we were able to direct our volunteers in a different direction.

Community led groups were organising themselves around social media pages asking for people to help with running errands and shopping for those needing to isolate. These ‘mutual aid’ groups as they are referred to were recruiting volunteers in their hundreds. The Warwick and Leamington Group for example received over 1,200 offers of help from potential volunteers in a matter of weeks. Being community lead, they responded in a very direct and intuitive way to the needs of their community and set up a telephone befriending service alongside offers of grocery shopping and the collection of prescriptions. They have responded to over 650 requests for help and are now making use of very up to date technology, with a purpose built app that ensures all requests for help are dealt with quickly and effectively.

The speed and scale of this grassroots response has left those of us that live in a world of ‘policies’ and ‘red tape’ rather mesmerised. It was essential for these groups to do what they did quickly and not to be burdened with our world of bureaucracy, as to have delayed would certainly have cost more lives. The risks posed by the virus far outweighed the risks associated with not formalising in the short term.

Having said all this ‘spontaneous volunteering’ such as this shouldn’t be seen as the normal long term response to volunteering going forwards. It certainly has it’s place when we hit a crisis but at some point soon, when things calm down, we need to get back to a system of ‘checks and balances’ that most of us are used to in the voluntary sector. Years of evolution has seen groups formalise so that they can protect their staff, volunteers and service users through insurance, safeguarding measures and clear rules of engagement. This is the sensible way for things to work under normal circumstances.

Our challenges moving forward, therefore, will be to continue working with any mutual aid groups, who carry on post-crisis, to help them achieve these safeguards. And for those that don’t continue once things return to the ‘new normal’ then our challenge will be slightly different. We will try and engage all their amazing volunteers, many of whom stepped forward for the first time during this crisis, in order that they can continue to volunteer with established groups in their local communities.

One of the few positives to come out of this crisis has been the outpouring of good will. It’s our job to ensure that this doesn’t get lost or forgotten!

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Emergency funding available to support domestic abuse and sexual violence victims’ services

Organisations large and small providing domestic abuse or sexual violence support services across Warwickshire during the Covid-19 emergency are being invited to make a bid for extraordinary funding by Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe.

A total of £192,000 has been allocated by the Ministry of Justice for schemes in Warwickshire as part of its recently-announced package of additional funding for services supporting victims through the Covid-19 crisis. While cases have not yet seen large increases in the county since the lockdown began, it is expected that more victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence will come forward as restrictions on movement are eased.  This makes ensuring the continued viability of support services more important than ever.

The emergency funding is to cover the period from 24 March to 31 October 2020, to meet the additional costs registered charities or social enterprise have incurred or will incur whilst adapting their services during the pandemic, and to cope with demand increases resulting from it.

It is ring-fenced into three pots:

  • Domestic abuse services that are already commissioned by the PCC  (£96,000);

  • Domestic abuse services that are not currently commissioned by the PCC (£48,000)

  • Sexual violence services that are already commissioned by PCC and also those that are not currently funded by the PCC (£48,000).

Eligible organisations are being urged not to delay applying for the funding, as there is a short window of opportunity for bids to be received.

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe explained: “I already provide grant funding to a wide range of organisations alongside the support services I directly commission or co-commission but I know that this pandemic has thrown up extraordinary challenges to organisations working with victims.  Some have lost sources of funding as a result and all have had to meet the unexpected expense of changing the way they deliver their services at short notice.  That’s why this additional Ministry of Justice funding is very welcome.

“It is vitally important that services providing support to victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence in Warwickshire can continue their work, as it is widely anticipated that this lockdown period will result in an eventual increase in the number of people that need their support.

“My office is in the process of contacting the organisations we already work with to make them aware of the funding opportunities but there may be others out there who could benefit that we simply don’t know about. Applications can come from organisations of any size, including small specialist organisations that support particular groups such as BAME, disabled or LGBT victims.

“I’d urge any organisation looking to make a bid to get in touch with my office without delay, as the deadline for applications is June 1.”

For full details of the funding criteria and how to apply, please contact Chris Lewis, the PCC’s Development and Policy Lead for Victims, by email at christopher.lewis@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk or by telephone on 07971 602631.

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Happy and Safe Eid Guide during COVID-19

EQuIP (Equality & Inclusion Partnership) has worked with partners to produce a short Guide to celebrating Eid this weekend safely. Please see attached for details.

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Celebrating Communities

We are creating a campaign and we need your help - quickly!

Despite the difficulties we are all facing at the moment, there are thousands of people who are stepping up to help one another in lots of different ways, from delivering food parcels to the elderly, to collecting essential medication for those who are shielding, to fundraising for local charities, or making scrubs for NHS staff.

Across Warwickshire there are over 10,000 community organisations who operate year round to deliver amazing services and support to others. During this time of crisis it’s more vital than ever that our volunteers get the support and recognition they deserve for the crucial work they are doing.

Every year, in the first week of June, Warwickshire CAVA, Warwickshire County Council and the Borough and District Councils celebrate Volunteers' Week, which is the UK's biggest annual celebration of volunteering. Unfortunately this year we have had to postpone the Volunteer Awards, but we still want to recognise all the hard work people are doing and showcase how people are finding new and innovative ways to help others, including online and remote volunteering!

We are creating a campaign and we need your help - quickly! We’ll be creating the story of Warwickshire communities, so if you or someone you know has been helping others in the community at any time over the past 12 months we want to see and hear about it.

If you could please:

  • send us a photograph or a video (no more than 10 seconds) of your community work in action, or a quote (no more than 20 words) about the difference helping other people makes;

  • make sure you have the relevant permission from those in the images before sharing them with us;

  • email these to connectingcommunities@warwickshire.gov.uk and info@wcava.org.uk by Sunday, 24th May 2020.

  • Please state your Borough/District and name of group

Please forward this to your contacts, as appropriate.

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness week this year is campaigning for kindness, and encouraging people to start conversations about mental health.

As we celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week which this year has a theme of kindness it seems right to reflect on the situation we are in and the way our sector and those in the community have stepped up to show kindness and compassion to others at this time.

I never cease to be amazed by the ideas and support that can be delivered locally and in the pandemic we have seen a huge amount of new approaches to do things differently from the establishment of Warwickshire Scrubbers who have worked to provide PPE to the NHS and other care providers, the mutual aid groups volunteering in their communities and the next door neighbours walking a dog and doing shopping.

One friend said to me the weekly clap for the NHS and other care givers has enabled them to meet more of their neighbours than they had in over 10 years living in their road.

We are all having to adapt to doing things differently, coping with the new world of virtual catch ups and meetings and living with less of the hustle and bustle of normal routine. We also face the fear of the unknown and what we should be doing to beat this virus.

At this time more than ever our mental health is so important so here are some tips to keeping well from the mental health foundation

  1. Plan your day

  2. Move more every day

  3. Try a relaxation technique

  4. Connect with others

  5. Take time to reflect and practice self-compassion

  6. Improve your sleep

Read more here - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/staying-at-home

There are a range of fantastic organisations supporting mental health locally and you can find out more on our directory here - https://www.wcava.org.uk/directory-of-mental-health-provision

Our colleagues at WCC have also put together a mental health support resource - https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/mentalhealth

Only in times of darkness do we truly see the stars. We are cheering you on!

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Warwickshire Scrubbers!

Warwickshire Scrubbers - working to make scrubs, scrub caps, headbands and laundry bags.

Warwickshire Scrubbers' (which has expanded quickly to beyond 1,500 members), make scrubs, scrub caps, headbands and laundry bags, then distribute them to hospital teams across the county in the battle against the coronavirus.

Local volunteer, Alison said: 

I saw an appeal on Facebook for people with sewing machines to make scrubs, laundry bags or headbands for NHS and key workers in Warwickshire. As I have a machine and plenty of time on my hands, I joined Warwickshire Scrubbers! 

The group is well organised and communicates well. I picked up a few bags of donated duvet covers and cord from the pick up point at Morrison’s car park. I have been making laundry bags ever since. Easy to cut up the duvets and then straight line sewing to make up the bags and put in a pull cord at the top enabling workers to put their uniform in the bag and take home to put directly in the washing machine in the bag, reducing the risk of infection. To date the group have supplied Warwick hospital with scrubs and have completed a total of 9,849 items. We are now suppling the police and care homes locally.  The group have also received funding from the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio to continue buying material for the scrubs. 

This has become a national group scheme on Facebook and it is so worthwhile to be able to do something that can be used at this time. I have made 40 bags already and have 27 more to drop off this afternoon. It also revived my sewing skills! 

To find out more about volunteering in Warwickshire, visit https://www.wcava.org.uk/volunteering or contact your local Warwickshire CAVA volunteering coordinator

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Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire - Coronavirus Service Update

Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire - find out more about its services during the coronavirus pandemic.

Please see the attached update on the services Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire are providing during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Badge of honour for Warwickshire’s wonderful volunteers

Warwickshire County Council is supporting the region’s army of heroic volunteers by creating new car window stickers, which volunteers can display to show they are on a mission to help those most in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The County Council is working with the charity Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action (WCAVA), to distribute the stickers, which have already been distributed to 500+ volunteers.

Warwickshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Monica Fogarty said:

“During these extraordinary times, we have seen an outpouring of public support and care for each other across Warwickshire. We have an amazing and diverse voluntary and community sector in the County, and we’re delighted to see so many rally round and offer their support.

“Our volunteers are doing a fantastic job helping people in need. As they go about their work collecting groceries and delivering medication and supplies to our most vulnerable residents, we hope these stickers will identify them as the heroes they are.”

All volunteers are fully briefed about the importance of following advice on social distancing and reducing the risk of transmission.

Kate Morrison, Chief Executive, Warwickshire Community and Voluntary Action added:

“Across Warwickshire there are approximately 10,000 community groups and voluntary organisations, and it is estimated that 27% of people regularly give time to support local good causes. During this time of crisis, it’s more vital than ever that our volunteers get the support and respect they deserve for the crucial work they are doing. We are delighted to be working with the County Council to distribute the car stickers which identify our volunteers as individuals out in the community working hard to protect those that need support.”

CAVA champions the voluntary sector and volunteering, and gives vital support to thousands of volunteers, groups, enterprises and charities who are working to strengthen our communities. Warwickshire CAVA has a dedicated team in each district and borough, offering a range of advice and support – both for those looking to volunteer, or organisations looking to recruit volunteers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, WCAVA has been recruiting extra volunteers via Simply Connect – a digital provider of online services that support local communities and connect people with the support they need to live healthier, happier lives.

If you would like to volunteer during the Covid-19 pandemic, visit: Simply Connect

For more information on WCAVA, visit: WCAVA or call your local office:

  • North Warwickshire Tel: 01827 718080

  • Nuneaton & Bedworth Tel: 024 7638 5765

  • Rugby Tel: 01788 574258

  • Stratford-on-Avon Tel: 07850 515185

  • Warwick District Tel: 01926 477512

For more information about Warwickshire County Council’s response to the pandemic and services available at this time visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk or call 01926 410410.

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WCAVA: Furloughing Update

on Tuesday 9th Jun, 2020 at 2:00pmFurloughing Update and Q&A session.

With so many UK charities, voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises unable to go about their business, furloughing staff is one of the options open to employers to keep their organisations running. The UK government’s furlough (job retention) scheme offers grants to cover 80% of a furloughed employee’s salary plus their national insurance contribution and minimum auto -enrolment pension contribution. The Chancellor has extended the furlough (job retention) scheme until October 2020.

Faye Reynolds from Lodders Solicitors has kindly offered to provide an update on the extended scheme and to respond to your questions about the scheme. Questions from you can be about your eligibility, or around the furloughing process, if you have already opted into the scheme.

We will be sending out Zoom links to the meeting at a later date.

Programme:
2.00pm | Update
2.20pm | Question and Answer session
3.00pm | Close

For further information please contact Jane Holdsworth, Area Manager on 01789 333767 or email: jholdsworth@wcava.org.uk

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WCAVA: Volunteering in the pandemic

on Wednesday 3rd Jun, 2020 at 10:00amVolunteering in the pandemic – Rising to the challenge in Warwickshire.

The coronavirus pandemic has led to a groundswell in people coming forward to volunteer in their communities. It has also meant that existing volunteers have been stood down because of their vulnerabilities, closure of services or risks associated with volunteering roles. Organisations have responded creatively by adapting services and volunteer roles. New volunteer led organisations have sprung up to meet community need. We are delighted to welcome the following organisations to speak about their experiences: Escape Arts, Pawprints dog rescue, Mutual Aid group, Volunteer Friends, and Warwickshire Scrubbers (creating scrubs, bags and caps for local hospitals).

This event highlights the incredible ways in which individuals and organisations have risen to the challenge. It also provides an opportunity to discuss the issues going forward:

  • How do we keep people engaged in volunteering as we return to the ‘new’ normal?

  • How do we re-engage with volunteers who have been put on hold?

  • What are the ongoing issues and challenges with volunteering?

We will be sending you a Zoom invite closer to the date.

Programme:

10.00am | Presentations from volunteer involving organisations: Escape Arts, Pawprints dog rescue,
Mutual Aid group, Volunteer Friends and Warwickshire Scrubbers
10.30am | Questions arising
11.30am | Close

For further information please contact Jane Holdsworth, Area Manager on 01789 333767 or email: jholdsworth@wcava.org.uk

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WCAVA: Virtual South Warwickshire Fundraisers Event

on Thursday 28th May, 2020 at 11:00amWe are hosting a FREE Virtual South Warwickshire Fundraisers Event on Thursday, 28th May 2020.

The event will give those involved in any way with securing funding the chance to network together, offer mutual support , talk about the challenges and share ideas, particularly at this moment with COVID-19.

Hosted by Chris Freeman and Verity Thompson, Funding and Group Development Officers at WCAVA the event will also convey the latest information from the national ‘Third Sector’s Fundraising Conference’, in late May, which brings together the most innovative and creative fundraising professionals to explore the most pressing issues the sector faces.

The event will be delivered by Zoom and a meeting ID and password will be emailed to you prior to the event.

Closing date: 12 noon .Tuesday 26th May 2020.

 Booking details:  https://swf-may-2020.eventbrite.co.uk

Many thanks and look forward to seeing you on the day.

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Stratford on Avon District Council - Community Safety

Statement from the Community Safety Team at Stratford on Avon District Council:

Domestic abuse, neighbourhood disputes, business and cybercrimes have all risen during this period and we wanted to raise awareness of ways in which people can protect themselves and their communities. We have recently updated our website with all the current COVID-19 crime prevention advice and information  would really appreciate it, if  you could send the link to all your voluntary/community groups/local stakeholders please.

To access the webpage click - https://www.stratford.gov.uk/crime-nuisance/coronavirus-important-advice-and-information.cfm

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State of the Sector Survey 2020

We have launched our third ‘State of the Sector’ survey and we need to hear from you!

#SixMinuteSurvey
The Voluntary and Community Sector is playing a critical role in the COVID-19 response. We know that the Sector is also having to work in different ways, be flexible and is, in some cases, under real financial pressure.

We undertake a biennial ‘State of the Sector’ survey as it is vital for us to find out how you are coping, to understand the challenges you are facing, to work to provide the right support and that we can ensure our collective voice is heard at both a local and national level. This year’s survey has a more specific COVID-19 focus.

We appreciate the pressure on everyone at this time, both personally and professionally, so the survey should only take a few minutes to complete, but the results will help us to support and protect the Sector and the valuable role it plays in many people’s lives in Warwickshire and Solihull.

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It would be helpful if you could complete the survey by Friday, 22nd May 2020. If you have any questions then contact Alison Thompson on 07966 380355 (Warwickshire) or Verity Thompson on 07966 380289 (Solihull).

Thank you for your time and stay safe!

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Chris's Music Marathon on Welcombe Radio

As part of the 2.6 Challenge, Chris Last will be presenting 26 shows on consecutive days on Welcombe Radio. Each show will feature 26 songs by artists beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. This is a fundraiser for Welceombe radio, so people can donate via the Paypal link on the homepage.

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Warwickshire Vision Support - NEED YOUR HELP!

We are recruiting volunteers NOW to support some of the most vulnerable visually impaired people within Warwickshire. To date we have completed 3000+ welfare checks and are now commencing ‘Telephone Befriending’ and are looking for volunteers to help us out. As a precautionary measure we have closed our Vision Support Centres and our Recreational Clubs and today have suspended our Home Visiting Service. We are very mindful that many of our service users rely on our support services as they serve as a lifeline preventing loneliness and isolation. We would like to offer as many visually impaired people as possible the chance to receive regular phone contact and conversation so that they feel connected and less isolated.

Please call Del Hobden on 01926 411331 or email: Volunteers@warwickshire.vision for more details.

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Group Support

Warwickshire CAVA offers a range of support services and advice to small and emerging community groups and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises across Warwickshire and Solihull, as well as supporting existing and larger organisations to strengthen, fulfilling their missions more effectively.

As your organisation needs to grow and develop, Warwickshire CAVA can help you with that journey. We offer guidance in:

Project and business planning;

  • Monitoring and evaluation – thinking about funders needs, as well as measuring your impact and value;

  • Managing your finances more effectively – project and organisational budgeting and planning.

  • Thinking about your leadership – committee/ board roles and responsibilities;

  • Effective partnership working – from networking and joint working, to considering developing consortia and mergers; and

  • Quality assurance – we have years of experience with a number of recognised quality systems, we can help you understand quality and what is right for you.

You can also access our comprehensive range of online tools and resources.

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Think Active Support for Sport and Physical Activity Clubs and Groups effected by the impact of Covid-19?

This is a hugely difficult time for all sports and physical activity clubs, groups & providers across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire. For this reason Think Active have created a survey for clubs and groups to tell them about how COVID-19 is effecting your organisation and how Think Active might be able to support you. Please compete the survey on the following link and a member of the Think Active Team will be in touch.  

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TZHKQR9

Further information is available on the Think Active website at: http://www.thinkactive.org/wethinkactive/covid-19-info/

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Healthwatch seeks your views on local services during COVID-19 pandemic

Warwickshire and Coventry Healthwatch would like to understand the publics views on health and social care support during the current pandemic.

We are launching a survey to find out how services are working for people and to ensure that high-quality safe services and support are being delivered now, and as the lockdown eases.

We are seeking to find out:

  • How the pandemic has affected your experiences of health and social

  • Have you been able to access all the information that you need in order to keep you/your family safe and well?

  • Has your mental health been affected? And if so, what support have you been able to access?

Our role is to gather the views and experiences of people who use health and social care services locally and use these views to inform local services and local decision makers so that improvements can be made. Its work also feeds in nationally through parent organisation Healthwatch England.

In recent weeks, NHS and social care staff have been working hard to keep us well and safe, adapting the support they offer in response to COVID-19. Healthwatch is keen to hear about all experiences of how these changes are working for people, including positive ones.

Healthwatch Warwickshire’s Chief Executive, Chris Bain, said “This survey is really important to help make services better in your local community. If anyone wants to get more information on what services are available, we would encourage you to get in touch with your local Healthwatch.”

The survey will run throughout May. To tell Healthwatch about your experiences go to: www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk/covid-19/tell-us-your-experience

Visit their website for more information or to get in touch: www.healthwatchwarwickshire.co.uk

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