Community Volunteers are delivering an informational card to all Snitterfield residents, encouraging them to contact us if they need help to “stay safe” during this difficult winter.
Warwickshire County Council have asked local Councils and community groups to share the following important information about support for vulnerable people.
Free Vitamin D for CEV Residents
Adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 can get a free 4-month supply of daily supplements of vitamin D from the Government. This is to support general health and in particular for bone and muscle health. To opt-in register your details before 11 January 2021 at www.nhs.uk/get-vitamin-d
Free Flu Jab
If you were shielded, live with someone who shielded or visit someone regularly who was shielded, you are entitled to a free flu vaccine this year. Flu vaccinations keep families safe and help shield the NHS by avoiding an increase in serious preventable diseases during the pandemic. For more information call your GP or community pharmacy.
Beware Fraud and Scams
Lots of people are helping friends and neighbours locally but others are taking advantage of the vulnerable at this time. To stay safe, don’t let anyone into your home or hand over money to strangers, don’t respond to information requests by text or email from sources you don’t know and trust. Sign up for email alerts from Warwickshire County Council on the latest scams. Report to Action Fraud 0300 123 2040.
Visit a Virtual Library
Mental Health Matters
It is important you continue normal life as far as possible so connect with others and carry on doing things you enjoy. Mental health support is available from NHS Every Mind Matters and NHS Mindfulness.
Need to Talk?
Snitterfield Community Volunteers are available for a chat, just call us on the community phone line. WCAVA are also offering weekly chats durings the winter months ahead, just for Warwickshire residents. For more information or to make a referral, please call 01788 539572.
WCC COVID-19 hotline: 0800 408 1447
Snitterfield Community Volunteers are available to help local residents but sometimes it might be that you need additional help. Warwickshire County Council can help with
- financial support
- mental health and wellbeing advice
- housing support
- health and social care information information
- advice and online services eg virtual/home library
- hospital discharges/hospital to home
- home isolation
For more information and opening hours, visit Warwickshire County Councils’ page on Coronavirus – support for clinically extremely vulnerable residents.