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Together We're Better: Weekly Stakeholder Update 6th April 2020

Tue 14 Apr 2020

We are now well into the third week of more rigorous social distancing measures, following the government’s announcement on 23 March. It is heart-warming to see that most residents across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are helping to protect themselves, others and our NHS by staying at home wherever possible.

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Look out for the blue tick on Twitter

Thu 9 Apr 2020

There’s a lot of fake news out there about coronavirus so it’s really important to get your news from a trusted source. The NHS has worked with Twitter UK to make sure local NHS organisations are blue-tick verified – so it’s easier to know who to trust. Always look for the tick in a small blue circle next to Twitter names.

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Covid-19 Update from New Era Perpetrator Services

Thu 9 Apr 2020

New Era is the holistic Domestic Abuse (DA) service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.  Offering help to all those affected by domestic abuse in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent, it provides free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families.

Information provided is subject to ongoing change as circumstances alter and the providers will endeavour to update through Bulletins where possible.

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Update from Your Library Service April 2020

Thu 9 Apr 2020

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak all Libraries in Staffordshire are now closed, and our service is suspended until further notice. This includes all:

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Updates From SASSOT: Supporting people to stay active

Thu 9 Apr 2020

In response to the Covid-19 crisis there has been a wealth of online materials that have been developed or adapted to support people to keep active. SASSOT has pulled together available content, some of which is highlighted below. Keep checking our website and social media channels for regularly updated content.

What are the guidelines? 

Here is the current advice:

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Risk crucial services will be lost in Stoke-on-Trent as charities under immense pressure due to coronavirus

Thu 9 Apr 2020

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Fears that people in need will be unable to find support in Stoke-on-Trent are mounting as more charity and voluntary organisations face substantial losses of vital funding, says VAST.

The coronavirus crisis has led to massive drops in fundraising income for charity and voluntary organisations, with many now having to make hard decisions about whether they can continue to operate.

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South Staffs Water Stakeholder Update

Wed 8 Apr 2020

We understand that this is a difficult time for you and your customers as we adapt to new ways of living and working. During Covid-19, we don’t want our customers worrying about their water supply, bills and payments. We’ve pulled together the help and support we can offer our customers during this difficult time and are hoping that you help us to promote this in any way you can. More information can be found on our website.

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Are you worried about your hearing or that of a family member?

Wed 8 Apr 2020

Action on hearing loss has a simple telephone hearing screening tool. To use this FREE service call 0844 800 3838

Are you worried about your hearing loss or have tinnitus?

If so our Information Line is open-



Telephone:   0808 808 0123

Text phone:   0808 808 9000

Email:    information@hearingloss.org.uk

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Eligibility for support from Government for village and similar rural community buildings

Tue 7 Apr 2020

This guidance is based on information that is available now; the situation is changing rapidly whilst Government and support organisations work together to understand what is needed by each sector.

 

ACRE will update it as information becomes available to them.

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Police Contact for Volunteers

Mon 6 Apr 2020

Some general advice for the voluntary organisations on Police contact:

  • If the volunteer believes a person is in imminent danger they should call 999.
  • If they believe a person is a victim of domestic or elder abuse but not in imminent danger they should call 101.
  • If they have general concerns about non urgent vulnerabilities they should report direct to Adult Social care on -

                         •   If the adult lives in Stoke-on-Trent: 0800 561 0015

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