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Praise for volunteer army mobilised to help Tamworth’s vulnerable residents

An army of volunteers who have come together to support the most vulnerable members of Tamworth’s community during the coronavirus pandemic have been praised for their tireless efforts.

A huge taskforce has mobilised to ensure that help is available to those who need it most - and particularly those who have been asked to completely self-isolate for at least 12 weeks.

Around 100 volunteers are providing food and medicine deliveries, signposting to services, as well as help with befriending and loneliness.

Council coronavirus operation underway

An operation to get supplies to people in need is underway after charities, community groups and volunteers in Stafford Borough joined forces with the council to help during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stafford Borough Council is working closely with Support Staffordshire – the county-wide organisation that brings members of the voluntary sector together – to recruit helpers and identify vulnerable households across the area. 

Join millions of people to support scientists at King’s College London track the spread of COVID-19

Help slow the spread of COVID-19 by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well

The COVID symptom tracker was created by doctors and scientists at King’s College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals working in partnership with ZOE Global Ltd – a health science company.

Changes to Services at University Hospitals Birmingham due to COVID-19

Provided by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group

As you will be aware, the NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.

We are having to make some temporary changes to local NHS services, to help us care for patients and maintain safe staffing levels.

Children’s wards at Queen’s Hospital Burton to be temporarily relocated to Royal Derby Hospital as part the COVID-19 (coronavirus) response

Provided by Krishna Kallianpur, Interim Executive Chief Nurse

The NHS is currently facing an unprecedented situation regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. University Hospitals of Derby and Burton is taking measures to maintain safe staffing levels, due to increasing numbers of NHS staff who are self-isolating, and to meet the additional demands on services.

Lichfield Coronavirus Relief Fund - Lichfield District Council

Lichfield District Council has launched an appeal to raise funds to support people and communities across Lichfield District that have been affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Lichfield District is a caring community and as COVID-19 causes more people to stay at home, people naturally want to help others.

Across the district many people are being advised to self-isolate themselves from their communities to limit the spread of the virus. This inevitably presents a number of challenges.

Stop Loan Sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is fully committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship.  

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.