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Carers UKProvides information and support for carers. Tel: 0808 808 7777 www.carersuk.org
Alzheimer’s Society offers advice, information and support in England and Wales to people with dementia, their families and carers through its helpline and local branches. Tel: 0300 222 1122 www.alzheimers.org.uk
SPARK Somerset have provided a useful guide to things to consider when Volunteering with groups which applies to groups wherever they are. This includes confidentiality, safe-guarding and money-handling advice. It can be found here: https://www.sparksomerset.org.uk/guidance-cov-19-groups
The Somerset Mental Health Alliance (of which Age UK Somerset is a part) has expanded its services to support adults and older people who may be struggling with their mental health as the county responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. Somerset … Continued
A useful document is now available from Age UK which documents best practice procedures for Volunteers visiting unknown people and those with symptoms.
What the guide is about These are uncertain times, and coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting lives across the country. It’s a new illness, so we don’t understand everything about it yet. But we do know how to reduce the risk of … Continued
The Cosmic Shambles Network, proudly present The Stay at Home Festival. Featuring live and free comedy performances ACTS CONFIRMED TO APPEAR INCLUDERobin Ince | Josie Long | Professor Brian Cox | Jo Brand | Chris Hadfield | Mark Gatiss | … Continued
To get one of the radios you have to be nominated through your local radio station.
A scam text has been sent telling people they are being given a £250 fine because they have been out of the house “more than once”.
Click here for the Coronavirus Guidance dated 30th March 2020. It covers: advice for those at greater risk current rules on social distancing what social distancing means handwashing and hygiene what you should do if you develop symptoms what you … Continued
“Sedentary behaviour and low levels of physical activity can have negative effects on the health, well-being and quality of life of individuals. Self-quarantine can also cause additional stress and challenge the mental health of citizens. Physical activity and relaxation techniques … Continued
The government is working with a partnership of the food industry, local government, local resilience and emergency partners, and voluntary groups, to ensure that essential items can be delivered to those who need it. As at 29th March they had … Continued
For information/new on some of the latest scams please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gxqv/breakfast-28032020
Apparently there are over 200 coronavirus specific scams going around. Please be aware. To watch this piece on this morning’s breakfast show please visit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000gxqv/breakfast-28032020 and fast forward to 2:53:00
Fancy a bit of culture? Loose yourself with a cup of coffee while enjoying Google’s take on “The Top Ten Museums you can explore right now” https://artsandculture.google.com/story/10-top-museums-you-can-explore-right-here-right-now/igKSKBBnEBSGKg
Keep your brain active with the first of our quizzes!
(They are possibly called ships aren’t they?) An interesting way to spend some time If you visit the www.marinetraffic.com you can see all the marine traffic that is on the move. Click on one of the vessels and it’ll tell … Continued
Very calming, but addictive scenes from the harbour at Grundarfjordur in Iceland. Press play and watch. Always something happening. Fishing boats arriving, birds flying. You may even see an orca! Please be careful if you are not on an unlimited … Continued
BEWARE OF COVID-19 SCAMS (This article is from Somerset Trading Standards) Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards … Continued
The World Health Organisation is changing the phrase ‘social distancing’ to recommend ‘physical distancing’. This is a nod to the importance of human interaction to our physical and mental well-being. Instead of distancing ourselves socially we only need to do … Continued
By Phil Dolan, Chief Executive, Age UK Somerset Covid 19 is taking us all into unchartered territories. An understatement if ever there was one. Worrying times but also how uplifting to see so many people wanting to volunteer, to help, … Continued