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Spring Into Wellbeing

Norfolk Adult Learning have come up with a whiz banger of an idea to help us all shrug off the strains and stresses of the past year.

They are running a free series of sessions and 4‑week short courses under the banner of ‘Spring into Wellbeing’ including meditation, yoga, languages and mindfulness.

The sessions and short courses offer you the chance to focus on mind and body via mindfulness and yoga, kickstart your cognitive abilities through language tasters, or explore your creative side. You’ll have support and guidance throughout from expert tutors.

Please see the PDF file below or www.norfolk.gov.uk/springintowellbeing

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Important information about the NHS COVID-19 vaccination programme

To read the latest information from the Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group about the vaccination programme, please click on the link below. If you wish to download this document, click on the download button.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Volunteer Drivers

Vaccination is the only way we are going to overcome this virus.
Protecting the most vulnerable of our residents is so very important and The County Council needs your help to co-ordinate transport for those unable to make their own way to these centres.
Can YOU help by encouraging local volunteer groups to register their lift services as set out below

The County Council are supporting the Clinical Commissioning Groups with how they transport people to the N&N and the James Paget hospitals for Covid vaccines and with additional sites that came this week across Norfolk.

It notes that many people will be well used to getting to and from the hospital, many will use public transport and be linked in with volunteer transport already, which is great. However, many will not and will need help getting there.

They should go to https://communitydirectory.norfolk.gov.uk/ to upload this information. Whilst the volunteer driver scheme that NCC manages will be able to help a lot of people, they are a limited resource centrally and affected by the fact that many of their drivers are older people, so we are trying to make it as easy as possible for people to get transport

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Bradwell Vaccination Update

As well as the two centres at the Norfolk and Norwich and the James Paget Hospitals the Norfolk and Waveney Clinical commissioning Group has announced that the following centres are now open

  • Fakenham Medical Practice, Fakenham
  • St James Medical Practice, King’s Lynn
  • Lionwood Medical Practice, Norwich
  • Falkland Surgery, Bradwell
  • Swanton Morley Surgery, Swanton Morley
  • Thetford Healthy Living Centre, Thetford
  • Kirkley Mill Surgery, Lowestoft

These seven sites will be acting as ‘primary care hubs’: vaccinating patients from their own practice as well as other neighbouring practices from this week:

Those who are most at risk from COVID-19 are being prioritised first; members of the public who are over 80 years-old, care home workers and a small number for at risk frontline NHS staff.

GP practices work closely together with neighbouring practices in local groups called Primary Care Networks (PCNs).  Each PCN will have a designated vaccination site, providing a good geographical spread of vaccination locations across Norfolk and Waveney.

Each of these sites will vaccinate patients from across a number of the PCN’s member practices – not just those on their own surgery list.  People in the ‘at risk’ priority groups will be contacted to make an appointment no matter which practice they are registered with.

Following the go live of the first seven GP practice vaccination sites this week, the local NHS is working with PCNs to mobilise additional large and small community sites over the coming weeks and months. GP practices are working through their lists and booking in the first patients for vaccination appointments at either the hospital hubs based in Norwich and Great Yarmouth or at a local GP surgery site.  All those being vaccinated will be asked to fill in a health screening questionnaire and consent form.

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Remembrance Day Event Cancellation

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic and in light of the risks posed, the annual Remembrance Day event at the War Memorial will not take place this year.

We recognise this decision will be deeply disappointing for those wishing to participate. This decision to cancel the event was taken following guidance issued by Norfolk County Council and to protect the health and well-being of those who would have been participating.

Although there will be no formal ceremony this year at the War Memorial, individuals are welcome to attend the site, but please ensure all current government COVID-19 regulations are strictly adhered to. 

War Memorial
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Support To Help People Self-Isolate

Please click the link below to view a leaflet explaing how residents of Bradwell who are forced to self-isolate due to Coronavirus can get help and support. As Norfolk County Council says:

“To protect our community, we need to continue to keep safe from infection and prevent further coronavirus outbreaks.”

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Norfolk Assistance Scheme

Are you struggling with your finances because of Coronavirus? Please Click here for help and further information