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Coronavirus: Donating to Rutland Foodbank

If you want to help people who are facing food poverty during the coronavirus outbreak, you might be interested to know that you can make donations to the Rutland Foodbank in a number of ways: You can donate food items at Tesco, the Co-op, Lidl…

Coronavirus: £4m Grants for Small Community Groups

The Local Connections Fund is a new £4 million fund made up of £2 million from the Government and £2 million from The National Lottery Community Fund, to support charities and community groups in England with an annual income of £50,000 or less which are…

Get Help Tackling Loneliness

It's ok to feel lonely, particularly at a time like this. Don't suffer in silence, we can all help each other stay connected. Throughout December, the Let’s Talk Loneliness advent calendar is sharing practical advice, inspiring stories, and support routes to encourage people to take…

Message from the Early Help SEND and Inclusion service

As we start this latest lockdown, the Early Help SEND and Inclusion service continues to support families in Rutland, albeit sometimes in different ways. Some home visits will still take place, where these can be done safely and both parties are comfortable with these continuing.…

Coronavirus updates

The whole of England entered a new national lockdown on 5 January. This means that: We must all stay at home except for very limited purposes, such as essential shopping, exercise or work (if you absolutely cannot work from home). People must not visit other…

Information on COVID-19 vaccination: easy-read leaflet and accessible advice

Public Health England have released an easy-to-read leaflet providing information and guidance on coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines. This resource is aimed at people who have or are caring for people with learning disabilities. Mencap have published multiple pieces of easy read advice about coronavirus, including  social distancing…

TailfeatherTV: A new and exciting YouTube channel for pre-school children

TailfeatherTV is a new and exciting YouTube channel for children with and without additional needs.  Following the Early Years Foundation Stage framework for Learning and Development, children can explore and engage with fun topics through: Dance, singing, signing, learning, and playing. Co-written and presented by brilliantly talented young…

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for informal carers

Parent carers and other informal carers across Rutland can now access free stocks of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Informal carers provide care on an unpaid basis, often to family members. Some will provide a few hours of care…

Do you want to hear about the latest health and care research, or get involved yourself?

Read the latest findings  Read Healthwatch Rutland’s latest report which looks at how people with long term or multiple conditions experience care in Rutland GP surgeries Check out the latest results from the national GP Patient survey which highlights patient experience of general practice services.…

COVID-19 self-test easy read guide

The government have released an COVID-19 self-test instructions: easy read guide.  These instructions tell you how to: register your test kit online take a swab sample for you or someone else read your results on the test device report your results to the NHS The rapid test…
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