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NHS Vaccination Survey

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NHS England and Improvement are working alongside other health officials including Public Health England and the North East and Cumbria Integrated Care System to further understand how we can increase the number of care home staff getting access to the vaccine.  To get involved in this project, you will have to complete a short survey […]

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Connecting With Nature to Improve Mental Health

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The theme of 2021’s Mental Health Week was Nature. ‘There is something to be wondered at in all of Nature’ – Aristotle Mark Rowland, the Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundations explained why they chose Nature as this year’s theme. Nature is central to our psychological and emotional health, and it’s almost impossible to […]

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COVID-19 Update

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As we move into step 3 of the Covid Roadmap, we thought we would update you on the rules of what you can and can not do from the 17th May: You can meet in groups of 6 people or 2. households indoors  You can meet up to 30 people outdoors. Indoor hospitality such as […]

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Lateral Flow Tests at Home

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Meeting up with friends? Going for an appointment?  Then help keep everyone safe by taking a test before you go. Get one at your nearest testing site or order them for collection or home delivery.  To order rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home click here. To collect a test kit from […]

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Autism Charity Creates Fund to Revolutionise the Provision of Care for Autistic Adults

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Autism charity Autistica has joined forces with CareTech Charitable Foundation to create the Social Care Action Fund, intending to establish new ways to ensure autistic adults receive personised, safe, and effective care. Autistica will support researchers with funding to develop successful proposals. Investing a total of £100,000 over the coming three years through the Grant […]

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Celebrating World Autism Awareness Week 2021

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“When you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.”  This week we are celebrating World Autism Awareness Week (29 March – 4 April), which seeks to raise awareness and create a society that works for autistic people.  This can only happen if there is a better understanding across society and we […]

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Promoting Mental Wellbeing

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As we mark the anniversary of the beginning of the first lockdown, it’s safe to say we have all found the last year difficult. For those who are in at-risk groups, those who are already experiencing mental health issues or those with learning or physical difficulties, the added strain of the pandemic has put further […]

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World Down Syndrome Day 2021

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Sunday 21st March is #WorldDownSyndromeDay, a global event to promote awareness and to advocate for the rights, inclusion and wellbeing of people with Down Syndrome.  To participate, you can join in with the #lotsofsocks campaign. All you need to do is wear some mismatched, brightly coloured statement socks! The aim is to wear something noticeable […]