Walk in Vaccination clinic at the Piece Hall Sat 14 – Sun 15

A vaccination clinic will be running at the Piece Hall this weekend with an extra session on the afternoon of Friday 13th.

The clinic is open to anyone aged 16+ and offers the first and second dose of the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine.

 

No appointment necessary, just turn up.

Vaccines are offered subject to availability on a first come, first served basis.

To receive the second dose, you need to have received the first 6-8 weeks before that.

Sessions:

Friday 13th August : 16:00 – 17:30

Saturday 14th August : 10:00 – 17:00

Sunday 15th August : 10:00 – 16:00

 

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For more walk-in clinics, visit www.calderdaleccg.nhs.uk/grabajab

 

The Piece Hall, Blackledge, Halifax, HX1 1RE

 

Mental Health Awareness Week (10-16 May) Nature and Us

This week was Mental Health Awareness Week which seeks to banish the stigma of mental health around the world and in the workplace.

This year focused on the benefits of nature and the environment on our wellbeing.

Working from home has impacted lots of us.

If you’re missing the office, simple changes can help look after your mental wellbeing whilst still working from home.

For advice visit: https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters

Type 2 Diabetes – Know your risk

Type 2 diabetes can lead to serious health complications if left untreated.

Anyone can develop Type 2 diabetes but the older you are, the more at risk you are of developing the condition.

People from Black and South Asian backgrounds are more at risk of Type 2 diabetes and from an even younger age.

You’re two to six times more likely to get Type 2 diabetes if you have a parent, brother, sister or child with the condition.

Finding out your risk only takes a few minutes using the Diabetes UK risk tool — it could be the most important thing you do today.

Check your risk: riskscore.diabetes.org.uk

 

Diabetes Prevention Week 10-16 May

Vaccination information for front line VCS workers & volunteers supporting health, social care and the most disadvantaged clients

VSI Alliance News & Events

Newsflash from the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure (VSI) Alliance team

 

The Local NHS across Calderdale and Kirklees is working with Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust Hospital and their respective Councils, and we are now able to offer vaccinations to frontline VCS paid workers and volunteers who support individuals with their health, social care or those who are most disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Priorities have been identified in accordance with Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation and Green Book guidance – see https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/948757/Greenbook_chapter_14a_v4.pdf

If you have not already heard directly from the vaccination team, but think members of your team who deliver face to face work with clients (or will return to delivering front line services after lockdown) should receive the vaccination, in the first instance please contact;  Catherine Bann, Emergency Covid-19 Coordinator, Catherine.bann@vsialliance.org.uk

 

About VSI Alliance:

All staff at the VSI Alliance are available remotely to support you and your organisation at this time with various aspects of your work, along with providing key information and resources. For support/advice, please contact info@vsialliance.org.uk.

The Covid-19 vaccination from the NHS

The NHS is currently offering the COVID-19 vaccine to people most at risk from coronavirus.

The vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and, from this week, hundreds of local vaccination centres run by GPs.

It’s being given to:

  • some people aged 80 and over who already have a hospital appointment in the next few weeks
  • people who live or work in care homes
  • health care workers at high risk

The vaccine will be offered more widely, and at other locations, as soon as possible.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine is safe and effective. It gives you the best protection against coronavirus.

More Coronavirus Vaccination Information

The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the COVID-19 vaccine. Please remember not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then. This will help get the vaccines to the people who need it most, first.

Survey – Your Experiences of Health Care During Coronavirus

Along with Healthwatch Calderdale and local NHS organisations, Disability Partnership Calderdale would like to ask you for your help! Have you used any Health or Care services since lockdown began? Or have you visited someone, or helped someone who was attending a health or care setting? For example, a GP surgery, Hospital, Pharmacy or Care Setting?

If so, DPC would really appreciate it if you could spare ten minutes to tell them about it over the phone, so that they can feed your experiences back to the NHS. This can be done by either talking to you or texting you. DPC are currently working in partnership with Healthwatch Calderdale and local NHS organisations to understand the issues, whether positive or negative, that people may have experienced when accessing health and care services during lockdown.

If you would like to share your NHS experiences with DPC, please call or text on the number below to register your interest. One of the DPC workers will take your details and call / text you back at a time to suit you, to go through the ten- minute survey at your convenience.

your input on this matter is greatly appreciated and DPC look forward to hearing from you. Please call or text on 07716 122897

Government launches coronavirus Test and Trace service

The Government has announced the launch of its new Test, Trace (and Isolate) initiative, with effect from 9am on Thursday 28 May 2020.

 

You can read the press release here: Government launches NHS Test and Trace service

You can find an overview here: NHS test and trace: how it works

You can find workplace guidance here: NHS test and trace: workplace guidance

And you can find additional guidance here: Guidance for contacts of people with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

And here: COVID-19: guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection