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Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Covid19 Telford & Wrekin Update

Coronavirus cases in Telford and Wrekin have risen for the second week running.

89 new cases have been reported between 31st May  and 6th June. 40 more than the previous seven-day period. Telford & Wrekin are above the regional average but below the national average!

No residents have died within 28 days of a positive Covid-19 test in the past week. One patient with Covid-19 was in a local hospital as of 6 June.

Local health leaders warn that Coronavirus has not gone away, and we must all play our part to keep cases low and everyone safe.

They say “We are starting to see the beginnings of a third wave in our borough. This is happening because cases are rising across the country.

It is understandable that after months of sacrifices, seeing cases rise like this can be dispiriting.

However, it is thought that the vaccine continues to be effective against the Delta Variant, also known as the Indian Variant. Hospital admissions remain very low. Even with the vaccine rollout, we still need to follow current restrictions. We still need to keep doing the right things. Coronavirus has not gone away. We must all play our part to keep cases low and everyone safe.

It’s important that we continue to play our part so we can keep ourselves, our loved ones and local communities safe”.

What can you do?

Please make sure you continue to:

This is to help you access home test kits to Check for Covid twice a week.

Even if you have no symptoms and even if you have been vaccinated, you can still carry the virus without knowing and spread it to others. Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms.

HOME TEST KITS COLLECTION POINTS:

ASSISTED TESTING:

  • Assisted testing will continue to be provided at a range of local pharmacies by appointment only Book an appointment

From 12 June, assisted testing will close at the following sites:

  1.   The Place, Oakengates 
  2.   The Anstice, Madeley
  3.   Cosy Hall, Newport

Anyone with main or precautionary Covid-19 symptoms, however mild, should book a free PCR test.

You can also order FREE Covid19 Rapid Lateral Flow Tests at this link,  https://www.gov.uk/order-coronavirus-rapid-lateral-flow-tests  they will be delivered in packs of 7 directly to your home.

If you have any of these COVID-19 symptoms:

  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

or if you’re asked to by NHS Test and Trace, you must isolate immediately and book a COVID-19 test online or by ringing 119, and remain in isolation until you receive your test result. You can book a FREE PCR Test at this link https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test it will be delivered directly to your home.

 

healthwatch telford and wrekin

Views and experiences of using local taxi services

Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin have recently received feedback regarding people’s views and experiences of using local taxi services, and are now keen to explore what is working well and what requires improvements.

They have produced a very short survey which can be completed in minutes and invite you to take part. If you have a disability and/or sight or hearing impairment or are a wheelchair user and use taxis in the Telford & Wrekin area, it would help Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin learn more about the problems people experience.

To take part in the on-line survey, click on the link below:  https://www.healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk/disability-and-sight-impairment-taxi-survey

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone or would prefer to email you can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin using the details below: 

 

Shropshire Telford & Wrekin CCG

May Bank Holiday-The NHS is here for you.

The NHS is still available for you to use this Bank Holiday weekend. Some GP practices will be closed on Monday 31 May 2021, but there are other NHS services available over the Bank Holiday to ensure we all get the care we need.

If you are unwell and you are not sure what to do contact NHS 111 online at: 111.nhs.uk or call 111 free from a landline or your mobile phone.

A trained NHS 111 professional will be able to assess you and, if you should need it, book a time slot at an Accident and Emergency (A&E) department to make sure you can be seen safely. NHS 111 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you have a minor illness such as a sore throat, tummy trouble or an ache or pain,  your local pharmacy can offer you clinical advice and over-the-counter treatments. Some community pharmacies will be open on Monday 31 May – to check opening times please visit the NHS website. You will need to key in your postcode on the NHS website, to find where your nearest Pharmacy.

Minor Injuries Units (MIUs) are available in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch and treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust website.

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and treat injuries that do not need emergency treatment. For opening hours, please visit the Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust website.

For life-threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, call 999 straight away.

COVID-19 information: If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 such as a high temperature, new, continuous cough or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell you must stay at home and book a test as soon as possible. You can book a test at this link: book a test online

If you have problems, or cannot use the online service, call 119. You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result and only leave your home to have a test. For more coronavirus advice, visit www.111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

healthwatch TW 250-253

Views and experiences of using local taxi services

Start Date:
28th May 2021

End Date:
30th June 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
2359

Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin have recently received feedback regarding people’s views and experiences of using local taxi services, and are now keen to explore what is working well and what requires improvements.

They have produced a very short survey which can be completed in minutes and invite you to take part. If you have a disability and/or sight or hearing impairment or are a wheelchair user and use taxis in the Telford & Wrekin area, it would help Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin learn more about the problems people experience.

To take part in the on-line survey, click on the link below:  https://www.healthwatchtelfordandwrekin.co.uk/disability-and-sight-impairment-taxi-survey

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to someone or would prefer to email you can contact Healthwatch Telford & Wrekin using the details below: 

Shrewsbury NHS Trust 250-253

Have your say in how your hospitals work

The trust that runs Shropshire’s acute hospitals is asking members of the public to get more involved in the way services are delivered.

From 21st April, for four weeks, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) is giving people the opportunity to share their ideas on how it can involve them more in what happens at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Julia Clarke, Director of Corporate Services and lead for the Public Participation Team at SaTH, said: “We know that local hospitals are really important to our communities and we take this responsibility very seriously. 

“We believe hospital services improve when we listen carefully to what people tell us and we respond to what they say. We want to give our communities a much bigger say in how we work and we think people will have lots of brilliant ideas to help us involve them more.

“We recognise it’s not always easy to get your voice heard and this is why we’re holding an open, honest and anonymous online conversation. This is an opportunity for everyone in our communities to share their ideas with us.

“You will also be able to read and comment on what others have shared, and vote on what you agree or don’t agree with.

“We will use the insight generated from this online conversation to inform our Public Participation Plan, which will be published in July 2021. We know some things need to change, and we need your help to tell us what we should be striving for and what we can do together to involve you more.”

Watch a short video at this link: 

Get Involved Video

How it works

The online conversation is similar to a physical workshop but it’s more inclusive and transparent: everyone can read what is shared and we can involve more people, not just those who can fit in a physical room. This is particularly important when want to hear from people across all of our communities. This helps us to make sure that everyone has a voice.

  • The online conversation is anonymous – your name is not attached to anything you share
  • Everyone is welcome to join the online conversation    
  • You can join from wherever you are – on any computer, tablet or smartphone
  • You can visit as many times as you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at a time that suits you
  • Everyone can read, rate and comment upon the ideas of others 

We want to hear from everybody so please share this information with your networks and ask them to share it too.

If you have any questions or queries please contact the Public Participation Team email: [email protected]   Telephone 01743 492390

The online conversation opens on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Visit www.sathgetinvolved.org to register your interest in joining this conversation.

WEA

Lip reading for beginners

Start Date:
1st June 2021

End Date:
1st June 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
1245

Event title: Lip reading for beginners
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/
Name: WEA-Adult Learning within Reach
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3033464
Event description: This course is aimed at people with hearing loss and their partners. It will help you to learn and practice basic lip reading. You will get the chance to meet others who are also coping with a hearing loss and learn from each other as well as from the experienced and friendly tutor. This course will be conducted online due to current situations.

Who is this for: This course is open to Telford and Shropshire NHS audiology patients only. It starts on Tuesday 4th May 2021 and ends on Tuesday 27th May 2021

Aim of the course: To empower a person with an acquired hearing loss so that they can become an active member of society again. To help themselves and their partner to understand the implications of their impairment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise at least 2 different speech movements
  • List at least 2 ways to make others aware of my needs
  • Be able to recognise numbers and the difference between them
  • Learn about why we confuse different words and phrases

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning.

Length of sessions: Each session is 1 1/2 hours. Cost: Free

To enrol on the course click this link: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3128450

Your tutor will be Sally Joyner.

WEA

Lip reading for beginners

Start Date:
4th May 2021

End Date:
27th July 2021

Start Time:
1115

End Time:
1245

Event title: Lip reading for beginners
Venue: On-line
Weblink: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/
Name: WEA-Adult Learning within Reach
Email: N/A
Telephone: 0300 3033464
Event description: This course is aimed at people with hearing loss and their partners. It will help you to learn and practice basic lip reading. You will get the chance to meet others who are also coping with a hearing loss and learn from each other as well as from the experienced and friendly tutor. This course will be conducted online due to current situations.

Who is this for: This course is open to Telford and Shropshire NHS audiology patients only.

Aim of the course: To empower a person with an acquired hearing loss so that they can become an active member of society again. To help themselves and their partner to understand the implications of their impairment.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec

This course is for beginners

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise at least 2 different speech movements
  • List at least 2 ways to make others aware of my needs
  • Be able to recognise numbers and the difference between them
  • Learn about why we confuse different words and phrases

Download a PDF of the course information sheet at this link: 390558_CourseInfoSheet

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning.

Length of sessions: Each session is 1 1/2 hours. Cost: Free

To enrol on the course click this link: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3128450

Your tutor will be Sally Joyner.

Shrewsbury NHS Trust 250-253

Where to Get Medical Help During Easter Bank Holiday

GP practices will be closed over the Easter bank holiday (Friday 2nd, April to Monday 5th, April 2021), NHS Shropshire and NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) say NHS services including GP appointments are available.

“The NHS is here for you if you need us, and different services are available depending on the medical help required.

For non-emergency health concerns, contact NHS 111 online athttps://111.nhs.uk or call 111, free from landlines and mobile phones. This service is available 24 hours a day, including bank holidays. Callers will be directed to where they can get the medical help and advice they need.

Pharmacies also offer health advice and over-the-counter treatments. To check if your local pharmacy is open as normal, or for limited times over the Easter bank holiday, visit the NHS website.

The Minor Injuries Units in Bridgnorth, Ludlow, Oswestry and Whitchurch treat minor injuries such as bites, cuts, foreign bodies in the eyes, nose and ears, minor burns and scalds, sprains and bruises, and wound infections. For opening hours, visit the https://www.shropscommunityhealth.nhs.uk/

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTC), which are located at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford, treat injuries which don’t need emergency treatment. For opening hours, visit the https://www.sath.nhs.uk/wards-services/urgent/

For life threatening emergencies, such as a stroke or heart attack, contact 999.

If you are showing any signs of COVID-19 symptoms such as a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or loss of taste or smell, please stay at home and use the dedicated NHS 111 COVID-19 service online at www.111.nhs.uk/COVID-19 for advice.

For more information, visit:

Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Telford & Wrekin Council Budget 2021

The opportunity to comment on the Service and Financial Planning report for 2021 for Telford & Wrekin Council is now open until 7 February 2021. 

The budget is set out in terms of the decision making structure of the Council. 

Download the Council’s Service and Financial Full Planning Report 2021 at this page on the council website https://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20262/the_councils_budget/3929/council_budget_-_2021

You can send comments and suggestions to [email protected] or if you require this information in a different format please Community Participation Team, Telford & Wrekin Council
Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way,Telford TF3 4NT

Telford & Wrekin 250-253

Horsehay Pool management plan consultation

Start Date:
1st December 2020

End Date:
1st February 2021

Start Time:
0001

End Time:
1200

Horsehay Pool, Telford is a much-loved local green space that is popular with locals and great for wildlife. Telford & Wrekin Council are keen to hear how you use the space and what you think about the three proposals to safeguard its future.

Download the PDF Document at the link below:  2020.04.27_Horsehay_Pool_Site_Analysis_and_Sketch_Options__1_

Your views will help shape the development of Horsehay Pool Management Plan, so thank you for taking time to complete this short survey - it should only take you about 5 minutes to do.

Take the survey by clicking on this link https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VH3K3GD

Following on from the consultation Red Kite will work the feedback into a final site master plan which will ensure work can begin to improve the pool.

  • Consultation will close on the 1 February 2021 at 12 noon.

For more information please email the Local Enviromental Locality Manager Roger Leverett  by email [email protected] at Telford & Wrekin Council, Addenbrooke House, Telford TF3 4NT

Background information: 

In January 2020 Telford & Wrekin Council commissioned Red Kite Network Limited, of Coalport, Telford to develop a whole site management plan for Horsehay pool.

Horsehay Pool is located within the Horsehay Conservation Area and is a regionally significant historical site and a Telford & Wrekin Council Green Guarantee Site.

The pool was constructed to power the steam engines for the nearby Ironworks owned by Abraham Darby II between the years of 1754 – 1757. The adjacent railway line linked these ironworks with The Gorge and the wider area.

The plan has been developed to bring together all interested parties to create a holistic plan for the maintenance of the whole site, to include ecology, visitor access, angling, water levels and maintenance of historic features.

To develop the plan Red Kite spoke to many organisations and individuals to obtain site history, site usage and future aspirations. These organisations and individual are:

  • Telford & Wrekin Council
  • Dawley Hamlets Parish Council
  • Friends of Horsehay Pool
  • Telford Angling Association
  • Telford Steam Railway Trust
  • local residents.

The plan will be used as the basis for securing external funding to deliver the plan.

Red Kite and Telford & Wrekin Council are now seeking comments on the plan and the future vision for the maintenance and development of the site.

At the end of the plan are three proposed maintenance and development options for the pool and its environment, including the open space on Bridge Road to the south of the pool.