Letter from leader of Powys CC concerning local services response to Covid epidemic 27th March
Leader's letter (click to open)
Gladestry Community Support Group
Dear fellow Gladestry villagers,
In response to the advice from both the government and local NHS staff , several people in the village have come forward offering to support those who might need some help in the coming weeks during this very challenging time.
None of us know how this will affect us so we are keen that EVERYONE knows there is a support system in place, as and when people need to access it. It may be that you are self-isolating, in the more vulnerable category, have mobility issues or your relatives who would normally support you are isolating themselves. There is a team of people locally who are happy to help in whatever way is needed. For example:
There is a centralised number you can call if you would like to be included in this support scheme and if no one is there in person to answer your call please leave a message and we will make sure someone in the care team will get back to you as soon as they can.
There is a large team ready and willing to help
01544 370642 (Hattie Budd)
01544 370471 (Jo Wait)
Jo Wait< email@example.com
We will do our best to make sure this letter goes to everyone however if you know of anyone who did not receive one please let us know and we will make sure they get one.
Below is a letter from Dr Lauren Parry about the current situation and we will also try to keep everyone up to date with the latest advice from reliable sources.
Now is the time to look after each other and ask for help if we need it, young or old.
Advice from 18th March, is that self isolation for vulnerable people (over 70 and/or chronic ill health) is now even more strongly advised.
Dear fellow Gladestry villagers,
Locally and nationally there is a huge amount of planning going on in our health service to prepare ourselves for the rapidly increasing number of people with covid-19.
As a community, we are best placed to look after one another in these challenging times and we all need to stay well in the process.
These are my top tips for us to stay well as a village.
- Regular thorough hand washing is vital.
- I would urge you to minimise social contact from now. We need to slow the transmission in this phase.
- do not spend time with anyone who has symptoms
- think about other ways you can keep in contact with people and check on each other’s wellbeing - phone, Skype etc
- if you are self- isolating or if you are unwell, let your neighbours know. Ask for help collecting provisions including prescriptions or for help with online shopping, and those that deliver should leave on the doorstep.
- if you are able to help your neighbours, think about who you can let know. Can we have a group of people who can be contacted (by phone) if someone needs help?
- could we have volunteers to comfort call those who are staying indoors?
Kington surgery website will have regular updates about the surgery and a link in the next couple of days to a central Herefordshire website with patient information. Kington Surgery is open. We are reducing footfall through the surgery to protect the frail, unwell and vulnerable who we must see, so we are speaking to many people on the phone. If you have a long term condition and need advice on keeping well, or managing if you are self isolating, we are happy to advise.
These are special and unprecedented circumstances. Whilst I do not want to create panic, it is important that we all take this seriously and do not underestimate the importance of following advice.
I will keep you as up to date as I can.
Warmest wishes and stay safe
Dr Lauren Parry
you are aware of any local residents not on the website please ask them to contact me via email or phoning 01544370649
Kington Medical practice :www.kingtonmedicalpractice.co.uk
Documents or Links
The Mobile Post Office is now functioning as usual
111 Emergency calls in Powys (click to open)
111 Emergency calls in Powys if unable to use phone (click to open)
Cafe will be closed until the Corona virus epidemic is over
Come along to the Pop in Cafe at the Village Hall every Monday morning 10 -11 o'clock
Enjoy tea/coffee and friendly company.
Entry £2. All proceeds to local charities.
The defibrillator is now functioning, & installed in the old telephone box.
There are two Table Tennis tables in the Village Hall available for resident's use.
The key holder for the Hall is Marlene Evans, tel. 370646 ; <firstname.lastname@example.org>, and she can be contacted if anyone wishes to organise a session at any time.
There would be a nominal charge for table hire, such as £1.00 for adults,50p for <16 year olds
The GACF was set up in November 2003 in order to administer the money still left in the Millennium Fund. A constitution was agreed, and the following objectives defined: - To stimulate and support activities, events and projects within the Gladestry Community Council area. - To aim to use the fund as a sort of seed capital for projects, whereby if a profit is made, some reimbursement is requested, but is not a requirement.
Mobile Post Office
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Gladestry Village Hall
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Next Meeting Tuesday March 17th at 7.30pm
W.I.Programme for 2020 (click to open)
Please contact Sian Derrick, Secretary for details on 01544 370700
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Huntington Events (click to open)