COVID-19 Resources

Updates and resources around Covid-19

In England, the vaccine is being offered in some hospitals and pharmacies, at local vaccination centres run by GPs and at larger vaccination centres. More centres are opening all the time.
It’s now being given to:
people aged 65 and over
people who are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
people who live or work in care homes
health and social care workers

ON BEHALF OF THE HEALTHIER LIVES PROGRAMME
Barnsley, let’s fight this virus together!
We’ve heard you make an impact in your community and would like you to help us reach as many Barnsley people as possible.
A big thank you to everyone who took part or promoted our conversation workshops in January. For everyone else who wasn’t able to attend those we have a short survey we are asking you to please complete and share amongst your networks, commissioned services and friends and families in Barnsley.
We want to know – How do we make sure Barnsley comes through COVID-19 stronger, united and ready to thrive?
We want to results to represent everyone living in Barnsley so please help us spread the word. The survey can be found here:
As we need to act fast the survey will be open for 1 week. Closing Monday 8th February.
In Barnsley, we stick together, and we help each other out. In Barnsley, we don’t just talk about things, we do them. Thank you for being part of the solution.

When it is your turn to be vaccinated, the NHS will contact you. For more information click the link below

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Choosing well for your mental health and wellbeing – a guide for adults

It’s important that we look after our mental health and wellbeing the same way we do with our physical health.
If you’d sprained your ankle, you would rest and take your weight off it until it felt better. If you’d noticed a few unwanted pounds on the scales you would try and eat a bit healthier and get some exercise. So why don’t we do the same when we notice changes to our mental health and wellbeing?
The earlier you recognise changes to how you’re feeling or behaving, and begin to take steps to improve things, the less likely these will get worse.
This guide has been created to help you to choose well to support your mental health and wellbeing. Carers, friends and families can also use this guide to look out for those close to them and direct them to the right support.

 

Choose well mental health – for focus group (PDF, 2 MB)

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Do you know someone who needs a little help using technology? Perhaps you would like to improve your own digital skills so you can keep in contact with friends and family online ? If so, then  Digital Champions can help.
They are available for remote 1-2-1 support and introductory sessions on how to make video calls for free!

 

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Do you know someone who needs a little help using technology? Perhaps you would like to improve your own digital skills so you can keep in contact with friends and family online ? If so, then  Digital Champions can help.
They are available for remote 1-2-1 support and introductory sessions for free!

 

Visit website here


The Local Welfare Assistance (LWA) scheme is available to help people with a range of circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Support is on hand for those running a business which has been severely impacted by COVID-19 as well as workers who have seen their employment situation change or lost their job because of the virus.
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Our colleagues at the Single Point of Access Team have created a service directory which lists a variety of local services and support that is available during COVID-19.The Single Point of Access Team offers a comprehensive assessment for clients referred to mental health services provided by the Trust.

Single Point of Access Team Service Directory (PDF, 2 MB)


Barnsley Council have produced a new information film about the recent COVID-19 updates for Barnsley and the surrounding areas.

To view it visit their Facebook page 


Have you, or someone you know,  been directly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.?

To find out more about the support available in Barnsley, such as the Local Welfare Assistance scheme, please visit the Website below.

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West Yorkshire Trading Standards have produce a helpful document detailing different scams that are circulating at the moment. For more information and to view the document click the link below.

Corona Virus scam alerts (PDF, 839 KB)