New campaign launched to support those with financial worries
East Suffolk Council and its three local Citizens Advice services have launched a new campaign to remind residents with financial worries that free support and advice is available.
The press release for this campaign can be seen here.
Recent Updates Regarding Recovery/Changes to Services
Test and Trace Scams!
East Suffolk Council sent out a messagel today in this email warning of reports of Test & Trace scams; please read it and follow the links to find out more anbout Track & Trace (you will need to download the email for the links to work).
Suffolk Trading Standards Weekly Bulletin
The weekly bulletin dated the 25th June 2020 can be read here; its main feature is about fake Facebook offers.
Kettleburgh Parish Council recently distributed a leaflet to every household in Kettleburgh that contained the following information (jim Duckham's name was subsequently removed as he is now self-isolation) -
Are you self-isolating because of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, please do not hesitate to let us know if you need any help, such as collecting prescriptions or shopping, or helping to care for any pets or livestock.
You are welcome to contact any of us shown below.
Annual Parish Meeting
The annual parish meeting has been postponed until further notice.
Connected Communities Suffolk
The following is an introduction to the new 'Connected Communities Project'
“My name is Katie Read and I am a Community Connector working in your area for the Connected Communities Project. Connected Communities is a new social prescribing project available in various rural areas of East Suffolk. As Community Connectors we work with anyone over the age of 65 to support them with issues such as isolation, low mood, long term health conditions, life events such as separation or bereavement and array of other issues. We offer one to one meetings (currently over the phone) to discuss what matters to the individual and support then to come up with a plan to improve their situation. We link them to other services within their local community and support them to take the next step to improving their wellbeing. We also have our own mobile vehicle which allows us to travel to the most rural areas of Suffolk and provides a safe meeting place for discussion”
You can contact Katie directly at email@example.com
The Connected Communities Suffolk leaflet can be seen here.
A message from Public Health Suffolk's Health Improvement Facilitator
There is concern within the health professional community that cancer diagnosis rates are dropping as people are putting off seeing their GP for fear of COVID-19 and in adherence with the wider messaging about the current burden on the NHS.
The full text of this messge is given here.
The digital booklet mentioned in this email message, 'Noticed an unusual change to your body' can be found here.
"Active at Home"
Is a guide to being active at home during the coroavirus outbreak produced by Public Health England and Sport England in association with The National Lottery and can be found here
The following message was sent out on the 23rd March 2020 in regard to our Diocese -
Coronavirus (Covid 19)
By order of the Government all places of worship are now closed
Although our church building is no longer open for prayer and we are unable to visit, members of the Ministry Team and others are available at the end of the ‘phone to listen or to pray with you.
Canon Graham Hedger 01473 737280
Canon Deirdre Parmenter 01728 748145
Jackie Clark 01728 723623
Carol Cooke 01728 747625
Jane Slade 01728 723707
23 March 2020
East Suffolk Council Communities Officer made the following phone support for NHS staff by the Church of England made known on the 17th April 2020 by forwarding the following leaflet -
Local suppliers that could be useful to you
Brandeston have made known the following via their PEDL -
The Queen pub has started a shop which, from the 26th March will be open as explained in their update information found by following this link. They also have a take away menu which has a range of produce and prices. These are their contact details.
Milkmen Milk & More deliver milk and other produce in Brandeston on Mondays, Wednesddays and Fridays (beware I went on to their website to get the link for you and there was a queue of over 24,000!).
Hall farm Butchers in Framlingham shall be starting a delivery service from the 23rd March. Next weekend being Easter, orders should be sent in by Tuesday evening, 7 April, at the latest as they will be preparing on Wednesday for an earlier delivery on Thursday. Email Daniel at Hall Farm Butchers using firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01728 727422.
A fishmonger (Spen) visits Brandeston every Tuesday between 4.30 and 5.00pm at two locations - adjacent to The Oaks and 42 The Street and the Yews in The Street.
As you are probably also aware DC Patrick in Framlingham deliver newspapers locally every day (01728 724414).
"aboutfram" in association with the Framlingham Covid-19 Response Team have created a page on their website that lists all of the businesses still able to offer a food delivery or take away service. It covers all of the villages local to Framlingham and there are some very generous offers of home delivery for those who are self isolating and therefore unable to go out. Some of these businesses are mentione above but there are many more on this list to be found HERE
The Keep Fit Trainer that normally holds Keep Fit sessions on a Monday in Kettleburgh village hall has made this "Corona-Anxiety Self Help Survival Guide" available
East Suffolk Council (ESC)
ESC have recently published this Community Support Action List that you may find useful.
ESC Communities Officer made the following information known on the 17th April 2020 -
Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) has set up a 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic. Staffed by mental health professionals from the Trust, it will provide reassurance, self-help advice, support and signposting. ‘First Response’ is available on 0808 196 3494
East Suffolk Council continue to invite bids from community groups to their Hardship Fund. Further details can be found at https://www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk/news/new-community-fund-launched-to-help-those-in-need/
Healthy Suffolk have a dedicated website for supporting people during the outbreak. It includes tips to maintain physical and mental health during this time at www.healthysuffolk.org.uk
Public Health England are promoting their ‘Act like you have it’ campaign including free downloadable images and posters for distribution. Using these helps promote a clear and consistent message across our communities. Downloads are available at https://coronavirusresources.phe.gov.uk/anyone-can-get-it/resources/
ESC Communities Officer forwarded this document which families and children may find useful on the 1st May 2020 -
Links to other organisations suggested by residents -
Suffolk Family Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers in the community; this website is an excellent source of information and a contact point for residents.
For those with children or anyone with time on their hands First Site Colchester are producing Artist Activity Packs called "Home is Where the Art is" which are recommended.
Community Action Suffolk
Have juat issued a list of grant funding linked to Covid-19 now available, the list can be viewed here
Suffolk Resilience Forum
Have recently issued a letter addressed to Councillors that is notification for their new campaigbn launched on Monday, the 18th May 2020, that is called "Stick With It Suffolk". It seeks to explain further HMG's latest relaxation of the rules now that we are entering a different phase.
The letter can be read here.