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Social care services will be in touch with customers directly to let you know if any how you'll be impacted.
On the 14 May 2020 the Minister of State for Care, Helen Whatley, wrote to all councils with responsibility for social care requiring them to provide a care home support plan by the 29 May 2020.
We welcome the opportunity to set out Derby's approach to supporting its care homes at this difficult and critical time. Since the onset of the pandemic, the Council has worked closely with care and NHS partners across Derby and Derbyshire to ensure a robust and considered COVID-19 response for care homes.
Derby City Council and its partners want to thank everyone who is working tirelessly within the care home sector to protect vulnerable people during the pandemic and hopes that the approach laid out will go some way to offering further support and reassurance.
In response to the government's guidance on social distancing, our cash office will be providing a limited service for cash payments to looked after children and vulnerable adults.
The cash office will be open on the following dates between 9am and 12 noon:
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many apologies, all of our upcoming events and drop-in sessions are cancelled until further notice. Despite the current uncertainties there is still a huge need for new foster carers in Derby and our team would be happy to talk to you if you would like to make an enquiry. Please call us on 01332 640880 or use our online form to get in touch.
Livewell is suspending all group meetings, appointments and Livewell classes with effect from Monday 23rd March 2020 for the foreseeable future. This includes all activations, reviews, LWFG courses, Livewell classes, one-to-one appointments, gym inductions and face-to-face stop smoking appointments.
Our advisor team will offer weight management telephone and email support, checking in with clients on a weekly basis. All active lose weight clients will have the suspended time added to the end of their programmes once our normal service resumes or their isolation period ends (if this is longer).
The Weight Loss service for new clients is currently suspended.
The team is currently planning social media content to keep clients and Derby people engaged in living a healthier lifestyle. This will include home workouts/exercise following social distancing guidance, healthy recipes using cheap ingredients and mental wellbeing tips such as coping strategies.
Because smoking harms the immune system, smokers are less protected against infections like coronavirus. The good news is that it's never too late to quit. People registered to a Derby doctors can still apply and book a telephone appointment to stop smoking online.
Telephone support is available to both existing and future stop smoking clients with delivery options for Nicotine Replacement Therapy, which will start on Monday 30th March. As with our usual service, Champix prescription requests will need to be collected from clients' local pharmacies. Treatment pick up/collection will be communicated directly with clients by their advisor.