The Community Wellbeing Hub in Bath and North East Somerset is running an online discussion next week for those people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and their families.
The Hub was set up last year in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and offers a range of support to residents on issues such as accessing food, transport and medication.
And residents are reminded that they can still access the Hub for help, support and advice, despite the rules around shielding ending at the start of April as part of the Government’s Roadmap out of lockdown.
As part of the continued support, the hub is holding the webinar, which will take place on Thursday 29 April, at 12.30pm. The session will be a chance for those people affected by shielding to share experiences and discuss what’s next. It will also be a chance to discuss people’s anxieties and the practical issues around moving out of shielding. The panel will include two people who have been shielding for the last year, who will talk about how things have worked for them.
To take part, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or register online via the website: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/webinars. The session will also be recorded and put up on the Council’s YouTube channel following the event.
The session is the second such discussion the Hub has run for clinically extremely vulnerable people and their families, and follows a similar session which took place last month (https://youtu.be/1SkxHIazOBA).
Cllr Rob Appleyard, cabinet member for Adult Services and Health at Bath & North East Somerset Council, said: “We understand that many of people will be anxious about the recent changes to shielding and returning to some kind of normality. The past year has been a difficult time for so many clinically extremely vulnerable people and their families. And we want to reassure people that the Community Wellbeing Hub will continue to be there for people.”
Jo Scammell, Head of Contract Head of Commissioning and Wellbeing “We recognise that the physical effects of covid may have a significant impact on individual’s and their families and the webinar is an opportunity for people who hear from others and find out what support is available”.
Kate Morton, Chief Executive of Bath Mind and Chair of 3SG “It is important that we continue to support people as we move out of lockdown to help them reconnect. We appreciate that people will be anxious about making those initial steps and we want to offer some practical support to make the journey out of lockdown as easy as possible.”
You can contact the hub from Monday-Friday, and between 9am-5pm, by:
- Telephone: 0300 247 0050
- Text: 07870 868368
- Email: CWHBanes@virgincare.co.uk
The Hub is a collaboration between Bath & North East Somerset Council, BSW Clinical Commissioning Group, Virgin Care, 3SG and other third sector partners. Services include mental health support; income, housing and benefits advice; help returning home from hospital; and help with food and medicines collection. They can also help with stopping smoking, getting active or losing weight.