From Rob Walsh NELC:
Please find attached an information note prepared by coleagues regarding the ongoing vaccination programme.
As set out in the information note, the nationally determined cohort priority list is as follows:
Phase 1 – direct prevention of mortality and supporting the NHS and social care system
- residents in a care home for older adults and their carers
- all those 80 years of age and over and frontline health and social care workers
- all those 75 years of age and over
- all those 70 years of age and over and clinically extremely vulnerable individuals
- all those 65 years of age and over
- all individuals aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions which put them at higher risk of serious disease and mortality
- all those 60 years of age and over
- all those 55 years of age and over
- all those 50 years of age and over
Our local programme is now focusing on cohorts 1 to 4, working from the top down.
As with all matters covid related, things may (and do) change but , as it stands, overall local progress is good.
May I take this opportunity to commend the tremendous effort going in across our Primary Care Networks, ably supported by staff throughout our health and care system.
Finally, a further reminder of the sources of information and help available, should you need to refer or signpost your ward residents in these ongoing challenging times.
Local help, information and advice
If you, someone you know, or a resident you are supporting needs help, we have listed some key sources of information, advice and guidance are listed below:
Money, hardship, and isolation
- Debt or financial issues – call Citizen’s Advice on 03444 111 44 or Centre4Advice on 01472 236675 for local help and advice or visit our webpage Help with money – NELC | NELC (nelincs.gov.uk)
- Council COVID-19 Helpline – If someone is in genuine need and has no one else to help them, call 01472 313131, Option 0, Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 5pm. Calling this number will connect residents to services, registered groups, organisations, and local volunteers who may be able to help.
- Community and voluntary sector services – For additional support and services in the area, visit the Sector Support North East Lincolnshire website
- Health and Wellbeing
- North East Lincolnshire COVID 24/7 support line – For anyone struggling to cope, feeling lonely, anxious, or worried about someone they know, there is no need to wait for things to get worse. Call 01472 256256, Option 3 to talk to someone, about anything, anytime.
- Giveusashout.org – Text support to anyone, anywhere and at any time, who may be experiencing a challenging time with their mental health. Text SHOUT to 85258.
- Kooth.com – online ‘chat’ mental health support for young people aged 11-25 search kooth.com.
- School Nursing Text Service – Parents can call 01472 323660 or email SchoolNursingAdvice@nelincs.gov.uk. Children and young people between 11 and 19 years can text 07507 331620.
- LiveWell North East Lincolnshire – a new website with a range of wellbeing information, tools, and tips
- Domestic Abuse – Anyone (male or female) experiencing any form of domestic abuse can call NEL Women’s Aid on 01472 575757 at any time, day, or night.
- Symptoms of coronavirus? – self-isolate immediately and call 119 or visit gov.uk to book a test
- Struggling to manage symptoms? call 111.
- Urgent medical care -but it’s not COVID-19 related or a 999 emergency, call the NEL Single Point of Access (SPA) 01472 256256.
Rob Walsh, Chief Executive, North East Lincolnshire Council / NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning group