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Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

Go to this link for more information and to find which food places are participating in the scheme

www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-discount-with-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme?fbclid=IwAR3gzynPwtzgiEgfC...

Enjoy 🙂
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Get a discount with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From 3 to 31 August, get a 50% discount when you eat in at restaurants that are registered with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme.

Go to this link for more information and to find which food places are participating in the scheme

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/get-a-discount-with-the-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme?fbclid=IwAR3gzynPwtzgiEgfC28P8H6ZdvhNPUTFCWR2y44ZyHP1kWKCkMIiWZcrppE

Enjoy :)

If you’ve received a letter about Tax Credits, you will need to check your details by 31 July.

If your details are correct you don't need to do anything.

If you disagree with any of the information, you need to contact HMRC straight away.If you’ve received a letter about Tax Credits, you will need to check your details by 31 July. If your details are correct you don't need to do anything. If you disagree with any of the information, you need to contact us straight away.
Go to www.gov.uk/tax-credits-working-out-income?&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tcr...
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If you’ve received a letter about Tax Credits, you will need to check your details by 31 July. 

If your details are correct you dont need to do anything. 

If you disagree with any of the information, you need to contact HMRC straight away.

From Friday, face coverings will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England.

However, remember that it's not possible for people with certain conditions to wear a face covering. Please be mindful that not all disabilities are visible.

More info on who is exempt 👇🏾
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We have an Online Wellbeing Course starting next week - suitable for anyone who may be struggling with managing their daily routine or motivation. Limited to 12 spaces. If you would like more information please call Sophie on 07951 186687. ... See MoreSee Less

We have an Online Wellbeing Course starting next week - suitable for anyone who may be struggling with managing their daily routine or motivation. Limited to 12 spaces. If you would like more information please call Sophie on 07951 186687. ... See MoreSee Less

We have an Online Wellbeing Course starting next week - suitable for anyone who may be struggling with managing their daily routine or motivation. Limited to 12 spaces. If you would like more information please call Sophie on 07951 186687.

Asplands and Woburn surgeries and Your Wellbeing Bedfordshire are proving a series of fantastic FREE online activities during July. ... See MoreSee Less

Asplands and Woburn surgeries and Your Wellbeing Bedfordshire are proving a series of fantastic FREE online activities during July.

Many things affect our health and wellbeing.

GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems.

Social Prescribing can help you with things that can’t
be fixed by doctors and medicine alone.

Have you heard of Social Prescribers?
You may have heard them being called Community Wellbeing Champions.

Whatever they are called, they are there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

Our Social Prescribers and Community Wellbeing Champions are also Health Coaches who may also be able to offer you a few weeks of health coaching to help support your health and wellbeing.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.

You don't need to wait for a doctor or health care professional to refer you. You can go to this link, fill in your details and one of our lovely helpful team will give you a call. (Or go to the 'Contact Us' button on our Facebook page.)

yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/

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Many things affect our health and wellbeing.

GPs tell us that a lot of people visit them feeling isolated, lonely or stressed by work, money and housing problems.

Social Prescribing can help you with things that can’t
be fixed by doctors and medicine alone.

Have you heard of Social Prescribers?
You may have heard them being called Community Wellbeing Champions.

Whatever they are called, they are there to listen to you, and put you in touch with the people and activities that might help you to feel better.

Our Social Prescribers and Community Wellbeing Champions are also Health Coaches who may also be able to offer you a few weeks of health coaching to help support your health and wellbeing.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.

You dont need to wait for a doctor or health care professional to refer you. You can go to this link, fill in your details and one of our lovely helpful team will give you a call.  (Or go to the Contact Us button on our Facebook page.)
 
https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/

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24 hour #mentalhealth crisis support for all ages is now available across Bedfordshire.24hr #mentalhealth crisis support is now available for all ages across #Bedfordshire and #Luton by calling #NHS 111. @NHS_ELFT ... See MoreSee Less

24 hour #mentalhealth crisis support for all ages is now available across Bedfordshire.

Muriel Scott, Director of Public Health for Bedford Borough Council, has issued the following message to Bedford residents:

With figures showing that Bedford Borough has the highest rate of Coronavirus infection in the East of England, Bedford Borough Council is urging local people to continue to stay at home as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.

As we all know, coronavirus is highly contagious and can be spread even if someone doesn’t appear to have any symptoms.

With lockdown easing you might think that the virus has gone away. It hasn’t; the rate of infection in Bedford Borough is the highest in the East of England.

We are working with partners in the health sector to support the local rollout of test and trace and are calling on residents to continue the fight to slow the spread of the virus.

Please continue to stay at home as much as possible. If you do have to go out, try to limit contact with other people, wear a face covering – particularly indoors and on public transport and keep 2 metres apart from people. Regularly washing your hands with soap and water, or using a hand sanitiser when that’s not available, remains key in slowing the spread.

Bedford Borough has a spectacular community spirit, and we have seen so many examples of that over the recent weeks and months. We are asking everyone to continue to do their bit in helping to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.

Anyone with symptoms, including a new persistent cough, high temperature or a change or loss of taste or smell should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test via nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 111.

content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCBCC/bulletins/290be01

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.
Social Prescribers and Wellbeing Champions can help and support you with your wellbeing. Go to this link, fill in your details and one of our team will give you a call.

yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/
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Muriel Scott, Director of Public Health for Bedford Borough Council, has issued the following message to Bedford residents:

With figures showing that Bedford Borough has the highest rate of Coronavirus infection in the East of England, Bedford Borough Council is urging local people to continue to stay at home as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.

As we all know, coronavirus is highly contagious and can be spread even if someone doesn’t appear to have any symptoms.

With lockdown easing you might think that the virus has gone away. It hasn’t; the rate of infection in Bedford Borough is the highest in the East of England.

We are working with partners in the health sector to support the local rollout of test and trace and are calling on residents to continue the fight to slow the spread of the virus.

Please continue to stay at home as much as possible. If you do have to go out, try to limit contact with other people, wear a face covering – particularly indoors and on public transport and keep 2 metres apart from people. Regularly washing your hands with soap and water, or using a hand sanitiser when that’s not available, remains key in slowing the spread.  

Bedford Borough has a spectacular community spirit, and we have seen so many examples of that over the recent weeks and months. We are asking everyone to continue to do their bit in helping to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.

Anyone with symptoms, including a new persistent cough, high temperature or a change or loss of taste or smell should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test via nhs.uk/coronavirus or by calling 111.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKCBCC/bulletins/290be01

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.
Social Prescribers and Wellbeing Champions can help and support you with your wellbeing. Go to this link, fill in your details and one of our team will give you a call. 
 
https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/

💜 💜 Loneliness Awareness Week 💜 💜
15-19 June

How should we be talking about loneliness?
Telling someone that you’re lonely is an important step but it’s also important to be mindful of how we talk about it.

We still use words like ‘admitting’ to and ‘suffering’ from, which can unintentionally add to the belief that something is wrong with us. There is absolutely no shame in feeling lonely and changing the language around loneliness is a positive and liberating step forward. The more we talk about it, the more we normalise it and we can move towards a society where it can be spoken about openly.

“I’ve been struggling on my own during lockdown. I decided to FaceTime my uncle, and when he asked how I was doing, I was just honest and said ‘I’m feeling pretty lonely, actually’. He surprised me by saying ‘yeah, I know how you feel’. I’m so glad I reached out because we both decided to have a (virtual) coffee together each morning. It’s been transformative for us both.” – Jack, 28.

“I love spending time with my young kids. But some days I feel so lonely, which isn’t a nice feeling. I signed myself up to some virtual parenting groups and I mentioned how I was feeling. Turns out, plenty of other parents felt similarly. I realised even though I was with my family all day, I felt lonely because I was yearning for some grown-up conversation and connection!” – Alison – 39

(taken from marmaladetrust.org/law-loneliness-guide/ )

💜 If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.

💜 Social Prescribers and Wellbeing Champions can help and support you with your wellbeing.

Go to this link, fill in your details and one of our team will give you a call.
yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/
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💜  💜  Loneliness Awareness Week  💜   💜
                        15-19 June

How should we be talking about loneliness?
Telling someone that you’re lonely is an important step but it’s also important to be mindful of how we talk about it.

We still use words like ‘admitting’ to and ‘suffering’ from, which can unintentionally add to the belief that something is wrong with us. There is absolutely no shame in feeling lonely and changing the language around loneliness is a positive and liberating step forward. The more we talk about it, the more we normalise it and we can move towards a society where it can be spoken about openly. 

“I’ve been struggling on my own during lockdown. I decided to FaceTime my uncle, and when he asked how I was doing, I was just honest and said ‘I’m feeling pretty lonely, actually’. He surprised me by saying ‘yeah, I know how you feel’. I’m so glad I reached out because we both decided to have a (virtual) coffee together each morning. It’s been transformative for us both.” – Jack, 28.

“I love spending time with my young kids. But some days I feel so lonely, which isn’t a nice feeling. I signed myself up to some virtual parenting groups and I mentioned how I was feeling. Turns out, plenty of other parents felt similarly. I realised even though I was with my family all day, I felt lonely because I was yearning for some grown-up conversation and connection!” – Alison – 39

(taken from https://marmaladetrust.org/law-loneliness-guide/ )

💜  If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.

💜  Social Prescribers and Wellbeing Champions can help and support you with your wellbeing. 

Go to this link, fill in your details and one of our team will give you a call. 
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PARENT SPACE
This is a new drop in for parents, organised by the Early
Help team at Central Bedfordshire Council, alongside
support from Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre and
Groundworks.

Why not grab yourself a tea or coffee and join us to hear
about what support is available to you, chat with other
parents and ask us any questions.

This drop in will take place virtually, via Microsoft Teams.
You will need to download the free Microsoft Teams app
and join the drop in using the link which will be emailed
to you.
Please email Amy.Staton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
if you would like to join.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.

Social Prescribers and Wellbeing Champions are here for those living in Bedfordshire; Fill in this form and one of the team will call you back:

yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/
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PARENT SPACE
This is a new drop in for parents, organised by the Early
Help team at Central Bedfordshire Council, alongside
support from Leighton Buzzard Children’s Centre and
Groundworks.

Why not grab yourself a tea or coffee and join us to hear
about what support is available to you, chat with other
parents and ask us any questions.

This drop in will take place virtually, via Microsoft Teams.
You will need to download the free Microsoft Teams app
and join the drop in using the link which will be emailed
to you.
Please email Amy.Staton@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
if you would like to join.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.

Social Prescribers and Wellbeing Champions are here for those living in Bedfordshire; Fill in this form and one of the team will call you back: 

https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/help/one-to-one-support-request/

Are you are being subjected to abuse, or have concerns for a friend, neighbour or family member?

Families First Bedfordshire are holding a live Q&A.

Tonight, Tuesday 9 June, from 7pm - 9pm to answer your questions about domestic abuse with a panel of experts.

Send your questions by direct message for the panel to answer. We’ll then publish the question and the answer together, WITHOUT your name, or any identifying details.

Go to @FamiliesFirstBedfordshire facebook page to send them a message.

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Are you are being subjected to abuse, or have concerns for a friend, neighbour or family member? 

Families First Bedfordshire are holding a live Q&A.

Tonight, Tuesday 9 June, from 7pm - 9pm to answer your questions about domestic abuse with a panel of experts.

Send your questions by direct message for the panel to answer. We’ll then publish the question and the answer together, WITHOUT your name, or any identifying details.

Go to @FamiliesFirstBedfordshire facebook page to send them a message.

 @FamiliesFirstBedfordshire

We have called nearly two thousand shielding people as part of our Covid-19 support work.

One resident we have been supporting is a carer for her terminally ill husband, she has been feeling very isolated and scared. She states these calls are a lifeline and have picked her up. We have been able to support her to access Food & Prescription deliveries.

We've also helped her become digitally connected so that she can connect with her family on a video call and shared some at home exercise platforms for her to be active and boost her wellbeing.
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This 'Active at Home' booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance.
It includes chair based exercises as well as standing exercises with some lovely pictures showing how to do the movement.

Being active every day can help you

~ lift your mood
~ help you sleep better
~ reduce risks of falls and trips
~ keep you steady on your feet
~ help you manage your weight

You can download it by clicking this link:

www.neas.nhs.uk/media/170710/phe_active_at_home_booklet_21_may_electronic.pdf

We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.
We are here for those living in Bedfordshire, click the link top right on this page to contact us:

yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/
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This Active at Home booklet has been produced to provide practical guidance to older adults on home-based activities to maintain their strength and balance. 
It includes chair based exercises as well as standing exercises with some lovely pictures showing how to do the movement.

Being active every day can help you 

~ lift your mood
~ help you sleep better
~ reduce risks of falls and trips
~ keep you steady on your feet
~ help you manage your weight

You can download it by clicking this link: 

https://www.neas.nhs.uk/media/170710/phe_active_at_home_booklet_21_may_electronic.pdf

We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan.

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help.
We are here for those living in Bedfordshire, click the link top right on this page to contact us:

https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/Image attachmentImage attachment

#VolunteersWeek is an annual celebration of all the fabulous volunteers who give up their time and share their skills for the good of their community.

This year, more than ever, it is important to recognise the role of volunteers.

Thank you to ALL volunteers, no matter how little or how much; how big or small...

*THANK YOU* 🙂

If you would like to offer your services as a volunteer but don't know where to start we can help point you in the right direction.
yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/

Or maybe you are needing some help yourself - We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan.

For those living in Bedfordshire, contact us and a Social Prescriber will contact you.

yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/
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#VolunteersWeek is an annual celebration of all the fabulous volunteers who give up their time and share their skills for the good of their community. 

This year, more than ever, it is important to recognise the role of volunteers.

Thank you to ALL volunteers, no matter how little or how much; how big or small...

*THANK YOU* :) 

If you would like to offer your services as a volunteer but dont know where to start we can help point you in the right direction. 
https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/

Or maybe you are needing some help yourself - We all sometimes get tired or overwhelmed by how we feel or when things don’t go to plan.

For those living in Bedfordshire, contact us and a Social Prescriber will contact you. 

https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/

Have you been thinking about quitting smoking?
Maybe now is a good time to do it.

Smoking of any kind increases risk of getting Covid-19.

Did you also know that it lowers your immune system?

Also the repetitive hand to mouth movement increases the risk; this is due to the mouth and nose being routes for the virus to develop.

Even if you’ve smoked for many years it’s never too late to

Quitting brings benefits and reduces your risks at any age – for tips, tools and support to stop visit

www.nhs.uk/smokefree and

www.todayistheday.co.uk/

We all sometimes need a little help to get a plan together and support keep things on track.

We are here for you if you are living in Bedfordshire contact us: yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/

#QuitforCovid
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Have you been thinking about quitting smoking?
Maybe now is a good time to do it.

Smoking of any kind increases risk of getting Covid-19. 

Did you also know that it lowers your immune system?

Also the repetitive hand to mouth movement increases the risk; this is due to the mouth and nose being routes for the virus to develop.

Even if you’ve smoked for many years it’s never too late to 

Quitting brings benefits and reduces your risks at any age – for tips, tools and support to stop visit

http://www.nhs.uk/smokefree and 

https://www.todayistheday.co.uk/

We all sometimes need a little help to get a plan together and support keep things on track. 

We are here for you if you are living in Bedfordshire contact us: https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/

#QuitforCovid

As Mental Health Awareness Week is coming to drawing to the end...it doesn't mean that the support stops.

Mental Health Foundation chose this year's theme to be Kindness.

Have a look at their video here

youtu.be/Qcyc68d6OAk

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear.

We are here for you as well; for those living in Bedfordshire, contact us here: yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/
(or click the contact us box on this Facebook page, top right)

and for MIND, who are offering online support during this current time: www.mind-blmk.org.uk/

and some wonderful resources here
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/looking-after-your-mental-health

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
#KindnessMatters
#MentalHealth
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As Mental Health Awareness Week is coming to drawing to the end...it doesnt mean that the support stops.

Mental Health Foundation chose this years theme to be Kindness.

Have a look at their video here

https://youtu.be/Qcyc68d6OAk

If things are getting too much for you and you feel you can’t cope, ask for help. Your family or friends may be able to offer practical help or a listening ear.

We are here for you as well; for those living in Bedfordshire, contact us here: https://yourwellbeingbedfordshire.org.uk/…/one-to-one-supp…/
(or click the contact us box on this Facebook page, top right)

and for MIND, who are offering online support during this current time: https://www.mind-blmk.org.uk/

and some wonderful resources here
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/your-mental-health/looking-after-your-mental-health

#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
#KindnessMatters
#MentalHealth
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