COVID-19

In light of the ongoing situation with Coronavirus COVID-19 Henderson Trust felt it was important to set up this page.

We will use this page to share information specifically relating to the virus, how it is impacting our local community (where we have accurate information) and useful links to other websites and partner organisations.

In the meantime please continue to stay alert and stay safe, keep appropriate social distance if you have to go out, wear a face covering, wash your hands and stay in touch with the latest information using reliable news sources and official health websites.

www.gov.uk/government/publications/staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

LATEST POSTS…

Cadge Road Community Centre – Re-Opening

Cadge Road Community Centre is now open and various groups have restarted their programmes and activities. Over the summer holidays the centre will also be used by Henderson Trust for the delivery of various activities for young people.

Although open, the centre will still have some restrictions on its use and user groups will need to complete risk assessments before they can start their delivery. However the centre will not be available for public hire but this will be reviewed again in September.

For all enquiries please contact Rachel Armes on 07708621988.

Useful links for support with mental health issues…

 

Mental Health Foundation:

www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

 

Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and KOOTH:

www.nsft.nhs.uk/Our-services/Pages/Kooth

www.kooth.com

Coronavirus Information & Communications Toolkit

We are all constantly bombarded with information about rules, how to stay safe and available services that are out there for the vulnerable.

The link below has many useful and trusted resources which might help individuals get clarity on all the issues that concern them but also many useful resources for all our partners and those helping to support our communities.

As ever stay safe everyone!

www.norfolk.gov.uk/what-we-do-and-how-we-work/coronavirus-toolkit

HENDERSON TRUST UPDATES…

LOCAL UPDATES…

As we get reliable local information from any of our partner organisations we will up-date you…

First Response – Mental Health Support

First Response is Norfolk and Suffolk NHS foundation Trust (NSFT)’s helpline for people experiencing mental health difficulties during the pandemic.  The helpline is available to everyone, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and can also be used by other health care professional needing to make referrals.

The number for First Response is 0808 196 3494.

Children and Young Persons’ Phoneline

A phoneline has been launched for children and young people to talk to County Council Children’s Social Workers to share worries and concerns, about themselves or other children.

The phoneline can be reached by calling 0344 8008029.

ChatHealth’s text service has been extended so that children and young people who would prefer contact by text can do so on 07480 635060.

MAP Advice Line

MAP is providing a free phone advice line and email advice service for young people (aged 11-25), open 10.30 am – 5.30 pm Monday to Friday (except bank holidays).  The service can be reached on 0800 0744454 or advice@map.uk.net.

The service can help when service users:

·       Need food

·       Have concerns about money and debt

·       Need advice about housing or benefits

·       Are unsure where to get help for other problems

This service is available  to young people, organisations needing to make a referral to MAP can call 01603 766994, email info@map.uk.net or through the NCAN referral system.

 

Click the link below for more information.

www.map.uk.net/covid-19

Norfolk County Council – Children’s Mental Health Services

Many services and organisations have changed what they do as a result of COVID 19.  Support for children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing (formerly known as CAMHS) has also changed. 

Please can you help us?  We want to let as many parents, carers, children and young people know about this new web page as soon as possible:

www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk/mentalhealth

This is now the single place to find out how to access mental health advice and support for 0 -25’s in Norfolk & Waveney.  The key message is that you don’t need a referral, you can get in touch straight away for advice and support.  If you need more specialist help, we will make sure you get to the right person.

Please share on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, mail outs etc.  A big comms / social media push and shareable content will come next week, but we want families and young people to see this before the weekend if possible.

I’m pleased to report that our transformation work hasn’t paused.  In fact, we’ve had to bring forward transformation plans to access help and work together differently to meet current needs, and we hope to have news in the next few weeks of an entirely new offer that will make a big difference for 11 – 25 yr olds.

SCAMS…

Norfolk Trading Standards is receiving reports of Coronavirus (COVID19) related scams.  We will continue to issue alerts through our email service and social media channels of any scams or information we receive so this can be shared within communities.

To see our recent alerts and subscribe to our emails visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/scams
To find us on Facebook visit www.facebook.com/norfolktradingstandards
To like us on Twitter visit twitter.com/NorfolkCCTS

You can report scams you receive to us, via our partners, the Citizens Advice consumer helpline on freephone 0808 223 1133 or through their online form.

We are also recommending that everyone completes the quick and simple Friends Against Scams online training. This allows everyone to better understand and spot scams, and recognise when people are being scammed in our communities.
You can find out more and access the training at www.norfolk.gov.uk/friendsagainstscams and become more scam aware.

GENERAL UPDATES…

The most important thing we can all do is to stay alert, control the virus and, in doing so, save lives.

For full guidance go to:

www.gov.uk//staying-alert-and-safe-social-distancing

Money Advice Hub…

Money Advice Hub have launched a coronavirus advice hub, which includes:

·       Government guidance

·       Government help

·       FAQs

·       Money advice

·       Wellbeing and lifestyle

·       Resources

 

For more information click the link below.

www.moneyadvicehub.org.uk

USEFUL LINKS…

Money Advice Hub…

www.moneyadvicehub.org.uk

MAP Advice Line…

www.map.uk.net/covid-19

Voluntary Norfolk…

Community Action Norfolk, Norfolk Community Foundation, Voluntary Norfolk and Momentum are coordinating a response to the current situation and will release details as soon as they have something in place.

Coronavirus/Covid-19:

www.voluntarynorfolk.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

GOV.uk…

Coronavirus/Covid-19:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

Guide to Employers and Businesses:

www.gov.uk/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses

GOV.uk – Guidance on Staying At Home:

www.gov.uk/government/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home

 

NHS.uk…

Coronavirus/Covid-19:

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

Explaining the Coronavirus To Children…

This is a really difficult time for all of us but it can be particularly difficult for our children; it is hard for them to understand and it can be hard for us to explain it to them.

Have a look at this book for children which helps explain things.

Coronavirus – A Book For Children