COVID-19

In light of the current 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 at home, keep social distance if you have to go out, wash your hands and stay in touch with the latest information using reliable news sources and official health websites.

 

Wash Your Hands…

We are sure that you are all fully aware of the current situation regarding CoronaVirus/COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and others.

Henderson Trust would like to ask everyone to take good care, keep washing your hands and think about the most vulnerable within our communities. Most importantly follow the most up-to-date advice. For all accurate and up-to-date guidance go to:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

or

www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

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Norwich Foodbank…

From Monday 30th March we are closing all distribution centres in line with social distancing and due to the increase in people (volunteers and those in need) self-isolating. However, we may still be able to help: if you have a voucher, a voucher code or are struggling to get one, please call us on 0300 365 1123 and we will do what we can to help.

 

HENDERSON TRUST NEWS...

As a result of the national and ongoing health situation, the following changes have been made to some of Henderson Trust’s activities and services:

Sorted – there will be no Easter Sorted or Easter 10 – 16 activities. All planned events and activities have been cancelled. All payments will be refunded.

Not About the Bike – all workshop activities have been suspended. The position will be reviewed on 17 April but the workshops will be closed to the public until that time.

Girls group and Youth Drop-In – all of the Trust’s youth activities delivered from Cadge Road Community Centre have been suspended. The position will be reviewed on 17 April.

(NR5 Community Hub activities have also been suspended but please go to their FaceBook page for more details.)

LOCAL INFORMATION...

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

Norwich Foodbank…

From Monday 30th March we are closing all distribution centres in line with social distancing and due to the increase in people (volunteers and those in need) self-isolating. However, we may still be able to help: if you have a voucher, a voucher code or are struggling to get one, please call us on 0300 365 1123 and we will do what we can to help.

 

Local Food Support…

There are several businesses and individuals putting local services in place for those in need and those self-isolating during this difficult time.

Please click the link below for more information about some of the help available including community fridges, food banks, hot meals and delivery services.

COVID-19 Local Food Support

Earlham Nursery School…

Earlham Nursery School have remained open for a small number of families who meet the criteria but are also offering packed lunches and support to families in the area.

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.

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The single most important action we can all take in fighting the Coronavirus is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and help to save lives.

For full guidance on staying at home go to:

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

School Closures…

As you are all aware as from Monday schools will be closing and our children will be expected to stay at home.

Many schools will be giving children work to complete and will be communicating that via various communication channels that schools have in place.

Schools will remain open for those key staff as identified by the government.  For more information go to www.gov.uk/closure-of-educational-settings

This is a very challenging time for us all but it is important to keep our children safe and also those more vulnerable in our communities.

Our schools closing of course puts pressure on us all in terms of being able to work.  In addition many of us are at risk of loosing our jobs or being asked to take unpaid leave.

This is  very difficult for many families and although you may feel the help offered is not enough there is some financial assistance available.

For more information go to www.gov.uk/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses

USEFUL LINKS...

 

GOV.uk…

Coronavirus/Covid-19:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

Guide to School Closures:

www.gov.uk/closure-of-educational-settings

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

 

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

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