Following the Government announcement last week that we will be going back in to lock down from Thursday the 5th of November, the Alice Cross is reviewing the services it can offer to the local community.
We will continue with our successful meal delivery service, therefore, if you know anyone who are in need of a delicious home cooked meal delivered to the home please call us on 01626 778039 .
We are also offering aid for anyone in Teignmouth who is self-isolating and has no family or friends nearby to help them. The helpline is also there to help those who need it with Befriending, Shopping and Prescription collections.
Please call our helpline on 01626 626 626 and chose from the 4 options.
We are going to continue our social support groups, in particular the Memory Cafe. We are allowed to run with up to 15 participants only (including Volunteers) and we are keeping an eye on this and will update as needed.
We will also be still have Jane the Chiropodist here on 18th November and 2nd December. Please call us on 01626 778039 to book.
Our wonderful staff and volunteers carried on working throughout the first lockdown, manning our Covid-19 helpline as well as cooking and delivering fresh meals and food parcels to the people of Teignmouth. You can read more about this here:
There are four main things that people in Devon can do to help the NHS give the vaccine to as many local people as possible, as quickly as possible:
1. Choose the right service for your needs as GPs are now managing extra pressures from the vaccine programme. Consider self-care for minor illnesses and injuries; pharmacists for illnesses like diarrhoea, earache, painful cough, sticky eye, teething and rashes; and local minor injury services. You will still get a face-to-face appointment at your local practice if your GP thinks you need one.
2. Attend all appointments, whether it is for a vaccine, to see your GP or at hospital, unless they are personally contacted by your provider and told otherwise.
3. Don’t make things harder for the NHS by calling your local hospital or GP practice about getting the vaccine – the NHS will contact you when it’s your turn. Blocking phonelines with queries stops other people getting healthcare and diverts staff time, meaning the vaccine rollout will be slower
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Good Morning all and a Happy New Year to you all, In view of last nights announcement we are working hard at the Centre to form a plan and see what services and provisions we can still offer to the community. The Memory we had restarted has had to stop again due to lock down, The Helpline is still operating, but please bare with us, we are working hard to find Volunteers to help with Shopping and prescriptions pick ups. We will help as much as we can but your patience's and understanding is needed until we have the service up and running. 01626 626626 is the help line number.
Please call and leave a message with name and number clearly and area you need assistance with we will call you back. Thank you ... See MoreSee Less
Hi, I volunteered earlier this year,my email was not answered for months and then I think Julia thanked me by email for applying but nothing since. I would be happy to volunteer as my other volunteering situations are closed to me at present. I look forward to hearing from someone soon.