Covid-19

Useful information updated 5th January 2021

gov.uk/coronavirus

 

National Lockdown

As you will be aware, England will go into a national lockdown beginning on Tuesday the 5th January.  More information can be found here.

If you need support, the Hinton Helpers are available.  Information on how to get in touch with them is on the home page of the website.

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Oxfordshire County Council is working with our friends and associates at Oxford University Hospitals, NHS Oxford Health and Oxford Clinical Commissioning group to share these stories about health and well-being services across the county.  From Oxfordshire County Council media team

 

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Mental Health Advice

24/7 mental health helpline

If you or people you live with don’t have coronavirus symptoms and you think you need advice for a physical or mental health concern:

We have launched a new service to provide people with mental health advice during the coronavirus pandemic covering a range of conditions and symptoms including anxiety, low mood, stress, worry,  difficulty with relationships. You can find out more here

Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire

Adults 01865 904997; Children 01865 904998.

The helpline adds to the range of ways people can get support locally including Safe Havens which continue to offer an alternative to A&E for mental health care in the evenings and at weekends during the outbreak.

Banbury Safe Haven: To self-refer  ring 01295 270004 or 07851246546.

Oxford Safe Haven: To self-refer ring 01865 903037 (Fri-Mon)

People who already use mental health services should contact services directly using the numbers in their care plan.

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Scams

Oxfordshire residents have been warned to be on their guard against criminals and scammers exploiting the coronavirus situation.

Some scammers are targeting residents with a promise of a Covid vaccine.  For more information, click here Scammers target residents with promise of Covid vaccine (oxfordshire.gov.uk)

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Thames Water article during Covid 19

 

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Domestic Abuse:

How and where to get help and support:

  • Anyone in immediate danger should phone 999.
  • Or if in danger and unable to talk on the phone, dial 999 and then press 55. This will transfer the call to police, who will assist without the caller having to speak.
  • Oxfordshire Domestic Abuse Services offers free advice: 0800 731 0055 (Mon-Fri 10am-7pm). Email das@a2dominion.co.uk
  • Alternatively, call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0808 2000 247.

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Other resources:

Free Adult Education & Training Courses

www.learnyay.co.uk

Citizens Advice Information