Category: Health

‘No to hunger’ in Bedford Borough

Bedford Borough Council, working alongside local voluntary sector partners, are launching a package of support for families and households in the run up to Christmas as part of a campaign to say ‘No To Hunger in Bedford Borough’.

The campaign and support is to help those in need get access to food so that every child in the borough will be warm and well fed this winter.

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First Covid Vaccinations issued from GP surgeries in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes

The first vaccination centres, run by family doctors and their teams will open in Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes this week, as the roll out of the biggest vaccination programme in NHS history gains further momentum.

Six Primary Care Networks (PCN) in this area have taken delivery of the vaccine and will start to deliver the vaccine to registered patients over 80.

The NHS will contact people in the priority groups when it is their turn to receive the vaccine.

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Beds Cares: Event celebrating carers in our community

The University of Bedfordshire’s Beds Talks series returns in virtual form with an event hosted by the Institute for Health Research that will focus on the role of carers in our community.

Led by Senior Research Fellow, Dr Emma Wilkinson, this free public event will feature academics, practitioners and the public, discussing amongst other things, how COVID-19 may have changed how people think about family or informal carers and their role in society.

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Bedford Borough Council encourages residents to look after their wellbeing

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement of a nationwide lockdown in England, Bedford Borough Council is reminding everyone of the support and advice available to look after your mind and body.

In April, the council created a webpage offering advice to Bedford Borough residents on how to look after themselves whilst at home during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond.

With regular updates, the site offers advice and signposting to help residents stay healthy in what continues to be an extremely difficult and uncertain year.

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