Parish Council News

Covid Alert Level – Tier 2

From 2nd December, Sedgemoor district will be in Tier 2. Please see the attached poster which outlines the rules.

Surviving Winter Appeal

As we head into winter hundreds of our older neighbours here in Somerset are forced to choose between heating and eating. The coronavirus outbreak means that, for many older and vulnerable people, this winter will be even more difficult and worrying. Many will need to stay at home to keep themselves safe, and will find themselves cut off from family and friends, facing higher costs to heat their homes.

Somerset Community Foundation’s Surviving Winter appeal encourages people who don’t need their Winter Fuel Payment to donate some or all of it to help local older people who are unable to afford to heat their homes, helping them stay warm, safe and well.

Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) is taking part in The Big Give, and online donations to the appeal that are made during the week-long Big Give Christmas Challenge – midday Tuesday 1 December to midday Tuesday 8 December – will be doubled. So, not only will your donation be worth twice as much, but even more older and isolated people across the county will get the support they need this winter.

If you would like to donate to Surviving Winter, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/winter or call SCF on: 01749 344949.

Covid-19 Alert Level

Please see the attached poster for the current Covid-19 Alert Level and what you are and are not allowed to do.

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Also attached is the details for the Coronavirus Support Helpline:

Stepping Up Employment Support

A co-ordinated network of employment and skills support for individuals, employers and businesses seeking support and information in relation to employment, skills, careers and apprenticeships is being rolled out across Somerset under the Step Up Somerset brand to boost existing provision in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

This includes a new one-stop-shop website www.stepupsomerset.org.uk which will provide support for individuals who are job hunting, seeking training in new industries or working to strengthen their skills by providing details of employment and skills services and resources. Those who find themselves at risk of or being made redundant can find a full range of support including help with reskilling, financial assistance and wellbeing information.

Employers will be able to gather information on redundancy support for their workforce, staff development and offering apprenticeships or industry placements to young people. The website will also provide a platform for promoting any recruitment or development events available to attend.

For anyone without internet access further one-to-one help can also be provided via a single phone helpline: 0300 790 6275.

 

 

Somerset Covid-19 Survey

We are sharing a new survey launched by Somerset’s Public Health on behalf on the Covid-19 Engagement Board.  In response to the rise in cases of Covid-19 in Somerset, they would really appreciate it if you could take part in this survey to help the board understand residents’ concerns about the pandemic and what guidance and support you need to help stop the spread of the virus.

This takes just a few minutes to complete online here: www.somerset.gov.uk/covidsurvey

You can request alternative formats of this survey by contacting lzrogers@somerset.gov.uk

 

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