14 June – News from Derbyshire County Council – Extra funding for community groups, Nutrition and Hydration Week, Talk Fostering
Latest news in this edition:
Extra funding for community groups
Are you part of a group that's supporting your local community through the coronavirus pandemic?
We're allocating an extra £50,000 to groups in Derbyshire which are doing their bit to support people in their local area.
We are making the money available to local community groups via the Public Health Covid-19 fund which was set up in June 2020.
From helping a Chesterfield cancer support group to hold online sessions and enabling a Ripley running group to lead Covid-secure runs, a total of 34 community groups are set to benefit from the latest round of grants.
Focus on nutrition and hydration
Would you know how to spot the symptoms of malnutrition and dehydration in older friends and relatives?
As part of Nutrition and Hydration week next week we're encouraging anyone with older relatives or neighbours to look out for key signs they may be dehydrated or starting to become malnourished.
Signs of dehydration may include:
- dryness of the mouth, lips and tongue
- sunken eyes
- dry inelastic skin
- confusion or disorientation
- dizziness and low blood pressure.
Signs of malnourishment may include:
- reduced appetite
- lack of interest in food and drink
- feeling weaker
- getting ill often and taking a long time to recover
- wounds taking a long time to heal
- poor concentration
- feeling cold most of the time
- low mood or depression
- clothes starting to become baggy or too big.
More information, advice and support can be found by clicking the below links;
If you become concerned about the health of an elderly relative, consult an appropriate health care professional.
Plea for Glossopdale to 'keep going'
We're urging people who live or work in Glossopdale to remain vigilant as coronavirus cases continue to rise, including the Delta variant which spreads more easily.
Derbyshire's Director of Public Health Dean Wallace has renewed his calls for residents and people who work in the Glossopdale area to remain cautious, continue to get tested and have the vaccine when it's their turn.
Anyone with any of the three main symptoms of Covid should self-isolate immediately. The main symptoms are:
- a high temperature
- a new, continuous cough
- loss or change to their sense of smell or taste.
They should not leave the house and should book a Covid-19 test or ring NHS 119.
Residents without symptoms can visit a community testing site, pick up free testing kits from a local pharmacy or order rapid testing kits to be delivered to their home. Find out more about our community testing.
Join our online event about fostering
If you're thinking about offering a home to a child who needs one, we want to hear from you.
Prospective foster carers can join a 'Talk Fostering' event on Wednesday 16 June from 10am until 11am to find out how you could change a child's life.
The event is informal and relaxed. You can just listen in or you can ask as many questions as you like.
Posted: Tue, 15 Jun 2021 16:06 by Faye Simnett