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Farming Help providing support for farmers affected by Covid-19

The Princes’ Countryside Fund Press Release

Farming Help providing support for farmers affected by Covid-19

The Farming Help Charities – Addington Fund, Farming Community Network (FCN), Forage Aid, Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I), and RSABI, supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund – are working together to support the Farming Community during the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

We recognise that this could be an anxious time for many farmers and farming families and periods of poor health or self-isolation may result in temporary practical difficulties on farm.

This initiative is in conjunction with The National Federation of Young Farmers’ Clubs, The National Farmers’ Union, and the NFU Mutual Charitable Trust.

Utilising our Farming Help helpline (operated by FCN) and respective organisations/volunteer networks, we can offer the following local support. Get in touch on 03000 111 999 if you:

·       Feel concerned or anxious and would like to talk to someone who understands farming, will listen to you and help you think through your options

·       Would like help to draft a contingency plan to ensure you and your farm are prepared, should you be unable to work for a time.

·       If you or people you rely on become ill or are self-isolating and you need to find help locally- we will endeavour to find support for you in your local area. We will source contact details of local organisations and groups who may be able to assist you in finding help to feed livestock, collect shopping or collect prescriptions if you are unable to do so. This directory will be revised and updated in the coming weeks and months.

Call 03000 111 999 or visit www.farminghelp.co.uk

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms

Stay at home if you have either:

  • a high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
  • a new, continuous cough – this means you’ve started coughing repeatedly

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)

Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

  • are 70 or over
  • have a long-term condition
  • are pregnant
  • have a weakened immune system

Do

  • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
  • always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
  • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
  • only travel on public transport if you need to
  • work from home, if you can
  • avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
  • avoid events with large groups of people
  • use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service if:

  • you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
  • your condition gets worse
  • your symptoms do not get better after 7 days

Use the 111 coronavirus service

Please visit their website for more information

Health Services

Telephone – 111

Website – https://111.nhs.uk/

If you have symptoms of Coronavirus you are advised to use the 111 online checker – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

The advice is that you should only contact 111 if you are worried about your health or you have had symptoms for more than seven days.

Medication – You can go online or phone your local chemist to discuss your prescriptions being delivered to your home.

Statutory Services

If you are suspicious or concerned about someone’s safety, ring Norfolk County Council’s Adult and Children’s Social Services on 0344 800 8020.

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/protecting-someone-from-harm/help-an-adult-at-risk-of-harm/report-a-concern

Benefit & Money Advice 

Citizens Advice Brandon

Telephone – 01842 818202 – Website – https://suffolkwestcab.org.uk/

Universal Credit 

For advice on benefits and guidance for employers and businesses contact: Telephone – 0800 328 5644

Textphone – 0800 328 1344

Website – www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Martin Lewis Money Saving Expert

Website – https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/

Charities that can offer telephone and online support

The British Lung Foundation 

Telephone – 03000 030 555

Website – https://www.blf.org.uk/support-for-you/coronavirus

Silver Line – A helpline for Older People – open 24 hours a day to offer support for loneliness and isolation.

Telephone – 0800 4 70 80 90

Website – https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Mind – The Mental Health Charity

Telephone – 0300 123 3393 – open 9 – 6 Monday to Friday

Website – www.mind.org.uk

Age UK Norfolk – offers a range of services to older people in later life.

Telephone – 0300 500 1217

Website – www.ageuk.org.uk/norfolk

The Trussell Trust – provides emergency food and support to people in crisis.

Telephone – 01722 580 180

Website – https://www.trusselltrust.org/

Horticultural Cups

If anyone has any knowledge of what various trophies were awarded for then the Parish Council would like know in order that records can be kept relating to each trophy. The photo below was taken at the Village Hall Open Day and the list below is all the information we have at present.

BRECKHOLM TROPHY FOR BEST GARDEN

MUNDFORD HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

FOR HIGHEST POINTS IN VEGITABLE CLASS 1991-1995

MUNDFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

FLOWER SECTION AUTUMN SHOW 1991-1995

SUTTERBY CUP

1997-1991 (NO DETAILS)

MUNDFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

DAVID WILLIAMS CHALLENGE CUP 1972-1995 (NO DETAILS)

THE FLORENCE YOUNG CUP

MUNDFORD WI 1963-2011 (NO DETAILS)

MORTIBOY CUP

1976-1985 (NO DETAILS)

DON WATKINS CUP (NO DETAILS)

THE ALEC HUNT CUP

FOR HOME MADE WINE 1969-1987

MUNDFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

CHALLENGE CUP 1977-1995 (NO DETAILS)

UNNAMED TANKARD TYPE CUP

1949-1995 (NO DETAILS)

MILLS CUP

1948-1993 (NO DETAILS)

SMALL UN-NAMED CUP

1952-1981 (NO DETAILS)

Good Neighbour Scheme

Good Neighbour Schemes (GNSs) run in various towns and villages in Norfolk.  They are run by local people in their own communities.  These volunteers aim to help those who are vulnerable and most in need in their community, those who maybe don’t have local friends or family, by providing practical help with things such as lifts to appointments or to go shopping, simple DIY tasks, dog walking or just having a cuppa and a chat.

While lots of people do help their neighbours in an informal way, Good Neighbour Schemes are a way of setting up organised helping.  They enable volunteers to offer the type and level of helping that works for them, a method of managing requests and responding in a consistent, planned and safe way.

As part of this project, CAN are able to help support communities to set up Good Neighbour Schemes, providing step-by-step information, advice and support to get going – as well as some financial support to set up the scheme – and ongoing support as part of a GNS network in Norfolk.

Please read this leaflet which provides contact details if you wish to join.

Your Voice in Breckland

Our organisation is holding an event on 27th March with 13 stands highlighting how advances in new technology could help make life easier and offer a more independent life for older people in our community. 

I have attached the poster and accompanying promotional material which gives a little explanation of each of our exhibitors.

Organisation -Your Voice in Breckland

Event – Gadget Savvy Market Place 

Date – Friday 27th March 2020

Time – 1.30 – 3.30pm 

Venue – Anglia Room, Breckland Council Offices, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham NR19 1EE

Your Voice in Breckland is a voluntary organisation working with the public and agencies to ensure that Breckland’s older people are represented and have a voice in the provision of services which impact on their lives. We are supported by both Norfolk County Council and Breckland District Council. More information about us can be viewed on our website  https://www.breckland.gov.uk/YVIB 

We have been holding quarterly themed events since 2012, three with invited speakers on a particular topic and one event a year with stands from various organisations. This year we have decided to try something a little different by holding this themed stands event. Our events are attended by members of the public as well as professionals who work with older people and as we are keen to introduce an intergenerational aspect this year we have also invited senior school students with an interest in social care.

You can read the poster advertising the event. For full details please read the Gadget Savvy Stands Publicity.