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BBEST Newsletter 8th December 2020

NHS 111

This December, NHS England and NHS Improvement has launched the next phase of the latest ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign which focuses on the NHS 111 service as a new way to access A&E.

If you have an urgent but not life-threatening medical need, make sure you contact NHS 111 first rather than going straight to A&E. If you do need urgent care, then NHS 111 can now book you in to be seen quickly and safely in A&E. As well as this, NHS 111 is also able to direct to or book an appointment at Urgent Treatment Centres, GP surgeries, pharmacies, emergency dental services and walk-in clinics.

Contacting 111 first will also help the NHS to keep you safe by maintaining social distancing and ensure that you receive the right care in the right place, in a more timely and safe way.

If you or your loved one have a life-threatening illness or injury then you should always use 999 and if you do arrive at A&E without contacting NHS 111 you will still receive medical care, with emergency treatments prioritised.

Just think 111 first. When you think you need A&E, contact NHS 111 by phone or online.

Here2Help Hub

A new mental and emotional health support group has recently been set up in Dewsbury - Here2Help Hub

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/here2helphub

Contact details: 01924 650270    here2helphub@gmail.com

The Great Winter Get Together

The Great Winter Get Together, an initiative of the Jo Cox Foundation , will run from 14 December - 18 January, urging everyone to face loneliness together: one connection at a time. The sessions will take place on Saturday mornings at 10:30am - 11:30am on Zoom.

To join these sessions register by Thursday 10th December: The Great Winter Get Together - Registration


Progress2Work is an Employability Support Programme for unemployed adults in Batley - focusing on BAME, Over 50s and those with disabilities. It is for those in need of confidence and skills building, or who may require a reintroduction to job applications after long-term unemployment.  Participants can be claiming benefits or not, and can be any education or experience level.

Participants can receive guidance, training and advice to help them move closer to a job, education or training. The programme includes therapeutic support, employability training, volunteering opportunities, and dedicated support from an Employment Key Worker. Whether participants are already looking for a job, or considering their next steps, the team can help build confidence and skills to achieve their goals.




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