SCDA Health & Wellbeing Newsletter March 2020- Stay Connected

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” We want to to find out what people are already doing to help others in their communities so that we can share good ideas and resources.

We are keen to help wherever we can to support you to do your good work. This newsletter also aims to bring together useful sources of information that we have come across about how we can support people (most importantly ourselves) through staying connected… Where possible, we have included source information and provided web links. All information included in this newsletter is up to date at this time. However, guidance is changing by the day so we will post updates regularly via our Facebook page: SCDA Well Being.

WHAT DOES THIS NEWSLETTER INCLUDE?

STAY CONNECTED… How can we look after ourselves & others ? For current government advice: Please visit www.gov.uk and search ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response’ 18th March 2020

Our team is committed to providing support where we can to communities in Newhaven and Peacehaven who are already, or who would be, interested in helping their neighbours. We would also love to hear from people in other areas across the Lewes District so we can connect and share good ideas.

Please get in touch to tell us more: Phone: 01273 519149 E-mail: hannah.sherman@sussexcommunity.org.uk Facebook: Scda Well Being

We are looking at creative ways that we can engage with people and continue to provide support without putting anyone at risk.

Conversations with you around what you are doing well help us to focus our efforts to support the most vulnerable.

SCDA UPDATE

Due to the change in government guideline Community Development Association to help us to be well our team is committed to providing support where we can to communities in Newhaven and Peacehaven who are already, or who would be, interested in helping their neighbours.

We would also love to hear from people in other areas across the Lewes District so we can connect and share good ideas. Please get in touch to tell us more: Phone: 01273 519149 E-mail: hannah.sherman@sussexcommunity.org.uk Facebook: Scda Well Being We are looking at creative ways that we can engage with people and continue to provide support without putting anyone at risk. Conversations with you around what you are doing well help us to focus our efforts to support the most vulnerable.

CORONA VIRUS.

WHAT CAN YOU DO FOR YOURSELF?

1. Listen to the experts Leading health authorities tell us that our actions now can reduce the burden on the healthcare systems and help save lives. We all need to respond.

2. Keep calm (but don’t carry on) In light of the latest expert advice, our recommendation is to avoid non-essential face-to-face gatherings for the time being to help slow the spread of the virus.

3. Make wise & kind choices We can all help to reduce the impact of this virus by looking after our own health, washing our hands, self-isolating if needed and being kind and considerate to others. https://www.actionforhappiness.org/news/covid-19-how-to-respond

Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. They focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.

They recognise that injustice doesn’t affect everyone equally and whilst we’re all at risk of Covid19, there are some people who are more vulnerable and need greater support from the community.

Visit their website to for more information, resources and to find your local group.

Welcome to Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK

Some advice and help for the local community.