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NHS and Care Volunteer Responders

NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is a flexible volunteering programme supporting the NHS and adult social care across England.

The programme is in an exciting new phase and continues to evolve with new services being introduced. Our enthusiastic volunteers take on a range of activities to support the NHS and people drawing on social care. We're working with the NHS and care providers to make sure the activities provide the maximum benefit to those who need support.

Health and care teams can refer people for Check In and Chat and Check In and Chat Plus friendly telephone calls. They can also request pick-up and delivery support (formerly NHS Transport) with the delivery of medication and supplies.

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If your child is unwell, consult HANDi this winter

Doctors in Plymouth are reminding parents to consult the HANDi paediatric app if they are not sure what to do when their child is unwell.

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Child Benefit goes digital

Parents in Plymouth can now, for the first time, claim their child benefits online. Payments could be made in as little as 3 days.

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Learn CPR to help save a life

Do you know how to restart someone's heart? Many of us will witness a cardiac arrest in our lifetime. Be ready for that day with the British Heart Foundation's RevivR, fast, free and easy-to-use online training course.

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Volunteers wanted for Efford and Weston Mill Cemeteries

The Council's Bereavement Service has launched the Helping Hands Volunteer Programme and is looking for people who can offer light-touch gardening and grounds assistance within our two cemeteries to help them look their best.

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Cost of living support

If you're struggling with increased food and energy bills, you are not alone. We have listed several organisations that can help and support you during this challenging time. There is no shame in asking for help. Everyone needs a little bit of extra support at some point in their lives.

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NHS and Care Volunteer Responders

NHS and Care Volunteer Responders is a flexible volunteering programme supporting the NHS and adult social care across England.

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Reducing cancer barriers

Don't carry the worry of cancer with you, if something in your body doesn't feel right, contact your GP practice.

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Could you support people in Plymouth?

The British Red Cross are asking you to give just a few hours of your time each week. You could be helping people settle back into their home after a hospital stay, shopping or popping around for a cup of tea and a chat. Whatever you can do to help, it will make a big difference.

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Work in Plymouth Adult Social Care

Working in adult social care, you make a difference to people's lives every single day, and they'll make a difference to yours too. The jobs are not just an emotionally rewarding but it's one of the most varied too. Working with a range of people with different care needs means every day is different to the next. There are many entry-level roles in adult social care, all of them offering on-the-job training to help you develop your skills and confidence whilst you work.

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Refuge4Pets needs your help

Refuge4Pets in an incredible service serving Devon and Cornwall that provide foster care to pets of victims of domestic abuse, so that someone can flee without fear of harm to the animal. Currently, the charity is particularly looking for people who can take cats and keep cats inside for the duration of their stay in foster care, people who can take large breed dogs and people who can take dogs that need to be the only animal in the home.

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Tamar Bridge Volunteer Ambassadors

The Tamar Bridge is seeking new volunteers to help with the running of the Bridging the Tamar Visitor and Learning Centre, situated at the Tamar Bridge.

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Plymouth short-term care centre

A new short-term care centre to help people recover from illness and ensure they don't spend longer than necessary in hospital, is now open. The newly refurbished short term care centre, which is being run by Livewell Southwest and Age UK Plymouth, has 24 en-suite bedrooms to provide a safe place for patients to stay after they have been in hospital.

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Free childcare places

Families earning less than £16,190, with a two-year-old, could get up to 15 hours of free childcare per week at a day nursery, pre-school, childminder or in some school's nursery class. You can now apply for Two-Year-Old funding (locally known as Me2) directly via the Citizen's Portal.

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Use NHS 111

If you have an urgent but not-life-threatening medical need, make sure you visit NHS 111 online first rather than going straight to A&E. NHS 111 online will help you right away and ,if needed, a healthcare professional will call you. NHS 111 online makes it easier for patients to get the treatment they need in the right place.

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Your NHS Number

The Find Your NHS Number service is for anyone living in England who has forgotten or does not know their NHS number. This service can also be used on behalf of someone else, where the name, date of birth and registered home postcode is known. You can opt for the number to be sent to you by text, email, or letter.

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New Skills Launchpad Plymouth service

Skills Launchpad Plymouth offers a virtual one-stop-shop FREE skills service to help our people equip themselves with the skills and confidence they will need to play a part in our city's future, supporting those who are facing redundancy through the new Adult Hub, and offering targeted support for our young people through the new Youth Hub.

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How to create a page

Creating a page on the Plymouth Online Directory is free, really simple and only takes a few minutes. Your business, organisation or charity does amazing things and we want to support you. Content that is updated regularly will appear higher up the search listings and more people will get to know about your business.

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