Husbands Bosworth Parish Council

Serving the people of Husbands Bosworth

Covid-19 News and Information
for Husbands Bosworth Parish


Parish Council Office and Contacts

The Parish Office at 2a Mowsley Road is open once more.

The Clerk can be contacted by email at: clerk@husbandsbosworthpc.org.uk or on 01858 881109.


Registering for Support - for vulnerable people

The County Council's Customer Service Centre will be the single contact point for all people in Leicestershire who may need to seek support due to vulnerability.

To register to access support for things such as collection of prescription medication, transport to and from medical appointments, and collection of groceries and household supplies people should:

  • Follow the link in your letter or text message from the Government where you were advised that you or someone in your household has been identified as being at risk (if one has been received)

If you have not received a letter or text message with a support registration link, but you consider yourself or your family to be vulnerable (for example: older people; socially isolated people; vulnerable families; others who consider themselves to be vulnerable):

  • Call Leicestershire County Council's Customer Service Centre on 0116 305 0002 (Monday - Thursday, 8.30am – 5pm, Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

For medical advice please use the 111 online service or, where this is not possible, dial 111.

In a medical emergency please dial 999.


Husbands Bosworth Volunteer Network 'Helping Hands'

For anyone who requires help with posting mail, internet help or just a friendly chat on the phone, and for those who do not fall into the At Risk or Vulnerable categories who may need help with collecting shopping or prescriptions during self-isolation.

Call or text one of these numbers and the Helping Hands network will try to assist you:

Julieann: 0773465671

Char: 07730525794

Mia: 07813761633


Husbands Bosworth Village Facilities

Play Areas: the Play Area and Skate Park in Husbands Bosworth were closed from Midnight on 23rd March 2020 following government advice, but we are pleased to announce that they are once again fully open.

Playing Field: The playing field remains open for daily exercise.

Millennium Pavilion: The Pavilion is now fully open again. For information and bookings, please look up Millennium Pavilion under the Community section.

Allotments: The allotments remain open as they are classified as a source of exercise and a source of food.

Please note that there is no running water on-site. Please DO NOT wash hands in the water troughs.


District and County Facilities

Recycling and Household Waste sites

All waste and recycling centres are now fully open for the following types of waste:

  • Garden waste
  • Wood and chipboard
  • Non-recyclable household waste e.g. black bags or items that don't fit in your wheelie bin
  • Hardcore and soil (charges apply – card payments only, taken contactless on site)
  • Plasterboard (charges apply – card payments only, taken contactless on site.

For more information, please visit: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/environment-and-planning/waste-and-recycling/book-a-waste-site-appointment

Country Parks

Car parks now open, with social distancing signage in place.

"People who are able to access our parks are welcome but we are asking that social distancing guidelines are followed at all times, staying two metres apart from others.

Our car parks will close when they are 80% full. This is to give you more space to park away from other cars. At busy times we expect this may make entering and exiting our car parks slower so we ask that you please be patient if this happens."

For more information, visit:

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/news/statement-on-country-parks

https://www.leicscountryparks.org.uk/

Public Libraries

Libraries in Leicestershire: Now fully open.

Libraries FAQ:

Please look on our website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries for updates or follow us on social media:

Facebook – facebook.com/yourlibrary

Twitter - @leicslibraries

How do I renew my books and other items? You can renew your loans online if you wish on our website www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries

Ebooks, Eaudiobooks, Emagazines and Enewspapers. Leicestershire libraries offer a wide range of resources available to download onto your smartphone, Mac, PC, laptop, tablet or e-reader.

Please go to our website to get more information on how to use this service www.leicestershire.gov.uk/libraries

If your query has not been covered by these FAQs, please contact us on 0116 305 2695 or email us at libraries@leics.gov.uk

Registrars

For more information please see: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/registrars/registration-services-and-coronavirus-updates

Sure Start and Children's Centres

For updates see: https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/education-and-children/early-years-and-childcare/childrens-centre-update

Museums

Bower House situated in Market Harborough is offering counselling to anyone who needs support with their mental health during the Covid-19 crisis. Their services cover a 10 mile radius from Market Harborough.

Although the Bower House is a Christian charity, those with any or no faith are welcome to access the service.

Bower House will take calls on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 4pm and Thursdays from 2pm to 8pm;

Telephone numbers are 01858 496257 / 01858 463708

or visit: http://www.bowerhouse.btck.co.uk/.

Helpline Numbers for Domestic Abuse Support

The Harborough District Community Safety Team would like to share important helplines for those at risk:

If you or your family are in immediate danger call 999. If you are unable to talk press 55 after dialling and the Police will know that you need help. Please note that it is okay to leave your home during lockdown if you are experiencing abuse. The police can also remove the person harming you from your home. It is important for you to know that, if you think you may be in an abusive relationship, there is help available.

If you're worried you, or someone you know, may be experiencing domestic abuse speak to a trusted colleague or safeguarding officer or contact one of the support agencies below:

UAVA - Domestic Abuse support for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Freephone 0808 80 200 28

Refuge - The Freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline run by Refuge offers support for women and children:
0808 2000 247

Respect - The free Respect Men's Advice Line offers support for men:
0808 801 0327

Galop - Galop's free National LGBTQ+ Domestic Abuse Helpline offers support for LGBTQ+ people:
0800 999 5428

Respect - The free Respect Phoneline offers support for men and women who are harming their partners and families: 0808 802 4040

NSPCC - The free NSPCC helpline offers support for anyone worried about a child: 0808 800 5000

NHS Central Access Point for Urgent Mental Health Needs

A new NHS central access point for urgent mental health needs has been set up for Leicestershire residents.

Telephone number: 0116 295 3060

What is the central access point?
The mental health central access point is a 24/7 telephone contact point for people with urgent mental health needs. The aim of the central access point is to consider an individual's needs and route them to the right support.

Who is the central access point for?
Anyone of any age who lives in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland and has an urgent mental health need can contact central access point directly. Health and social care professionals can refer people who need urgent mental health support to the service.

What happens when someone calls the central access point?
Calls are answered by call handlers and triaged by mental health clinicians who assess the urgency and the caller's needs and determine the most appropriate outcome. If an individual requires an assessment, they will be navigated to the appropriate service.

Is the central access point an emergency service?
No. If people have immediate, serious and life-threatening emergency mental and/or physical health needs they should attend A & E or call 999 for the appropriate emergency service.

Free Online Training from Work, Live Leicestershire

Leicestershire and Rutland RCC are currently promoting a community project that offers support to people who have found themselves out of work during these challenging times.

The Work Live Leicestershire project offers free online training, 1-2-1 help with job searching, help to improve interview skills and even support from specialists to launch a new business venture. Any Leicestershire residents aged over 18 and currently out of work are eligible to join.

Contact them on 01455 856330 or at hello@ruralcc.org.uk


Last update: 21/05/2020