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Useful information for Redditch residents if you’re struggling with your finances or mental health during the Coronavirus epidemic

Getting Financial Support You need to apply for benefits as soon as possible, claims only count from the day they are made . Most are now online or telephone based only and you may need the following information before you start. The following is a list of the type of information that you may need: […]

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The Plan for Easing Restrictions – Prime Minister’s Address of 10 May 2020

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Redditch Walking & Cycling Map

You can download a walking and cycling map of Redditch to help you find routes for your 30-minutes exercise. The map is in PDF format.

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The Queen’s Address to the Nation [Full Video]

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Charitable Status

The Trustees of the Support Redditch Emergency Network (SREN / Support Redditch) are delighted to announce we have been granted charitable status as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) in England by the Charity Commission. Our registration number is 1188889 and will appear in the Register of Charities over the coming days. Cllr Mike Rouse, Chair […]

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My Essential Shopping List by Liz Castledene

On opening the cupboard I immediately spotted the first problem issue with the old panic buying thing. 40 bags of flour, 40 cartons of UHT milk, 3 boxes of 36 bottles of hand sanitiser and 30 x 18 roll packs of toilet roll. To this I can add more tins of chopped tomatoes than you […]

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You can apply for a mortgage holiday with Santander online

From the Santander website: What is a mortgage payment holiday? If you’re adversely affected by coronavirus, the Government has confirmed that you may look to take a mortgage payment holiday on your residential or Buy to Let mortgage for up to three months to help your financial situation. If you take a mortgage payment holiday, this […]

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Going to work guidance – rolling blog

NHS Workers & Car Parking From GOV.UK Click for Source As set out in the section on staying at home, people can travel to and from work, but only where the work they do absolutely cannot be done from home. With the exception of the organisations covered above in the section on closing non-essential shops […]

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Haven’t seen your post in a while? Here’s why…

Royal Mail has released a statement today, 24th March 2020 We are actively monitoring the rapidly evolving Coronavirus situation. The postal service is a key part of the UK’s infrastructure. The delivery of parcels and letters is a key way of keeping the country together and helping many people who may not have the option […]

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Beware of the Daily Mail and Donald Trump claims about Anti-malarial drug use for COVID-19

Use of Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, Mefloquine, Quinine, and Related Quinoline Drugs Risks Sudden and Lasting Neuropsychiatric Effects from Idiosyncratic Neurotoxicity The Quinism Foundation has warned of a risk of sudden and lasting neuropsychiatric effects from the use of antimalarial quinolines against COVID‑19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, and has urged policy makers, physicians, and […]