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Covid19 Update Wednesday 8th April 2020

Priority home deliveries for recipients of
‘shielded letters’

Today (Wednesday 8th April 2020) The Welsh Government says that “shielding letters are going to supermarkets today and tomorrow so that Wales’s extremely vulnerable citizens can at last get priority home deliveries slots imminently – this is following the UK Government lead in England.

What do we mean by extremely vulnerable?

People falling into this extremely vulnerable group include:

  1. Solid organ transplant recipients.
  2. People with specific cancers:
    • people with cancer who are undergoing active chemotherapy or radical radiotherapy for lung cancer
    • people with cancers of the blood or bone marrow such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma who are at any stage of treatment
    • people having immunotherapy or other continuing antibody treatments for cancer
    • people having other targeted cancer treatments which can affect the immune system, such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors
    • people who have had bone marrow or stem cell transplants in the last 6 months, or who are still taking immunosuppression drugs
  3. People with severe respiratory conditions including all cystic fibrosis, severe asthma and severe COPD.
  4. People with rare diseases and inborn errors of metabolism that significantly increase the risk of infections (such as SCID, homozygous sickle cell).
  5. People on immunosuppression therapies sufficient to significantly increase risk of infection.
  6. Women who are pregnant with significant heart disease, congenital or acquired.

Shielding is for your personal protection. It is your choice to decide whether to follow the measures the Government have advise. Individuals who have been given a prognosis of less than 6 months to live, and some others in special circumstances, could decide not to undertake shielding. This will be a deeply personal decision. The Government have advise calling your  GP  or specialist to discuss this.

The NHS is directly contacting people with these conditions to provide further advice.

If you think you fall into one of the categories of extremely vulnerable people listed above and you have not received a letter by Sunday 29 March 2020 or been contacted by your  GP , you should discuss your concerns with your  GP  or hospital clinician.

Vale Council Needs You
The Vale of Glamorgan Council urgently recruiting carers to support elderly and vulnerable people in the Vale of Glamorgan. No previous experience required, must be able to start immediately.
Please visit

https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/jobs/details.aspx?jobId=916&jobTitle=*%20Urgent%20-%20Care%20Workers%20Required

Telecare installation fee
temporarily waived during Covid19
Due to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation the council are temporarily waiving their Telecare installation fee of £59.50.

Telecare enables vulnerable people to live more independently and safely in their own home.

➡️ www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/telecare

Asda gives Vale care workers
dedicated shopping times
We would like to thank Asda for recognising the hard work of the our dedicated care workers 🤝

Care workers in the Vale of Glamorgan will now be able to visit the store to shop for essentials during dedicated times.

⏰ Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 8am-9am

Please bring your ID badge.

Council Tax Reduction
If you have recently claimed Universal Credit you may be entitled to support with your Council Tax.

This is claimed from the Vale of Glamorgan council and can be done online. Please visit the link below:

https://ecitizen.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/eclaimlive/ufsmain…

If Vale Homes tenants need any assistance with making a claim, please call one of our Money Advisors:
Mark – 07739194963
Lisa – 07739194956
Charlotte – 07739194962

Parking Permits
We received a few enquires of people who were worried about renewing their parking permit.

We raised this with the officers and we are pleased to inform residents that the council will be extending all permits that expired after 1st January 2020 and had not yet been renewed to September 1st 2020.

They will also not be issuing any new permits during this period as this is not seen as a priority for them at the moment.

Fly-tipping
We are receiving a lot of reports of people fly-tipping. This is unacceptable at anytime, given the current Covid19 outbreak. Our staff are busy as it, so please stop fly-tipping.

Remember household waste should be put out maximum of 12 hours before your scheduled collection. Help us keep the streets clean and safe for everyone.

Please report fly-tipping to the council or to us asap.

Waste Collections
The Council has informed us there are no changes to waste collections during the easter period.

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