Health, care and support services are #StillHereToHelp
Health, care and support services in the Bradford District have launched a campaign to reassure people that they’re still here to help – albeit with some changes to their normal routines.
This is the message from doctors and care professionals who are concerned that some people, who are unwell with symptoms unrelated to coronavirus, or who are in need of other types of care and support, are unsure how to get help or are not seeking it in fear that they are over-burdening services.
The NHS, Bradford Council and voluntary and community services are coming together in a social media campaign called #StillHereToHelp which is aimed at ensuring that people living in Bradford District and Craven know how, and when, to get urgent support when it is needed.
Road markings tribute to Bradford district NHS workers
Our Highways team have worked with our road-marking contractors Jointline Ltd to create lovely messages of support and thanks on the roads outside the district's hospitals - Bradford Royal Infirmary, St Luke's Hospital and Airedale General Hospital.
Helping parents cope with infant crying
The Bradford Partnership (Working Together to Safeguard Children) are stressing the importance of supporting families to help them cope with infant crying during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Having a new baby can be a challenge at the best of times and the pandemic is impacting on families in a number of ways that may lessen their ability to cope with the stress of a baby crying. Often new parents would be able to call on the support of other family members, such as grandparents, or would be able to take time out with support from others and get out and about with the baby. Self-isolation, social distancing restrictions on activities which might lessen stress like sports, social engagements and entertainment and restrictions on parent and baby groups and classes, and baby clinics might all add pressure.
Do you need help or support?
If you need help or have a particular need please ring and talk to one of our friendly team who will take some details and pass them onto the relevant service. Call 01274 431000.
We can help by:
- picking up shopping
- delivering a food parcel to eligible people
- ringing for a friendly chat
- problem solving
See our website for more information about local support and volunteering to help others.
Are you concerned about someone's safety?
If you have a concern about the safety of a child or a vulnerable adult, do not keep it to yourself. Report your concern on the Safer Bradford website. We’re available 24/7, 365 days a year.
- For children 01274 435600 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
- For adults 01274 431077 (01274 431010 out of office hours)
- If someone is at immediate risk of harm call 999
Don’t think, “What if I’m wrong?”. Think, “What if I’m right!”
Stay at home, protect the NHS, save lives
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or essential work
- Stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Stay safe while out for exercise
Please follow the Government’s advice when leaving your home for exercise and observe the 2 metre rule for staying a safe distance apart. For more information about where you can walk in the Bradford district, and how to stay safe while you do so, visit our public green space and rights of way guidance page.
Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service
Only call 111 if you cannot get help online. Use the NHS 111 online service if:
- you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home
- your condition gets worse
- your symptoms do not get better after 7 days
Use the 111 online coronavirus service at 111.nhs.uk/covid-19/