Coronavirus update: 20 April 2020

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Coronavirus

20 April 2020   

#ProudToCareLondon

Proud to care

If you are a care worker, care manager, social worker, occupational therapist, chef or cleaner and looking for work, you could help save lives during the coronavirus crisis. 

Proud to Care London is a recruitment site developed with councils across London, linking people to jobs in care, to help London tackle coronavirus and provide much needed care and support to people in our communities. More information and a short application form is available on the Proud to Care London website. 

A big thankyou to everyone working in care from Cllr Atterton

Cllr Atterton video screenshot

Cllr Candice Atterton, Cabinet Member for Adults, Social Care and Health


Coronavirus and autism

Living with autism is always challenging and coronavirus makes life harder. If you're anxious here are some ways to take care of yourself & prevent spreading the virus: 

Autism
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Coping with anxiety

One you Hounslow

It is natural to feel anxious during time of uncertainty. One You Hounslow has provided resources and steps you can take to maintain your mental wellbeing and deal with anxiety about the COVID-19 outbreak.  

Take the Every Mind Matters Quiz to get top tips and advice tailored to your needs.  

What is helping you to manage your mental wellbeing while at home? Let us know by emailing: communications@hounslow.gov.uk 


Updated information on GCSE, AS and A level assessment 

results day

The Department for Education issued updated guidance to answer common questions in relation to the cancellation of GCSEs, AS and A levels due to the outbreak of coronavirus. The advice includes further details on how students are to be assessed.

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Do you have an old laptop or computer you can donate?

Child on computer

Local education charity, Hounslow’s Promise is working with local schools and MPs to help provide computers or laptops to local school pupils needing to study at home who don’t have access to a computer or the internet. We estimate around 1,000 children in Hounslow need support. 

Do you have an old laptop or computer you can donate?  Accessories e.g. charger cables, keyboards, mouse are also needed.  

If so, please email info@hounslowspromise.org  Include your name, address,  telephone number and details of the computer e.g. a laptop, PC, Mac or Chromebook.  

The computers can be collected from you or dropped off at drop-off points. Computers will be cleaned down, safety tested and re-imaged before schools pass on to children and families. The project is also being supported by local businesses.


Online resources for health, education and wellbeing 

NHS fitness studio offers a range of online exercise videos from 10 -45 minutes.  

Free online fitness, yoga and Pilates classes for Hounslow residents, led by instructors at Brentford FC Community Sports Trust now includes new chair based exercise for over 60s.

#10today offers short routines for healthy activity. If you like listening to the radio why not try listening online, tune in to join many others taking part.

and for children and families:

Hounslow Children's Centres are still offering support. There's a whole host of ideas for great activities you can do with you child.

Beat the bug is packed with hints, tips and ideas to help individuals and families of all ages stay physically fit, strengthen their immunity and improve mental and emotional wellbeing.

imoves for 4-11yrs are helping keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access.

Superhero Fitness for 3-7yr olds is 15 mins of fun movement every day at 3.30pm and available anytime via videos on the OurParks Facebook page.

imoves for 4-11yrs are helping keep primary aged children as active as possible by offering free access.


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