|Help is available for anyone in Somerset who may need additional support. The five councils in Somerset have been working together since the first lockdown to provide a single phone number for anyone in Somerset who needs Coronavirus-related support.|
|Residents are reminded they can call 0300 790 6275 if they need any help themselves or are concerned about relatives or neighbours. Lines are open seven days a week between 8am and 6pm.|
The Wiltshire Diabetes Prevention programme is a free service for people who are at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
The Diabetes Prevention Programme is a behaviour change programme where people learn about, diet, physical activity and strategies to improve their overall health, all aimed at reducing their risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes.
Normally, people access the programme through their GP however, due to the pandemic and the subsequent pressure that our GP practices are facing, for a limited time a self-referral option has been enabled via the Diabetes UK ‘Know Your Risk Score’ – a check list of questions that can determine a person’s risk factors – This has also enabled the programme to become more accessible to people within the area.
The risk tool can be accessed via the link below:
More information about the programme can be found at https://preventing-diabetes.co.uk/somerset/
CCS has launched a New Chat to Connect service for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable adults in Somerset.
If you are on the CEV list in Somerset and want to meet new people in a similar position as you, with shared interests there is help!.
Somerset Community Foundation: “We know it’s good to talk and share experiences. We can connect you with another person who is on the CEV list to keep your spirits up – you are not alone”.