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Enhanced NHS111 service launches for Sussex

From today the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and it can now offer access to a wider range of health care professionals.

 From today the NHS 111 service in Kent, Medway and Sussex is being enhanced and it can now offer access to a wider range of health care professionals.

GPs, paramedics, nurses, mental health professionals, dental nurses and pharmacists are all part of the new NHS111 clinical assessment service which launched today (1 October 2020).

 People who call 111 – free from mobiles or landlines 24/7 - or access the service via www.111.nhs.uk will speak to call handlers and/or healthcare professionals who will be able to assess symptoms over the phone, issue prescriptions and directly book people into onward care appointments if they need one.

 

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Courses designed to increase confidence and resilience

Enrol now to secure a place. Courses designed to increase confidence and resilience and support people through difficult times to get back to work.

 

How to Bounce Back! Resilience

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Identify strategies to improve your wellbeing. Discover ways to manage your feelings during difficult events. Develop habits that encourage you to feel positive about life. Identify strategies to enhance your social support networks.

Starting Wednesday 30th September 10 weeks, 10am-12pm, £64, or Free if in receipt of benefits
https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2020/CourseInfo.aspx?r=C3745601

 

Computer Skills for work

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Changing Chalk Survey: C19 and the Sussex Downs

The National Trust and partners have a grant from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support activities and ideas that will help people to spend more time on the Sussex Downs and enjoy their experience of them when they are there.

The Sussex Downs are the range of chalk hills that extend from the borders of West Sussex to Eastbourne. They are part of the wider range of hills known as the South Downs.

The project is focused on the eastern range of the Downs, north of Brighton and Hove to Eastbourne, which include popular landmarks such as Devil’s Dyke to the north west, and Beachy Head to the east.

Read more: Changing Chalk Survey: C19 and the Sussex Downs

Storm Francis on Tuesday and Wednesday

Strong winds are expected on Tuesday leading to disruption to transport, damaged or fallen trees, damage to buildings and power outages.

 

Warnings issued:

· Yellow WIND Warning (Low Likelihood of Medium impacts) valid 0900 on Tuesday 25th August to 0900 on Wednesday 26th August 2020.

 Next 12 hours:

Today will see a mix of sunshine and showers. The showers could potentially be heavy in places with isolated surface water possible but, as with any showery situation, many places will remain dry. Showers will gradually die out during the evening.

 Tonight / Tomorrow:

An area of low pressure, now named as Storm Francis, will develop to the west of the UK tonight, move across Ireland tomorrow morning and then east across northern England and into the North Sea by tomorrow night. This will bring heavy rain and unseasonably strong winds across much of the UK.

Areas of rain, locally heavy, are expected to move northeast across southeast England tonight, gradually clearing to the east tomorrow morning. Showers, isolated heavy, are expected to follow from the west during the day before dying out during the evening.

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Whitehawk Way Assault

A MAN was hit over the head then stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle in a street attack.

The teenager was attacked as he walked along Whitehawk Way in Brighton at 11.15pm on Tuesday.

Officers attended the scene following reports that a 19-year-old man had been stabbed in the leg with a broken bottle.

The man suffered lacerations to his leg in the incident.

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Former Egypt defender Adam El-Abd Whitehawk’s assistant manager,

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Former Egypt defender Adam El-Abd has been appointed as the Whitehawk’s assistant manager, the club announced.

El-Abd spent most of his career playing for English sides in League One and the EFL Championship, making over 400 league appearances.

The 35-year-old last played for League Two aide Stevenage after joining them from Wycombe last summer.

On Wednesday, Whitehawk released a statement announcing that El-Abd will join them as their new assistant manager.

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Whitehawk Foodbank has been given a grant by the Hendy Foundation

Hendy Foundation has donated £333 to Whitehawk Foodbank which provides short term emergency provisions for those in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area

Sean Avard, food bank manager said clients needing support has increased dramatically since the start of the pandemic.

He said: “Before the pandemic we were providing food for around 50 people per week but this has risen to more than 220 adults and 150 children per week.
 
"Each meal costs an average of £1.65 so the Hendy Foundation donation has provided 201 meals to those in need and we thank the foundation for thinking of us at this time."

Hendy Foundation chair Rebecca Hendy said the trustees had pledged to help a number of foodbanks during the crisis.

Read more: Whitehawk Foodbank has been given a grant by the Hendy Foundation