COVID

Major call for volunteers in Plymouth to support through COVID winter crisis

Authored by Mary

Royal Voluntary Service, one of Britain's largest volunteering charities, is today calling on Plymouth residents to volunteer for an 'hour per week' or more to see us through the difficult COVID winter.

Months on from the start of the pandemic and the groundswell of volunteer support that followed, the charity is urging people to pull together and support one another again by...

Over three quarters of Plymouth workers say their mental health has not been a priority during the pandemic

Authored by Mary

A survey carried out by mental health organisation, TalkOut Group, has revealed that a staggering 81% of Plymouth workers believe that their mental health has not been a priority for their employer during the pandemic.

The study also found that nearly half (48%) of Plymouth workers haven’t received any mental health support or advice from their employer since the lockdown in March...

The national study mapping the COVID journey at UHP

Authored by Mary

University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) is currently taking part in a country-wide urgent public health study to understand whether healthcare workers who have antibodies to COVID-19 are protected against future infections of the virus.

Sarscov2 Immunity and Reinfection Evaluation, or SIREN, aims to recruit 500 members of Trust staff - a number which it is fast approaching after just...

ADS Window Films: volunteers and staff producing visors

Plymouth firm makes 3,500 visors for COVID-19 medial staff

Authored by Duncan Little

A Plymouth based company tells how it joined the nationwide effort to help doctors and nurses at the height of the fight against the spread of Covid 19.

ADS Window Films, which has its offices in Stonehouse, is one of a number of window film companies which completely altered its production line to produce plastic visors for usage by medical staff across the region.

Over the...

Plymouth's Street Factory very grateful to receive lifeline Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund COVID Grant

Authored by Mary

Plymouth-based Hip Hop Social Collective and Community Interest Company (CIC), Street Factory has today received the news that its application to the Arts Council England Emergency Response Fund has been successful. The £34,910 grant, funded using National Lottery resources, means that the organisation now has a COVID-19 ‘lifeline’ ensuring ongoing ‘pivoting’ of the Street Factory offerings,...

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