Latest News from Citizen’s Advice Newport
Care for a Cuppa: Carers Wales are now conducting weekly online chats and advice forums using Zoom. Each weekly chat is a 2 hour window for carers in Wales to drop in at any time during the session for help and advice or just a chat. More information can be found here
Me Time: Fun virtual activities for Carers to take part in to give them an opportunity to enjoy activities they are usually restricted from doing. Sessions taking place throughout the week on a regular basis and will include bingo, singing, art and mindfulness. More information can be found here
There are lots of viruses that cause sore throats, colds and coughs circulating. These should resolve
without medical intervention. However, children can on occasion develop a bacterial infection on top
of a virus and that can make them more unwell.
As a parent, if you feel that your child seems seriously unwell, you should trust your own judgement.
Contact NHS 111 or your GP if:
Call 999 or go to A&E if:
GP surgeries in Gwent have now met their first COVID vaccination quota and will no longer be performing first vaccinations. If you received your first vaccination with us, please be assured you will be called for your second vaccination with us within due course.
For patients who have not yet received their first vaccination, please note this will be conducted by the health board and not Bellevue Group Practice. Patients will be sent a letter or a text from the health board with an appointment at one of the local Mass Vaccination Centres.
Please contact the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board’s vaccination line on 0300 303 1373 for any queries. Bellevue Group Practice is unable to provide any further information to those awaiting their first vaccinations.
Anyone having a mental health crisis shouldn’t have to deal with it on their own.
A new Mental Health 111 (Option 2) service has launched in the Gwent area, offering easier access to urgent mental health and well-being advice.
The urgent service, introduced in Aneurin Bevan University Health Board this month, is a new option via the NHS 111 phone line, where callers can press 2 to speak to a local mental health advisor.
Free to call from a mobile (even when the caller has no credit left) or from a landline, the service is currently available seven days a week between 9am and midnight. The service will become 24/7 by April 2023.
In life-threatening situations, the advice is always to call 999 or attend the Emergency Department.
Online Mental Health and Well-being advice can be found at Melo.cymru
Newport Mind are now offering a free 6 week supported self-help programme to allow individuals to understand and manage their feelings better. Click here for further information.
If you have not yet received your invite for your first vaccination, please click here to fill out the form to be submitted to Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.
Warm welcome sessions are being held in community buildings from Monday 19 December to help residents during the cost-of-living crisis.
As well as providing a warm space for residents and a chance to meet other people, they can also get advice and guidance from community workers and experts from other organisations able to provide cost-of-living support.
Warm drinks, access to free Wi-Fi and IT equipment will also be available as well as access to library books and digital resources.
Days and times:
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9am-5pm
Pill Millennium Centre, Courtybella Terrace
Ringland Community Centre, Ringland Circle
Maesglas Community Centre, Bideford Road
Gaer Community Centre, Gaer Road
Bettws Community Centre, Bettws Shopping Centre
Somerton RASCAL Hope Centre, Poplar Road
Alway Community Centre, Aberthaw Avenue
NOTE: Over Christmas, Bettws will be open on Wednesday 28th December, and Alway on Friday 30th December. All other sites will be closed from Saturday 24 December until Tuesday 3 January.
In addition, all the council’s libraries will continue to offer a haven for residents during opening hours. All sites have free Wi-Fi, access to IT equipment, library books and advice on the support available to meet rising costs.
Larger libraries will also have other activities such as board games, tablets, shared story groups and reading groups.
For information on the libraries, including opening times visit www.newport.gov.uk/libraries
Organisations that are interested in applying for a grant to help provide their own warm space can visit https://www.gavo.org.uk/post/warm-spaces-grants-for-newport
St Mary’s Institute, Stow Hill (organised by All Saints). Free refreshments and CAB also supporting – Mondays 10.30am to 3.30pm
Maindee Library – Mondays 2.30pm-5pm; Wednesdays 10am-5pm; Fridays 2.30pm-4.30pm; Saturdays 10am-12noon
St Andrew’s Church, Somerton Road, Lliswerry – Mondays 9.30am-12.30pm and Thursdays 10.30am-1.30pm. A cup of something hot or just to come in out of the cold
Lliswerry Baptist Church, Camperdown Road – Mondays and Fridays 12pm-3pm. Free refreshments available
St Mary’s Church, Malpas – first Monday of every month 10.30am-12.30pm. Dementia friendly café. Free tea, cofee, cakes, jigsaws and songs
Malpas Community Centre – first and third Tuesday of every month, 1pm-3pm. Somewhere warm to meet others, have a cuppa and a friendly chat.
Bethesda Baptist Church, Cefn Road, Rogerstone – Fridays, 11.30am-2.30pm. Free hot drinks, soup and toasted sandwich WIFI, accessible toilets, charging facilities. Child-friendly.
The Dodger Public House, Chepstow Road – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 12noon-3pm. Tea and coffee.
Stow Park Community Centre, Brynhyfryd Road – Tuesday to Thursday, 10am-3pm. Café area being used as a warm space for people to come and be, have a chat and a cuppa,
STARTING JANUARY 2023 Gaer Community Network, Gaer Community Centre – Thursdays, 11am-12.15pm. Music, memories and chat every Thursday aimed at over 50s. Free tea/coffee and toast.
Bethel Community Church, The Gap Centre, Stow Hill – Fridays, 1.30pm-5pm. Free – Warm – Welcoming – Safe. Providing tea/coffee and some low key activities (board games).
Beechwood Presbyterian Church, Chepstow Road – Fridays, 10am-12noon. Free refreshments available.
The free ACTivate Your Life course is now available for all to access online, please click here for all course information and content.
Throughout the month of May, ABUHB’s social media focused on informing their followers how the maternity services work across the whole of the health board. The following newsletter summarises the information they have shared during this month’s spotlight.
You can read the online version of this newsletter here
Mind’s website now has a huge dedicated section of support, information and resources for anyone looking for a place to turn to during the pandemic. From managing anxiety, work, grief, and teenage mental health needs in these current times, Mind has got everything covered in this new information hub. Click here to find out more.
All courses are 7 weeks and last for 1.5 hours and include an introductory session to explain how the course works and the zoom features.
Each course comes with a comprehensive Resource pack, they are fully interactive and the Pain courses also include a DVD which is a Moving Easy Programme, this is a Tai Chi style gentle flexibility program of 26 moves.
Please see below for an update from CRUSE Bereavement Centre and their services available to children and young people.
If you are interested in accessing this support, please use the Gwent telephone number on 01633 251982.
Links from above image are available here:
A new helpline for patients from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds has recently been launched for people over 18 who live in Wales. This new helpline aims to offer a first port of call to individuals from BAME backgrounds. It is a multi-lingual helpline, and between them the team speak 11 languages and interpretation can be arranged into other languages as required.
This service is able to offer the following services:
The helpline is available Mon-Fri 10.30am-2.30 pm.
New project from mental health charity, Mind.
Please see poster below for further details:
The Welsh Government have today launched a new digital NHS COVID Pass for residents who have received both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. This can be shown on international journeys for travelers to prove their vaccination status.
In order to register you will need to know your NHS number, this can be found on a prescription slip, or on a letter received from the hospital. If you do not have any of these we are able to supply your NHS number, please email us at Bellevue.Enquiries@wales.nhs.uk you will need to attach a picture of your photo I.D (diving licence/passport etc). Alternatively please bring in your photo ID to reception and we will be able to provide your NHS number.
To register, please follow this link to the Gov.Wales website.
Please note we are unable to provide any further information or technological support for the NHS COVID Pass, please refer to the Gov.Wales website for all information and support.
The Grange University Hospital is set to open on Tuesday 17th November 2020. Please note the following images to make sure you are aware of the changes taking place.
For further information, please refer to the ABUHB Clinical Futures Booklet
Please see poster below for information on a new support service for parents.
Around 8,300 people are diagnosed with mouth cancer each year in the UK, which is about 1 in every 50 cancers diagnosed.
Symptoms of mouth cancer
The symptoms of mouth cancer include:
The most effective ways of preventing mouth cancer from happening, or stopping it from coming back after successful treatment, are:
Find out more about how to find an NHS dentist.