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Staying Safe We want to make sure that people are safe in their communities.

Newsletter January 2016

Cumbria Safeguarding Adults Board

Here are some things to think about if you are offered, or need, support during this time.

Try to use existing and trusted community groups. If not, could a family member, friend or neighbour who you know and trust help?

Not sure? Don’t answer the door.

If you’re not sure about an offer of help, ask the person to leave details and talk to someone you trust about it.

Contact us

If you are concerned that an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect please call: Copeland and Allerdale 0300 303 3589 Carlisle and Eden 0300 303 3249 Furness and South Lakes 0300 303 2704 Out of Hours 01228 526690 In an emergency, call 999 2

For concerns about a child, report to: cumbriasafeguardingchildren.co.uk


In truth I feel I have a duty to always be positive and a duty to communicate important information to you free. I have spent almost 10 years putting information through your doors, in fact I estimated about 1.7 million magazines to date, along with other literature. Eden FM, your Community Radio is there on 107.5 FM also free to everyone. In these simple terms, this is our magazine of Hope, created by your Local Community Radio Station to get vital information out to those that need vital numbers and key contacts to call should they need to during this period, and whilst many of our readers may not be ‘online’ and on ‘social media’, importantly you should never feel you are alone.

people in need of urgent help. In the same release, it confirmed that there were 2,442 texts set out on Friday morning (17th April) and 4,500 letters were in the post, on their way to vulnerable people in the county, which should now have been delivered. In the event that you have not received this information, the number is 0800 783 1966 and there is an email: COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk On this occasion, as a small magazine of ‘Hope’, whilst it may not reach as many as we would have hoped, if you know someone who should have a copy, please let us know and will get one to them. This small magazine has been funded by donations and not advertisers. Our thanks to our key funders - Penrith Town Council, Eden District Council, Butterworth’s Solicitors and Cumbrian Local Publications. And thank you to some of our regular advertisers who have also kindly donated for a placement.

We all have concerns since our world changed ‘locally’ in March. I wanted so much to get this information out 4 weeks ago, but much of what I have collated here didn’t exist then and there was a lot of confusion mixed with priorities, so timescales were very much dictated as to when things could be done safely. We had two days in which to get a magazine from an idea into a reality. At this time now, I believe we are working back to some sort of normality in our changed routines, and lives will never be the same. This magazine has been packed by machine and opened only with gloves for distribution. Eden FM as a community radio is on 24 hours a day every day. It has set up presenters working from home, in Penrith, the Eden Valley, Carlisle and other areas of Cumbria, and utilises links and supporting shows and news via volunteers across the UK and the world. We can even remotely install and train new presenters, enabling them to log on to a system which enables them to do regular shows. Via mobile phone, I am one of a number of voluntary presenters who can update news regularly, instantly or every hour if required. As a matter of Health and Safety, our studios have always had high standards, sanitizers, wipes and set hygiene rules, so the Eden FM team has continued in its studios during the pandemic with social distancing and frequency of visits to the Studios. In a press release dated 17th April, it confirmed that Cumbria County Council’s Emergency Support Helpline, launched on Monday 30th March 2020, had already helped over 3,000 vulnerable or isolated

In these unprecedented times, myself Nigel, and the staff look forward to opening our doors again in the near future and resuming our normal business, Best wishes to all Tim Scott, Director N Arnison & Sons Ltd 3


Inside this 16 page publication will be a 24 page A5 booklet on Mental Health and Covid-19 - 'Looking after yourselves and others'. This has been funded through CNTW – Cumbria Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Trust. If you know anyone who may need a copy, please let us know.

message or letter. For so many years of my life, in my work I have spent many hours with teams and coached individuals on how we manage change and how it affects us. We are so different from each other and any change affects us in different ways subject to many circumstances.

We have some positive stories and information. My thanks to a lot people for helping me pull this magazine together, and a special thank you to Peter for the back page, which with this magazine is dedicated to those front line staff in the NHS and those service organisations working to keep us safe and keeping our county and country running.

In the situation we are in, we have experienced shock and denial, but as we adapt and accept the situation, much of which is out of our control, we will come through and manage the change we have had to deal with.

As I do when I write, I always share a bit of my life or experience with you, and at this time it is no different. On 21st March I sat with my nan and told her that I didn’t know when I would be able to sit with her again and give her a big hug again in a long time. Nan is 95, close to 96 and for more than 10 years, more so since we moved her close by. I see her every week, and as her mobility has become less, we have adapted, but I can’t make her hearing any better or her eyes, but I can make her feel safe and wanted. Since that Saturday, I now deliver her shopping to the entrance of where she lives in independent living accommodation with other residents. We can’t talk on the phone, but sometimes I get a wave and I blow her a kiss from the car park as by chance she’s looking out of her window. I class myself as very lucky that I can do this, and as a family we have been writing to friends and posting letters and cards because we know what it’s like and what a boost it can be for a small price to get a nice hand written Follow us on Facebook for additional stories and give us a LIKE

I’ll be at Eden FM most days. If you need to get a message out in the community, please drop me a line at lee@edenfm.co.uk or give me a call on 01768 862394. I’ll be back in May. Take care out there and stay safe. Lee Chairman & Director Eden FM Radio Ltd

Phone: 01768 862394 Email: lee@edenfm.co.uk www.edenfm.co.uk

Cumbria House, Suite 6 Gilwilly Road, Penrith CA11 9FF Follow us on Twitter for regular updates

Eden FM Notice: Eden Local prints various articles, features, and advertisements. Although these appear in Eden FM, any opinions expressed are the opinion of the author, these are not necessarily the opinion of the publisher. ©Copyright Eden Local 2019. The contents of this publication are written specifically for our readers, no part may be reproduced elsewhere without express and prior permission.

The Green Veterinary Surgery During COVID-19 we are here for the farming community and small animal emergencies. Our equine work is for emergencies only. Our own vets are covering all out of hours calls 24/7.

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Cumbria Oak are taking new orders and continuing to deliver safely to customers For more details go to www.cumbriaoak.co.uk or call us 01768 894528

All products available online 25% discount online and free postage at the moment.

www.penrithposters.co.uk 01768 899063 Mugs, photos, posters, leaflets etc.

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COVID-19 SUPPORT AND HELP FOR PENRITH RESIDENTS While the Council Office is closed to the public, Council staff are still working but from home where possible in line with government guidelines. There is currently a lot of work going on to coordinate local volunteers to help support vulnerable people with basic needs such as shopping and prescription collections. Thank you everyone who has been helping. We are encouraging people to activate a support network in the first instance with neighbours, friends and relatives. Making contact with somebody nearby is your best source of support. We are also able to offer those without a support network some services, and we have linked with volunteers, agencies and organisations throughout the community who want to help during this time of national crisis. We are working with Fell Runner, with our local churches, local businesses, Eden District Council and Cumbria County Council to provide support. We have donated to Penrith Foodbank and are in contact with other groups in Penrith and Eden who are working in partnership to keep vital services running where they are needed most. “I'm very pleased that even during such challenging times, Penrith Town Council is able to assist in delivering vital aid to the people of the town. I'd like to thank all the officers who have worked so hard to achieve this.” Cllr. Lawson Mayor of Penrith. From Monday 20 April, if you are over 70, vulnerable or shielding and your need is NOT urgent but it is important and you need some assistance and you do not have any support locally, Penrith Town Council volunteers are able to help you. Do you need help with a pre-paid food or prescription collection or just a chat? Please call 01768 899773, Monday to Sunday 6

between 10am and 2pm and we will ask one of our volunteers to contact you. If you are over 70, vulnerable shielding and you do not have family, friends or neighbours to help you and you need help urgently please call the emergency helpline 0800 783 1966 As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation progresses, there are many questions and concerns about how the necessary government measures will affect us all and there is more and more advice. We update our website regularly. There you can find details of how to volunteer, how to find help and advice. We publish weekly, a list of businesses that are still open, delivering food and drink locally, those offering takeaways for collection and delivery as well as which local retailers are operating online, telephone shopping and click and collect service. This list is provided by the Chamber of Trade and is also available on Penrith Chamber of Trade website and the weekly Cumbria Council Covid-19 Directory. Please let us know if you are a business and would like to be included in the listing. Just go to www. penrithtowncouncil.co.uk and go to the Media and Communication section, News-Covid-19 page. In current times, we all need to be there for each other and over the coming weeks as the crisis is forecast to peak, community will be essential. If you haven’t done so already, please check in with your five nearest neighbours, give them your number, make sure you have theirs and know that they can call you if you are needed. Councillor Jackson, Deputy Mayor, “In these uncertain times there is much we have to bear but we don’t have to do so alone. I hope everyone knows that if they need support they can find it at the town council.”


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Click and collect or delivered to your door Informatio Business

J and J Graham, Penrith

What’s on Offer?

How to Contact

Telephone ordering & payment service. Place orders during emergency shop hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm for collection the following day during those hours. Orders will be available to collect from in front of the shop and will be placed in a designated area for customers to pick up. Reference number given when order placed, this will be needed by whoever collects the order. List of items available online - www.facebook.com/JJGrahamofPenrith/

Phone: 01768 862281

Starfruits, Penrith

Home delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, bread, butter etc. including XL Cheese crisps. Orders must give 2 days’ notice. No minimum order , no charge for delivery. Coordinating deliveries with The Chopping Block.

Phone: 01768 890255 Email: starfruits.penrith@ hotmail.com

The Arcade Pet Store, Penrith Mackays4meat

Delivery across Eden on various days

Phone: 01768 863809

The Chopping Block, Penrith

Offering delivery in Penrith. Coordinating deliveries with Starfruits,

Foundry 34, Penrith

Partnered with Sandgate Friery to offer delivery and collection Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 9pm. Menu and online order available - www.foundry-34.co.uk/takeaway-and-delivery

Sandgate Friery, Penrith

Partnered with Foundry 34 to offer delivery and collection Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday 5pm - 8:30pm, Friday & Saturday 5pm - 9pm. Menu and online order available www.foundry-34.co.uk/takeaway-and-delivery

Phone: 01768 210099

Just Greek, Penrith

Order and collect or local delivery available. Open: Tuesdays - Thursdays 5-9pm. Friday-Sunday 5-10pm Friday & Weekend delivery service

Phone: 01768 744120

Four and Twenty, Penrith

Meal delivery suitable for freezer.

Dana Indian Take Away, Penrith

Take away and delivery service.

Phone: 01768 863812

Spicy Kitchen, Penrith

Delivery service.

Phone: 01768 744141

Xaviers, Penrith

Take Away and delivery of meals.

Free Delivery.

Phone: 07543 024991 Email: mackays4meat@ btinternet.com Phone: 01768 899092 Email: shop@ thechoppingblockpenrith. co.uk Phone: 01768 210099

Email: info@ fourandtwentypenrith.co.uk

Phone: 01768 867644 Email: xavierspenrith@gmail. com Email: wolfefood@aol.com

The Wolfe

Offering meals for those in isolation, a range of dinners to cover 3 days and more, contact via email to arrange a chat

Daffodils Coffee House, Penrith

Takeaway service.

Phone: 01768 210604

Fixit4Eden

Gardening service in Penrith.

Phone: 07729 364240

Natures Health Stores, Penrith

Can order food in advance to minimise contact and can also arrange delivery.

Phone: 01768 899262 Email: Natureshealthstore@ yahoo.co.uk

Natures Health Stores, Can order food in advance to minimise contact and can also Phone: 01768 899262 arrange delivery. Penrith Email: Natureshealthstore@ yahoo.co.uk 8


on provided by Penrith Chamber of Trade & Eden Local Villa Bianca, Penrith

Takeaway pasta and pizza- menu available on Facebook. Opening hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5pm.

Phone: 01768 210826

Nisa Local, Langwathby

Food Store open (limited hours and people allowed in the shop). Offering delivery and collection service. Delivery is free if order is over £20 - £2 charge if under. Delivery available to: Langwathby, Winskill, Hunsonby, Melmerby, Gamblesby, Little Salkeld, Glassonby, Ousby, Blencarn, Skirwith, Culgaith, Edenhall, Great Salkeld. to: Langwathby, Winskill, Hunsonby, Melmerby, Gamblesby, Little Salkeld, Glassonby, Ousby, Blencarn, Skirwith, Culgaith, Edenhall, Great Salkeld.

Phone: 01768 881342 Email: email@ northernstores.co.uk

Chestnut House

Delivering to Penrith and surrounding villages. Give us a list & we’ll get what we can. We get meat from Low Howgill Butchers & Deli, veg and fruit from Stephensons of Appleby, bread from Brysons of Keswick & Appleby Bakery and use many other local suppliers allowing us to re order daily. When your order is ready, we will call you with a total bill which you can pay over the phone and will arrange a delivery time. You can place orders via Facebook or just give us a call on 017684 86444.

Johnby Hall Free Range Pork and Sausages Cranstons

Delivery of free range pork and sausages

Sainsbury’s, Penrith

NHS ID holders have priority shopping Monday to Saturday 07:30am - 08:00am. Elderly customers, carers and disabled customers have priority shopping Monday, Wednesday and Friday 08:00am - 09:00am. Delivery slots for vulnerable people if they have a nectar card. Ring 08009534988 to register on an automated line. Vulnerable customer shopping hours: Monday & Thursday 9.00am - 10.00am service. Call 0800 2218086 Monday to Friday, 8.30am4.30pm to place your order. Key Worker Shopping Hours: Monday - Saturday 7.00am - 8.00am and 8.00pm - 9.00pm, Sunday 9.00am - 10.00am. Vulnerable Customer Shopping Hours: 9.30am - 11.00am daily. List of items available to order is available on the Booths website - www.booths.co.uk

Marks & Spencer, Penrith

Click and collect service and also a delivery service.

Iceland, Penrith

The last hour of trade in Iceland stores will be reserved for our NHS customers, on production of their NHS ID. Vulnerable customer shopping hours: 10.00am - 11.00am daily.

Aldi, Penrith

Vulnerable customer shopping hours: Friday 8.00am - 9.00am

Phone: 017684 86444 Facebook: Chestnut House

017684 83257 017688 07148 clickcollect.cranstons.net Phone: 08009534988

Phone: 01768 239446

Morrisons, Penrith

Monday - Saturday 7am - 8am NHS badge holders will be able shop as a priority. All cafes are changing to a takeaway service. Open on Sundays at 9am for NHS workers to shop, open at 9.30am for all other customers to shop normally. Dedicated phone line for elderly and vulnerable customers to place an order over the phone. They can choose from a Food Box or place an order from a selection of 45 essential groceries. The order is then matched to a local store who picks the order and delivers it directly to the customer the following day. This will be available in all stores from Wednesday 8th April. Call 0345 611 6111 and select option 4 to order a Food Box or 5 to place an order for Doorstep delivery. The order will take 24 hours to process, and payment will be taken through a contactless card by the delivery driver. A list of the essentials available to order can be found on the Morrisons website.

Phone: 0345 611 6111

Booths, Penrith

Limited delivery service, designed only for those who are unable to get to the shops themselves or to send someone on their behalf. Available within a 7 mile radius of our stores, the service will operate Monday to Friday only. There is a selection of essential bundles to choose from, with a limit of 1 of each bundle per order. There will be no delivery charge for this

Phone: 0800 2218086

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For the latest updates: @edencouncil @EdenDistrictCouncil

Eden District Council’s message to residents: we’re here to help This is a challenging time for all of us in Eden; whether it’s the people in our communities affected by illness or those working round the clock on the front line to save lives, keep us safe and keep our communities functioning. We thank you for your efforts. Thanks are also due to everyone observing the guidance to stay at home. We know it’s not easy, especially for those caring for children, the elderly and the vulnerable. Whether you’re living alone, caring for others, or frustrated at being unable to visit loved ones, we pay tribute to you and to everyone who is playing their part in our collective effort to respond to COVID-19.

and food producers, and the many volunteers who have mobilised to support those in need. You are the glue that binds our community together. We also thank our own staff who continue to work tirelessly, often in difficult circumstances, to maintain the services we rely on. We all have our part to play in the current situation and as your District Council, we are determined to play ours. Whether that’s providing the services you depend on, supporting our most vulnerable, or helping businesses to continue. We’re here to help. Yours faithfully,

We know that our community is our strength. From the essential shop and factory workers, to our farmers

Cllr Virginia Taylor, Leader of Eden District Council Rose Rouse, Chief Executive of Eden District Council

Businesses urged to apply for grants

The Council is urging businesses to check their eligibility for the latter grant, as eligibility criteria has recently been widened.

In response to COVID-19, the UK Government is supporting businesses. So far over £14m in grants has been distributed in Eden, with over 1500 businesses registering for support online at www.eden.gov.uk.

Shops which sells goods or services, or offers items for hire;

Food and drink establishments like restaurants, takeaways, bars or pubs;

Entertainment establishments like cinemas, theatres, bingo halls or live music venues;

Premises in which people assemble, such as village halls or markets;

Sport or leisure facilities, like gyms, sports grounds or spas;

Hospitality properties, including hotels, guest houses, holiday homes, caravan parks and selfcatering accommodation;

Some others are also eligible, such as and estate agents, stately homes and show rooms.

However, Eden Council is urging businesses to check their eligibility, as there are a number of qualifying businesses that have not yet applied. Government support takes the form of two schemes. The Small Business Grant Fund offers £10,000 to businesses receiving small business/rural rates relief. The Grant for Retail, Hospitality and Leisure is broken down into two tiers. £10,000 is available to businesses with a property of a rateable value up to £15,000. £25,000 is available to businesses with property of a rateable value between £15,000 and £51,000. Businesses can register for either of these grants online at www.eden.gov.uk.

Businesses can check if they are eligible at www.eden.gov.uk. Those eligible include:

Useful telephone numbers

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Switchboard/Contact Centre 01768 817817

Household Refuse and Recycling 01768 817817

Support for Homeless 01768 861499

Business Rates & Grant Enquiries 01768 817817

Environment and Health 01768 212490

COVID-19 Support Line 0800 783 1966

Bereavements 01768 212251

HMRC Tax Helpline 0800 0159 559

Council Tax Enquiries 01768 810067

UK Gov Business Support Line 0300 456 3565


Helpline launched for vulnerable residents An Emergency Support Helpline has been launched for vulnerable or isolated people needing urgent help during the COVID-19 outbreak. The helpline supports those at ‘high risk’ who are unable to rely on friends, family or neighbours to help with food, medicines or other essential supplies. The telephone line operates Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and 10am to 2pm at weekends. The service also accepts referrals from those with concerned for others.

Volunteer?

Eden-based support groups and individuals who want to help in their local community are encouraged to register with the Eden Community Resilience Group at supportcumbria.org.uk.

Help for those at risk of abuse or neglect This will be a difficult time for lots of families, which may be feeling the weight of additional stress and pressure, especially money worries or feeling isolated from their support networks. These issues can add a great burden onto families and young people who could be at increased risk of harm during these times. If you are concerned about a child or young person who you believe might be at risk of harm: 

Call Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727

Call the NSPCC on 0808 800 500

If a child is at immediate risk of harm call 999

Children can contact www.childline.org.uk if they do not feel safe on 0800 1111.

If you are concerned that an adult is at risk of abuse or neglect, please call Safeguarding Adults at Risk on 0300 303 3249. In an emergency, always call 999. Domestic Abuse: How to Get Help It can be very difficult to tell someone that domestic violence is happening to you and to ask for help. Regardless of your circumstances, there are many people who are here to help and support you. You can call Cumbria Police on 101, or in an emergency always call 999. You can also report domestic violence safely and anonymously at www.notinmyhome.co.uk. People affected by domestic abuse can contact Victim Support on 0300 3030 0157 to get help and information from trained professionals who are independent of the police. Help includes non-judgmental support, whether or not you wish to end the relationship; crisis intervention, planning to keep you safe and access to secure accommodation; advocacy support with other agencies including social care, solicitors and housing.

Eden District Council is part of the Cumbria Together We Can network, a social media campaign to bring together positive stories from around Eden and beyond. We’re asking our creative young people in Eden to show support for our dedicated frontline services by drawing a picture of them at work - whether that be collecting bins in their trucks, or cutting grass on a ride-on mower. Please share these pictures with our teams by placing them in your windows, so our staff can see them, or share them with us on Facebook!

Eden District Council Town Hall, Corney Square Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7QF

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CHALLENGING & HOPEFUL TIMES...

Easter has inevitably felt very different this year and yet the message of triumph lifethe over death, light ear andofyet message of over darkness, love over ss, love over hatred, peace over hatred, peace over anxiety d. As a result of the coronavirus and joy over grief remains . Alongside lockdown, unchanged. As concern a result of the munity spirit, of people looking coronavirus life has assumed th statutory and voluntary, new patterns and priorities. Alongside lockdown, concern and grief there has been a surge of real community spirit, of people looking out ve been particularly struck by the resourcefulness of local for one another and of organisations, both statutory d normally run toddler groups, lunch clubs, fellowship groups, and voluntary, pulling together for the ‘common e community good’.work, has become an online army of befrienders

congregations but across the wider community, often in Penrith Mission Areabeen Leader I have been by the ased at As thetheSalvation Army, has overwhelmed particularly struck by the resourcefulness of local e hospitality industry, bakers and grocers, and continues to churches. The army of volunteers who would .

there has been a surge in live-streamed Sunday Services (via Facebook or Zoom), and Mid-week Worship, Reflections & Children’s Story-time by podcast. The weekly 7.30 am Friday Blessings from Penrith’s Beacon Edge are now accessible through WhatsApp and the Penrith OpShop prayers are happening weekly, along with other church prayer groups - albeit via Zoom, with folk joining in at home. However, not everyone has access to the internet and so it’s great that our local radio station, Eden FM (107.5 FM or Online) has agreed to feature a Thought For The Day every Sunday at around 7.30 am and a half-hour Sunday Service, led by local church leaders, at 10 am every week. It is hoped these will continue beyond the current situation.

normally run toddler groups, lunch clubs, fellowship groups, youth groups and so much more face to face community work,other has become an onlinehave armyhad to s, local churches (like many organisations) of befrienders and supporters – not just within sequently, there has been a surge in live-streamedtheir Sunday congregations but across the wider community, week Worship, Reflections & Children’s Story-time by podcast. in partnership with accessible others. Thethrough Foodbank, Penrith’soften Beacon Edge are now WhatsApp based at the Salvation Army, has been overwhelmed ing weekly, along with other church prayer groups - albeit via by the generosity of individuals, supermarkets, er, not everyone has access to the internet and so it’s great the hospitality industry, bakers and grocers, and FM or continues Online) has feature a Thought to agreed provide to food and hope to thoseFor whoThe Day f-hour Sunday Service, led by local church leaders, at 10 am need it.

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Thus, despite the challenges of coronavirus, there remains much to be thankful for. Have you noticed the number of rainbow pictures appearing in many living-room windows in recent weeks? The rainbow is a symbol of hope, which we read about in the Bible. Following the flood God promised Noah never to repeat such an action again and He provided a rainbow as a sign of His promise - not just to Noah but also to us. So, whenever you see a rainbow – be it the majestic arch of bright colours streaming across the sky or those adorning many windows in our community, remember that God will keep His promises in spite of hardship, trials, persecution or any other life altering circumstances – so vividly demonstrated in the events of the first Easter, giving us a hope and a future.

With the current closure of church buildings, local Canon Gary Cregeen, Penrith Mission Community and churches (like many other organisations) have had to there remains to be thankful for. Have you noticed the Area Leader adapt tomuch our changed circumstances. Consequently,

many living-room windows in recent weeks? The rainbow is a he Bible. Following the flood God promised Noah never to d a rainbow as a sign of His promise - not just to Noah but also it the majestic arch of bright colours streaming across the sky mmunity, remember that God will keep His promises in spite r life altering circumstances – so vividly demonstrated in the Hospice at Home are still providing vital nd a future.

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care and support to patients, families and carers in their own homes, during this difficult time. Can you help to keep our service running? To donate please visit www.hospiceathome.co.uk today. You can make a huge difference! Thank you to everyone who continues to support Hospice at Home. 01768 210719

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During these very difficult times, we are wanting to give back to the NHS as much as we possibly can. We have been watching in awe, as NHS Key Workers have gone above and beyond. One of our specialist areas is making Wills. A Will is about giving people the control and power to make their own decisions, protect their family, their legacy and their story. Therefore to assist our amazing NHS we are giving away FREE Wills for NHS Key Workers. This offer is valid from 17th April 2020 until 7th May 2020. How it works? For every Will Instruction, we receive between the 17th April and the 7th May 2020 we will write a Will for Free for an NHS worker. Many individuals are concerned about safeguarding their assets at this worrying time, and ensuring that their families are protected. Our team are here to advise you. If you would like more information about putting a Will in place please call Butterworths at our number below or alternatively follow this link https://www.butterworths-solicitors. co.uk/free-wills-for-nhs-workers complete the form online and a member of our team will contact you. Do you, members of your family or friends need help in handling your affairs whilst in isolation? With the current issues surrounding COVID-19, you or one of your close friends or family may have to isolate for an extended period of time.

Maybe we can help you in completing those specific tasks you are unable to due to isolation Butterworth’s can complete an Ordinary Power of attorney very quickly, Where as a Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney can take up to three months to be registered. The Ordinary Power of Attorney can be cancelled when you no longer need it. Do you know what Ordinary Power of Attorney is? An Ordinary Power of Attorney gives someone you trust the power to deal with day to day tasks that you may be unable to do yourself if you cannot leave your home, such as; This could be paying your bills, assisting with the running bank accounts, or dealing with utility providers. If this is something you would like to discuss with us, please call Butterworth’s Solicitor’s on 01768 86 89 89 or go to www.butterworths-solicitors.co.uk/ ordinary-power-of-attorney/ and complete the online details for a call back During this unprecedented time it has never been so important to ensure sure your affairs are in order Butterworths can create new wills as well as reviewing existing wills you may already have in place we can guide you through the process of creating lasting Power of Attorney. If this is something you would like to discuss us please call for some free advice today and we can help you plan tomorrow

BUTTERWORTHS SOLICITORS, LEGAL SERVICES FOR YOU, YOUR FAMILY & YOUR BUSINESS Butterworths Solicitors, 6-8 Cornmarket,Penrith, Cumbria CA11 7DA Phone: 01768 86 89 89 • Email: Contact@butterworths-solicitors.co.uk

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The Fellrunner

The Fellrunner Bus service has served the rural community in Eden for over forty years bringing people from over 50 different villages into Penrith and Carlisle to access shops and other services. Following the introduction of the Covid 19 restrictions the bus services have been suspended but the volunteers are still trying to help people in the area. Instead of taking people to the shopping the Fellrunner volunteers are taking shopping to the people. Fellrunner have placed two of their buses and a dozen volunteers at the disposal of the local authorities. Cumbria County Council then refer persons who need shopping done, prescriptions collected or similar services to Fellrunner who organise for volunteers to perform the shop and drop service. The service is available throughout Eden. Volunteers use the Fellrunner buses, their own cars or even bicycles to deliver the goods and correct social distancing is employed at point of delivery to minimise any risks of infection. The Fellrunner secretary, Neil Hannah said, “We are keen to help anyone in our community in need of supplies of food or medicines and are making regular deliveries to a number of persons. Anyone who wants to use the service should call the council helpline on 0800 783 1966, as they are able to identify the best way to get supplies to people. If the council refer people on to us we will respond promptly and contact the individuals directly to get their shopping list and then deliver the goods to them. Payment can be by bank transfer or by cash on delivery. If you can’t get t do your shopping, we will try and your shopping to you.” In the last few days Fellrunner have also started to support a further service offered by the Penrith Town Council. Fellrunner will deliver goods purchased by the town council on behalf of persons needing assistance and pre paid by them. The Mayor of Penrith, Cllr Lawson said, “I am delighted to be working in close partnership with the Fellrunner Village Bus, to provide this essential service to our Town. We thank all volunteers and key workers who working hard and making a difference during these unprecedented times” 14

At Penrith Building Society, we have acted quickly to ensure that we continue to provide our usual levels of excellent service to our members during the COVID-19 pandemic, whilst keeping our staff and members’ safety at the forefront at all times. To this end, we have adjusted our branch opening hours to 9am-12pm Monday to Friday with our telephone lines open 9pm – 5pm Monday to Friday. Our website, www.penrithbs.co.uk contains up to date detail on how members can continue to access and add to their savings during this time, as well as guidance on the mortgage payment holiday provision and lots of other useful information. For any further enquiries you can phone us on 01768 863675 or email us at enquiries@penrithbs.co.uk Thank you to our all our members for your continued support and our staff for their hard work and dedication and please keep safe.


Let’s keep going! By Emily Quinn

my university work and keep wondering how I’m even going to get it all done in time. I know my sister has also found it very stressful trying to do her Sixth Form work with minimal support. We all just need to keep in contact and look forward to what will be when this is all over.

Firstly, I’d like to start by thanking everyone involved in supporting our country during these difficult times. Thank you to the people alone during this time, who are staying home even though they may feel lonely, and those caretakers in hospitals keeping on top of things under the radar; as well as NHS staff, care workers and supermarket workers; YOU are all appreciated. It has been a strange few weeks for us in the UK and across the world. This is something I have never witnessed in my lifetime and I hope I will never have to again. We’ve been living in a ghost town with shops and their empty shelves, but we’ve come this far, and we will get through it. Although we may lose or have already lost people dear to us along the way, I am sure we will be known in years to come as the generation that pulled together and got through it. Living with my family has not been nearly as difficult as I expected. I thought my sister and I would have come to blows at this stage! I’ve seen more of my family since the start of this pandemic than I have in the last 21 years. CONS: we have to stay inside, at the start we couldn’t buy toilet roll and everyone is affected by this in some way. PROS: we are spending priceless time with our loved ones which we maybe wouldn’t have done originally, we are reaching out to one another and communicating, and we have proved to ourselves as a country that we can change and adapt and make even one of the biggest challenges the country has ever faced, work. I’ve seen many of my friends and family express themselves in

new ways and teach themselves new things. Much like so many others, I have started doing out of the box ‘kinda things’, such as that mystical thing they call physical exercise, and it’s actually alright! Well, I haven’t kield over yet, maybe nearly though. There is also that TikTok thing which is a rather interesting concept. It seems a lot of people are having a bit of fun with ridiculous dancing and impressions. With all this time for those of you stuck at home, why not try baking something edible (I say edible as I have to remind myself what happened when I tried to bake, and what not to do if I’m going to try again!) Oh, and try not to burn the house down. Or if you fancy something less dangerous, sunbathing in the garden is fun, or if you don’t have that facility, playing a game with housemates or your family is fun, (monopoly is not advised as it can cause arguments, unless you’re not competitive, then it’s safe!) Everyone has different worries and stresses whirling around in their heads at the moment. I for one am really struggling with getting motivated to do

We’ve taken a hard hit and it has not been easy, but we have stayed together and therefore saved each other in doing so. It’s okay to miss your friends, boyfriend, girlfriend, grandparents, parents, children, great grandchildren and so on, but just because you miss them and you feel lonely, doesn’t mean you are on your own. In a community like ours, with kindness around the corner, no one is alone. Thank you to everyone for being so strong and unselfish. Hopefully the next time I’m writing an article it will be about how we’ve come through this and become an even stronger community and people because of it. You’re not on your own in this difficult time. I’ll leave you with a few ideas - if you find yourself lost for ideas: read a book, learn to draw, learn to bake, do a jigsaw, clean those dirty (no longer) white trainers, get that pile of ironing done, play a game, make a game, walk a dog (only if you have a dog, please do not try to put your husband or your child on a lead), do some meditation, learn a new language, facetime your childhood friend you haven’t spoken to in 5 years, have a hot bubbly bath with some candles on, write down the things you’re going to do when this is all over, try eat new things and do new things you’ve never done before.

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