Please see the attached updates on the Vaccination Programme in Brighton & Hove for you to cascade and share with your networks.
We also want to highlight the following:
Brighton Racecourse is available for drop-in vaccinations this weekend – no booking necessary!
Pop down to Brighton Racecourse this weekend to receive either your first or second Pfizer dose (NOTE: 2nd doses are strictly 8 weeks and over since your first)
The walk-in clinics are available on:
– Saturday 24 July, 9am – 1.30pm
– Saturday 24 July, 2.30pm – 6.30pm
– Sunday 25th July, 9am – 1.30pm
Free Transport to help you get to your vaccination
Sussex residents who have no means to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointment are now able to book a free return journey to help them attend.
To book free travel please book your vaccination appointment first and then call:
Brighton & Hove residents can call 03003 038 060 to speak to a travel coordinator.
The booking service is available between 10:00-13:00 and 14:00-17:00 Monday to Friday.
Once you are through to a travel coordinator you will be asked the following questions:
– Do you have access to transport to attend your vaccine appointment?
– Do you have a family member, friend or carer who can help with transport? They do not have to be in your bubble as per government guidelines.
If both of these options are not available the travel coordinator will arrange transport for you, including any additional needs such as wheelchair-friendly vehicles.
All transport providers have signed up to a COVID-19 safety policy to ensure that all precautions are in place for a safe journey.
Seeking your views on the Vaccination Programme in Sussex – please complete our survey
The NHS is working hard to get the vaccine to everyone who is eligible as quickly as possible. We have been making good progress in the short period of time since the vaccination became available. Over 1 million people in Sussex have received their first vaccine.
We want to understand what it has been like for people to receive their vaccination; particularly if anyone has experienced difficulties accessing their appointment and what we could do to support people to access their vaccinations.
Please complete our survey to help us understand people’s views on the vaccine by 30 July 2021. It should take 5 minutes to complete.
The survey can be completed online, in paper and is available in BSL, Easy Read, Arabic, Bengali and Portuguese. Please contact us if you require a copy of the survey or have any questions:
– Call the team: 01903 708411
– Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Write to the team using our freepost address:
Attn: Public Involvement Team
NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
Hove Town Hall, Norton Road
Brighton, BN3 4AH
Sussex Health and Care Partnership (SHCP) have launched a grants process for supporting people in Sussex who have, or who care for someone with Serious Mental Illness (SMI).
VCSE partners are invited to apply for up to £20K to fund their work. Applications would need to be received by Monday 23rd August (4 weeks from launch) with awards being allocated by Friday 27th August.
Serious Mental Illness refers to a diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or a history of psychosis. People with SMI face stark health inequalities and are less likely to have their physical health needs met.
Compared to the general population, individuals with SMI are:
- Facing a shorter life expectancy by an average of 15-20 years, mostly due to deaths from cardiovascular disease;
- 3 times as likely to smoke;
- At twice the risk of obesity and diabetes;
- At 3 times the risk of high blood pressure
SHCP are keen to receive applications from our voluntary and community sector (VCSE) partners across Sussex.
For further information or to ask any questions, please contact Renee Dickinson, Inequalities and Participation Lead for MH email@example.com
We are holding two 30 minute virtual session for people from our Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations to attend should they have any questions:
Tuesday 27th July 12-12:30 – Click here to join the meeting
Wednesday 11th August 12-12:30 – Click here to join the meeting
Easy Read ‘Feeling Safe on the Bus’ Advice
Please share the attachment ‘Bus Advice’ with your networks.
This is an Easy Read document providing advice on feeling safe on the bus and how to apply for a Helping Hand card.
Public Involvement Manager, Brighton & Hove CCG