Wellbeing in Partnership E-Bulletin – Bromsgrove & Redditch – Update 46

Dear all,

Please find the latest information bulletin below.  (Please note: These bulletins are designed to replace our monthly e-newsletter for the time being, with Covid related information at the top.)

COVID Vaccinations

  • *NEW* Grab a Jab – Walk-in Vaccination Clinic on Saturday 7 August in Redditch – no need to book – Anyone aged 18 or over in need of their first OR second vaccination can go along to the walk-in vaccination clinic available from 2pm to 8pm at Trafford Car Park, Trescott Road (near Aldi).  No need to book, just turn up and have a vaccine.  Further details online – please help promote.

  • *NEW* Guidance relating to children and young people – At the current time, children 12 to 15 years of age with severe neuro-disabilities, Down’s syndrome, underlying conditions resulting in immunosuppression, and those with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD), severe learning disabilities or who are on the learning disability register are considered at increased risk for serious COVID-19 disease and should be offered COVID-19 vaccination.  Young people aged 16 to 17 years of age who are at higher risk of serious COVID19, should continue to be offered COVID-19 vaccination.

REMINDER – COVID Testing – Rapid Lateral Flow Tests – for people who DO NOT have any symptoms


Everyone can access FREE regular rapid tests.  Regular, twice weekly rapid testing is encouraged, even if you have been vaccinated.  Around 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have any symptoms.  Getting tested regularly finds hidden cases, ensuring you don’t pass it onto family members, friends or workmates.  If people test positive and self-isolate, it helps stop the virus spreading.

You can book at test, order online or simply pick up home testing at a range of local venues.  Your employer may also offer free rapid lateral flow testing.  The tests give you a result in just 30 minutes.  Further information, including FAQs, can be found here.

Have symptoms and need a PCR test?  Further information on both types of tests can be found here.

REMINDER – COVID Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme – Includes eligible parents/guardians


Please be reminded there was a change to this scheme in March as it was extended to parents and guardians who are not legally required to self-isolate, but who need to take time off work to look after a child or young person who is self-isolating.  Applicants will need to satisfy the existing eligibility criteria for the main or discretionary scheme to receive the payment.  Attached is more information.  For residents in Redditch and Bromsgrove, they can find out more at:



REMINDER – Public Health Worcestershire – latest Vaccination / COVID data and messages


  • Real Time Worcestershire Coronavirus Data – is publicly available.  The live dashboard shows the numbers of new cases Worcestershire wide and also by District.  Further information about COVID-19 cases in Worcestershire can be found through the LG inform data website.  There are also interactive maps covering all of the UK can be found on the gov.uk website.

REMINDER – The Local Community Responses aimed at supporting residents through the Covid-19 pandemic  

Further details on the local community responses aimed at supporting residents through the Covid-19 pandemic is attached but basic contact details are listed below.  Please help ensure all local residents are aware so everyone is directed to and receives the support they need during this time:

Service / Support – Information Updates

  • Ready, Steady Worcestershire – Summer Holiday Activity and Food (HAF) Programme – please see the attached which outlines what holiday club provision is in place for children in receipt of benefits related to free school meals across the county.  A list of all the clubs across Worcestershire, including Bromsgrove and Redditch, is also attached.  With 70 different locations across the county, there is something fun to suit every child.  All places for Free School Meal eligible families can be booked through the online booking system HERE.  A healthy meal is included at every club.

  • Inspiring Worcestershire – Careers Worcestershire – please see attached two flyers detailing opportunities for young people aged 18 – 24 to understand their next steps with training and employment options, including career summer clinics taking place across Worcestershire, with ones taking place in Bromsgrove and Redditch later this month.

  • Heart Of Worcestershire (HOW) College – Hobbies and Leisure Courses in Sept 2021 – please see attached information about courses starting in September.

  • *REMINDER* Act on Energy – Short Term Funding available for energy debt and boiler repairs – there is still funding available to local residents who need boiler repairs, replacements and fuel vouchers – please see the poster attached.

  • NHS H&W Integrated Care System (ICS) – Chair recruitment process – For your information, attached is a message from Simon Trickett (H&W ICS Chief Exec) regarding the ICS and the process to recruit a Chair for the anticipated NHS Integrated Care Board.

  • Adult Learning Worcestershire – Tutors required for Wellbeing courses – Adult Learning Worcestershire  are getting more and more requests for Wellbeing courses in September and with this in mind they are looking for more tutors to join the team.  Further details are attached.

  • North Worcestershire Business Awards – nominations please – The second North Worcestershire Business Awards organised by North Worcestershire Economic Development and Regeneration (NWedR) and North Worcestershire Business Leaders (NWBL)  is now open for entries.  The aim is to recognise individuals or teams who have ‘gone the extra mile’ or ‘made a real difference’ at the heart of our business community.  Further details can be found at www.nwbusawards.org






  • Adult and Community Learning Art Exhibition – please see attached an email containing details of the online exhibition which is being held by Adult and Community Learning showcasing some of the art work created by students in the summer term.


Other Newsletters

  • NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (HW CCG) – Communications Update & Involvement Network – please see latest emails attached.
  • DWP – Touchbase & Weekly Updates – Latest attached for information.
  • Active Bromsgrove and Active Redditch – both newsletters from Sports Development Team at BDC & RBC are attached giving information on summer activities available locally.

We hope you find some of the information above helpful.  Please let us know if you would like any information put into these bulletins by emailing us at  .  We are currently sending out bulletins fortnightly.

Kind Regards,

Della McCarthy & Helen Broughton

Bromsgrove Partnership / Redditch Partnership



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