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New Report Release – ‘Experiences within Croydon Care homes for Residents, Staff and Friends and Family during the Pandemic’

Healthwatch Croydon has released a new report looking at the experiences of Care Home Residents, Staff and Friends and Family during the Pandemic, as a result there will be a new action plan defined to help improve experiences.    New action plan for Croydon’s care homes based on residents, family, and staff experience Croydon Council...

Opt-out of GP Patient Data Collection – extended until September 2021

Opt-out of GP Patient Data Collection – extended until September 2021 A project which allows patients to opt-out of having details of their GP medical records shared for health research and planning has been extended, meaning patients now have until September to opt-out. Why would the NHS want to share patient data? The data held...

New Report Release, Croydon’s young volunteers work raises profile of mental health impact of COVID-19

Croydon residents have shared their experiences of the mental health impact of Covid-19, due to the work of young volunteers from Croydon College, which is published by Healthwatch Croydon today. Within the report we found some key challenges that were experienced by young people including:   60% said their mental health had been affected by...

Dementia Action Week 17 – 23rd May

Dementia Action Week is 17 – 23 May 2021. Join in and take action to improve the lives of people affected by dementia. #CureTheCareSystem. If you have been affected by dementia and require support please call Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456.  

Raising awareness for Children’s Mental Health Week

Children and young people are being encouraged to explore different ways of expressing themselves for this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (1-7 February).     Run by children’s mental health charity Place2Be, Children’s Mental Health Week highlights the importance of looking after your wellbeing from an early age. This year’s theme is all about finding ways...

Celebrating LGBT History month

Throughout February we are celebrating LGBT+ History month. The purpose of LGBT+ History Month is to celebrate LGBT+ people in all their diversity, and in doing so, educate against prejudice.     The purpose of LGBT+ History Month is to raise awareness of, and combat prejudice against, the LGBT+ community while celebrating its achievements and diversity and making...

Covid-19 Testing Centre, new update

Covid-19 Local Testing Centre in Croydon Sports Arena car park A letter from Croydon’s Public Health Director, Rachel Flowers. I’m writing to let you know that the government will be setting up a second Covid-19 Local Testing Centre in our borough, at Croydon Sports Arena car park, off Albert Road, South Norwood.   Deloitte, who operate...

Covid-19 Vaccine, Current Update

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines UPDATED 18 January 2021 • The coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines are safe and effective. They will give you the best protection against coronavirus. • The vaccines are part of our defence – we need to continue with hands, face, space. • The NHS will let you know...