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Sylvie Clayden has provided the following information on 28th April 2020 to help with the current lockdown:

For the Young:
Richard Rogers, Pewsey Community Area Engagement Manager at Wiltshire Council, signposted me to https://www.taoti.co.uk/give-it-a-grow regarding encouraging children to grow plants. Click on end title “Give it a Grow” and second drop down line “Set up your local give it a grow” for clear guidance.
Mandy McDougall who created this scheme is happy to change the Netheravon details to your individual village, if interested, including all contact details and emails etc. . . a generous offer and the resources she sourced cheaply:
Seeds: Lidl @ 27p pkt
2 bags compost
60 envelopes from Kraft @ £5.99
Freezer bags 100 X 7” X 10”@ £8.50 Amazon (decent strength)
Labels she can help with.
If interested contact mandy@taoti.co.uk 07734 087413
She is not charging for this and will set up your web page for free; not owned content just an idea template.

For Everyone:
Urchfont has a vibrant veg scheme, which is growing well 😊 as have others including Wedhampton and Wexcombe.
Cossors in Pewsey are able to offer books and some audio books which anyone in the group can access; contact the PCCA 01672 487022 to make a request and then collect from Little Lunch Box, Pewsey.

For Older People:
Hydration awareness
In my experience, 90% of my clients who have been admitted to hospital with falls, did so due to UTI`s and with their current restrictions, I believe this is a key area to consider for some.
Download the poster which also includes a fun Vale crossword 😊 funded by PCAP.  In Pewsey these will be delivered to all bungalows, known vulnerable and in food boxes.
Look out for a Wiltshire Council publication soon which will have a similar theme.
We will produce ours monthly during lockdown with slight variations on the message and puzzle theme !

Chiropody
Marlborough Podiatry Clinic private practitioners are Christine Stiles and Chloe Reschwamm.

At the moment the Clinic is closed for routine treatments but they are able to see patients at the Clinic if they triage the situation and consider it to be an urgent case – primarily infection and ulceration – particularly in the diabetic or circulatory impaired patient.
Home visits are currently not possible other than in exceptional circumstances.

These are exceptional times and in an effort to aid self-treatment by patients, they have  created an article about footcare during Covid 19. This may also be of help to carers who are trying to assist their clients with care of their feet.

They are available to talk on the phone if anyone needs advice or further information – 01672 514581 or 07910 525376.

Wiltshire Farm Foods wiltshirefarmfoods.com 0800 077 3100
This company have strict hygiene policy and I have sampled some of their food which is good.  They are still taking on new customers and if absolutely necessary, will enter a property to place meals in a freezer.

Mobility
Henrietta Mackinnon of Music and Movement Together is creating a YouTube of seated mobility exercises for the locked down, frail elderly which will be available shortly.

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