Our offices will be partially closed due to COVID-19 as part our measures to help prevent the spreading of virus and keeping staff, volunteers, the public and service users safe.
Several individuals and families living with Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia have been identified as vulnerable by the NHS and therefore will require support during the period of shielding during Lockdown 3.
We are currently helping those most at need and vulnerable during this national lockdown. All group activities and events are currently paused. Essential pre-booked face to face appointments or small support groups can be provided.
You can still contact us for guidance, advice, information, or other forms of support on the following methods below:
The links below provide important information and guidance regarding lockdown, restrictions, COVID-19 SCD & Thalassaemia and local support, health information and guidance with food to those in need (cooked meals or ingredients):
National Guidance/ Restrictions- National lockdown: Stay at Home - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Birmingham City Council Coronavirus Advice- Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Birmingham City
NHS BSOL Clinical Commissioning Group- Coronavirus - advice for the public - Birmingham and Solihull CCG
COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidance Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing) - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
COVID-19 Shielding Guidance - Guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Active Wellbeing Society Food Distribution - https://theaws.co.uk/food/
NHS 111 Online Coronavirus COVID-19 helpline – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
Sickle Cell Society – https://www.sicklecellsociety.org/coronavirus-and-scd/
UK Thalassaemia Society – https://ukts.org/corona-virus-information/