Extra help with essential costs if you're on a low income
If your income is low, it can be hard to meet unexpected essential costs. You might be eligible to get help with some of these expenses from your local council, the government's Social Fund or a charity grant.
This factsheet explains some of the options, whether you might qualify, and how to apply.
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 11:02 by Tina
This leaflet lists the main services across the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough area and national organisations that offer support for people who have lost a loved one.
If you feel you need support or advice, it may be helpful to first talk to your GP. They may be able to help you see a counsellor if this will be helpful. Your place of work or school may be able to help. Faith communities can also be... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 07 May 2020 10:40 by Tina
Now we're talking - coming together in isolation
Organisations across the county have joined forces to launch a wellbeing campaign and additional mental health support for people during the coronavirus outbreak.
'Now We're Talking', encourages people to get talking to combat loneliness whilst self-isolating, and to seek help if they are struggling with their mental health.
The campaign, led by the local... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 14:06 by Tina
Join in the VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations
We'll be celebrating safely at home to commemorate VE Day on 8 May.
Why not do the same? Decorate your house red, white and blue and celebrate with members of your household.
Why not enjoy:
- a garden afternoon tea party
- baking, crafting or playing games
- sing-a-long or dancing
We would love to see photos of your celebrations.
You can tag us on Twitter @WisbechCouncil... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 06 May 2020 13:47 by Tina
From Anglian Water:
We know that sometimes, people might need extra support. WaterCare is here to help those who need us most. Some customers may need help keeping up with their bills. They might have a medical condition or disability which means they would benefit from practical support, or help when water supplies are interrupted. There are many other types of people we can help, and you'll find a... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 05 May 2020 10:00 by Tina
There are currently two fantastic walks around the Wisbech area:
Wisbech Town Trail and Brinks Trail (wheel and push-chair friendly)
Wisbech walk 2 miles
An easy walk around the north and south Brinks area of Wisbech, where Octavia Hill was born, including the Octavia Hill Birthplace House Museum, the National Trust's Peckover House and various other points of interest. Visit The Crescent; Wisbech... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 04 May 2020 11:43 by Tina
A stunning 4.34 mins of #WisbechSilence, by Konrad Klich @kkonrado86 showing a hauntingly barren landscape normally bustling with life. Thanks for allowing us to share. Konrad said, " I do it as a hobby!" Singer Eric Kinny - Last Goodbye.
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 12:26 by Tina
Some customers may need help keeping up with their bills. They might have a medical condition or disability which means they would benefit from practical support or help when water supplies are interrupted.
The attached document from Anglian Water provides full information.
Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 12:15 by Tina
Social distancing measures set to continue for a further three weeks
Last night the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced a further three weeks of its social distancing measures.
This follows the news from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) that the infection rate appears to be decreasing, but that any change in social distancing now could trigger a second peak, placing further pressure... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 10:52 by Tina
COVID-19 Information in Community Languages
www.nhs.uk/coronavirus is the definitive source of up-to-date guidance, in plain English
Doctors of the world – written information in 36 languages with more being added
Public Health England (a smaller range of languages and Easy Read)
Posted: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:46 by Tina