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A dangerous fake NHS text has been circulating, telling people they're eligible to apply for the COVID-19 vaccine.
The text confusingly states that "we have identified that your are eligible to apply for your vaccine" and advises you to follow a link to get more information: uk-application-form.com
This link takes you through to an extremely convincing fake NHS website that asks for your personal details and will ask you for your bank/card details in order to 'check your identity'.
These fake sites may typically contain spelling or grammar mistakes, classic signs of a phishing scam.
Please remain vigilant of Coronavirus scams!
We know that criminals will use the confusion and urgency around the pandemic as a way to target potential victims – 'Which' have covered five similar attempts:
⚠ Council tax reduction phishing email
⚠ Fake NHS contact tracing text
⚠ HMRC Government grant phishing email
⚠ Microsoft 'covid relief fund' phishing email
⚠ COVID-19 vitamin pill cold calls
With the recent approval of multiple vaccines in the UK, these types of scam attempts are likely to continue as fraudsters look to take advantage of the roll out to so many people.
Cold calls regarding the vaccine are also beginning to take place – we've already had reports of scammers asking people to pay for it over the phone. If you receive one of these calls, hang up.
If you think you may have handed over your card details to scammers, let your bank know what's happened immediately. Please do share this warning with friends and family so we can prevent anyone from falling victim.
For more details please visit the 'Which' website page: WHICH
Leicestershire County Council Trading Standards Service
❗Scam alert – fake Leicestershire County Council text message❗️
This Service has received a report that a fake text message is being sent purporting to be from Leicestershire Council regarding breaches of Covid restrictions.
We have NOT sent this message.
Be wary of unsolicited text messages or emails.
If you need advice or wish to report any scam please call Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.
Details of this scam will be provided to Action Fraud https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/ and consumers are able to report any scam text directly to their network provider, free of charge by forwarding the text to '7726'.
Posted: Tue, 19 Jan 2021 10:30 by Anita Percy
NHS Leicestershire Partnership
MEDIA RELEASE - 19 January 2021
Vaccinators needed - help us overcome the virus
Healthcare professionals are being asked to come forward to help administer the Covid-19 vaccines in Leicester,Leicestershire and Rutland.
A number of new vaccination centres are being set up, and each one requires dozens of staff to administer the jabs.
Any registered healthcare professional can play a part after appropriate training – most of which they can do online at home. Retired professionals can join a temporary register up to five years after they have left the permanent register.
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is recruiting staff on behalf of the local NHS.
Anne Scott, director of nursing, allied health professionals and quality said: "We are looking for staff who are registered healthcare professionals, or could easily re-register. This includes a wide range of professions such as physiotherapists, pharmacists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists as well as nurses and doctors.
"We will be offering full and part-time work over the next few months. You will be very welcome.
"Staff who have already been involved in the programme have said it is hugely rewarding to help deliver vaccines which protect life, and will help the country return to normal."
We are also looking for administrative staff to welcome patients and to help ensure accurate records are kept for members of the public receiving the vaccination.
In addition, this project is looking for volunteers to help patients at the vaccination sites.
For more details and to apply, please visit: More »
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2021 10:48 by Anita Percy
ADVANCE NOTICE OF A TEMPORARY TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER.
A Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) is to be made for the following location:
Croft Way, Broughton Astley The purpose of the TTRO is to allow Leicestershire County Council to facilitate replace street lighting column.
The TTRO will incorporate a temporary prohibition of waiting and loading.
The duration of the restriction is not anticipated to exceed a period of 1 day commencing on the 12th February 2021.
A Press Release will be issued to confirm these details approximately 2 weeks prior to the works commencing.
Should you require any further information please go to: More »
Posted: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 09:59 by Anita Percy
Tel: 0300 330 1025
Press release 14/01/2021
For immediate release
What a difference a year makes
More than 300% increase in client calls in comparison to previous festive season More »
The days between Christmas and New Year are often quiet for Citizens Advice LeicesterShire (CitAL), but the 3 days at the end of 2020 saw a 317% increase in clients compared to the previous year.
Far fewer calls and emails are made to CitAL between Christmas Day and New Year's Day than at any other time of the year. However, this seasonal holiday saw a huge rise in problems that took precedence over any celebrations.
People contacted CitAL about all the issues we would expect - homelessness, debt, employment disputes, benefit applications, rent arrears and settled status applications. What is striking is that these problems were worrying Leicestershire residents so much that they chose not to wait until the New Year to start dealing with them. CitAL were delighted to have enough staff and volunteers available to keep lines of communication open for those that needed them.
Since the start of the Covid 19 pandemic, CitAL has continued to support residents with reliable, free advice on a huge range of issues. Although face-to-face appointments are not taking place at the moment, CitAL has ramped up its remote operation and is delivering all aspects of its advice service by phone and email.
'I have enjoyed the challenge of providing advice over the phone - very different and I miss my colleagues in the office, both for their expertise and social contact. However, it is good to know that we can continue helping people at a time when so many more people need some support.'
Penny, CitAL Volunteer
In a winter like no other, CitAL is proud and privileged to be there for everyone that needs support with solving their problems.
'Although the lack of family gatherings will have enabled more clients to have the time to contact us over the festive break, the enormity of the rise in client numbers demonstrates that people are feeling generally less secure and more confused than they were. We have trained and experienced people ready to take your phone calls and emails, and help you solve your problems. We can't make Covid 19 go away, but we can help you make changes for the better so you can have less to worry about in 2021.'
Richard Evans, Chief Executive Officer, Citizens Advice LeicesterShire
CitAL's free and impartial advice service is delivered by a combination of fully trained staff and volunteers - all currently working from home. Our volunteers are amazing and they make a huge difference in the lives of both City and County residents. If you would like to train with us and join them, please see our website for more details https://citizensadviceleicestershire.org/volunteer/
'The level of service I received was well above my expectations - taking into account that I was not even sure whether the Citizen Advice Bureau would be able to offer any service during this coronavirus pandemic and if so, how it would work over the phone only appointments.'
Client, December 2020
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Citizens Advice LeicesterShire is an independent local charity serving the communities of Leicester and Leicestershire (excluding Charnwood). During 2019 – 20, our trained advisers supported 16,478 local people to solve their problems.
We are continuing to provide advice and information by telephone and email during the coronavirus restrictions and will soon be able to offer video appointments. We're here for everyone.
Anyone needing advice can ring 0300 3301025 (City) and 0300 3302111 (County) between 9am and 4.30pm on weekdays. Non-urgent or out of hours enquiries can be made by email from our website. In addition to our generalist services, we also offer the following specialist advice:
Macmillan Welfare Benefits - 0300 456 8400
Citizens Advice and Macmillan Cancer Support are working together to provide welfare benefits advice to people affected by cancer.
Mesothelioma Advice - 0800 169 2409
Benefits advice and compensation support for people with asbestos cancer, delivered in partnership with Mesothelioma UK.
Money Advice - 0116 464 7239, firstname.lastname@example.org
Specialised debt and money advice service for County residents, supported by The Money Advice Service.
Pension Wise - 0800 134 3944
Free and impartial government service for the over 50s about the different ways you can take money from your pension.
For any more information, please contact Su Strange (Communications Officer) at email@example.com » Less
Tommy as good as new!
We would like to thank Sean Maguire Managing Director of Sapcote Engineering.
They have repaired the Tommy that was damaged during storm Ciara on the weekend of 8th and 9th of February 2020.
Sapcote Engineering have very kindly repaired the statue free of charge.
Tommy is now back in his rightful place at Broughton Astley Memorial Garden.
Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground
Winter Opening Times:
6:30 am - 4:30pm
October 2020 until March 2021
Broughton Astley Parish Council are responsible for:
- Frolesworth Road Cemetery
- Frolesworth Road Recreation Ground
- Village Hall
- War Memorial & Garden
- Youth Shelter
https://www.broughton-astley.gov.uk or call 01455 285655
Harborough District Council are responsible for:
- Incidents of anti-social behaviour
- Bins & litter
- Council Tax
- Fly tipping
- Parks & open spaces
- Report dog fouling
- Street cleaning
https://www.harborough.gov.uk or call 01858 828282
Leicestershire County Council are responsible for:
- Grass cutting and roadside verges
- Highway issues
- Public Rights of Way
- Social Services
- Streets and Lighting
- Roads and Parking
- Trees and hedges
- Traffic Issues
Please contact: 0116 305 0001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have an ongoing problem affecting your local area or you need support for a particular campaign that you feel strongly about you can contact your local Member of Parliament
Alberto Costa at https://www.albertocosta.org.uk.
NOTICE OF CONCLUSION OF AUDIT
Notice of Conclusion of Audit (PDF, 50 Kb)
Notice of Conclusion of Audit