Protect yourself from online scams with a personalised action plan

There’s been a rise in online scams over the last year and research by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – a part of GCHQ – suggests 81% of Britons fear themselves, friends or family falling victim to cyber crime.

In response to this, the UK’s cyber security agency has launched a free tool providing people with bespoke advice on how to better protect themselves from online threats.

The service allows users to complete a short survey about their IT habits which will generate a personalised list of recommendations, as part of the government’s Cyber Aware campaign.

Create your action plan here https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware/actionplan

Or more general advice and tips https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/cyberaware

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Poetry Corner: ‘‘Hope’ is the Thing with Feathers’ by Emily Dickinson

‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers –

That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of Me.

Monday Mind Workout: answers for Monday 22nd March 2021

Dear all,

Below are the answers for yesterday’s Monday Mind Workout, how did you do?

QUESTIONS ANSWERS

1. MSOSBOL     1. BLOSSOM
2. RWAM          2. WARM
3. RBISD           3. BIRDS
4. OFDIADLF    4. DAFFODIL
5. WGOR          5. GROW
6. OWSEFRL     6. FLOWERS
7. LTEM            7. MELT
8. NPTLA         8. PLANT
9. HCAHT        9. HATCH
10. IPNCIC      10. PICNIC

Census day today

Today is census day.  If you haven’t already filled out your census form you should do it as soon as possible.

The Census is a unique survey that happens every 10 years in England and Wales. It is a vital research that helps inform decisions about healthcare, education, public transport and others.

Caring Together can help if any of our members need assistance with this.

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International Day of Happiness

March 20th is the UN International Day of Happiness. With our world facing unprecedented challenges, wellbeing matters more than ever.

In these difficult times, let’s take action to be happier and kinder, together.Image

But also remember that it’s ok not to be ok.  There is information about support available at https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/   or a 24 hour mental health support line for Leeds residents  0800 183 0558.

 

 

Coronavirus Update from Leeds City Council

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Dear resident,

We hope you’re keeping safe and well.

This week we are bringing you an update on infection rates, vaccination progress, and information about three new testing sites in the city for anyone who can’t work from home.

An update on Leeds’ infection rates

The latest figures for infection rates in Leeds are currently at 107.4 per 100,000, which is a slight increase on last week. The positivity rate remains stable at 4.9%.

Whilst this increase is partly due to outbreaks in two prison settings, it’s important that we all continue to stay at home unless essential, keep our distance from those not in our household, and wear a face covering when required.

The best way to keep yourself and others safe is by acting as though you have the virus.


Vaccination update

The vaccination work continues to progress well across Leeds, with approximately 285,000 vaccinations delivered in the city.

The NHS is currently offering the Covid-19 vaccine to people most at risk from the virus. If you fall into any one of the following groups, you may be eligible to book your vaccine through the NHS national booking system (or by calling 119). This is very straight forward and gives you lots of options for venues and times. You don’t need to wait for a letter or to be contacted by your GP.

You may be eligible if you meet one of the following criteria:

  • You are aged 50 or over
  • Or you are at high risk from coronavirus (clinically extremely vulnerable)
  • Or you are an eligible frontline health or social care worker
  • Or you have a condition that puts you at higher risk (clinically vulnerable)
  • Or you have a learning disability
  • Or you are a main carer for someone at high risk from coronavirus

Once you enter your NHS number it will let you know whether you are eligible or ask you to self-certify as a carer or frontline health and social care worker. If you are unsure of your NHS number, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/online-services/find-nhs-number/.

If you are not eligible yet, please wait to be contacted. The NHS will let you know when it’s your turn to have the vaccine – it’s important not to contact the NHS for a vaccination before then.

More information about the Covid-19 vaccine can be found on the NHS Leeds website.

World Sleep Day – Friday 19th March

Sleep Issues and ASD

Good quality sleep helps your brain and body function well. It’s important to get the right amount of sleep for both your physical & mental health.  But most of don’t get enough sleep and this has been made worse for many people during the covid pandemic.

For lots of useful advice on getting better sleep visit https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/sleep/

Your Space Leeds are running free online workshops to help improve your sleep.  There are two separate workshops – part 1 and part 2, both running on several dates. If you want to take part, the details and dates are here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/improve-sleep-part-1-tickets-117993974153?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/improve-sleep-part-2-tickets-119213794669?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Dedication Friday: ‘Jim Reeves – I’ll Fly Away’ in memory of Rosaline Tyson

Dear all,

Today’s dedication is in memory of Rosa whose funeral it is today. She loved Jim Reeves and this song is part of her order of service. The words are beautiful. Rest in peace, forever in our thoughts.

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