Troia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante Arquitectura

first_imgArchDaily Photographs Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. To draw a housing where comfort, modernity, functionality and maximization of the space occupation can reign, guaranteeing that it is intensely lived in the past and in the future, and also resolving the necessities of those who come to inhabit it. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGRecommended ProductsFiber Cements / CementsULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Leioa School RestorationWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsWoodEGGERLaminatesThe single-family two storey Tróia housing exhibits formal and material sobriety, as a result of a game between two volums and the addition and subtraction of those, where the ratio and metrics delineate the interior and exterior space. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThus, the slope roof volume edge away from the front sidewalk “retracting himself”, endowing an ample exterior space on the swimming pool to the housing. This white concrete “skin” volume opens into two windows to the street and is in this wall where the color is introduced by the shape of wooden laths aligned in parellel, with horizontal orientation. Save this picture!detailed 01Another parallele piped volume, all white, installs over this one, pretending apparently dense and compact, although it partially opens into three of the four sides. It’s in this entirety of openingsthat the woodenlaths of the floor level makeits repetition, becoming this a plural patina, giving life to this powerful volume.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGProject gallerySee allShow lessTheater of Cachan Proposal / O-S ArchitectsArticlesLavance Shade Screen / Benjamin Hall & Michael LavanceArticles Share Tanzania “COPY” Troia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante ArquitecturaSave this projectSaveTroia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante Arquitectura Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 20 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/214957/troia-peninsula-housing-quadrante-arquitectura Clipboard Year:  CopyAbout this officeQuadrante ArquitecturaOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesTanzaniaPublished on March 19, 2012Cite: “Troia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante Arquitectura” 19 Mar 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisMill Finished Copper: Nordic StandardBedsFlorenseBed – UpholsteredSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Qd-ClassMetal PanelsTrimoMetal Panel Finishes – ArtMeSkylightsLAMILUXRooflight F100 CircularWire MeshGKD Metal FabricsMetal Fabric in TransportationSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureMetal PanelsRHEINZINKSeam Systems – Flatlock TilesSofasMenuDining Bench – EaveTablesArtisanCoffee Table – BloopMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Troia半岛豪宅 / Quadrante Arquitectura是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamcenter_img 2010 Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/214957/troia-peninsula-housing-quadrante-arquitectura Clipboard “COPY” CopyHouses•Tanzania Houses Architects: Quadrante Arquitectura Year Completion year of this architecture project Troia Peninsula Housing / Quadrante Arquitecturalast_img read more

Next year’s early May bank holiday to move to mark VE Day

first_img Tagged with: Events AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 Next year’s early May bank holiday to move to mark VE Day Melanie May | 10 June 2019 | News Next year’s early May bank holiday will be moved back by four days to Friday 8 May to mark VE Day, it has been announced.This is only the second time the May Day bank holiday has been moved, with it happening for the first time in 1995 to mark the 50th anniversary of VE Day. It will move in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.2020 will be the 75th anniversary of the day, which celebrates a day towards the end of World War 2 when fighting against Nazi Europe stopped. VE Day was first celebrated on 8 May 1945 when Allied Forces formally accepted Germany’s surrender. The weekend of 8-10 May 2020 will see commemorative events held across the country. The news was announced by Business Secretary Greg Clark. He said:“Moving next year’s early May bank holiday to VE Day itself is a right and fitting tribute. It will ensure as many people as possible have the opportunity to remember and honour our heroes of the Second World War and reflect on the sacrifices of a generation.”May is a popular month for fundraising events, including Red Cross Week, which this year took place from 6-12 May, and Christian Aid Week, which took place from 12-18 May. Many fundraising events also take place over the bank holiday weekends in May such as fetes and fairs benefitting good causes, and sporting events, which means the date change is likely to have ramifications for a number of charity events. Advertisementcenter_img  311 total views,  2 views today  312 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis11 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.last_img read more

Hospice launches free online & telephone Wills service

first_imgJenny Peake, Supporter Engagement Manager at St Barnabas Hospice, said:“Since we re-launched our Make a Will Month scheme in 2018, it has supported so many people to start planning for the future. Although we are in the middle of a pandemic, we recognise that it is now more important than ever for our supporters to sort out their life admin and make sure things are in place for their family, friends and even beloved pets.“Normally we would offer face-to-face appointments with local solicitor firms, but this just isn’t possible because of lockdown. We would like to thank our three solicitor partners for adapting to help us keep the scheme running.“I am also really excited that the Hospice will be providing free online Wills for the first time in history. This opens up the service to those who struggle to attend appointments during working hours, and particularly our incredible key workers with varying shift patterns.”When the Make a Will Month scheme re-launched in 2018 with new branding, it saw a 300% increase in people signing up to make their Will and leave a gift to the hospice. The success led to it winning Digital Campaign of the Year at the 2019 Lincolnshire Technology and Innovation Awards.  351 total views,  2 views today Melanie May | 26 May 2020 | News  352 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Tagged with: legacies legacy fundraising Hospice launches free online & telephone Wills service AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Lincolnshire based St Barnabas Hospice is running its annual Make a Will Month scheme virtually this May, to help supporters plan for the future during the pandemic and while isolating.Statistics show that Will enquiries in the UK have increased during the coronavirus pandemic, with The Law Society reporting a 30% increase on the usual requests to create Wills at the end of March. Legal firms have also reported a rise in enquiries as more people seek to ensure their affairs are in order.This month’s St Barnabas Hospice’s ‘Make a Will Month’ enables St Barnabas supporters to make a basic Will virtually and free of charge. Local solicitors from Dale & Co., Roythornes, and Sills & Betteridge are helping supporters make their Will via telephone appointments and providing answers to any questions they might have.For online Wills, the hospice has teamed up with Guardian Angel to give supporters the chance to make their Will online in around 15-30 minutes.last_img read more

French racism, repression ignite protests in Africa

first_imgProtests against Charlie Hebdo have taken place in several African countries.More protests took place throughout the Muslim world after the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo once again highlighted a cover cartoon that was deliberately offensive to Islam.The magazine’s office was attacked and 12 staff members killed on Jan. 7. According to French police, two brothers of Algerian descent, Cherif and Said Kouachi, who had lived their lives in the impoverished suburbs outside of Paris, were responsible. They were killed soon after in a shootout with police. Amedy Coulibaly, a French citizen of West African origin, was killed along with four other people on Jan. 9 in what police said was a hostage-taking episode linked to the magazine shootings.Since these events, the French government under François Hollande has intensified its repressive apparatus, targeting largely African, Middle Eastern and Muslim communities in France.Dozens of Muslims have been arrested by police and intelligence services.The official French position, along with their allies in Europe and North America, is that the so-called “ideology of radical Islam” is the central problem fomenting terrorist attacks. There has been very little discussion in the corporate media about the overall social conditions facing Africans, Arabs and Muslims in France or on the African continent.Muslims demonstrate across AfricaDemonstrations have taken place in Algeria, Senegal, Sudan, Mauritania and Niger, where a French cultural center was attacked on Jan. 16. All these states have large Muslim populations, and many viewed the cover of the latest Charlie Hebdo magazine as an affront to their religious beliefs.In addition to the demonstrations in Africa, similar protests have occurred in Yemen, Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan and other countries. In many of these demonstrations people who gathered outside French embassies clashed with police.In Niger, at least 10 people were killed during three days of demonstrations during Jan. 16-18. In Niger’s second-largest city, Zinder, a French cultural center was damaged during protests.Other demonstrations were reported in regional cities like Maradi, 360 miles east of Niamey, the capital, where two churches were struck by arson. Another church and a residence of the foreign minister were said to have been torched in the eastern town of Goure.Niger has a population of 17 million, most of whom are Muslims. A former French colony, Niger is rich in mineral resources, mainly uranium, but the people are poor. The uranium mines are largely controlled by Areva, a French multinational based in Paris.Niger has U.S. and French military contingents stationed on long-term missions. The U.S. Africa Command operates a drone station inside the country.The French and the U.S. are using Niger to carry out a counter-insurgency war against what these imperialist states describe as terrorist groups that have established bases in northern Mali. The military presence of Washington and Paris in no way benefits the masses of working people, farmers and youth in Niger.France distorts freedom of expression, libertyFrance, a longtime colonial and neocolonial power in Africa, is upholding the right of satirical publications to insult oppressed groups inside France, while it carries out policies of discrimination and oppression against those whose ancestry is rooted in Africa and the Middle East.The domestic racism in France is a direct outgrowth of capitalist policies of slavery, colonialism and imperialism in operation since the 18th century. Due to the legacy of postcolonial French domination and exploitation of its former colonies, societal development has been stifled, creating the conditions that drive the large-scale migration of African people.At the same time, the overall economic conditions in France itself are by no means good. Unemployment has hovered over 10 percent for many years, and successive regimes have failed to bring down the high rates of joblessness and poverty which are greatest among people of color.Consequently, the character of immigration policy, the existence of racism and anti-Islamic bigotry, and the failure of integration or assimilation cannot be overlooked when analyzing the current social crisis in France. This is coupled with the disastrous foreign policy of Paris, which in recent years has bombed Libya and also provided material and political support to the rebels fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad in Syria.The French government is well aware that its citizens have been recruited to serve in rebel groups that France claims to oppose in both Iraq and Syria. In fact, Hollande has admitted that his government has supplied Syrian rebels with arms to fight the secular government.These policies in Libya and Syria are compounded by French interventions in African states over the last few years — in Gabon, the Central African Republic, Libya, Ivory Coast, Niger, Mali, Chad, Somalia, Djibouti and other states. Despite its proclaimed altruistic motivations in Africa, the result of this unwarranted interference in the internal affairs of these countries has caused further instability and economic stagnation.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

New website to be launched to raise awareness about the dangers of legal highs

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH News Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest New website to be launched to raise awareness about the dangers of legal highs By News Highland – January 18, 2014 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img Facebook The mother of a Donegal man who tragically died after taking legal highs in the UK, hopes a new website set up in her sons memory will help raise awareness about their dangers.20-year-old Jimmy Guichard suffered a heart attack and brain damage after taking legal highs bought from a headshop in Kent last October.His mother Karen Audino said that no parent or family should have to go through the same pain she did, and hopes the website will help pressure the British Government to change the laws on legal highs.On Wednesday a British MP called for a review of the status of legal highs in the UK.Home Office Minister Norman Baker warned: “People think they are safe and legal when they may not be.”The website in memory of Jimmy  is set to be launched on Monday. Previous articleDerry MLA criticises Housing Minister over failure to spend fundingNext articleFemale staff member threatened during late night robbery News Highland Twitter Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad alsolast_img read more

Thursday Island Cousins Reunite Aboard HMAS Bathurst

first_img View post tag: Defence View post tag: Bathurst View post tag: Aboard Thursday Island Cousins Reunite Aboard HMAS Bathurst View post tag: Naval View post tag: Defense View post tag: Cousins Training & Education Back to overview,Home naval-today Thursday Island Cousins Reunite Aboard HMAS Bathurst View post tag: News by topiccenter_img May 20, 2013 View post tag: HMAS View post tag: Thursday View post tag: Navy View post tag: Island For two cousins who grew up on an Island, the Royal Australian Navy was an obvious option when it came to picking what service to join in the Australian Defence Force.ABBM Tai Nona and SMN Thomas Fuji are from Thursday Island and are now serving with the ATTACK SIX crew embarked in HMAS Bathurst.The two cousins joined the Navy a year apart in 2011 both as Boatswains Mates and have now been reunited onboard Bathurst.ABBM Mate Tai Nona is very excited to put his new skills to use onboard Bathurst. His tasks will include jet RHIB driving skills, weapons handling and various ship survivability skills.“I am so happy to be at sea, it has been a steady progression since Recruit School but I am finally at sea doing the job that I trained for,” said ABBM Nona.“I am really excited that I have been posted with my cousin and the crew have been so helpful.”His cousin SMN Thomas Fujii feels the same way.“It is great to be at sea, meeting new people and learning so much. My cousin and I grew up together and now that we are working together I feel it has worked out really well,” said SMN Fujii.Since joining Bathurst, the two sailors have visited Singapore after participating in the Singaporean Navy hosted International Maritime Defence Exhibition (IMDEX) Asia 13 and the Western Multilateral Sea Exercise.“This was my first time overseas, it was amazing to experience it with my new ship mates and my cousin,” said AB Nona.[mappress]Press Release, May 20, 2013 View post tag: Reunite Share this articlelast_img read more

NAME THAT PHRASE By Jim Redwine

first_imgFor more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooks&KnittingFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare NAME THAT PHRASEGavel Gamut By Jim RedwineWhen I want to take a walk I prefer my most comfortable pair of boots. When I want to return to a destination I choose the route I previously successfully traveled. Even when I mow my yard I normally approach the task the same way each time. Surprises are okay for birthdays and Christmas, but for almost everything else familiarity tends to work best if it is an option.So when the New Harmony, Indiana Working Men’s Institute asked me to speak this Fourth of July after the initial glow of pride the rush of trepidation led me to seek out shelter in time-tested material such as the following offerings. As most of the original authors have already received their “summonses to join that innumerable caravan..”, I presume a little plagiarism will pass without complaint.As to July 04, 1776It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. The British had provided America with a system of government, but imposed taxes upon us to pay for it without allowing us to be represented in our own government.It was a time of dark and stormy nights filled with British soldiers being quartered in our homes without our permission and Americans being impressed to serve on British ships. Such treatment incited the embattled American farmers to stand at Lexington and Concord and fire the shots heard ‘round the world. At least one patriot decided death was preferable to dishonor and wondered why some still remained silent while their brethren were already in the field.Others declared the course of human events made it necessary to sever America’s ties to Great Britain and take its rightful place among the nations of the world. From 1620 until 1776 people had dithered and wondered whether to be or not to be free. Whether it was nobler to suffer Britain’s slings and arrows or to take up arms and oppose them. In other words, should we drink high taxed tea or dump it in the harbor?Fortunately for us our Forefathers and Foremothers chose liberty over acquiescence, freedom over paternalism and sacrifice over dishonor. Thanks to all of them.last_img read more

NJ Sharing celebrates 30 years of saving lives

first_imgNEW PROVIDENCE – NJ Sharing Network, the nonprofit organization responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue for New Jersey residents, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a Gala held on Thursday, Nov. 9 at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City.With the generous support of Presenting Sponsors Novartis and Mitch and Ali Kogen in memory of Riley Kogen, Platinum Sponsors MTF Biologics and RWJ Barnabas Health, and numerous Gold, Silver, Bronze and Table Sponsors, NJ Sharing Network was able to raise almost $400,000, supporting the Foundation in exceeding its annual $1.8 million fundraising goal.The evening celebrated the past 30 years of saving lives, the future of innovative transplant research and education and the continued effort to raise awareness on the life-saving benefits of organ and tissue donation and transplantation. In attendance were transplant recipients, living donors, families of organ and tissue donors, NJ Sharing Network volunteers, board members and staff who work to facilitate life-saving organ and tissue transplants every day.“NJ Sharing Network has grown in so many ways over our 30 year history. The gala was a chance for us to thank everyone who has helped us become the life-saving organization that we are today,” said Joseph Roth, president and CEO, NJ Sharing Network. “However, there is still more work to be done and more lives to save. We look forward to what the future holds.”Presenting Sponsors Mitch and Ali Kogen spoke in memory of their late daughter, Riley Kogen. Riley gave the gift of life as an organ donor and saved the lives of two women. After losing their daughter at only five years old, Mitch and Ali started Riley’s Dance, a program of the NJ Sharing Network Foundation, in hopes of improving the quality of life for transplant recipients and those waiting to receive transplants. They do so by providing funds to struggling families in need of medical coverage and financial aid.The event’s venue, Liberty Science Center, is also home to an Interactive Exhibit on Organ and Tissue Donation as well as a “Live From” Surgery Program where high school students observe a living donor kidney transplant or deceased donor heart transplant from partner physicians and hospitals.Today, there are over 120,000 people waiting for a transplant and 22 die each day, but one donor can save eight lives and one tissue donor can restore health to over 75 others. In New Jersey, one person dies every three days waiting for an organ transplant. NJ Sharing Network saved more lives than ever before by making 613 transplants possible in 2016, a 16 percent increase from 2015. Tissue donation also helped an unprecedented number of patients with a 10 percent increase from 2015.New Jersey residents can help save lives by registering as an organ and tissue donor, having a conversation with family and friends and joining NJ Sharing Network at its upcoming events. To learn more and register as an organ and tissue donor, visit www.NJSharingNetwork.org. ×last_img read more

News story: Historic day for the military as all roles are opened to women

first_imgWhile women have for many years given exemplary service, including in combat facing roles, females were unable to serve in ground close combat roles until the ban was lifted by the then Prime Minister in 2016.The Royal Armoured Corps was the first ground close combat branch to open its doors (in November 2016) to female soldiers and officers, followed by the RAF Regiment in September 2017.Since November 2016 the British Army has around 35 women either serving or being trained to join the Royal Armoured Corps, with a number of personnel already being deployed in their new role to Estonia and Oman.While the military does not necessarily expect large numbers of women to apply for ground close combat roles, the changes are aimed at creating opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds and making the most of their talents. By making all branches and trades of the military open to everyone, regardless of their gender, the armed forces are building on their reputation of being a leading equal opportunities employer. The historic day was marked at a land power demonstration on Salisbury Plain, involving some of the first women to join the Royal Armoured Corps.Mr Williamson announced that as of today, women already serving in the British Army are able to transfer into infantry roles. Those not currently serving will be able to apply for infantry roles in December of this year, with new recruits starting basic training in April 2019.The Defence Secretary also confirmed that women are now able to apply to join the Royal Marines, with selection starting before the end of this year. Training courses will begin at Royal Marines Commando training centre in Lympstone in early 2019.Speaking at the demonstration event, Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson praised the day as a defining moment in the history of the armed forces.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Women have led the way with exemplary service in the armed forces for over 100 years, working in a variety of specialist and vital roles. So I am delighted that from today, for the first time in its history, our armed forces will be determined by ability alone and not gender. Opening all combat roles to women will not only make the armed forces a more modern employer but will ensure we recruit the right person for the right role.last_img read more

Press release: Plans to ease guidance for over 2 million shielding

first_imgThe government has worked closely with clinicians, GPs, charities, the voluntary sector and patient groups to consult on these changes and will continue to do so to provide support and advice to those they represent.Following this review of the shielding measures, the government will be writing to all individuals on the Shielded Patient List with updated information on shielding advice and the ongoing support that will be available to them.Communities Secretary, Robert Jenrick, said:  Hailing the resilience of those who have been shielding, the Health and Social Care Secretary confirmed from Monday 6 July they will be able to spend time outdoors in a group of up to 6 people including those outside of their household, while maintaining social distancing.Those who are shielding and live alone or are single parents with children will also be able to create a ‘support bubble’ with one other household of any size, following the same rules already in place for the wider population.This comes as the latest scientific evidence shows the chances of encountering the virus in the community continue to decline, but the government is committed to continuing with the unprecedented package of support until the end of July to give those shielding time to adjust to these changes.From Saturday 1 August, the guidance will then be relaxed so clinically extremely vulnerable people will no longer be advised to shield, but support will remain available from NHS volunteers and local councils. People will retain their priority for supermarket delivery slots, and still be able to access help with shopping, medication, phone calls and transport to medical appointments.While this group of clinically extremely vulnerable people should continue to follow strict social distancing measures, they will be able to participate in more activities such as visiting shops and places of worship.From 1 August, those who need to work and cannot do so from home will be able to return to work as long as their workplace is COVID secure, adhering to the guidance available.Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jenny Harries, said: The rates of the virus are now low enough to allow for our advice to be carefully and safely eased, as on average less than 1 in 1,700 in our communities are estimated to have the virus, down from 1 in 500 4 weeks ago.Those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable should continue to remain at home as much as possible, taking particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household and practise good, frequent handwashing.We recognise that individuals unable to work from home may feel uncertain about returning to work. Mindful of this, the government is asking employers to ease the transition for their clinically extremely vulnerable employees, ensuring that robust measures are put in place for those currently shielding to return to work when they are able to do so.For anyone concerned about returning to work once the guidance has eased, we recommend they speak with their employer to understand their specific policies in relation to COVID-19. We advise they discuss their situation, agree a plan for returning to work and adjustments that may be needed before they return.The NHS will maintain the Shielded Patient List to ensure that we continue to provide the best advice to those identified as clinically extremely vulnerable. Should the level of the disease in the community rise in the future, it may be necessary to advise that more restrictive measures should be taken in order for those at highest risk to keep themselves safe.Background informationThe updated guidance for those classed as clinically extremely vulnerable will be published on 6 July and 1 August as these measures come into force. The dates allow for a gradual return to normality for people who have been shielding strictly and for careful monitoring of the epidemiology of disease during wider easing policies, with 2 to 3 weeks being required to observe clear changes in hospitalisation or intensive care use if population rates were to rise.There are around 2.2 million people in England with underlying severe health conditions who have been advised to stay at home and avoid non-essential face-to-face contact. These are people of all ages – with specific medical conditions identified by senior UK clinicians – who are at greater risk of severe illness from coronavirus. (See the full list of conditions.)There are a number of ways that those who are identified as clinically extremely vulnerable can access food and other essentials: Make use of the supermarket priority delivery slots that are available for this group. When a clinically extremely vulnerable person registers online as needing support with food, their data is shared with supermarkets. This means if they make an online order with a supermarket (as both a new or existing customer), they will be eligible for a priority slot If a person meets the criteria to get support from the NHS Volunteer Responders programme, they can call 0808 196 3646 to be linked with a volunteer who can do a food shop for them. A carer or family member can also do this on their behalf If they need urgent help and have no other means of support, they can contact their local council to find out what support services are available in their area Use the many commercial options now available for accessing food, including telephone ordering, food box delivery, prepared meal delivery and other non-supermarket food delivery providers. Local authorities and charities are able to provide a list of commercial food access options collecting shopping, medication (if your friends and family cannot collect them for you) or other essential supplies a regular, friendly phone call which can be provided by different volunteers each time or by someone who is also shielding and will stay in contact for several weeks transport to medical appointments I want to thank all those who have been shielding for so many weeks for their commitment to the shielding programme. I know this has been incredibly tough. Shielding has involved not leaving your house for months, not seeing people you care about, not being able to wander to the park for some fresh air, or even pop to the shops for something you need. This sacrifice has been for a purpose, and I want to thank every single one of you. We knew it was a difficult ask, but these measures have been vital in saving lives. Now, with infection rates continuing to fall in our communities, our medical experts have advised that we can now ease some of these measures, while keeping people safe. The resilience and fortitude shown by those that have needed to shield has been inspiring. It’s good news that we are now in a position to start easing some of the restrictions, which I know will be welcomed by many. I also want to reassure everyone that we will continue to deliver the unprecedented package of support including food and medicine deliveries until the end of July. You will be sent information that will explain what support is available after that, you will not be on your own. I want to thank councils, health and care professionals, the food industry, key workers and volunteers for their staggering effort to deliver a programme on a scale not seen since the Second World War. Your combined efforts have supported millions of people during this difficult time. Advisory guidance to be eased for 2.2 million clinically extremely vulnerable people across England, as virus infection rates continue to fall From Monday 6 July, those shielding from coronavirus can gather in groups of up to 6 people outdoors and form a ‘support bubble’ with another household Government shielding support package will remain in place until the end of July when people will no longer be advised to shieldcenter_img In addition to the unprecedented economic support package, for anyone facing financial hardship the government has made £63 million available to local councils in England to help those who are struggling to afford food and other essentials.If someone who is shielding does not need the free government food box anymore, including because they have started to get online supermarket deliveries, they should re-register through the GOV.UK website as no longer needing a food delivery. Alternatively, they can inform their delivery driver at the door that they no longer require these food parcels.We will ensure that councils continue to be funded for their role in supporting people to shield as long as guidance necessitates this.To date, support for those shielding includes: Support will continue to be available through the NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme beyond the end of July. NHS Volunteer Responders can support with: Shielding was introduced to safeguard those who, at the start of the epidemic in the UK, were thought to be most clinically vulnerable in our communities. We know how difficult this period has been and the impact shielding has had on many people’s mental health. The prevalence of the virus in the community is now lower and chances of getting infected are reduced, so we believe it is the right time to relax some of the advice so people can start to regain a degree of normality once more in their daily lives. People should continue to follow social distancing guidance when outside their homes, as well as frequently washing their hands, to minimise the risk of becoming infected. We will continue to monitor the evidence closely and adjust the advice accordingly if there are any changes in the rates of infection that could impact on this group. Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock said: over 3 million free boxes of essential food have now been delivered by wholesalers to those at highest risk across England, with around 300,000 boxes being distributed every week Seven major supermarkets signed up to providing priority delivery slot access to those shielding up to 200,000 calls a day have been made to the shielded to confirm their support needs, and councils are helping to support them in other ways – including organising regular calls from volunteers to those isolated   over 1 million free medicine deliveries provided by community pharmacies in April and May to those who have been advised to shield support from over 500,000 NHS volunteers including telephone calls to shielding individuals and others who are at risk of loneliness as a consequence of self-isolation People in the clinically extremely vulnerable group should continue to access the NHS services they need during this time. This may be delivered in a different way or in a different place than they are used to, for example via an online consultation, but if they do need to go to hospital or attend another health facility for planned care, extra planning and protection will be put in place.An NHS Medicine Delivery Service is available from community pharmacies and dispensing doctors. It ensures the delivery of medicines to shielded patients where family, friends or volunteers cannot collect them.From 6 July, in line with the wider guidance for single people in the general population, those shielding may form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household. This means single adults or single parents who are shielding can create a ‘support bubble’ with any household, and households with a shielded person in it can also form a ‘support bubble’ with any single person (or single adult with children).Anyone not already in contact with mental health services seeking urgent help for their mental health can visit the NHS.UK ‘Where to get urgent help for mental health’ webpage, which lists a range of options that can be accessed, including local 24/7 NHS urgent mental health telephone helplines.last_img read more