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Launch of Back to Community Life resources to help people after COVID-19

Improvement Cymru, part of Public Health Wales, are launching the Back to Community Life project this week.  It’s supports people who have been struggling to leave their home since the lockdown rules have been easing.  These include people with dementia, people previously shielding or people who are vulnerable.

The initiative began in Mountain Ash and has been created in partnership with local people, the police, local volunteer agency, local transport, local authority, third sector, health and social care, shops and businesses, working together to produce the materials and identify those in need of help.  Back to community life partners have provided information to local shops and amenities to help them support the challenges people may have when out and about.

The ‘Back to Community Life’ resources will be shared with communities across Wales so they can coordinate their own project.  Resources include guides on how to prepare, practice skills and feel confident to leave the house, and what to expect from the changes that have been made during the pandemic in local shops and facilities, including information on ‘safe spots’ and priority queuing. 

View and share the materials here: