A fake email purporting to be from Just Eat is doing the rounds, tempting recipients to claim a £50 gift card they’ve been ‘chosen’ to receive. Clicking the link will take you through to a phishing website, which attempts to steal your personal info.
For further details about this scam and how you can sign up to the Which? Scams Alert Service, please visit our ‘Alerts’ page.
Recent research has shown that many people are feeling anxious and/or depressed as a result of the restrictions imposed during the current pandemic. Some people are reacting to the loneliness of self-isolation, quarantine or shielding and this is having an adverse effect on their mental health. Whilst interactive chats via social media are helping some people communicate, others have been seeking relief from comfort eating and increased alcohol consumption. If you feel that you need help and support, there are many organisations which can offer this. Some of these can be found on our Support Groups page on our Information Hub. There is also some useful advice here.
On our ‘Alerts’ page you find an warning from the North Yorkshire Community Messaging service.
It relates to ‘number spoofing’ ….. yet another type of telephone scam.
COVID-19 NHS Test and Trace scam warning
City of London National Fraud Intelligence Bureau has issued information about the risk of a scam involving the NHS Covid-19 Test and Trace procedure.
This information has now been circulated by the Yorkshire Community Messaging Service.
Please visit our ‘Alerts’ page for further details.
In response to the continuing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Carers UK is committed to maintaining its services as effectively as possible.
They have been monitoring the outbreak very closely. As you know the situation has rapidly changed as has the guidance. As a result they have decided to postpone the State of Caring conference scheduled to take place on 16th July 2020.
The State of Caring Conference 2020 will now take place on Wednesday 21st October 2020 at Holiday Inn Bloomsbury. See here for more details about the conference.
They will continue to take bookings, however, they will not get in touch with conference updates before the end of May as they do appreciate everyone’s priorities and way of working have been impacted due to the latest developments. Contact them by email or visit their website for more information and updates.
People aged over 70 have been told by the government to prepare to self-isolate for potentially a “very long time” to help tackle the spread of coronavirus. But what will life be like for those in the countryside, often far away from their families? Follow this link to read about the experience of one rural area. However, there are lots of charitable and voluntary organisations who are helping older people. Follow this link to find out about some of the resources which are available to support older people.
Where to find food & necessities during the Coronavirus outbreak? As at 23 March, HELP and Supporting Older People, have kindly provided a list of some companies offering deliveries locally to people who are having to self-isolate at home over the coming weeks. Please note this may be subject to change, depending on the developing situation. For the list of suppliers, please visit our ‘Topical News’ page.
This information is also being communicated via North Yorkshire Community Messaging.
LNER has announced new restrictions to its rail services. The company has closed its telephone lines and so there will be delays in replying to enquiries. For further details of all of the changes, please see our ‘Topical News’ page.
There is an updated warning from North Yorkshire Police about scams related to the coronavirus. For more details, please see our ‘alerts’ page. Be prepared – don’t get taken in by the scammers.
‘Home and dry: The need for decent homes in later life‘
A report by the Centre for Ageing Better about the effects of housing on older people’s quality of life had just been published.