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ACTIVAGE... coming to a home near you soon...
ACTIVAGE will see people over 55, with WiFi, and a family member or carer who wishes to make sure they are ok, given a smart watch and smart phone. These will be used for a range of activities, they will monitor if the person has fallen, help with loneliness, work with other health apps – all sorts of outcomes. More sensors will be distributed as part of the project once the social distancing rules are relaxed.
More information will be provided on Activage soon but for now, if you or someone you know is over 55, lives in Shropshire and has WiFi, please do keep an eye out for further details of the campaign as you could get some free tech.
Congratulations, passenger transport
Our passenger transport team is working with the Shropshire CCG and the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) to provide transport for people with COVID-19 symptoms who need to attend the coronavirus assessment centres in Shrewsbury and Telford, but have no alternative transport.
Bespoke vehicles are being sourced from local companies and are being leased on behalf of the CCG. A booking system has been developed which will see the 50 medical practices that use the Shrewsbury assessment centre contacting the council’s passenger transport staff, who will then deploy the appropriate vehicle. In the coming days the same service will also be provided to the assessment centre in Telford.
Well done and thank you to the team for this brilliant and important work.
Attendance at our buildings
We have seen a slight increase in attendance at our buildings, please only visit your workplace if you need to and with permission from your manager. We continue to monitor this situation closely, so please consider every journey you take.
Reminder to complete absence returns
Can we remind all managers to please complete the daily absence return. This is so important as it gives us the strategic information we need to have oversight of the staffing situation.