Greetings from Age UK Bury
We are emailing you to let you know about our Annual Review, which was published today. The review covers the first year of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Although, for most of the first year of the pandemic, our shutters were down and the Jubilee Centre was quiet, staff and volunteers were busy supporting people in new and different ways. The Review outlines how we faced the challenges of the pandemic and adapted our work to support older people in Bury.
In the Review, we have included Jill Pemberton’s poem, “Passing the Time”, as it captures the life, we all experienced through lockdown. It ends with the important reminder that “Spring will return” and “We’ll steer our little raft together, getting us through the stormy weather, aiming for the sliver of light, where the grass is green and the flowers are bright.”
The review complements the publication of the accounts for 2020/2021, which is available from the Charity Commission.
Coronavirus in Bury
The latest Public Health Briefing for Bury It includes an update on guidance, how to get a test or vaccination.
Participants needed for national Covid-19 study
The PANORAMIC study is investigating whether new antiviral treatments for Covid-19 in the community can reduce the need for hospital admission and enable people to get better at home.
The nationwide study, funded by the National Institute for Health Research, is recruiting volunteers in Greater Manchester to take part in the study through the PANORAMIC website. (https://www.panoramictrial.org/)
To be eligible, people need to be currently experiencing Covid-19 symptoms that started in the last five days; have a positive PCR test for Covid-19; and be aged 50 or over or aged 18 and over with a listed pre-existing condition.
If you are able to join this study, go to https://www.panoramictrial.org/
Our next newsletter is out on Friday
Keep safe and warm.
Andy and all at Age UK Bury