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COVID INJECTIONS AVAILABLE

The new town centre vaccination centre has been very busy and in its first week has managed to vaccinate 4,539 residents. This permanent centre is located on Solihull High Street (in-between Pret A Manger and Halifax bank).

It is open daily, from 8am to 6pm, and you can use this service by simply turning up – no appointment is necessary to receive first, second or booster doses – if eligible. Alternatively, you can book an appointment at the centre via the national booking system.

DISCRETIONARY HOUSING GRANTS

Solihull residents who receive Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (Housing Costs element) may be eligible for financial support from the Discretionary Housing Payments Scheme.

Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) are designed to help residents where their Housing Benefit or Universal Credit (Housing Costs element) does not cover the rent. In addition to making up rent shortfalls, the scheme can also be used to help with a one-off cost, such as covering outstanding rent, a rent deposit or moving costs.Before making an application to the Discretionary Housing Payment Scheme, residents are advised to refer to the DHP information sheet to check their eligibility.

A New Bus Survey

Please help by completing the survey whether you do/would catch buses or not.
As members of the KDBH Bus Action Partnership, the Society is eager to seek bus services that are matched to the needs of users and would be users, particularly at a time when policymakers are encouraging reduced car use.

The Partnership has produced a survey designed to identify the needs of those interested in using buses for some journeys and to understand why services are unsuitable for others.

Please give a few minutes of your time to complete the questionnaire here.

COVID VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES

Booster COVID-19 vaccines are available to: 

  • those living in residential care homes for older adults 
  • all adults aged 50 years or over
  • frontline health and social care workers 
  • people aged 16-49 who are clinically vulnerable. 

Booster doses must be given at least six months on from a second dose.
There are a number of ways people can get their booster jab including:

The NHS mobile vaccine van will be in Solihull next weekend:
Mell SquareSolihull, B91 3AY 
Saturday 6 November    9am – 5:30pm        
Sunday 7 November      9am – 5:30pm  
These services are for those aged 16+ and those now eligible for their booster vaccine.
PLEASE NOTE: 
Locations are subject to change, so please check https://www.birminghamandsolihullcovidvaccine.nhs.uk/walk-in/on the day you are planning to attend.