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New grant scheme to transform mental health across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland awards its first grants

New grant scheme to transform mental health across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland awards its first grants

Just under £800,000 has been awarded in round one to 28 local groups across Leicester, Leicester and Rutland to spend on their own projects, new or existing, to support people with their mental health and wellbeing.

Health services over the Easter break

Health services over the Easter break

The NHS in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland is asking you to be prepared this  Easter weekend.

Will your child be a ‘Vax Hero’ this Easter?

Will your child be a ‘Vax Hero’ this Easter?

Ahead of the Easter break in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, the local NHS is encouraging children aged 5-11 to become ‘vax heroes’, by getting vaccinated against Covid during this holiday period.

Covid vaccination opens to all 5-11 year olds

Covid vaccination opens to all 5-11 year olds

Vaccinations to protect against covid are set to be available to all 5 to 11 year olds in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland from this weekend.

Spring booster jabs being offered for people most vulnerable to Covid

Spring booster jabs being offered for people most vulnerable to Covid

From today (21st March 2022), people who are most at risk from Covid will be offered a spring booster vaccine.

Local people welcoming new ways of getting the Covid jab

Local people welcoming new ways of getting the Covid jab

People in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland who have not previously had the covid vaccine are beginning to come forward thanks to the NHS finding new ways of making the vaccine available.

New clinics are being put on this half term for children aged 5 -11 who are most at risk of COVID-19

New clinics are being put on this half term for children aged 5 -11 who are most at risk of COVID-19

Children aged 5-11-years-old at risk of COVID-19, as well as children in this age group living with an immunosuppressed person, can get a COVID-19 vaccination at specialist clinics being put on this school half term.

Covid vaccines available at local European supermarket this weekend

Covid vaccines available at local European supermarket this weekend

This weekend people can get the covid vaccine while they shop at the Maxi Grosik European Supermarket on Blackbird Road in Leicester.

New Cancer Information App for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland launched on World Cancer Day

New Cancer Information App for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland launched on World Cancer Day

People living with and beyond cancer in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are set to benefit from support and advice at their fingertips thanks to a new app.

First drive-through vaccine centre opens in Leicestershire

First drive-through vaccine centre opens in Leicestershire

From Wednesday 2nd February, for the first time, local people can get the covid vaccine without having to get out of their vehicle, as a drive-through vaccine centre opens in Leicestershire.