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A recipe for success! Meat and Potato Pie

Here's one a participant made yesterday - Meat and Potato Pie For the pastry 225g plain flour, 100g butter, diced, pinch salt Sift 225g plain flour into a large bowl, add 100g diced butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in a pinch of salt, then add 2-3 tbsp water and mix to a firm dough. Knead the...
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How to stay safe and well

Please find below some easy read information in relation to Coronavirus to help you stay safe and well.
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Being More Resilient at Home

Whether self isolating or scoially distancing, being at home all day can be challenging and so it is important that we stay physically and emotionally strong - please see the post below for some top tips on how best to do this.
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Helping in your Local Community

If you are interested in helping in your local community, Cumbria CVS and Cumbria County Council have developed a pack which covers all essential considerations including support, insurance protective equipment and much more. Please take a,look at this useful guide   Download PDF File Here
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COVID19 Scams

It is essential that we are all aware of current scams operating during this crisis.  These can take a variety of forms and it is important that we are vigilant and take time to consider what people are offering. If it sounds too good to be true then it probaly is. No-one ever lost money by putting the phone down or not answring an email. ...
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Inspira is Digitally Open!

Inspira in Barrow is digitally open for Careers advcie and help. If you are 18+ and unemployed or have been made redundant, we can help you find work in key sectors. For help and/or advice call 01229 824 052 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
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Get Active with Active Cumbria

We're all now spending more time at home and that means many of us are thinking about how we can get, or stay, active. Official advice is to follow the guidance on social distancing and avoid non-essential travel - including working from home if you can - which means our routines are changing. But staying active is more important than ever right no...
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Creative Isolation - a network of opportunities

This network is focused on bringing people together with social, cultural and community assets -but with more people socially and physically distancing themselves, the network is now sharing more home-based, creative ways to support mental health during these unique and uncertain times. This website has links to lots of activities and opportunities...
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Ten today?

A set of fun, 10-minute workouts intended to easily fit into your day that help get you stretching and moving at home. You can find audio or video workouts on the 10 Today website. https://10today.co.uk/tune-in/
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Wellbeing and Mental Health during COVID19

This new guide will help you to be better placed to look after yourself and others:www.every-life-matters.org.uk.  
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Yoga for all

Yoga With Adriene provides high quality practices on yoga and mindfulness, at no cost, to inspire people of all ages, shapes and sizes across the globe. There are lots of different options to chose form - one off session to those lasting upto 30 days. She is a very calm and inspiring teacher - this is a great way to introduce yourself to yoag - why...
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Quiz - Food

 Test your knowledge on food - have a go at our online quiz - its just  abit of fun and you might know more than you think :) These quizzes are produced weekly with a differnt topic each week - why not make it part of your weekly routine? Hope you do well! https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=gUJrO8lbmU-AXDk4f3htLaM2DMexuUJ...
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We're here for you!

Creative Headspace - There are a lot of unknowns in the world right now. But one thing is certain — Headspace is here for you. To help support you through this time of crisis, we're offering some meditations you can listen to anytime. These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It in...
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Wellbeing and mental health during covid19: A guide to looking afer yourself and others

Covid-19 has now had a far reaching impact on people right across the world and it's important during this time to take care of your mind as well as your body. Everyone will be reacting in their own way. You might be feeling frustrated or lonely. Concerned about your finances, your health or relatives. And you might be feeling down, worried or anxi...
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Workouts for disabled people

Parasport are producing home workout routines especially designed for disabled people. New content will be added to the website all the time, so keep an eye on the latest updates. Home Workouts with Kris are proving to be very popular. https://parasport.org.uk/home-workout-kris-2 ​
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Do a workout with Sweaty Betty today!

Workout from home with Sweaty Betty's online fitness classes. With workouts ranging from yoga to HIIT, you'll be able to find a class to suit your timeframe and fitness level.  It could be great fun - join in today!https://www.sweatybetty.com/workout-videos.html
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Libraries for schools

We're aware that, right now, things are a little tough around the world. The current pandemic has meant that a lot of us are having to self-isolate or quarantine, and this can be tough! Thankfully a number of authors, illustrators, publishers and more have come together to offer free activities and resources for those in isolation, or those who are...
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The online recovery college

Providing a range of online educational courses and resources to people with experience of mental illness, from service users to their family, friends and staff. Including mental health, recovery and wellbeing and many more. It alos contains lots of other resources and information that can hlep including developing positive relationships, self mana...
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Lots of useful tips on wellbeing in one place

Mind have developed a 'coronavirus and your wellbeing' toolkit with lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. It includes tips for staying at home, how to take care of your mental health and wellbeing along with a useful checklist. You might be worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include...
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Try Tapping

Tapping, also known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), is a powerful holistic healing technique that has been proven to effectively resolve a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, phobias, emotional disorders, chronic pain, addiction, weight control, and limiting beliefs, just to name a few. Tapping with the fingertips on specific meridia...
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