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- 16 December- NHS England in Cumbria and Lancashire say a huge 'thank you' to staff and the public|

- 9 December - Vaccinations not necessary for flood clean up, say Public Health|

- 9 December - Look after your health after the floods|

- 8 December, 13:00 - Service update from NHS organisations|

- 7 December 2015, 17:00 - Latest service update from NHS organisations in Cumbria|.

- Information on hospital service disruption can now be found here: www.cumbriaccg.nhs.uk/news/2015/december/floods-2015-statement.aspx| 

Further Information & Advice documents


The most up to date information on the full range of grants and funding schemes to support households and businesses affected by flooding can be found by Selecting Here| to visit the Cumbria County Council website.

This includes:
- Funding for properties that have been flooded from the Government
- Household Flood Resilience Grant Scheme
- Council Tax Relief Scheme
- Business Rate Relief Scheme
- Funding for Businesses affected by flooding
- Funding for individuals and families from the Cumbria Community Foundation
- Help for voluntary and community groups

Floods Newsletter - March Update| - Date 04-03-2016
Includes latest updates, focus on funding and an application form for a property resilience grant.

Floods Newsletter ‘Funding Special’| - Date – 17-12-2015. Provides information about how you can get funding to help following the floods.

The following guidance helps professionals and the public address risks and clean up safely following flooding:

Leaflet: Coping with the emotional effects of flooding in Cumbria|

Leaflet: Coping with crisis|

Leaflet: Public health information: Stay safe and protect against infection|

Leaflet: Information for homeowners: Advice for residents returning to flood-damaged Homes|

Click or call – help is available 24/7 for anyone affected by the Cumbrian Floods

To ensure that anyone affected by the floods has the support they need over the festive period an extra information helpline has been established.
Open 24/7 the number to call for information and updates is 0345 988 1188

This line has been organised by Cumbria County Council, the six district Councils and Central Government and will be run by the Environment Agency’s Floodline service.

Also available 24/7 are the council websites which contain all the information and advice you would need including funding and grant information, the latest information on the County’s roads and bridges and the latest news.


Also available for any highways related call is the County Councils Highways Hotline on 0845 609 6609.

Information on the current flood warnings and river levels can be found on the Environment Agency’s website - www.gov.uk/check-if-youre-at-risk-of-flooding|

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