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Age UK has published figures which show that almost 4 in 5 of all those eligible for the Energy Bills Support Scheme Alternative Fund missed out on the £400 they were due. This includes people living in care homes. You can find out more here.

You are a priority for seasonal flu and COVID-19 vaccinations. This is because you are aged 65 or over (by 31 March 2024).

Having both vaccinations will reduce your risk of serious illness and help you recover more quickly if you catch flu or COVID-19.

You can book using any of the options below unless you have already had or booked your vaccinations.

How to get your COVID-19 vaccination

Book online at (you may be asked if you want a flu vaccination at the same appointment)

Use the NHS App

Visit to find your nearest COVID-19 vaccination walk-in site.

How to get your flu vaccination

Contact your GP surgery

Visit to find your nearest pharmacy offering the vaccine

Some pharmacies are offering appointments online at or on the NHS App.

If you need support

If you can't get online, phone 119 for help arranging your vaccinations.

If you usually get your care at home, please contact your GP surgery to arrange a home visit with a local NHS service. Go to if your GP surgery is unable to help.

You can find help with your cost of living on as well as register for MyTelford, allowing you to put in requests for services such as bins.