Colouring COmpetition

Throughout lock down Diane Shore has provided us with some amazing lock down Kenilworth Sketches. Her last on is for sure our favourite and we even get a little mention too! We have included some of Diane’s sketches in our Creative Packs and they will go out over the coming weeks in our Get Active packs too. Colouring is amazing for your mental well being. If you haven’t tried colouring as an adult give it a try. We can post or email copies of these sketches and would love to see yours coloured in. Thanks also to @kenilwortharts for coordinating all the colouring sheets for us.

Post the picture, fully coloured/painted or inked, and tag us! You can also drop physical copies into the Kenilworth Centre which will can can send out to local residents registered with us. The winner will receive a beautiful little bag of goodies. How will you do yours? 💚

Scams Associated with the Government’s New NHS test and trace service

NHS Test and Trace
Contact tracers will NEVER: Ask you for any form of payment, ask you for any passwords of PINs, ask any details about your bank account, ask you to download anything, ask you to ask control of your PC, send someone to your home, ask any details

Beware Scams Associated with the Government’s New NHS test and trace service. (PLEASE SHARE)


The Government’s new NHS test and trace service is designed to trace people who might have come in to contact with someone who has coronavirus and help prevent the spread of the disease. Advice has been issued on how to spot fraudsters who may try to use NHS test and trace to steal personal and financial information and perpetrate scams.


If you test positive for coronavirus, the NHS test and trace service will send you a text or email alert or call you with instructions of how to share details of people with whom you have had close, recent contact and places you have visited.


The NHS test and trace service will also contact you if have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Again, the alert will usually come by text, email or phone call.

Fraudsters may make telephone calls falsely claiming to be NHS test and trace staff or send bogus texts or emails.

– If it’s really NHS test and trace calling you it will be from their single number 0300 0135 000, although scammers are known to be able to make their phone calls appear to come from genuine numbers. Scammers can also do this with text messages too and can even make messages appear in a chain of texts alongside previous genuine messages, making them look plausible.

Contact tracers will:

– call you from 0300 013 5000
– send you text messages from ‘NHS’
– ask you to sign into the NHS test and trace service website: https://contact-tracing.phe.gov.uk/
– ask for your full name and date of birth to confirm your identity, and postcode to offer support while self-isolating
– ask about the coronavirus symptoms you have been experiencing
– ask you to provide the name, telephone number and/or email address of anyone you have had close contact with in the 2 days prior to your symptoms starting
– ask if anyone you have been in contact with is under 18 or lives outside of England

Contact tracers will never:

– ask you to dial a premium rate number to speak to us (for example, those starting 09 or 087)
– ask you to make any form of payment or purchase a product or any kind
– ask for any details about your bank account
– ask for your social media identities or login details, or those of your contacts
– ask you for any passwords or PINs, or ask you to set up any passwords or PINs over the phone
– disclose any of your personal or medical information to your contacts
– provide medical advice on the treatment of any potential coronavirus symptoms
– ask you to download any software to your PC or ask you to hand over control of your PC, smartphone or tablet to anyone else
– ask you to access any website that does not belong to the government or NHS

Full details are available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-test-and-trace-how-it-works


Warwickshire Trading Standards advises all residents to:

Be vigilant. Don’t be afraid to delete an email/text or put the phone down if you believe it to be a scam

Take your time, don’t be rushed in to revealing personal information

If in doubt, ask or family member or friend for their advice

Report any type of scam to the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133. Citizens Advice can provide telephone support and advice. They will also alert Warwickshire Trading Standards Service who can provide additional advice

Here to Help

Do you need help getting food from the supermarket?
Are you struggling financially to buy food?
Are you unable to collect your prescriptions?
Are you lonely and feeling isolated?

We are a community-based group of volunteers in Kenilworth helping the vulnerable members of our community during these difficult times.

Please do not struggle or suffer in silence, we have volunteers ready to help you. Call our helpline or message us.