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The NHS has announced there are to be 26 sites set up by April 2022 to offer physical health checks and psychological therapy in one building.

These centres could provide treatment for around 6,000 new parents in the first year. Support will be offered to new mums plus partners and families through the new hubs.

Help will be available from before conception for those with pre-existing mental health conditions who want to get pregnant- until the baby's second birthday.

The centres will also provide training for maternity staff and midwives as well as providing psychological therapies to people during pregnancy and after giving birth.

The NHS aims to have a hub in all 44 local NHS areas by April 2024.

Source - NHS 6 April 2021

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Association of British Insurers (ABI) figures show equivalent of £553,000 per day was paid to support the families of the people who sadly died due to coronavirus in 2020.

According to the figures, there were 11,198 claims received. 10,205 of these were individual policies (whole life, term insurance and critical illness claims) with 993 were company (group) life insurance schemes.

Payouts included £250,000 paid just one day after notification of the death.

Yvonne Braun, the ABI's director of long-term savings and protection, said: "No one will have been affected by the pandemic more than the families of those who have tragically died due to Covid.

"While no amount of money can ever replace a life, insurers have and continue to do everything they possibly can to help families cope financially through these distressing and worrying times."

Figures obtained from the Association of British Insurers Coronavirus Information Hub 18 March 2021

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