Today is national Care Home Day in Scotland. This year’s theme is “Care Community”, which is appropriate given how well all care homes in East Lothian have worked together to keep residents and staff as safe as possible during the past few months. There is a real sense of community in care homes in East … Continue reading Happy Care Home Day 2020!
From Maureen Allan, Interim Chief Officer, East Lothian Volunteer Centre The fund aims to address acute hardship and suffering to the those who are vulnerable, providing a short-term financial safety net for people most impacted by the pandemic. The Hardship Fund provides individuals or families with grants of £120 on a prepaid cash card. This can be individual one off grants, or … Continue reading British Red Cross Hardship Fund – funding update
From Bella Kerr, Intergenerational Development Officer, Generations Working Together Hello In this month’s newsletter, we share our learnings from our first virtual event, an inspiring story of how our funding generated an idea for an affordable community café, and expert nutrition advice for shielding older people. Welcome to our new community members If you’re new … Continue reading Newsletter from Soil Association’s Sharing Food for Life Get Togethers Project July 2020
Care Home Day 2020 Today is Care Home Day, an online awareness day which seeks to raise the profile of care homes across Scotland. It is an important opportunity to recognise the essential role of care homes in our communities and the work they do in supporting our older and vulnerable citizens. The National Wellbeing … Continue reading From the Care Inspectorate provider update
From East Lothian Council’s Wellbeing Wendesday team Looking after ourselves is not selfish; it means that we can better help others. We can’t do that if we are running on empty. You are important and we all need time for ourselves sometimes to re-charge in whatever way works for you. Ideas on self care are … Continue reading Hello, how are you today?
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From Stephanie McCourt, COSLA Welcome to the latest Elected Members Bulletin, your weekly update from COSLA covering issues related to COVID-19. Read the latest COSLA Elected Member Briefing here.
From Maureen Allan, Interim Chief Officer, East Lothian Volunteer Centre Charities that work to improve the employment prospects of disadvantaged children and young people are being invited to apply for a share of £6m of funding. The Inspiring Futures programme is being funded by £3m from both BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation, and will … Continue reading BBC Children in Need and the Youth Futures Foundation