Here are the latest Resilience Resource lists. I have created a separate “Mental Health Resilience Resources” document to make the information easier to navigate. However, both documents contain sections on bereavement, domestic abuse and wellness activities / keeping well during Covid-19. Comments, corrections and additions – all feedback is welcome!
New “End of life” section including advice on funerals – please note some funeral directors are not offering the full range of services e.g. embalming the body or visiting in a chapel of rest even though it is still legal to do so observing standard infection control procedures and social distancing guidelines. This is causing additional heartache for some families who appoint a funeral director without checking first what they are offering.
Additions to section on “Foodbanks and Free Food Provision” in East Lothian
Access to PPE for unpaid carers delivering personal care
Flamingo Chicks free virtual dance sessions for children with additional support needs and their siblings
By including an active travel element, such as walking or cycling, to our journeys and incorporating physical activity into everyday tasks, the need to find extra time, money or motivation for exercise is reduced. So, if you are already an active traveller or you’re just thinking about availing yourself of the Cycles for Keyworkers scheme, you might find these new active travel leaflets useful.
The Cycling UK partnership will allow us to extend the servicing offer and supplement this with repairs and bike/accessory loans.
We’ve also been given the opportunity, by a kind customer who wishes to remain anonymous, to offer their secondhand bike to a local key worker as a donation. See here for details. If you are aware of anyone in East Lothian who fits the criteria and would benefit from this please let us know. Would suit someone who would like to commute to work but doesn’t have a bike at the moment. We are making contact with our customers who are key workers to spread the word.
Keep well and safe.
Mandy J Cairns Ford Belhaven Bikes t. 01368 860300
MSK Physiotherapists are currently trialling the use of iPads to enable us to help those unable to access normal physiotherapy services during COVID-19. This allows people struggling with an MSK complaint access to the information they need to manage their condition by being supported in use of apps relevant to them. We fully expect this practice to continue post-COVID and be rolled out to the drop-in clinics.