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Carers of East Lothian – Updated Resilience Resource List for carers – 8.4.20

COEL has issued the latest version of the Carers of East Lothian resilience resources list. They asked us to highlight a few changes: North Berwick Resilience Contacts Musselburgh, Wallyford and Whitecraig Resilience Contacts (share a single point of contact) Audiology services/ library services to source hearing aid batteries Pennypit Development Trust Emergency Food Provision in … Continue reading Carers of East Lothian – Updated Resilience Resource List for carers – 8.4.20

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Extract from the Care Inspectorate’s Provider update, issued on 8.4.20

Scottish Government Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill The Scottish Government Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill has received Royal Assent and came into effect on 7 April 2020. We’ve produced a short briefing [for providers] highlighting the main points relevant to care services. You can read it here. Find out more about our work at: www.careinspectorate.com Contact us

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Comment on "STRiVE update – Sources of help through the TSI"

Hi Jane, I would like to nominate the North Berwick community Council who have arranged the North Berwick Resilience Group. The group have over 200 volunteers and are delivering food and prescriptions as well as offering support to the vulnerable across the town. The group are looking to arrange a project to include the whole town to encourage hope and business to help wih loneliness during this period. The money would really assist with this project. Is there an application form that needs filled in? Best wishes, Judy Lockhart, Chairman, North Berwick Community Council

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Update from Scottish Government about framework to support Gypsy Travellers during COVID-19

We are pleased to inform you that our framework to support Gypsy/Travellers in relation to COVID-19 has been published online. I have attached the link to the published framework below and would be grateful if you would pass it on to your stakeholder lists. Kind regards, Robbie Robbie LambiePolicy Officer – Private Housing ServicesScottish Government/ … Continue reading Update from Scottish Government about framework to support Gypsy Travellers during COVID-19

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Comment on "STRiVE update – Sources of help through the TSI"

I would like to nominate Gullane Area Community Council which would be able to disseminate this funding to the Local Area Resilience Teams serving Gullane. Aberlady, Dirleton and Drem. As with many areas Dirleton Area Resilience Team have a well organised team with 50 volunteers offering Cashless shopping, collection of prescriptions,dog walking and support for those with long term health conditions etc. What is becoming evident is the large number of residents who are within the self isolating category and have no family support. For many who are really proud its taking the first step to ask for assistance and our first task is building relationships. We are setting up a local larder within the Primary School for essentials.While we have benefited from Aldi (Neighbourly) and Tesco (Fairshare ) this has mainly resulted in Bread and cakes and it would be good to be able to provide more healthy options. We have also had requests for Ladies products for the elderly and would like to purchase these products. Longer term the need for those self isolating will increase with the needs to offer not just practical support but to consider initiatives to promote mental health and well-being. We would also like to a fun element for the children as this Sunday the Easter Bunny is visiting those children of Primary age (thanks to the donation of ALDI ). The fund would be able to support those families who are experiencing hardship at the time Regards Janice MacLeod Dirleton Area Resilience Team.

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COVID – 19 UPDATE FOR JOB SEEKERS: My World of Work Job Hub

My World of Work Job Hub is a new service which supports those seeking immediate employment opportunities. Developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic by Skills Development Scotland and industry partners, the Job Hub brings together live job opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, food and grocery retail, social care, childcare, delivery and distribution, food … Continue reading COVID – 19 UPDATE FOR JOB SEEKERS: My World of Work Job Hub

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