The Red Cross Mobility Aids Service is still available over the festive period should anyone need short term use of a wheelchair or commode.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ladywell Regeneration group would like to hear how COVID 19 and its impacts have affected you, your loved ones, neighbours and community. This survey will help us find out what the needs of the community are and identify what services and activity you would like to see.
This survey has been organised by the Ladywell Regeneration group (The Ladywell regeneration group is a local community-led action group that is supported by the local services and organisations to help make a difference in Ladywell). The anonymised results of this survey will be shared with the Ladywell Regeneration group, local organisations, services, third sector and businesses
This survey should be completed by anyone that lives, learns, works, volunteers, plays and does business in Ladywell.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Transform Craigshill would like to hear how COVID 19 and its impacts have affected services, organisations, community groups and the third sector. This survey will help us identify the current landscape of services, organisations, and community groups and inform the updated local plan
This survey has been organised by Transform Craigshill (Transform Craigshill is the local community-led action group that is supported by the local services and organisations to help make a difference in Craigshill). The anonymised results of this survey will be shared with Transform Craigshill, local organisations, services, third sector businesses and community.
This survey should be completed by the third sector, services, organisations, community groups and social enterprises that deliver activity benefitting the Craigshill community.
We do this by providing regular one-to-one support, which can include home visits, outings, phone conversations and help in attending local groups and activities. We also provide 13 social & activity groups across West Lothian.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular face-to-face services have not been possible, so we had to look for other ways to keep isolated older people connected in the community. Since March, we’ve been providing weekly telephone support, online social groups over Zoom, letters and activity packs through the post, digital support to help people connect with friends & family and socially distanced doorstep visits to those most in need.
With the Covid-19 vaccination programme now under way, we’re looking forward to being able to re-start our one-to-one home visits and groups. Until that time comes we’ll continue to develop and improve our current range of services.
We’d love to hear from you if you or someone you know could benefit from our support. We’re also recruiting volunteers to support our current services, but also to get involved in our return to regular services when that becomes possible. In either case, please contact us on 01506 815 815 or email@example.com. You can also find us online at www.facebook.com/OPALCyrenians and www.cyrenians.scot/OPAL
The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Meetings of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2020
Please see below, message from Caroline Monk | Senior Policy Officer, Scottish Government:
I am writing to inform you that the above regulations have now been laid in the Scottish Parliament, a copy of the regulations and supporting information can be found here: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (Meetings of Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisations) (Coronavirus) (No. 2) Regulations 2020 (legislation.gov.uk).
These regulations extend the ‘relevant period’ set out in Schedule 14 of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, meaning that SCIOs can continue to hold remote members meetings until 30 March 2021.
The continuing restrictions necessitated by COVID-19 mean that a SCIOs ability to hold general or members’ meetings in person (where this is specified in the constitution) is limited. These regulations allow SCIOs to use remote methods, such as video conference or phone calls to hold meetings with their members if they need to.
The time period originally ran until 30 December 2020, this is now extended for a final 3 months to 30 March 2021.
It is our understanding that the UK Government is likely to extend the time period for companies, CIOs and other bodies caught by the Act. If you have any questions about the SCIO regulations please let me know.
Social Security Scotland is the new service that has been created by the Scottish Government to deliver a number of benefits. These benefits will transfer from the UK Government to the Scottish Government in stages over the next four years. Social Security Scotland deliver benefits to residents of Scotland who may be on low incomes, disabled, carers, young people entering the workplace and to help people heat their homes.
Social Security Scotland’s head office is in Dundee with another major base in Glasgow. Once fully operational, will also provide a local presence across Scotland. They want their clients to be able to access services as close to their homes as possible and in a way that suits them. Autumn 2020 will see the introduction of their Local Delivery Advisory Service which will be based within Local Communities.
Social Security Scotland will put dignity, fairness and respect at the heart of everything they do. please click on the link here to access help and support: Social Security Scotland - Benefits
Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian is a Registered Company in Scotland No. SC244154 and Registered Scottish Charity No. SC027612.
Registered Office: 20-22 King Street, Bathgate, EH48 1AX
Registered Office: 20-22 King Street, Bathgate, EH48 1AX