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COVID-19 – Social care worker death in service payment

The Scottish Government has improved the guidance and claim process for their COVID-19 Social care worker death in service payment. In July 2020, the Scottish Government published details of the Coronavirus social care worker death in service payment, however the process for applying was not as efficient as it could be. The scheme provides a […]

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New HR and employment support service from SCVO

New HR support to manage the impact of COVID-19 SCVO’s new service provides HR and employment support to voluntary sector organisations in Scotland, to help them manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It is funded by National Lottery Community Fund. SCVO offers free online guidance and toolkits, training and webinars on topics including: Remote […]

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Scotland, it’s time to roll up our sleeves

According to research from University College London, those most at risk of mistrust and misinformation about vaccines are the same groups at increased risk for illness and death from COVID-19; ethnic minorities and those from socioeconomically deprived backgrounds. Therefore, it is our responsibility to help reassure the people we support, that the COVID-19 vaccine is […]

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Clear your head

With a national lockdown in place throughout January and winter generally being a tougher time for people, It’s OK to not feel yourself right now. The Scottish Government’s Clear Your Head Campaign encourages you to be kind to yourself by making the most of daylight and connecting with nature to get through to brighter days […]

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Personal Assistant COVID-19 Testing – workshops

Expansion of testing to adult care at home (Adult Day Centres/services; Sheltered Housing and Multiple Occupancies; Personal Assistants; wider Care at Home staff) To support the expansion of testing to the above staff and settings, the Scottish Government has arranged a number of online workshops for providers and staff in the sector. These will provide […]

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Scottish Government Vaccination Programme Update (Jan 2021)

New Vaccination Update from 1 January 2021: Including Priority Groups The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland has issued an updated letter about the arrangements being made for the COVID-19 vaccination programme. The letter focuses on: the timescale for second doses of the vaccine; a phased approach to vaccinations; further information and resources for staff, carer […]

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Carers’ Wellbeing Campaign

The Scottish Government has launched a new Carers’ Wellbeing campaign to encourage carers across Scotland to seek the emotional and practical support that will help them look after themselves. Recent polling undertaken by YouGov indicates that an additional 392,000 people in Scotland have taken up caring roles during the pandemic. This takes the total potential […]

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Get to know the COVID-19 Protection Levels

New publication from In Control on COVID-19 Protection Levels The Scottish Government has introduced a new system of local protection levels from 0 – 4 around Covid-19. In Control Scotland have produced an Easy Read document to explain these levels in a way that is easier to understand about what you can do and what […]

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Self-Isolation Information and Support

We know that self-isolation is very important in stopping the spread of coronavirus. We also know that self-isolation can take its toll on our physical and mental health. That’s why making a plan for self-isolation is also very important. Signs of coronavirus are a cough, high temperature or loss/change of taste or smell. If you […]

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Support hub for unpaid carers and PA employers

Covid-19 has affected us all in many different ways, and our wellbeing is now more important than ever. That’s why we’ve partnered with national, local and professional bodies who have a shared passion for looking after the emotional and psychological wellbeing of our country’s health, and social services workers, to create Scotland’s National Wellbeing Hub […]

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