Mobile Covid-19 Asymptomatic Testing Units To Be Deployed in Dunbar During April

For more information click the links below: asymptomatic_community_testing_in_east_lothian

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YOUNG MINDS – Help for Children or Parents affected by Mental Health issues

If you know any children or young people who might be struggling to manage their mental health, the Young Minds website is an excellent resource. Information of all kinds for the young people or their parents, including the impacts of Coronavirus.

https://youngminds.org.uk

Are you a young person in crisis?

Text the YoungMinds Crisis Messenger for free 24/7 support across the UK if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.

If you need urgent help, text YM to 85258.
All texts are answered by trained volunteers, with support from experienced clinical supervisors.
Texts are free from EE, O2, Vodafone, 3, Virgin Mobile, BT Mobile, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile and Telecom Plus.

Parents Helpline

Call the Parents Helpline for detailed advice, emotional support and signposting about a child or young person up to the age of 25.

Call for free on 0808 802 5544 from 9:30am – 4pm, Mon – Fri.
The Parents Helpline is available in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
You’ll get through to a trained adviser who will listen and talk through your concerns in complete confidence. Continue reading

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National Museum of Flight Survey

Scotinform, an independent research agency based in Edinburgh are currently undertaking some work for the National Museum of Flight, gathering the views and opinions of people who live in the area to help shape the Museum’s future.

An online survey has been prepared to ask residents about their experiences of National Museum of Flight, and to see whether they would be interested in some of the ideas and activities being explored. All responses will be treated in confidence and if received by 5 March 2021 will be entered into a prize draw to win a £50 e-voucher for a retailer of your choice.

The link to the survey is here:

https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=161245126801

They are keen to speak with as many residents as possible. Please complete the survey and forward to other residents and groups who might like to respond.

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Advice from Energy Action Scotland – Keep Warm and Well This Winter

Please click here for information from Energy Action Scotland and SP Energy Networks that might be useful for you, your family or neighbours on topics such as:-

  • How to register for Priority Services
  • Helping Keep Your Home Warm
  • Are You Missing Out On Extra Income?
  • Cutting Your Bill Without Sacrificing Comfort
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ELC Land Management Rules Consultation

East Lothian Council intends making Land Management Rules for the Council’s Countryside sites, Parks, Nature Reserves & Greenspaces. These look to address growing concerns about the use of East Lothian outdoor spaces following the changing ways we are all using these spaces in light of the ongoing pandemic.

East Lothian Council is committed to ensuring all residents, visitors and users of our green spaces can continue to enjoy these areas. These new rules are designed to give our countryside rangers and wardens the confidence and scope to keep all users safe, while ensuring that all users are aware not only of what is expected of them while in our green spaces, but also of the consequences for those who do not respect our green spaces and or repeatedly use these spaces irresponsibly and without consideration for others.

The proposals are outlined in the ‘Draft Land Management Rules’. Please read this file before answering the survey questions.

ELC invite all those with an interest in East Lothian green spaces, parks, nature reserves and countryside sites to comment on these proposed rules.

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Free Transport to Vaccine Appointment for People with Mobility Challenges

Handicabs (HcL) are offering FREE transport for people with mobility challenges to get their covid-19 vaccine.

Any person who has challenges with getting out and about due to age, disability, heath issues, additional support needs or geographic remoteness is eligible to use the service.

You do not need to be registered with HcL already.

Bookings are subject to availability so we recommend passengers call as soon as they have their vaccine appointment. Handicabs will do their very best to help transport as many people as they can, under current guidelines.

Call 0131 447 9949 to book for transport in East Lothian, Midlothian or Edinburgh.

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East Lothian Council’s Discretionary Fund Opens 3rd to 8th February

Do you know of any East Lothian businesses or self-employed people who have not yet qualified for any COVID-19-related support grant funding?
Please make them aware that East Lothian Council’s Discretionary Fund will open for applications tomorrow, with a closing date of 5pm on Monday 8th February – so it’s very important that applications are submitted quickly.
The application form will be on our dedicated business support web page – which also contains other really useful information on grants, loans & other financial support for businesses at this time.

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Ageing Well Activities for Over 50’s

The Ageing Well project promotes healthy lifestyles for people over 50 in East Lothian. The project is a partnership between NHS Lothian and East Lothian Council.

The Ageing Well project aims to maintain and promote the physical and mental health, well being and quality of life for people over 50 in East Lothian through a list of activities.

Due to Coronavirus, Ageing Well has moved online for the time being. Check out the full list of activities below, including chair based exercise, seated pilates, yoga for everyone, singing for lung health, tai chi and mindfulness.

Activities List

Information on Activities

For more information contact: Ageing Well Coordinator Email: ageingwell@eastlothian.gov.uk or Tel: 01620 827 240 / 07718 117585

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