COVID-19 SUPPORT LINKS

Please find some useful links for support in East Lothian signposted from Changes Community Health Project

Food

Here are some practical links for accessing food supplies;

School meals and clothing grants

Meals at home service

Foodbank East Lothian

Health

Self-care is very important for our mental and physical health – here are some links to help you out;

NHS Coronavirus Self Help Guide

Support for those at high COVID-19 risk

East Space East Lothian’s Online Source of Mental Health and Wellbeing

Anxiety UK

Managing loneliness

Suggested apps and self help guides

Employment/Finance

Uncertainty around work can cause a great deal of stress and worry. We hope that some of this information is helpful in explaining the current situation, your rights and what provisions the government is putting in place for everyone.

Citizens Advice Scotland

Skills Development Scotland

Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)   Customer services  Tel: 0300 123 1150

Business Support Scotland

Older people

These links are for people who are aged 70 years and older and their families;

Age UK    Helpline 0800 12 44 222 (Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm

Coping with Loneliness    Helpline 0800 319 6789

Schooling

Having the children home during lockdown may be a challenge but these links have some great suggestions;

Supporting Children and Young People with Worried about COVID19

The Guardian – Advice from teachers

Emerging Minds – How we can support our children and young people

Online Safety Tips

Many people are turning to online support and relying heavily on the internet for social communication, work and information. It’s important that we follow advice to keep ourselves safe and be savvy about our online use. Here are some pointers to start off with;

BBC – Stay Social Online

UK Govt. Online Safety