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New Vaccination Information For Unpaid Carers – 15th February 2021

DELAY TO GROUP 6 VACCINATIONS SCOTLAND  The Scottish Government expects a delay to the start of Group 6 vaccination rollout – including unpaid carers. This phase was due to begin week commencing 22nd February for those known to the Scottish benefits system and NHS with all remaining carers following shortly after.  The reasons for the delay are due to a higher-than-predicted uptake of the vaccine together with available supply.  ScotGov reports that figures have passed 1 million first dose vaccinations in Scotland. Second [...]

New £250 Best Start Grant – School Age Payment

CHILDREN BORN BETWEEN 01/03/15 AND 29/02/16  NEW £250 BEST START GRANT - SCHOOL AGE PAYMENT  APPLY NOW - DEADLINE IS 28th FEBRUARY  Social Security Scotland’s Best Start Grant - School Age Payment is a new £250 payment to help with the costs of preparing for school when a child is first old enough to start primary school.  IF YOUR CHILD WAS BORN BETWEEN 1ST MARCH 2015 AND 29 FEBRUARY 2016  YOU MAY BE ELIGIBLE  If so, you can apply if you meet the [...]

Latest Vaccination Information For Unpaid Carers 5th February 2021

 Scotland’s unpaid carers will begin to receive Covid-19 vaccination from week commencing 22nd February.  Phase 1 – starting 22nd February Those already identified as an unpaid carer via Social Security Scotland and the NHS will begin to receive letters with a scheduled appointment. The letter will give information on how to change your appointment time and location. You’ll be able to do this by phone or by logging into an online portal.  Phase 2 – starting early March Those not already known as [...]

100 Winter Warm Packs Available From Carers Hub

SP Energy Networks have donated 100 Winter Warm Packs to keep our older carers and older cared-for-people cosy over the coming months.  The top-quality Winter Warms Packs comprise a large sports tote bag, thermal hat/gloves/scarf set, thermal socks and a bright fleece blanket with storage pouch.  To get your free warm pack please call Gillian on 07823 414076 and we will arrange delivery whilst supplies last. 

Additional Funding for Unpaid Carers

January 2021  This month the Scottish Government announced an additional £750K for unpaid carers in Scotland. Extra funding to support unpaid carers - gov.scot (www.gov.scot)  Funding will be administered to Local Authority carers services, by Shared Care Scotland.  It comes in response to concerns about increasing pressure on carers – particularly while many traditional respite breaks are restricted or unavailable.  The funding is designed to allow Local Authority carers services in Glasgow to react flexibly to the needs of carers in their area. [...]

Carers Hub & Create Live! Zoom arts project

 Glasgow East End Community Carers is joining Create Arts to run a 7-week visual arts programme for carers and former carers registered at the Carers Hub.  Sessions are free of charge and will be run by Zoom on Wednesday mornings from 10.30-12.45. There will be a starter session on 10th February, then 6 further weekly sessions from 24th February – 31st March.  You do not need any arts expertise, just an open mind and willingness to express yourself though art.  You’ll be able [...]

Covid-19 Vaccine – Information for Carers

Unpaid carers are a priority for the COVID-19 vaccine. The information below will tell you where you are on the priority list.  Unpaid carers aged 16 - 64 are included in group 6 on the priority list for the COVID-19 vaccine. Unpaid carers aged 65 and over will be offered the vaccine earlier as they are included in groups 2-5 which cover the whole population aged 65 and above.  PRIORITY GROUPS;  Priority Group 1 - Residents in a care home for older adults [...]

Understanding SDS and your Rights – Zoom Sessions – SIGN UP NOW

 Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL) will be running information sessions on Self-Directed Support (SDS). Sessions last 90 minutes and are available on the following dates;  January  Thursday 14th, 10.30am - 12noon  Wednesday 27th, 6pm - 7.30pm  February  Thursday 11th, 10.30am - 12noon  Wednesday 24th, 6pm - 7.30pm  March  Wednesday 10th 10.30 – 12noon  Wednesday 24th, 6pm - 7.30pm    Find out:  What is Self-Directed Support?  What rights do I have?  What about family carers?  How do I get an assessment of my [...]

Scottish Autism Live Advice for Parent Carers

Scottish Autism has launched a series of weekly ‘live’ advice sessions designed to tackle the challenges carers and family members of those with an autism spectrum condition (ASC) face during COVID-19. Parents are invited to forward questions in advance, not during the session. Questions can be emailed to events@scottishautism.org by noon on the day prior to each event. These will be answered by a member of the Scottish Autism Support Team during the live sessions and followed up, where necessary, by email. The [...]

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