Month: April 2020

1st Minister seeks feedback on ‘Framework for Decision-making’ Document

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has published a document called ‘COVID-19: A Framework for decision-making’The document reflects on the ongoing period of lockdown and outlines how the Scottish Government will determine the steps required to constrain the spread of the virus while minimising overall harm to health, society and the economy.The government has made clear …

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COVID-19: Assistance With Forms

There is a lot of help for individuals and businesses, most of which require a form to be completed either online or paper. If you need help or guidance on form filling, the following Community Councillors are available to help: Topher Dawson  Tel: 612342   Mob: 07971 448 003 chairlochbroomcc@gmail.com Charlie Macaulay Tel: 612164   Mob: 07795 420 101 secretarylochbroomcc@gmail.com Pete …

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BT & ITV bringing tech tips for the lockdown with help of familiar faces

BT have partnered with ITV and some familiar faces to run a series of daily tech lessons over the next couple of weeks that may help the less digitally savvy among us to learn how to use some of the tech skills that are now becoming so handy. Now’s the time to share more than …

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Additional support for business

Published: 15 Apr 2020 06:00 Part of: Coronavirus in Scotland, Business, industry and innovation Second phase of funding to protect against the effects of COVID-19. Around £220 million of further grants are being made available for businesses – including the recently self-employed – to help them deal with the ongoing impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The …

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Coronavirus: Ask-a-friend cash access scheme extended

Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode …

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Call for isolated or vulnerable to register with Highland Council COVID helpline

COVID Helpline Local High Life youth worker Yvonne Boa, who will be one of the main local volunteers at the new Highland Council Local Community Hub which started operations this Wednesday, 15th April, has urged everybody who believes they may be entitled to any additional help because they are particularly isolated or vulnerable to register …

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New mental health support

14 April 2020 Helping people cope during COVID-19. Additional support to help people look after their mental health and wellbeing during and after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been announced by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. The support includes an investment of more than £1 million towards the expansion of the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme …

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Support for those at high COVID-19 risk

13 April 2020 Public safety and emergencies, Coronavirus in Scotland National helpline established for those who do not have family or community support. A new national helpline is being set up to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19. The service – …

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New measures to protect business tenants

10 April 2020 Notice period for commercial leases extended from 14 days to 14 weeks. The notice period before a commercial lease can be terminated for non-payment of rent has been extended, as part of new measures to help businesses introduced in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act. Minister for Public Finance Ben Macpherson has written to …

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Just Ask helpline announces extended hours

Highland Children’s and Young People’s Allied Health Professionals (AHP) have announced that their Just Ask helpline for children and young people in the Highlands area will be open on an additional day to help cater for increased need during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The AHP enquiry line aims to help you support the development of …

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