Month: May 2020

Cabinet Secretary sets out latest transport response to Covid-19 outbreak

13 May 2020 Transport recovery – planning for the new normal Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has provided an update on progress towards delivering an effective transport system once the lockdown is lifted. Mr Matheson has held meetings with representatives from across the transport sector including bus, rail, aviation and ferries, to discuss how operators can …

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£2.7m support awarded to Highlands and Islands communities

More than 120 communities across the Highlands and Islands are among the first in Scotland to benefit from the Scottish Government’s £350 million package of support to address the social and economic impacts of COVID-19. The £40 million Supporting Communities Fund, which forms part of the Scottish Government’s support package, is being administered across the …

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Local groups get a £10 million boost.

Families on lower incomes and older people are to get more support with extra funding for lifeline services to cope with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The funding from the Scottish Government’s Supporting Communities Fund will go directly to more than 250 community groups. The community groups operate as ‘anchors’, bringing together charities, volunteers, social enterprises …

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Ullapool Newsletter 8 May 2020

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Ullapool Community Trust are supporting Ullapool News in the interim period. This is funded by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) community fund. You can view the full online version of the newsletter on the Ullapool news website.

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Essential workers & their families can self-refer for COVID-19 tests

The UK Government has announced (as of last week of April) that if you’re an essential worker who is self-isolating (not able to leave home) with suspected COVID-19, you can now apply for you and members of your household to get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19) if you believe you have symptoms – https://self-referral.test-for-coronavirus.service.gov.uk. The definitions …

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Launch of the Employee Assistance Programme for NHS Highland employees

ISSUE DATE: 01st May 2020 NHS Highland has today launched its Employee Assistance programme (EAP) which will allow all staff across NHS Highland to access confidential support to help cope with personal or work related problems that may be affecting their health, wellbeing or performance  The service is free to use and will be delivered …

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North Highland Initiative (NHI) community fund

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Ullapool Community Trust are supporting Ullapool News in the interim period. This is funded by the North Highland Initiative (NHI) community fund. You can view the full online version of the newsletter on the Ullapool news website.

£100M FUND FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

Further to Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop’s announcement this morning that the Scottish Government’s additional £100m fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be open for applications from 2pm, we wanted to provide you with more information about this support. Companies can find full details on our partnership website Find Business Support. This grant funding has been …

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