Amanda Barry

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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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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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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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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Council reassures people living in remote communities that they will not be left behind

Highland Council has moved to reassure residents in the more remote areas of the region that they will not be forgotten and every effort will be made to provide the support they need. The Council fully appreciates how concerning a time this is for those living in remote areas and is working hard with a …

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