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5/5/2020
Looking after each other during COVID-19
Advice on how to help out safely.   People helping those in their communities affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) are being encouraged to carry on while following advice to keep themselves and others safe.  
4/5/2020
Army Sets Up Mobile Corona Virus Testing Units In Thurso
The UK Government has mobilised the army to set up Corona Virus Test Centres In Scotland.   Mobile testing units travel around the UK to increase access to coronavirus testing.  
Caithness Help Groups ContactsThumbnail for article : Caithness Help Groups Contacts
From Caithness Voluntary Group who have coordinated the process to get the map.   Over the past 5 - 6 weeks I have been working with an absolutely tremendous group of individuals who are throughout the county working tirelessly to ensure everyone is looked after during this crises.  
Cyclist Team Thanked For Fundraising For CHATThumbnail for article : Cyclist Team Thanked For Fundraising For CHAT
Caithness Health Action Team would like to give our sincere thanks to this fantastic team who have raised a significant amount for us £1,765 .This money will be used to help our community.   They have cycled a distance of 874 miles equivalent of John o Groats to Lands end journey.  
27/4/2020
High Life Highland online resources for health and wellbeingThumbnail for article : High Life Highland online resources for health and wellbeing
To help provide extra support for people living in the Highlands during the current period, High Life Highland has extended the range of services and classes available to communities online, using technology and innovation to create new and exciting activities.   Over the past month, the Charity's teams have put together an engaging range of online content to support the health and wellbeing of people living in the Highlands, including: online classes and a range of free newspapers, books and interactive archive sessions suitable for all.  
26/4/2020
Covid 19 - Activity/Craft Packs For Children and Young PeopleThumbnail for article : Covid 19 - Activity/Craft Packs For Children and Young People
See poster for details.   Helping the Caithness Community.  
23/4/2020
CHAT and Friends Donate 30 Tablets For Staff and Patients To Keep In ContactThumbnail for article : CHAT and Friends Donate 30 Tablets For Staff and Patients To Keep In Contact
Caithness Health Action Team along with the League of Friends for Caithness General hospital wanted to help patients and staff in our local Caithness hospitals.   We contacted NHSH and agreed that providing high quality Samsung tablets ,with protective wipe able covers would be an excellent way to help ,especially as at the moment there is currently no visiting allowed due to the pandemic.  
22/4/2020
Council Issues More Than 7,500 School Meals Vouchers To Highland FamiliesThumbnail for article : Council Issues More Than 7,500 School Meals Vouchers To Highland Families
Highland Council is continuing to provide free school meals through e-vouchers to families across the region while schools are closed.   Over, 7,500 school meals payments of £15 per child per week have been issued to date.  
22/4/2020
Royal Bank Launches Card For Carers
Royal Bank of Scotland is introducing a new ‘companion card' - a supplement card to an existing current account that enables vulnerable customers and those in extended isolation to give trusted volunteers a way to pay for their essential goods.   New card offers quick & easy way for vulnerable customers to pay for essentials through a trusted carer or volunteer.  
18/4/2020
How to help your teenager staying home during the extended lockdown periodThumbnail for article : How to help your teenager staying home during the extended lockdown period
Children's charity Barnardo's Scotland knows a thing or two about teenagers and with the news that the lockdown has been extended for at least another three weeks it is offering some useful advice for parents online.   Martin Crewe, director for Barnardo's Scotland and father of four said: "If you're struggling to keep your teenager in the house and sticking to lockdown rules know that you're definitely not alone." Teenage brains work differently than adult brains.  
15/4/2020
Museums - Digital Resilience COVID-19 Fund
Museums can apply for up to £3000 to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by the Coronavirus outbreak and the associated restrictions.   This fund is designed to support museums to purchase equipment and software that will enable them to adapt to more digital working during the period of closures brought about by COVID-19 and the associated restrictions.  
15/4/2020
Heritage Lottery Updates Following Coronavirus
Our support for the heritage sector in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.   See full details at https://www.heritagefund.org.uk/news/coronavirus-update.  
14/4/2020
Wellbeing Fund Open For Bids
Charities invited to apply for cash help.   Third sector organisations across Scotland are being encouraged to apply for emergency funding to help cope with the effects of coronavirus (COVID-19).  
14/4/2020
Support For Those At High Covid-19 Risk
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.  
12/4/2020
Free School Meals FAQ
This handy guide to Free School Meals has been put out by Noss Primary School and applies across the Highland region.   Free School Meals FAQ NOSS PRIMARY SCHOOL The latest information from the Highland Council regarding free school meals is below.  
10/4/2020
GP Practices And Pharmacies Open For Easter
Extended opening hours to ensure services available.   General practices and community pharmacies will remain open on Good Friday and Easter Monday to help relieve pressure on out-of-hours services this weekend.  
Second CVG Covid-19 Funding Update April 2020
RURAL community groups helping locals counter the effects of isolation as the coronavirus lockdown continues are now being offered financial support from The Prince's Countryside Fund.  The charity is inviting applications for emergency funding of up to £2500.  
8/4/2020
Funding Boost For Covid-19 Charities
The Scottish Secretary has welcomed a Covid-19 charity funding boost from the UK Government.   Commenting on the funding package for charities announced today [8 April 2020] by the Chancellor, Scottish Secretary Alister Jack said:Volunteers up and down the country do a tremendous amount to support the most vulnerable in our society.  
Covid-19 Funding Update For Community Groups April 2020
Funding has become available for community organisations that are setting up support for vulnerable people during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.   The National Emergencies Trust Fund is now open for applications.  
6/4/2020
Crimestoppers Scotland: Doorstep Crime During The Coronavirus Crisis - Speak Up, Stay SafeThumbnail for article : Crimestoppers Scotland: Doorstep Crime During The Coronavirus Crisis - Speak Up, Stay Safe
Crimestoppers Scotland has today, 6th April 2020, launched a vital Doorstep Crime campaign aimed at empowering people to stay safe in their homes.   Right now, everyone has a role to play in keeping themselves and others safe, that's why the charity are appealing to people to share the message on keeping safe at home, especially with those who are most at risk Doorstep criminals are cunning, creative, and often very convincing at targeting people, that's why our charity is encouraging people to: THINK, SECURE, QUESTION, CONSIDER AND CONTROL.