CTSI COVID-19 General Update – April 16th

CTSI UPDATE – April 16th 2020

The UK Government has announced an extension to lockdown measures across the country. This means that people are still being encouraged to stay at home and undertake social distancing measures. We therefore expect the high levels of demand for community support, food banks, and door-step deliveries to continue.

If you would like to get in touch with us please call 01259 213 840, email admin@ctsi.org.uk or message our Facebook page.


View our Community Care Guide for local support and general helplines: https://bit.ly/ctsicareguide

Clackmannanshire Council have launched their Community Support Helpline. The helpline has been set up to support vulnerable individuals, including those who have been asked to undertake shielding measures. The helpline is open from 9am to 5pm on weekdays, and 10am to 4pm on weekends.

☎️ 01259 452275
? communitysupport@clacks.gov.uk

Thank you to everyone who has registered to volunteer so far, the response from the community has been amazing. Most of our groups are now at capacity for volunteers, however if you would still like to help out, please print off some Community Assistance Cards to reach out to your neighbours who may need some help. Download a copy here: http://bit.ly/2Ub8vdK

We’ve written a short blog post on volunteering during COVID-19, outlining how you can protect yourself and others: https://bit.ly/3apZEvs

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are still recruiting Kindness Callers to check-in with people who are worried, scared, or lonely because of self-isolation. Register here: https://bit.ly/3akEVtd


Funding Opportunities:

? The Wellbeing Fund – https://bit.ly/3cpcc7e
? The Third Sector Resilience Fund – https://bit.ly/33Jgm6P
? The National Emergencies Trust Fund – https://bit.ly/3esQ8KE

More funding options can be found on our COVID-19 page: http://bit.ly/3d7bOva

Business Support Information – https://bit.ly/3berLyp

General advice for groups thinking of setting up a befriending scheme in response to COVID-19: https://bit.ly/2WMVTw9

Note on PVGs from Volunteer Scotland: https://bit.ly/2JlmmJy

Stay safe, take care!

– CTSI Team

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