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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 or message our Facebook page.


View our Community Care Guide for local support and general helplines:

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

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:

We’ve written a short blog post on volunteering during COVID-19, outlining how you can protect yourself and others:

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:


Funding Opportunities:

? The Wellbeing Fund –
? The Third Sector Resilience Fund –
? The National Emergencies Trust Fund –

More funding options can be found on our COVID-19 page:

Business Support Information –

General advice for groups thinking of setting up a befriending scheme in response to COVID-19:

Note on PVGs from Volunteer Scotland:

Stay safe, take care!

– CTSI Team

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