CTSI COVID-19 General Update – March 27th

CTSI UPDATE – March 27th 2020

To round off this week we’d like to thank every single person who has registered to volunteer in response to COVID-19. We’re astounded at the number of people who have come forward to assist us in the massive effort to make sure no one is left behind. As this lockdown continues, many people with no family or support networks will benefit immensely from the help being offered by the community. We’re so thankful for the support of the community, it’s been great to see local groups take the lead in ensuring people feel included.

If you would like to get in touch with us over the weekend, please email admin@ctsi.org.uk or message our Facebook.

FOR OUR COMMUNITY

We have created a Community Care Guide which details local support available in your area as well as a comprehensive list of helplines and care services: https://bit.ly/ctsicareguide

View our dedicated COVID-19 for further resources: http://bit.ly/3d7bOva

Latest advice and guidance from Clackmannanshire Council https://bit.ly/33Fx8DN

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

Register to volunteer: https://bit.ly/covid19volunteers

The following organisations still require more volunteers to help them continue to deliver support to vulnerable groups across Clacks:

‼ Alva Development Trust (Food Larder & Community Support) – please call 01259 760657 or message their FB page.

‼ Clackmannan Development Trust (Community Support) – please email lshaw_cdt@outlook.com

‼ The Gate Foodbank continues to need support from the community to provide care packages to elderly and vulnerable groups across Clacks. They are currently accepting donations of food and toiletries. Please get in touch with them directly to arrange a drop-off. Call 01259 218766.

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

FOR OUR MEMBERS

The National Emergencies Trust Fund is NOW OPEN for applications: https://bit.ly/2UltU56

The Third Sector Resilience Fund is still OPEN, they have already received a high volume of applications: https://bit.ly/33Jgm6P

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

We are continuing to update our COVID-19 page daily, it has a growing resource bank with relevant links and guidance for third sector organisations. View it here: http://bit.ly/3d7bOva

We hope everyone has a great weekend, thank you for your continued support!

– CTSI Team

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