Support Our Local Community: COVID-19 Response, Recovery and Resilience

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Our community in South Lanarkshire has worked incredibly hard for the past 21 months to ensure the health and safety of our people continues throughout the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. It has been hard for all of us. We have had to adapt to a completely different way of working to continue serving the community, especially those in vulnerable situations.

The Communities Mental Health & Well Being Fund is now open for application

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The Communities Mental Health & Well Being Fund is now open for South Lanarkshire area!

The ambition of this fund is to support initiatives that promote mental health and well being at a small scale, grassroots, community level. It should be accessible to all groups, no matter how small or inexperienced they are.

Join Now! VASLan New and Free Membership Program

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Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) is delighted to introduce our new and free Membership Program.

The program is officially announced during the Annual General Meeting on Tuesday morning (16/11). Moving forward, we would like to ensure that our membership is representing the diversity and extent of South Lanarkshire’s third sector.

It is our pleasure to invite you to join the membership of VASLan Third Sector Interface. Please follow the direction below:

NEW SCHEDULE! NHS COVID-19 Community Testing in South Lanarkshire

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On this space, you will find the latest schedule of Mobile Testing Unit in South Lanarkshire, including Home Testing collection sites and pop-up arrangements. Keep yourself updated with the latest information. We encourage you to book before attending to ensure that you are notified of any last-minute changes.

MOBILE TEST UNITS

Funding Announcement: Communities Mental Health and Well Being Fund

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Kevin Stewart, MSP, Minister for Mental Well Being and Social Care launched the new Communities Mental Health and Well Being Fund on Friday 15th October 2021. This new fund has been established with £15 million allocated to support mental health and well being in communities across Scotland. The fund has to be administered across Scotland using a collaborative approach between 32 Third Sector Interfaces, Integrated Joint Boards and other key representatives from the respective councils and community.

VASLan Membership: More than just free membership

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We are delighted to see many more organisations in South Lanarkshire signing up to join VASLan Membership Programme. We would like to ensure that our membership is representing the diversity and extent of South Lanarkshire’s third sector. One of the benefits of joining VASLan free membership is to access our managed funds. Peter McGhee, Development Officer for Sustainability and Collaboration, explains how the programme works.

Celebrating Ann Rodger who Wins the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award from CTA UK

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On November 2021, Ann Rodger, volunteer at Larkhall and District Volunteer Group, has won the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award from The Community Transport Association UK. Ann is an amazing volunteer working tirelessly for the community in Larkhall. It's amazing to see her dedication to volunteering, a lifetime commitment, and hard work.

Watch the video below to her Ann's story in winning the award.