COVID-19 Community Wellbeing Line

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A new helpline is now available for individuals living in South Lanarkshire who are self-isolating/vulnerable and whose usual support network is no longer available.    

The helpline will help people to access food and other essential supplies.  The Community Engagement Team within the council have been working  along with VASLAN to collate activity which is happening within communities, and to make contact with new groups and networks which are developing in response to the current situation.  

Changes to Disclosure Scotland

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Disclosure Scotland are making a temporary change to how applications are processed.

They have been working closely with the Scottish Government and key stakeholders on our response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

In addition to their prioritisation of checks for those who have the most vital roles supporting the country during this time, as of Monday 30 March  they will no longer be accepting paper applications.

On Monday (30 March) a new page will go live on their website with all the materials you need to continue to submit applications.

Third Sector Resilience Fund

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The Third Sector Resilience Fund (TSRF) is a £20 million emergency fund for third sector organisations in Scotland. It is part of a £350m support package for the sector in Scotland in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The fund will support organisations across the third sector who are at risk of closure due to a sharp decrease in income or that are unable to deliver their services during this difficult period.

MESSAGE FROM SOUTH LANARKSHIRE COMMUNITY PLANNING PARTNERSHIP

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Dear community and voluntary groups,

We know that these are difficult times and that many of you have been working very hard to make sure that the vulnerable people in your communities continue to be supported.

Following on from last night’s announcement by the Prime Minister and the First Minister we now need your ongoing help and assistance in supporting the needs of your local communities. 

We will very shortly provide information on how you can to do this safely by following the guidance you will be given.

Business as Usual

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Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire are following all government advice on how to respond to the coronavirus (Covid-19) situation, we will keep the Third Sector and stakeholders informed of any changes in our working practices and services.

In line with this advice, as of Friday 20th March 2020 we introducing a ‘Work from Home’ model until further notice. Our staff have been provided with the necessary infrastructure to ensure that we can maintain support and contact with South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector and our partners.

VASLan Seeking New Board Members

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Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire are passionate about working with others to improve the lives of children, young people, families and communities and about making South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector among the best in Scotland.  This requires that we have a more active strategic role between public and Third Sector stakeholders and to assist us in meeting this cha

Integrated Care Fund 2018 – Sept 2019

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The Third Sector Integrated Care Fund originally issued during 2016 is now seeking to attract applications from Third Sector providers for the period Aug 2018 – end Sept 2019.

As you may be aware a number of the previous ICF funded projects have been granted continuation funding covering the above period, as such the South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership is seeking additional bids to the remaining funds.

We are asking for Third Sector Organisations to consider applications toward the following areas;

Our Place Our Plan Survey

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South Lanarkshire Partnership is beginning a programme of activities working closely with individuals and communities to develop neighbourhood plans.

To help secure the highest levels of participation the survey will now remain open until 16th February 2018

People living in Springhall, Whitlawburn, Hillhouse, Udston, Burnbank and Strutherhill are being asked to take part in a short survey.

The survey presents 4 Big Questions and asks residents to consider and share their hopes for their neighbourhood now and in the future.

Turning Ideas Into Action - Our Place Our Plan Survey Goes Live

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South Lanarkshire Partnership is beginning a programme of activities working closely with individuals and communities to develop neighbourhood plans.

People living in Springhall, Whitlawburn, Hillhouse, Udston, Burnbank and Strutherhill are being asked to take part in a short survey.

The survey presents 4 Big Questions and asks residents to consider and share their hopes for their neighbourhood now and in the future.

To help secure the highest levels of participation the survey will remain open until the end of January 2018.