Summary of a Live Webinar: Lanarkshire COVID-19 Information Session

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On Friday 26th November, NHS Lanarkshire officials were joined by Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) and Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) member of staff for a free online information session on current guidance on COVID-19 safety arrangements. This event aims to help the third sector organisations to return to pre-COVID-19 operations while maintaining the safety of the people.

Right Care, Right Place (Winter 2021)

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We can all do our bit to reduce the pressure on our NHS by seeking the right care in the right place for our health needs.  Here’s a guide to some of the services offered by the NHS, to help you determine the best one(s) for your healthcare needs:

This website provides accurate and reliable information to help you make informed decisions about your health needs. It includes advice and information on:  

A Celebration of South Lanarkshire's Social Enterprise: VASLan Third Sector Forum

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On Wednesday 8th December, VASLan Third Sector Forum held a virtual Christmas Market and was joined by colleagues from social enterprises across South Lanarkshire. They showcased their products that are available to purchase as gifts for the festive season.

During the last series of the forum in 2021, we also welcomed our colleagues from Social Enterprise Network Scotland (SENScot) and FirstPort which gave an interesting presentation of support that is available to develop enterprising activities.

Feeling snowed under? A guide to surviving Christmas

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We all recognise that Christmas and New Year are times of great celebration providing people with an opportunity to come together, exchange gifts, share memories and show friends and family how important they are to us.

However, it is almost impossible to get through Christmas without experiencing some level of stress.

For many it can be a time that brings financial pressure, stress, loneliness and can remind us of sad times in our lives.

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire helps to bring the Third Sector in South Lanarkshire Together During COVID-19

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Every three months South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface travels to the four localities for to facilitate Third Sector Forums. This is a chance for organisations to network, expand their knowledge and ask their burning questions.

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.


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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.