Engage COVID 19 Update - 05 August
The Scottish Government has implemented a survey aimed at Third Sector organisations.
This survey has emerged from work with local authority partners to implement the national hotline which was set up in response to the Coronavirus Crisis, and is intended to support their understanding of how national measures and local efforts are supporting those at risk due to Covid-19, to inform consideration of future support options.
The survey asks for information on the kind of groups that Third Sector organisations have been supporting and the types of support they have been providing during the crisis, as well as for their views on working with other organisations through this period and what they think future needs might be.
Please complete this online survey by 07 August.
Support for Individuals
Support for Organisations
Sustainable Communities Fund
Foundation Scotland - Response, Recovery & Resilience Fund
Cash 4 Clubs - Annual funding round now open for sports club
Grants to Help Childcare Providers Reopen Following COVID-19
People's Postcode Trust's Community Project Small Grants - Round 2
Grants to support black (and Mixed with Black) social entrepreneurs and change-makers making a difference in their local communities
#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund is now open
The Smyle Study
Glasgow Caledonian University are currently recruiting stakeholders to support them in designing the SMYLE study. Stakeholders are young people (12-25 years old), parents/caregivers of young people and professionals. This will ensure GCU ask the right questions and, in the right way, and help them shape mental health services for young people.
They are asking stakeholders to share their views in the SMYLE discussion forum hosted on smyle-study.org
Please can you:
Promote the SMYLE study on your social media accounts (e.g. post of study advertisement).
Directly connect GCU with young people, parents/caregivers, or professionals who might be interested in being involved in mental health research.
Invite your colleagues to take part in the discussions.
They will be collecting information from stakeholders for the next 2 weeks. The stakeholders who help can invest as much or as little time as they are willing. Every participant will receive a £10 Amazon voucher as a thank you for their time.
More information here
Multi-site Guard of Honour to thank NHSGGC volunteers
Guard of Honours have taken place across NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) to thank the hundreds of volunteers who played an integral role within the health service during the height of the pandemic.
Staff and patients at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, and the Royal Alexandra Hospital lined up in traditional fashion to celebrate the hard work and dedication of volunteers who have worked across the service in a variety of roles.
Recognised by their bright red T-shirts, volunteers have helped ensure NHSGGC has been able to continue delivering person-centred care to patients throughout the pandemic. Answering a national call for support, some of the key duties undertaken included:
Staffing the Give and Go drop off points, which enabled friends and relatives to drop of essential personal items to patients during visiting restrictions. To date the team has delivered more than 12,000 parcels across sites, clocking up 3,000 hours of volunteer time.
Welcoming staff, patients and visitors and signposting appropriately while ensuring everyone entering a hospital site used hand sanitiser.
Distributing PPE to staff, patients and visitors throughout the pandemic.
Distributing the many donations which flooded in from the public and from businesses.
Setting up and running a tuck shop for patients.
Establishing and editing a brand new newspaper for GRI patients called The Hospital Times and distributing a range of newspapers across wards.
Supporting Project Wingman in providing staff with R&R facilities at different acute sites.
At the GRI, volunteers tracked their steps and combined, walked the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
While many staff are now returning to their previous roles outside the health service, a number have remained in post as the health board continues scaling up and restarting services.
Harry Balch, Volunteer Manager for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, said:
“Every single volunteer has made a huge contribution to our efforts in combating the virus and we’re extremely thankful to all of them for their hard work. They have made an immeasurable difference and from day one, became an integral part of our service in response to the pandemic.
“As the volunteer services begin to wind down in line with a reduction in COVID-19 cases, we will look to retain some of the team in certain roles to help us provide information and guidance to patients engaging with the health service which has undergone such change over a short period of time.
“Once again I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who has played such an important role in ensuring we have been able to continue delivering high-quality and person centred care during this period.”