Engage Daily Update - 16 March
Young Carer Grant is a yearly payment of £305.10 for young carers in Scotland.
To be able to get Young Carer Grant, you must be 16, 17 or 18 years old
You must also have been caring for 1, 2 or 3 people for an average of 16 hours a week for at least the last 3 months. If you care for more than one person, you can combine the hours of the people you care for to average 16 hours a week. This could be a family member, friend or neighbour.
How you spend the Young Carer Grant is up to you. You could use it for things like new clothes, driving lessons or a holiday. You do not need to tell us what you spend the money on.
You might be caring for someone if you: help them with their mental health, give them emotional support, help them during an illness, support them with a disability, support them if they have an addiction
Further information can be found here Young Carer Grant - mygov.scot
The new digital strategy for Scotland has been released
From the Scottish Digital Strategy Team:
We are delighted to say that the updated digital strategy has now launched. “A Changing Nation: How Scotland Will Thrive In A Digital World” sets out a path for Scotland to fulfil its potential in the digital world and outlines the steps that the Scottish Government will take in order to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the skills, connectivity and devices required to fully participate in our digital nation. The strategy is available at: www.bit.ly/digitalscotsstrategy.
We have also recently launched a Digital Scotland newsletter to keep you up-to-date on progress with delivery of the strategy and the wider work of the Digital Directorate. You can subscribe to the newsletter at: https://t.co/RMz5GKfG5O?amp=1.
Support for Individuals
The ALLIANCE have published a new Report: Health, Wellbeing and the COVID-19 Pandemic: Scottish Experiences and Priorities for the Future
Minority Ethnic Matters Overview - 16 March
Generations Working Together Newsletter
The Adamson Trust - Grants for voluntary and community organisations and charities to help with the cost of holidays or respite breaks for disabled children (aged 3 to 17 years) with physical, mental, or emotional impairments.
Discover Digital Grants – Open until 5pm on 22 March 2021
“The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) have launched an invitation for organisations to get involved in helping them iterate the next stages of Discover Digital. Third sector organisations are invited to apply by 22 March for one of five small grants (up to £1,750) to carry out engagement around what kind of information and resources are needed to enable wider awareness, understanding and adoption of digital wellbeing, health and care tools.”
My Paisley, My Stories
My Paisley, My Stories aims to provide an opportunity for local people to share their views on how Paisley is represented in the media through a series of online workshops. My Paisley, My Stories is part of a doctoral research project currently being undertaken at the University of the West of Scotland. How do you feel about how Paisley has been represented in the media? Has this change in recent years? How would you like to see Paisley represented and what vision do you have for Paisley’s future?
Sign up for one of the dates below here