Engage Daily Update - 23 March
Scottish Elections 2021 in BSL
The BSL videos produced by Electoral Commission giving information about the Scottish Elections 2021 is now live
Facebook: British Sign Language (Scotland) Act (2015) : https://www.youtube.com/watch | Facebook
Booklets will be going out to all households from 22nd March which will have a QR code to signpost BSL users to the resources - so it is quite nice that we have BSL resources coming out early for a change!
Can you please ensure that you help to promote this resource through your social media feeds, networks and contacts as soon as you can? Please share widely as you can.
If you have any questions, just let the BSL Development Officer (Scottish Parliament) know at Mark.McMillan@parliament.scot.
COVID-19 testing site in Ferguslie
Everyone who lives, works or goes to school in Ferguslie Park in Paisley is being invited to a COVID-19 testing site for people without symptoms of the virus.
The testing site will be open for a week from this Wednesday and aims to drive down higher-than-average rates of COVID-19 in Ferguslie Park by finding anyone who may have the virus without knowing. Getting a test will help slow the spread of the virus and help protect you, your loved ones and community.
The testing site will be in St Ninians Church Hall, Blackstoun Road, and will be open from Weds 24 Mar to Tues 30 Mar – from 9am to 5.30pm each day (11.30am to 8pm on Thursday 25 March only).
There is no need to book in advance, just drop-in any time during the times above. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to the Ferguslie Park testing site — book a test for one of the NHS-run test centres.
For more information, see http://orlo.uk/PHyh6
Support for Individuals
Paisley Food and Drink Festival is taking a different shape for 2021 – with a tantalising online programme across nine days in April! The festival will take place from Friday 16 – Saturday 24 April and will showcase the rich diversity of Renfrewshire’s food and drink offer.
Social Isolation - Creating Intergeneration Friendships Event April 21st - The Wellbeing for Independent Living Group, the Maximising Independence Programme Board (GHSCP) and our partners at Glasgow Council for Voluntary Sector (GCVS) would like to invite staff from both public sector and 3rd sector organisations to an online engagement session on intergenerational friendships and how this work can help to reduce social isolation / loneliness within our local communities.