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COVID-19 - Help and Advice

Message from Alastair MacGregor

Hello Everyone

I posted a message on the 23rd December 2021 regarding the Association’s intentions with respect to our office network opening to members of the public.

As you will be aware, following the Omicron variant guidance issued by the Scottish Government on the 10th December in relation to Covid 19, the Association held back from opening our offices to the public on the 10th January 2022, as originally intended.

Having reviewed the up to date public health situation, we plan to have our offices open from Monday 21st February 2022 to members of the public.

In order to protect you and our staff my colleagues will be ensuring that good practice is in place to ensure your safety. As you will be aware, ACHA has a suite of options to liaise with you, our tenants, including office visits if that is what you prefer, and I would encourage you to utilise the options that are best for you.

It has been a challenging 2 years dealing with Covid 19, but I certainly look forward to moving to the new normal and seeing you, our tenants again in our office network.

Take care stay safe

Alastair

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As we move from one phase to the next reducing the restrictions imposed by the pandemic it can be confusing knowing what the current regulations allow us to do. Check the latest position at the Scottish government website; https://www.gov.scot//coronavirus-covid-19/

Gypsy/Travellers Scotland: Coronavirus Information

In a joint initiative, The Scottish Government together with their partners in COSLA, Article 12 in Scotland, MECOPP, Progress in Dialogue and STEP have developed a Facebook page to provide up-to-date information on the Coronavirus to the Gypsy/Traveller Community in Scotland. Click the following link to their page: https://www.facebook.com/GypsyTravellers-ScotlandCoronavirus-information-100442048272006/

MECOPP Advice for Help with Energy Costs for Gypsy Travellers

Self Isolation Support Grant Info

Welfare Rights

If you would like a benefit check or if you are worried about a change in circumstances due to loss of earnings please contact 0800 028 2755 or email welfarerights@acha.co.uk to arrange a call from one of our Welfare Rights Officers. We can assist with income maximisation and tenancy sustainment issues. It is important you keep in touch with ACHA if you are experiencing problems paying your rent.

You can find useful information/advice by clicking on the following link:

Welfare Rights Service - Benefit Information

Domestic Abuse Advice

Don't suffer in silence for help follow the link below

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-safety-advice-for-survivors/

Coronavirus Caring for People Helpline Service

The Caring for People helpline is available for individuals living in Argyll and Bute who are self-isolating/vulnerable and whose usual support network is no longer available. By contacting the helpline, the Caring for People team can provide the right assistance, working with organisations and volunteers in our communities. If you need help for yourself, or someone you know please call 01546 605 524 or visit https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/coronavirus/help-for-communities#group

There is also a helpline information leaflet.

NHS Information and Symptoms Checker

https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus

Looking after your Health and Wellbeing

Now more than ever, it is essential to keep active. Advice on a healthy body & mind including financial help can be found here

Lomond & Argyll Advocacy Service

Help if you are struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, click here

Scottish Government - Coronavirus in Scotland

https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/

Hand Washing Advice from BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51637561/coronavirus-watch-how-germs-spread

NHS 24 Active Twitter, Facebook and Instagram Channels for Coronavirus in Scotland

https://twitter.com/NHS24
https://www.facebook.com/NHS24
https://www.instagram.com/nhs24.scot/

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