OPAL

Information and Advice for Adults in East Dunbartonshire

Month: January 2017

Thousands of Scots visit supermarkets to beat loneliness

Almost a quarter of a million elderly people in Scotland visit supermarkets to give them a reason to leave the house, according to a charity. 

(STV News – Full article here)

Social isolation doesn’t just affect the aged population: it is considered a vital aspect to the health and well-being of all people, particularly across Scotland.

The team at OPAL can help you connect with your local community and explore options that you would otherwise not have heard about. We frequently connect people with local health walks and lunch clubs across East Dunbartonshire, but our knowledge reaches much further than that.

Contact us on 0141 438 2347 or info@opaleastdun.org.uk for more information.

 

The Noro Virus, and how to defeat it.

Someone you know has had it or you’ve been unlucky enough to have had it yourself, read this article on why traditional methods of self-care prove to be the best way to defeat the Noro Virus.

Why is the Noro Virus such a huge problem for the NHS?

If you have any health questions or need information, please call OPAL on 0141 438 2347 or info@opaleastdun.org.uk

‘Wheelchair v Buggy’: Disabled man wins Supreme Court case

A new ruling means that bus drivers will do more to support wheelchair users when someone is occupying a wheelchair space on a bus. This case derived from an incident when a wheelchair user was refused entry to a bus when a woman with a buggy took priority of the space. An important aspect of this ruling that must be noted is that it is not a legal requirement for people to move but drivers of First Bus will now take steps to encourage them to do so.

More information here

Need information about your rights, disabled access or local services, contact OPAL on 0141 438 2347 or info@opaleastdun.org.uk

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