Need Help Now?

OPAL is not an emergency service. If you need help right now, here are some useful phone numbers for you: Breathing Space: The Samaritans: NHS 24: East Dunbartonshrie Council: Alzheimer Scotland 24 Hour Dementia Helpline: Out-of-Hours Social Work: Childline Scotland Rape Crisis Scotland: East Dunbartonshire Women’s Aid SP Energy Networks (power cut): Scottish Water (water… Continue reading Need Help Now?

Covid-19 Update:19th July

From Monday 19th July all of Scotland has moved to Protection Level 0 – but there are still restrictions in place, and the danger from the coronavirus disease has not ended. In Protection Level 0 you can meet friends and family in social groups of up to: 8 people from 4 households in someone’s home,… Continue reading Covid-19 Update:19th July

Covid-19 update: 17th May

From Moday 17th May, all of mainland Scotland with the exception of Glasgow and Moray is moving to Covid Protection Level 2. Up to six people from three different households will be able to meet in each others’ homes or gardens without physical distancing. This is an accelerated approach – this level of restriction was… Continue reading Covid-19 update: 17th May

Get Switched On with Carers Link

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Get Switched On Are you looking after someone who wouldn’t cope without your help?  Perhaps you have struggled to access support or information? Through the Connecting Scotland programme, OPAL partner Carers Link can provide older, unpaid carers living in East Dunbartonshire with an iPad and the means to connect to the internet. Full support and training… Continue reading Get Switched On with Carers Link

Join online SDS Awareness Sessions this October

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Do you live in East Dunbartonshire or care for someone living in East Dunbartonshire? Do you want to know more about ‘Self Directed Support’? East Dunbartonshire Health & Social Care Partnership (HSCP) and Take Ctrl East Dunbartonshire will be hosting two ‘virtual’ Self Directed Support Information Awareness Sessions. Places will be limited to 15 people… Continue reading Join online SDS Awareness Sessions this October

COVID-19 Response: Update 24th July.

It looks like we are approaching the end of the lockdown period, with the current plan being to relax Shielding and suspend Shielding support services on 1st August (subject to next week’s figures continuing to decrease). Due to a marked drop in demand, the OPAL service on a Sunday has already been withdrawn, and there… Continue reading COVID-19 Response: Update 24th July.