On Monday the Scottish Government announced new Covid 19: Stay At Home guidance, which comes into force today. As East Dunbartonshire is a Protection Level 4 area, the new guidance states that you can only leave your home or garden if you have an essential purpose. The rules for self-isolation of you become symptomatic or… Continue reading Covid 19 Update: 8th January
It looks like this is going to be a very unusual Christmas and New Year for everyone this year. Rather than ‘Dashing through the snow’, we’ll be Zooming through the iPad. In order to support the people of East Dunbartonshire throughout this unique festive period, OPAL will be maintaining a limited presence in the week… Continue reading OPAL Festive Opening Hours
From 6pm on Friday 20th November, East Dunbartonshire will be entering COVID Protection Level 4 for a minimum period of three weeks (ending 11th December). You can find the full details of the restrictions in the new level we are moving into here: COVID Protection Level 4. The Chief Medical Officer will be writing to… Continue reading COVID-19 Update – 17th November:
Take Control, the local self-directed support charity in East Dunbartonshire, are running online SDS Awareness sessions called ‘SDS – What’s it all About?’ in partnership with colleagues from Glasgow and South Lanarkshire. During these sessions, you can get the answers to the following questions: What is Self Directed Support? What rights do I have? What… Continue reading ‘SDS – What’s it all About?’ – online awareness sessions available from Take Ctrl and partners
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
Since our last OPAL update at the end of August, we have seen a relaxation of restrictions, followed by another slight tightening of the rules. We remain at Phase 3 of the routemap for coming out of lockdown where we have been since July, although there are additional local restrictions in place for East Dunbartonshire.… Continue reading OPAL Covid19 Update – 1st October
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
I am very pleased to be writing this story, as it should be the beginning of a really positive change in East Dunbartonshire. Back in late March / early April in the first days of COVID-19 lockdown, groups of volunteers started to assemble and organise to deliver shopping and prescriptions to people who were self-isolating… Continue reading OPAL and G66 Covid Response.
The PSUC group have been busy during lockdown: see the latest Key Message & Summer Newsletter documents from the group below and the first in a series of films exploring the ‘new normal’ when attending GP/outpatient services in East Dunbartonshire. The Public, Service User and Carers group is ran in partnership with the ED Health… Continue reading August 2020: Key Message, Summer Newsletter and the ‘new normal’ video from PSUC group
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.