A website has been launched which provides information, advice and links to where support can be found during this Cost of Living Crisis.
Financial Help For Starting School
The Scottish Government’s Best Start Grant School Age Payment supports families with children old enough to start primary school.
Needing Support with Heating Costs? Contact THAW Orkney
“If you are on a prepayment electricity meter don’t wait until you are running out before getting in touch for support”
Social Media Pages: Take Care What You Share
Recently I was ‘tagged’ in a post on Facebook. You have likely seen the ‘Comment, Share and like our page to be entered into a Prize draw,’ but this particular one was for a sought after PlayStation 5.
Shopping Online: Check the Reviews
Shopping online can be great: for folk in lockdown; if you cannot find what you want locally; for shoppers with mobility issues ;for small traders who want to expand their sales.
Think Before You Click The Link
How many of us read the full terms and conditions of anything we sign up for?
Orkney Outbreak #Covid19 14th August 2020 Update
In Orkney, officially, the number of cases of people resident in the islands has increased by over 5 in only 2 days and is now at 14. This is a cumulative figure – the total number of positive confirmed tests.
Orkney Outbreak #Covid19 Test & Protect
It has been known for some time that although the official cases in Orkney had remained low, up until now, it was understood that the virus was present in the community.
What to expect if you’re called by a contact tracer
If you have to self isolate there is support available to enable to do so safely.
It’s OK To Feel Anxious: Clear Your Head
“Feelings of anxiety are normal and to be expected, but there are things you can do that will help. “