“New guidance for teachers, parents and families has been issued on learning and teaching at home for children and young people during Term 4, between the spring and summer breaks.”
Additional £1 million investment in mental health services in Scotland
The expansion of the Distress Brief Intervention (DBI) programme to help people in distress, and the launch of a new mental health marketing campaign.
Matching Skills To Support Rural Businesses
A new Skill Matching Service (SMS) scheme has been introduced by Lantra Scotland, a charity supported by the Scottish Government, to match rural businesses with potential employees and volunteers during the response to COVID-19.
Maree Todd: “As time goes by it will be important for folk to look after their mental health as well as physical health”
“A dedicated page on mental health support has been added to the NHS Inform website”
Food Fund to Support Families and Older People
The £30million fund is being managed by local authorities and it will be up to each council as to how it is distributed.
Maree Todd MSP “it’s important that the police can impose restrictions if and when required.”
“Stringent steps have been taken to suppress – as far as we can – the spread of the virus.”
Maree Todd: Focus on “saving lives and avoiding overwhelming our hard working health service.”
“There is no getting away from the severity of these measures and they have clearly not been taken lightly.”
Advice for Asthma Sufferers: #coronavirus #COVID-19
Asthma sufferers are being urged to take preventer inhalers regularly and follow an asthma plan amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Rise in Housebuilding Sees 66 New Affordable Homes in Orkney in 2019
Over the last ten years, on a per person basis, Scotland has delivered more affordable homes than other UK countries
Maree Todd: “Shambolic points-based immigration proposals are an insult to Scotland”
“This seems to be the season of storms, both meteorological and political.”