Does your local group need support with any of the following, or anything else?
- Helping move your activities or meetings online
- Promoting what you’re doing
- Finding new volunteers interested in getting involved
LCDT know that Linlithgow is full of amazing local groups run by volunteers (over 120 last time we checked!). Groups offer a huge range of activities for people to take part in, to socialise and enjoy their hobbies. As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt normal life we want to support groups that are developing different ways of continuing activities.
For example, the SCVO has a webpage of resources to help voluntary organisations use digital technology. Maybe LCDT can help groups with this?
LCDT is contacting local groups to make sure we have up-to-date details and to find out how we can help. We may have emailed you earlier today if we already have your contact details. If you have not heard from us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to join the Linlithgow local groups mailing list, so that LCDT can stay in touch with you.
It would be great to have group Chairs and Committee members on the mailing list! But this is also for anyone interested in the support LCDT can offer to local groups.
So please email email@example.com to find out how they can help.
What’s Happening in the Community?
What’s happening in your area? LCDT want to give a shout out to all the amazing neighbourhood groups that are helping each other during this time.
Whether it’s a WhatsApp Group, a Neighbourhood Watch or Residents Association, or just a chap on the door, the local communities across Linlithgow are showing the strength of friendship and kindness.
LCDT know that lots of you have self-organised and have support mechanisms in place for your streets/neighbours across the ward, and are trying to find out where there may be gaps or if some people don’t know what already exists.
- What is your street is doing?
- How are you keeping in contact?
- How are you helping each other?
- Or is there nothing in your area that you know about?
Carers of West Lothian
Carers of West Lothian is open to take calls from any carers or disabled adults looking for support, information or advice on any issues relating to COVID19. The team are taking phone calls on 01506 448000 or answering emails at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter, links available through their website, where they are posting the latest information and bulletins as well as news on Zoom peer support groups being run every week.