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Update: 1st July 2020
Connecting Scotland was officially launched on 7th May 2020 by Healthcare Improvement Scotland/Community Engagement along with a website created to provide information for organisations and individuals. Over the past few weeks, the project team have been working to pilot the approach of giving devices and internet connections to vulnerable people. Early indications from the evaluation of the pilots suggest they have gone well. The initiative will now be rolled out further.
As you can imagine, developing an initiative of this scale requires the involvement of many different organisations and the Scottish Government has agreed an approach to work through Local Authorities to allocate devices locally. Every Local Authority will be given an allocation of devices for distribution within their local area. Local Authority lead contacts will assess applications and aim to distribute devices starting from 29th June.
The priority for this first phase is to reach people who meet all three of the following criteria:
Currently digitally excluded - they do not have an appropriate device and/or connectivity at home;
On low incomes and affordability of devices or connectivity is a barrier;
AND risk of isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic as they are at extremely high risk of severe illness due to coronavirus (i.e. those that are ‘shielded’) OR they are at a higher risk of severe illness.
If you know of anyone who meets all these criteria who might benefit from this initiative, please pass details to Tim Morris (01289 386615) of the interim FLMCC Community Resilience Group (Foulden Neighbourly Watch). He will forward them to the local Connecting Scotland office.
News Update: 16th May 2020
We, the new Foulden, Mordington and Lamberton Community Council would like to introduce ourselves to you:
Harry Frew (Chair)
Andy Manley (Treasurer)
Tom Trotter (Vice Chair)
Anton Whittingham (Secretary)
To see what we all look like - click here to view PDF file.
The Community Council has been active in the community since 1976. It is formed of elected volunteers from within Foulden, Mordington and Lamberton who meet formally to represent and discuss important issues that affect our community. The objectives of the FMLCC include :
• To ascertain, co-ordinate and reflect the views of the community
• Where appropriate, express these views to the local authority, to public authorities and other organisations;
• Where possible take action in the interests of the community;
• To promote the well-being of the community and to foster community spirit;
• To be a means whereby the people of the area shall be able to voice their opinions on any matter affecting their lives and those of the community around them.
If you would like to get in touch, please email: [email protected]
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