COVID-19 Health and Social Care Links

We continue to receive regular updates, press releases and new web links in relation to COVID-19 and health and social care.

Glasgow Helps

GCVS is coordinating a directory of community supports around Covid19 specifically to highlight where there are additional services that people can access at this time or where there is spare capacity for new clients. Information is available by service required and location.

A new helpline has been set up to act as a single point of contact for anyone seeking or offering help. The helpline is currently open Monday to Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and can be contacted by:

Telephone: 0141 345 0543
Twitter:      @GlasgowCVS

Alcohol and domestic abuse in the context of Covid-19 restrictions

In the wake of this global pandemic, figures already show an increase in domestic abuse reports around the world. Lockdown measures require people to stay at home, even when that home may not be a safe place for them. This briefing offers some considerations relating to alcohol and domestic violence during the restrictions placed on households as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): adults with incapacity guidance

Advice on temporary changes to adults with incapacity arrangements.

Help for Key Workers in Scotland

A list of help and support currently on offer for key workers from various organisations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Parent Information Leaflet for Newborn Babies

A leaflet for parents from NHS Scotland.

Support for those at high COVID-19 risk

A new national helpline has been set up to provide essential assistance to those who don’t have a network of support but who are at high risk of contracting COVID-19.

Get Help Or Get Caught

The Police Scotland online child sexual abuse campaign, #GetHelpOrGetCaught launched on the 14th April 2020.

Evaluating at a distance

Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS) works with third sector organisations and funders so that they can measure and report on their impact.

Women and COVID-19

Women’s inequality around the world exacerbates their vulnerability to not only catching the virus, but the social and economic burdens of the collective response.

Citizens Advice Helpline

Citizens Advice Scotland has launched a new national advice helpline to boost the network’s service during the coronavirus crisis. The helpline is free to call on 0800 028 1456 and will initially operate open from 9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Guidance for social landlords: Domestic Abuse and COVID-19

Scottish Women’s Aid and the Chartered Institute of Housing have produced guidance for social landlords on responding to domestic abuse during the pandemic.

Parent/Carer Survey

Connect (Scottish Parent Teacher Council) are undertaking a survey on how parents/carers in Scotland are managing while schools and nurseries are closed.

COVID-19 – guidance for non-healthcare settings

Updated guidance from Health Protection Scotland.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): clinical guidance for nursing home and residential care residents

Clinical advice on COVID-19 to support those working with adults in long term care such as residents of nursing home and residential care settings.

Practice implications of Coronavirus for children in conflict with the law

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has published a report that documents its analysis of the issues, and collates concerns and experiences shared with the CYCJ team by practitioners and managers working under unprecedented and challenging circumstances to support children and maintain their care, safety, health and wellbeing.

Poverty, Inequality and COVID-19

A brief summary of some issues and potential impact on those living in socio-economic disadvantage.

Social Work 2020 under Covid-19

A number of social work academics have come together to found a new free magazine, Social Work 2020 under Covid 19, which will run during the Covid 19 crisis. The initial editorial collective is Professor Brid Featherstone; Professor Anna Gupta; Christian Kerr; Gillian McIntyre; Abid Quinn Aziz and Robin Sen.

Out of harm’s way?

This paper reports on a number of recent evidence reviews on the impacts of quarantine and isolation in previous epidemics. Findings included a wide range of substantial and long term negative psychological effects, including: post-traumatic stress symptoms, emotional disturbance, depression, insomnia and feelings of confusion, anger, frustration, boredom, anxiety, isolation and loneliness to which people with pre-existing mental health conditions are at greater risk.

Positive Mental Health & Wellbeing – Children & Young People

This guide for parents and care