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  • The ‘Clear your head’ campaign launched recently by the the Scottish Government aims to help people who are struggling with loneliness and mental health issues such as anxiety, during this time of crisis. There are ideas and resources about keeping connected with others, setting routines and staying healthy. It’s worth a look, or signpost anyone you know to be struggling a bit to the website. https://clearyourhead.scot/
  • Auchterarder Coop As from Thursday 23 April the Coop is doing home deliveries via phone calls and taking cash payments at the door. Order on  Thursday - delivery Friday; order on Sunday - delivery Monday; order on Tuesday, delivery Wednesday.  28 items maximum and you should have your list ready.  Vulnerable customers who need to pay by card (maximum £15)  can still place orders via the hotline which  can be provided.  Contact: 01764 664 680
  • This Auchterarder take-away is reopening on a Thursday-Sunday 4-8pm.  Cash only and phone orders taken Check out their Facebook page for more information:   @168Topshopauchterarder.  Phone number 01764 662297.
  • BBC Scotland has been broadcasting multi faith services from the Quay in Glasgow on Sunday mornings. There are 4 episodes on the BBC iPlayer so far. If you are missing services and singing hymns, these will give you the chance to join in! Copy and paste this link into your browser or go to BBCiPlayer anad search 'Reflections from the Quay' https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h97v
  • Introducing Sainsbury's Volunteer Shopping Cards. If you need shopping but can't get out yourself , then buy a card and send it to your volunteer/family member/friend and they can use it to pick up the things you need. Visits: sainsburysgift card.co.uk. You can load the card up with up to £250.
  • Have you seen our new banner?  A great witness to the help available from the church and community volunteers.
  • Copy and paste the link below in to your browser and this blog will give you information on shopping availability in areas all round Perth and Kinross. Some we have already but there are many others that are worth a look! http://www.gillmurrayphotography.com/blog/quarantine-guide-to-perthshires-local-food-businesses/4362/
  • https://stories.audible.com/ During this time when children are away form school and their friends, 'Audible' have made stories free to listen to on the link below. The audiobooks are divided into categories: littlest listeners, elementary, tween, teen, literary classics and folk & fairy tales.
  • A National Helpline has been set up by the Scottish Government. The Helpline number is: 0800 111 4000. It is for people who are at high COVID-19 risk and who do not have family or community support to provide food and medication, links to social work, emotional support or contact with local volunteers. It is aimed at people who are over 70, disabled, require the support of mental health services, are pregnant or receive a flu jab for health reasons, and is in addition to support provided for people who are 'shielding' because they have specific, very high risk health conditions. Shielding letters are being sent to individuals with specific health conditions which make them extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. These people are being asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks, without leaving home. You should be shielding if you: have had solid organ transplants have cancer and are receiving active chemotherapy have lung cancer and are either receiving or previously receive[...]
  • A video from Rend Collective 'My Lighthouse' about God 'shining in the darkness'!