CORONAVIRUS

Information and useful links to the relief effort against COVID-19 in communities around Scotland.

Scottish Government – Ready Scotland Hub

The main site for COVID-19 related information is on the Ready Scotland hub here.

If you are in the shielding group you can access help here.

LGBT Helpline Scotland

Additional opening hours if you need support, advice or just someone to talk to. Get in touch with the dedicated advisors by calling 0300 123 2523.

A free ‘telefriend’ service is also available for those in the elder community (50+). If you’d like to join, or know someone who would benefit, let Jean know by emailing jean@lgbthealth.org.uk Deaf and BSL users can contact the LGBT Helpline Scotland on 0300 123 2523.

LGBT Youth Scotland

Support for LGBT+ young people via live chat service to reach trained and dedicated youth work staff, including an email or text service any day of the week.

Pink Saltire

If you need support as a community group to access funds for COVID-19 work in your local area, we can help.

Get in touch for support with funding applications, governance, digital solutions to stay engaged with your local community as well as training and the use of digital equipment to keep your audience connected!

Dumfries & Galloway LGBT Plus

The team in Dumfries and Galloway are working hard to offer a befriending service and keep in touch with local people during the pandemic. The ‘Hey, How are You?’ service has now launched by phone on 0800 020 9653 or by email info@lgbtplus.org.uk

Read their latest COVID-19 newsletter by clicking here or on the image below.

TIE Campaign

What’s the impact of coronavirus on young people? TIE want to hear from you – take their new survey here.

Equality Network

If you need a free Zoom Pro account to help move your services online, complete the registration form here and you may be eligible for a free account from Equality Network. The charity are also offering support and advice for community organisations.

Funeral Support

If you have lost a loved one, whether or not COVID-19 was a factor, the Scottish Government have support available when it matters most. This could be a difficult time for many LGBT people who are estranged from family or live alone, but help is there, so please reach out.

Call Social Security Scotland on 0800 182 2222 or click here.

Local relief effort

Click on your local authority area to be taken to the central information resource for your community:

Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Angus Argyll & Bute Clackmannanshire Dumfries & Galloway

Dundee East Ayrshire East Dunbartonshire East Lothian East Renfrewshire Edinburgh

Falkirk Fife Glasgow Highland Inverclyde Midlothian Moray Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

North Ayrshire North Lanarkshire Orkney Perth & Kinross Renfrewshire Scottish Borders

Shetland South Ayrshire South Lanarkshire Stirling West Dunbartonshire West Lothian

LGBT+ Elders Social Dance Clubs – NOW ONLINE!

Organised by the National Theatre of Scotland, the LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Clubs have now moved online! You can join the next groups by emailing thecomingbackoutball@nationaltheatrescotland.com

10th May – 2pm til 4pm

13th June – 7pm til 9pm

12th July – 2pm til 4pm

9th August – 2pm til 4pm

Police Scotland

Our national police force want to hear your views about their service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Take the short survey here: