Those who are exempt from wearing face coverings including some unpaid carers, can now access a government exemption card. To find out more and to apply for one go to http://exempt.scot/
Have you made a will? Perhaps now is a good time to do it. November is WillAid month. Will Aid is a special partnership between the legal profession and nine of the UK’s best-loved charities. Every November, participating solicitors waive their fee for writing a basic Will. Instead, they invite clients to make a voluntary donation to Will Aid – they suggest £100 for a single basic Will and £180 for a pair of basic ‘mirror’ Wills.
With Will Aid, everyone benefits. You get a professionally drawn-up Will and peace of mind, while the charities receive much-needed donations for their vital work.
How to take part
Any time from September onwards, go to their online postcode search or call on 0300 0300 013 for details of a solicitor near you. Then you need to contact them direct to make an appointment in November. Appointments do get filled quickly so be sure to book early.
Click on this link to go to the website https://www.willaid.org.uk/
The first virtual Carers Parliament will take place across three days 16, 17 and 25 November.
On Days 1 and 2, carers and young carers from across Scotland will have the opportunity to take part in workshops ranging from the social care review to financial inequality and from human rights to mental health and wellbeing.
Also on Day 2, the event will feature a webinar from Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director for the Scottish Government talking about “Managing risk and decision making in a COVID world”.
On Day Three, the main event will take place with interviews from carers, a presentation by young carers, with a keynote address from Joe Fitzpatrick, Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing. This will be followed by a panel discussion with questions from carers to the Minister, as well as COSLA’s Councillor Stuart Currie, Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health and Dundee Carers Centre’s CEO Lucinda Godfrey.
Following the main event, Carer Scotland will host a range of information and wellbeing rooms where carers can take part in activities, hear about services and supports or simply have a chat.
Find out more about all that is happening and how to book at: https://bit.ly/3liuhbd
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