Update from Handicabs
Dial-a-Ride: 0131 447 9949
“Our Dial-A-Ride service (which takes people with mobility challenges to any destination of their choice) is running a limited service during the current situation. We are still taking passengers with mobility challenges to essential medical appointments. We will, where we can, provide other supported travel within government guidelines. For example if an elderly person or someone with a disability needs to attend a funeral we will try to support these requests.
Our Dial-A-Bus services (which take people with mobility challenges to local shopping centres / supermarkets) are sadly suspended at this time. Of course, in the current situation, the members of your community that would use this service are predominantly in isolation / shielding.
In addition, we have been supporting local charities / community groups with delivering food parcels – be it meals or food packs. If you are aware of any community groups, charities, local organisations that need help with food deliveries to vulnerable members of your community currently, or if this is something that arises in the coming months, please do get in touch with us and we will do our very best to help.”
Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) is continuing to offer support to informal or family carers over the telephone throughout the coronavirus outbreak. We can provide information, practical advice and emotional support. We can also offer assistance with welfare rights checks and benefit applications. People can self-refer by calling 0131 665 0135 or via our website: https://www.coel.org.uk/contact-us/online-referral-form/. We have a carer support worker available Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm to respond to any new enquiries.
Myself (Caroline Foster) and lovely Jill Sandford are going to be running a few FREE online wellbeing sessions for people in the local community. These are being funded by East Lothian Community Council and are primarily for the people of Spott and the surrounding villages of Innerwick, Stenton and Oldhamstocks.
(However, this is the internet and so if anyone from the wider community (ie, the 🌍) wants to join in, then hey, let’s have a party 😁)
I will be running 45 min yoga sessions and some short meditation/breathwork practices of Tuesday Mornings at 10.30am, and Jill will be running pilates classes at 6pm on Wednesdays.
My classes will stream directly onto the group, and Jill’s will be via zoom, with the link being available on the fb group too.
The classes will be accessible for all abilities and for complete beginners, so please feel free to join the group, and pass on the info to anyone you think may be interested.