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Useful Contacts 

Here are some other useful contact details for you during this period, if you wish help in contacting these agencies please talk to one of our Housing Officers

Universal Credit  0800 328 5644 

Independent Resource Centre 0141 951 4040 – for personal advice on benefits for you and your family, help with rent, mortgage advice etc.

Scottish Welfare Fund 01389737640 – helps families and people in Scotland who are on low incomes through Crisis Grants and            Community Care Grants. You can apply for a: Crisis Grant – if you're in crisis because of a disaster (like a fire or flood), or an emergency.

Working4u Support Services  01389 738296 – supports West Dunbartonshire residents seeking employment opportunities, provide assistance with benefits and debt issues, help to access learning, gain qualifications and improve digital literacy.

Adult Mental Health Support 0141 941 4400 –Goldenhill Mental Health Resource Centre who can provide advice and support for            anyone struggling with mental health issues. 

Scottish Women’s Aid 0800 027 1234 – DON’T SUFFER IN SILENCE – Scotland’s Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline remains fully operational during the Coronavirus pandemic.  You can call 24/7 or email and web chat https://womensaid.scot/  

UK Government Infectious Diseases Guidance https://www.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/health-protection-infectious-diseases#guidance_and_regulation 

NHS Information and Symptoms Checker - https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus 

Scottish Government - Coronavirus in Scotland - https://www.gov.scot/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

Hand Washing Advice from BBC News - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-51637561/coronavirus-watch-how-germs-spread 

Health Protection Scotland https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/wuhan-novel-coronavirus/ 

Please find below links which we have been passed from West Dunbartonshire Council on 27/03/20.

Audible - All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet - https://stories.audible.com/start-listen  

Duolingo - A great app for learning a language (loads of choices) and it’s easy to access for young ones -

https://www.duolingo.com/  

Glasgow Science Centre at Home - https://www.glasgowsciencecentre.org/gsc-at-home  

Jim and Tomic's Musical Theatre Happy Hour - https://jimandtomic.com/  

PE with Joe - https://www.thebodycoach.com/blog/pe-with-joe-1254.html  

Project Gutenberg - https://www.gutenberg.org/  

The Maths Factor - https://www.themathsfactor.com/  

The World of David Walliams Audio Books - https://soundcloud.com/world-of-walliams-audio  

Virtual museum and art gallery tours – https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/10-of-the-worlds-best-virtual-museum-and-art-gallery-tours  

Zoo webcam - https://www.edinburghzoo.org.uk/webcams/panda-cam/  

Options to Google:

Barnardo’s – Children’s Online Safety

BBC - Languages

BBC - Teaching from home - advice for teachers and parents

BBC Good Food - Recipes and cooking tips

BBC Good Food – Cheap and Healthy Recipes

Ben Rotheray Illustrations - a downloadable images of wildlife for colouring in

CBeebies – Go Explore

Chatter pack - A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources

Fender – 3 months of guitar lessons

Free Health Journeys - Relax & De-Stress With These Daily Free Meditations

Google – Arts & Culture

Jamie Oliver - Get kids cooking – 6 recipes

Khan Academy Kids - free collection of education courses for all ages

National Trading Standards Scam Team - Friends Against Scams

NHS – 10 tips to help if you are worried about coronavirus

Royal Shakespeare Company - Culture in Quarantine

Safer Scotland – Preparing for and dealing with emergencies

Scottish Book Trust - Authors Live on Demand

Teach Your Monster to Read – free games that’s help children learn to read.

The Cosmic Shambles Network – The Stay at Home Festival

You Tube - Kids

Young Scot – Information for Young People

Zoom - Free online video conferencing, online meetings and chat

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