Recent Update from Scottish Government
Looking after yourself and others
OPAL HELPLINE EXTENDED TO ASSIST WITH SHOPPING & PRESCRIPTIONS DURING COVID 19 EMERGENCY
As of Tuesday 31st March the OPAL helpline is now extended so referrals can be made to a new shopping service coordinated by OPAL partner East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA). This voluntary shopping scheme will help those most vulnerable in the community, particularly those self-isolating to get vital deliveries of food and prescribed medication.
The OPAL Helpline number is 0141 438 2347 and the Line will be opened from: 9am to 5pm seven days per week
OPAL will pass the details of callers requiring assistance with shopping and prescriptions to EDVA who will allocate volunteers to respond through local administrators located throughout the communities of East Dunbartonshire
The volunteers will strive to respond as quickly as possible to make the shopping collections and prescriptions, deliver them and drop them off to the people requiring assistance.
On another note...............................................
Hand Sanitisers a BIG THANKYOU to those who contributed to our appeal, what an amazing response, particularly to Bonnymans of Beith whose commercial contribution is very much appreciated.
Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund
For eligible businesses based in East Dunbartonshire, here's the application form for the Scottish Government Coronavirus Business Support Fund
All information and guidance regarding support for businesses in East Dunbartonshire will be posted on our information hub, Business Works. This hub will be updated when there is news to add, please look at it regularly:
Please remember that we can still hold one to one meetings either over the phone, FaceTime, Skype or Zoom. Here are the main contact numbers:
Marc McCue, main office: 0141 578 8530
Colin Dunn, Business Adviser: 07467 330829
Anne MacIntosh, Business Adviser: 07768 274506
Charlie Morton, Business Adviser: 07901 107959
Suzanne Bruce, Team Leader: 07825 754719
Business Gateway East Dunbartonshire
Important Information: 23rd March 2020
Our office is now closed.
If you have any general enquiries, you can still contact us on 0141 578 6680 during our normal opening hours of 9am to 5pm.
You can also contact our Befriending Team on 0141 345 0432
Another number you may find useful is OPAL Helpline 0141 438 2347