Local Women's Aid organisations are urging women experiencing violence or abuse at home to get in touch – support is still available. Elizabeth Gillespie of Dumbarton District Women’s Aid said: “Don’t think because we are in lockdown that there is nobody out there who can … [Read more...] about Womens Aid
The Big Disability Group is playing an essential role ensuring people have access to vital services during lockdown. Coordinator Kevin Crawford said: “We are seeing an increase in support needed for mental health "and we can direct people to suitable support agencies that … [Read more...] about Big Disability Group
Do you find yourself drinking more than normal? If so you’re not alone as lockdown has coincided with a spike in alcohol sales. If you are worrying that your drinking – or that of a loved one – is starting to get out of control, the team at local alcohol support charity is … [Read more...] about Is Booze Your Lockdown Buddy?
by Holly Munn photos courtesy of Dalmuir Knit & Natter In an attempt to beat the boredom and keep busy during these unprecedented times, many people are trying their hand at new things or picking up old hobbies. One such lady who is putting her craft skills to good use … [Read more...] about Made with Love
With all the chaos created by the Covid pandemic it could be easy to forget that those in our communities who care for others also need someone to look out for them at times. Local charities are going the extra mile to make sure these unpaid carers have someone to turn … [Read more...] about Caring for the Carers