Monday 20 April 2020

ATUC Newsletter: Wednesday 17th April 2020

STUC Press Release 12/02/20:  
Unionised workers have more safety and security to weather the crisis. See press release here

NHS Grampian:
The NHS Grampian Covid-19 Information website is updated daily with information for the public and also has pages for NHSG staff.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service:
With people spending more time at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, SFRS has useful information and tips on how you can help to keep yourself, and everyone you live with, safe from  fire.

Grampian Women’s Aid:
Grampian Women’s Aid continue to provide all support services. Women, children & young people    seeking support during this time should call 01224 593381
or email
or visit their website

The Repeated Assessment of Mental health in Pandemics (RAMP)
This study is a research project assessing the effect of COVID-19   on the mental health and wellbeing of the population. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, many of us have undergone major    changes to our daily lives, such as staying away from friends and family, and limiting time  outside    of our homes. We don’t yet know what effect this new situation will have on  how we all think, feel and act or the impact on our households, health and lifestyle. With RAMP, we will monitor the mental health and wellbeing of people across the UK during this pandemic and try to understand the impact of COVID-19 so that we can better support people in the future.

RAMP is a collaborative effort led by a research team a clinicians, service users, mental health charities and the NIHR Maudsley BRC. You must be a resident of England, Scotland, Wales or    Northern Ireland and be over the age of 16 to participate in this study. Click here for more information.

TUC’s    webinar  
For ‘How    to    organise    through    the    coronavirus    crisis’ plus the option to check past TUC events click here.

Rent and Work during Coronavirus
Living Rent and Better than Zero are launching this survey to gain a clearer idea of how Coronavirus has effected our working and living conditions in Scotland. We are already seeing that many tenants are having to choose between paying rent and being able to afford essential items. Meanwhile, landlords in the social and private rented sectors are failing to carry out crucial repairs and services in neighbourhoods throughout Scotland. Click here for more