Hundreds of vulnerable homeless people have been receiving their first COVID-19 vaccinations in Glasgow as teams of nurses visit temporary accommodation and support services to provide injections.
Glasgow's Health & Social Care Partnership is co-ordinating the huge logistical operation in a bid to reach people whose transient and often chaotic lifestyles would have hindered attendance at vaccination centres.
North Lanarkshire Council has launched a handy new smartphone app with the help of Motherwell FC to provide practical support for people who are having suicidal thoughts or who may know someone who is.
The Suicide Prevention in Lanarkshire app is packed with useful information to help keep people safe and provide guidance on how to look out for others you may be concerned about.
Falkirk Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to go live with an end-to-end digital telecare service.
Working alongside Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership, the Council has safeguarded its life and limb Mobile Emergency Care Service, which currently helps 4,000 vulnerable people live independently at home.
More Aberdeen City Council staff will be invited to volunteer to learn how to administer a life-saving medicine to counter a suspected opioid drug overdose.
It comes after the staff governance committee agreed unanimously to the move where frontline staff working in identified priority geographical areas will be able to access the Naloxone kits for either them or the public to administer.
North Lanarkshire Council’s new campaign ‘let’s talk’ aims to raise awareness about suicide prevention.
It encourages everyone to be alert to the warning signs of suicide and to talk to the person about their feelings.
Read more here - Let's Talk | North Lanarkshire Council
Falkirk Council is working with NHS Forth Valley to ensure eligible Health & Social Care Partnership employees are immunised against COVID-19.
Current priority is being given to employees working within high-risk settings including care homes.