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Keeping Healthy and Safe

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This section contains information and advice on maintaining your independence while COVID-19 affects our lives. There are links to official COVID-19 guidance, positive and uplifting articles on how individuals and communities are working together, ideas for socialising using technology, and also guidance for improving your physical and mental well-being.

Official Advice on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Visit the NHS Inform website for health information and advice on the coronavirus. See the Scottish Government response to coronavirus on GOV.SCOT.

For Scottish Government updates about COVID-19 in BSL, please visit

Mental health in later life

At any age, painful events or changes in your situation may affect your mental health and make you more vulnerable to problems, such as depression or anxiety. Find out more about mental health in later life.

Domestic abuse can affect older people

There has been talk of domestic violence during the pandemic and lockdown, this can affect older people as well. Information on domestic abuse and older people.

Content from Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership

Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment

A new online fire safety quiz has been launched by the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to support people to stay safe at home – and potentially save lives.

The 'Fire Safety in the Home - Self Assessment' survey asks a series of simple questions and then automatically generates a home fire safety report. To complete a self assessment please visit this website.

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service - what could you do in an hour? You can make a world of difference in an hour of volunteering

What could you do in an hour? You can make a world of difference in an hour of volunteering. Find out more about the Royal Voluntary Service.

Keeping Healthy and Safe stories you may be interested in

Lockdown may have led to loss of strength and mobility

Kathleen Hendry, 78, turned to our LifeCurve App to keep active during lockdown after her local strength and balance classes were suspended due to Coronavirus. Read about here story in the BBC News article below.

Lockdown may have led to loss of strength and mobility


Covid-19: Five ways to stay positive through lockdown

A few tips to help during the latest restrictions including the benefits of keeping active, to help stay positive this winter.

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Looking after your well-being

Looking after your mental health and well-being is key as we head into another lockdown, particularly if you are over the age of 55 and living alone.

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Beware of scams

During this crisis please do be careful that you are not taken in by scams. Here is some help from the English and Scottish Trading Standards to help keep you safe.

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Advice for your well-being and mind

Please view the information from the English and Scottish NHS services to help you to maintain a positive well-being during this period.

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Help for Carers

This is an App that you can use for free during this crisis. Invite family members and friends who are helping to care for and support your loved one. Together you can share the care with each person doing what they can to make your loved one feel safe and well at home.

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Coronavirus and your well-being

Mind for better mental health, has developed useful information to cope with being anxious or worried about the coronavirus and how it can be affecting you at this time. This might feel stressful but there are a lot of things you can try to help your well-being. Please do share this article with friends and families or colleagues in your workplace.

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Staying well when social distancing

Advice from the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) for social distancing.

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Coronavirus: Three grandmothers self-isolating together

"Doreen Burns, Carol Spark and Dotty Robinson are all in their 70s and have known each other for over 40 years.

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