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Update from ETF

Response to COVID-19

We are pleased to report that ETF is still continuing to operate to the best of our ability as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.  ETF's office in Norton Park has been closed since the end of March when the lockdown was imposed in order to protect staff and service users.  At present we are unable to say when staff and service users will be able to return to Norton Park.  We will take advice from the Scottish Government and the Albion Trust on this matter. 

Although ETF's office remains closed, ETF staff are currently working from home and can be contacted by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509 and they will do their best to assist you.  ETF's Convenor Betty Stevenson commented, "I am proud of the role that our staff and volunteers continue to play during these uncertain times.  While it is frustrating not being able to attend meetings and have a more hands on role, the safety of our staff and volunteers is vitally important.  We will continue to keep everyone up to date on ETF's status and hope to see you at a future event once this crisis is over."

Celebrating Volunteers' Week

Monday 1st June-Sunday 7th June 2020

Volunteers' Week is here and there has never been a greater need to recognise the role that volunteers play, particularly during these difficult times.  This year Volunteer Edinburgh are asking people to send in their experiences and stories during the COVID-19 outbreak.  You can find out more information by clicking here

As part of Volunteers' Week, the Volunteer Awards Ceremony was scheduled to take place on Wednesday 3rd June 2020 in the City Chambers, Royal Mile.  However the Ceremony has been postponed.  At present there is no deadline for nomination for awards, so if you can think of anyone who is deserving, then why not nominate them?  You can find out more information and how to nominate a person or group by clicking here.  For more information contact Jason McCann, Volunteer Edinburgh by clicking here or phone 0131 561 8308 
On behalf of everyone at ETF, we would like to say "keep safe and take care" during these difficult times.  

Don't forget that Federation Matters, along with other Federation publications, can be downloaded from our website by clicking here.  We would appreciate any feedback you may have on our publications.    You can get in touch with your comments by clicking here
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Social Bite
Do you know any tenants who may need extra support during these difficult and uncertain times?  Social Bite are producing and delivering food packs to vulnerable people all over Edinburgh.  You can find out more by clicking here, email by clicking here or phone 0131 353 0250.  
Free advice service
If you would like to know more about COVID-19, the run by Advice Direct Scotland offers free and impartial advice.  The service gives information on a range of issues including:
  • Housing;
  • Employment;
  • Personal finance.
The service uses cloud technology so that all advisers are able to work from home and can use the organisation's software to provide up to date information and answer calls from the public.  If you would like to speak to an adviser contact 0808 800 9060 between 9.00am-5.00pm from Monday to Friday.  You can find out more information by clicking here
Living in a high rise flat in Edinburgh
Do you have any memories about living in a high rise flat in Edinburgh?  The Edinburgh Evening News recently ran a feature about early memories of Edinburgh's high flats being built in the 1960s.  You can read more about the feature by clicking here

ETF would like to hear your memories and experiences of living in a high rise flat.  If you would be interested in taking part, please send your stories to Aadam Hussain, ETF Admin Assistant by clicking here.  If you wish to discuss this further or would like more information, please contact Aadam on 07399 584282. 
Tenants Voice
Everyone should have received copies of the April edition of Tenants Voice.  If anyone would like extra copies, please contact the Federation Office by clicking here or phone 0131 475 2509.  A copy of Tenants Voice can be downloaded by clicking here
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