Covid Aid celebrates after receiving £144,095 from The Scottish Government
Covid Aid charity looks to reach and support more people with Long Covid after receiving much-needed funding from The Scottish Government.
With a consistent demand for support, guidance and advice on Long Covid and other Covid-19-related issues, with this funding, Covid Aid looks to launch new services to further their support.
This includes the launch of a Scotland group on the support community, a self-management programme in partnership with LGOWIT for Long Covid, the launch of a mobile phone app for the support community and a Long Covid awareness campaign. Further information on this can be found on our webpage here.
Health Secretary Humza Yousaf said:
“I recognise the impact that long COVID can have on the health and wellbeing of those affected and I’m delighted the Scottish Government is supporting this new initiative which has the potential to help thousands of people across Scotland.
“As well as third-sector organisations, all NHS Scotland boards are already providing assessment and support for people with long COVID, delivered across our healthcare system – backed by our substantial 2022-23 £18 billion investment in health.”
Covid Aid Executive Director, Joyce Gray said:
"Combining the dual strengths of Let's Get On With It and Covid Aid, with the support of funding from the Scottish Government, we are able to provide an online programme for those living with Long Covid in Scotland. This is further supported by a community providing ongoing advice, information and support."
This funding comes at an important time for the charity, as we approach almost three years since the beginning of the pandemic, and many continue to struggle with Covid-19-related issues.