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Community Briefing from the Highland Council January 2024

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Highland Council Budget Phase 2: Have Your Say

The public are invited to complete a second survey to help inform final budget proposals which will be considered 29 February 2024. For more information see the attached document and to take part visit:

Courses Available

  • Online Community Resilience Course Prospectus – The attached prospectus from the Met Office outlines the courses available for 2024. The courses are free, but it is necessary to register to receive joining instructions and handouts.
  • Planning Digital Intergenerational Work – this free session will cover how digital can be used to connect generations. Sign up for here: 15th Feb, 1.30pm – 3pm  or 14th March, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Support Available

If you need a bit of extra help, we encourage you to get in touch with these groups for a friendly chat about the support they have to offer. They'd be happy to provide you with more information. There are also some links to additional resources you may find useful.

  • Cost of living support – Highland Council webpages on support and information to help with the cost of living.
  • Help during the cost-of-living crisis – Scottish Government advice and information.
  • CAB Energy Advice - Citizens Advice Bureau offer free, impartial energy advice to householders. They provide advice to help reduce household energy use, save money, and understand energy bills and support householders to manage energy debt. This can be done in person, over the phone or by video call. 0800 028 1456 will bring you to an interactive service which will connect you to the relevant service or you can enter your postcode here to find your local Citizen Advice bureau.
  • Armed Forces & Veterans: Education, Health & Housing - Information to support and signpost Highland’s Armed Forces Community.
  • NHS Highland Mental Wellbeing – a collection of resources and signposts to help people of all ages to look after their own mental wellbeing. Register for the event by following the link.
  • Cost of living crisis and your mental health - Many people are feeling the strain as the cost of living continues to increase.  This resource provides information on how you can maintain your mental wellbeing at this time, alongside information on how to manage your money as bills rise.
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