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The Scottish Government announced on 24 December 2020 a new fund to support social care workers who have been shielding in the period March to October 2020 and were not placed on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

The Fund has been established for a group of workers who, due to the nature of their work or work environment, have been advised to shield themselves or are unable to carry out his or her duties due to the risk of contracting coronavirus.  Its purpose is to ensure that social care workers do not experience financial hardship.

The fund is being managed by Inspiring Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and opened for claims on 11 January 2021 and will close for claims on 24 February 2021.

For more information and to apply, please click on the link below.

You can find out more information on the Scotland Government website by clicking on the link below.

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