Food and Drink
The Cottage Cafe: Re-Opening 25th April
The Cottage Cafe will reopen on Saturday 25th April offering essential Items along with takaway food and drink contactless delivery. When ordering via phone you can request to add any or all of the following items: 4 Pints of Milk, Loaf of Bread, 4 Toilet Rolls (subject to availability). Cafe opening hours for ordering will be 12pm - 7.30pm. Call on 01475 745 422 or get go online via Just Eat.
Bakehouse: Online Ordering Service
Bakehouse has a new service whereby customers can order and pay online via their website then pop in to pick up their items (at present delivery is not available). The service is running from 9.45am to 1.45pm, seven days a week..The menu includes breakfast and lunch options, hot and cold drinks and cakes. Freshly-baked bread, scones and croissants can also be ordered for next day collection.
Largs Vintners Offer Wines & Spirits Home Delivery
Largs Vintners supply a range of wines & Spirits to restaurants and hotels throughout Central Scotland and have now created Largs Vintners Direct, supplying a range of fine wines carefully chosen to offer both quality and value for money and delivered to your home or office. To order contact Paul on 07747 845742 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Curry Lounge (Port Glasgow): NHS discount
Curry Lounge in Princes Street is offering key workers free mixed pakora plus a 10 per cent discount on their takeaways. The Curry Lounge restaurant is currently but continues to provide a takeaway and home delivery service. Orders are available via Just Eat or by calling 01475 789555.
Duncan Craft Butcher (Port Glasgow): Delivery Service
With the shop closed to the public Duncan craft butchers will be taking orders over the phone 01475 744341 and on their Facebook page that can be collected from shop at an arranged time to suit you or delivered if needed. We ask where possible if payments can be made over phone also to limit our risks with touching money.
Robert Alexander Butchers (Port Glasgow): Delivery Service
Home Delivery Service available Free of Charge and are happy to also bring along with your order any basic commodities you might need e.g. bread or milk. Orders can be placed either by telephone at 01475 741399 or online at www.alexanderbutchers.co.uk. Shop opening hours 10am-2pm daily.
ACS Advice for Businesses on Home Delivery
Convenience retailers are looking at home delivery as an option to reach local customers that are self-isolating or otherwise unable to travel to their local shop. ACS has now provided new guidance details what retailers should consider when starting a home delivery service.
Safer Working Resources
3D Exhibitions: Desk Partitions
Inverclyde based 3D Exhibitions have lightweight portable partitions for sale to help businesses adjust to employees returning to work. As their usual event work is on hold the company are delighted to be able to put their storage facilities, contacts and employees to good use, helping other businesses get back to work.
Blairs: Moveable Screens
Blairs Windows and Doors have created protective screens (manufactured to order) with toughened safety glass and certified timber from Blair’s factory in Greenock, with desktop and freestanding options available.Any businesses looking for further information should email email@example.com
Media and Advertising
Baker St Billboards Availability
Borland Property's Advertising Hoardings on the recently redeveloped Baker St in Greenock lie on one of the busiest routes through Inverclyde making them an unrivalled advertising spot for any local business. Do you need a simple, efficient way to let people know you have reopened? Get in touch now at the link below to enquire.
AD|Smart from Sky: Support Scheme for SME Advertising
Sky Media has launched a new £1m SME100 support scheme, that will provide 100 businesses with TV advertising campaigns via their AdSmart technology, with the aim of helping small businesses in these difficult times. The fund is open to SMEs that have been running for at least one year in the UK with up to 50 full time employees.
Courses, Education and IT Support
EE: Free Online Help for Parents, Elderly & Businesses
EE/BT Enterprise's Digital Skills for Tomorrow programme provides free resources for helping for older and vulnerable people with digital skills. There are free courses, webinars and useful links with several resources to support people working from home, small businesses and home schooling tools for parents and teachers.
Community and Volunteering
Inverclyde Food Bank: Donations Wanted
Inverclyde Foodbank, who help vulnerable individuals across the local area, are asking the local community for donations in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. If you want to help the foodbank you can call 01475 787177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SDS: My World of Work Jobs Hub
My World of Work Job Hub is a fast and free service which enables Scottish employers to advertise immediate vacancies to a wide audience using Scotland’s dedicated online careers resource. Any employer with immediate vacancies is encouraged to visit ourskillsforce.co.uk/jobhub to find out more or contact the SDS Employer Helpline on 0800 763 6000.
CVS Inverclyde: Prescription Service
CVS Inverclyde have launched a prescription service for local residents needing support during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you know someone who needs a prescription delivered Email: email@example.com or call: 01475 711733 with the patients name, address, D.O.B, tel no., pharmacy and time frame of when needed.
Inverclyde Shed: Join and Donate
Inverclyde Shed are a group of like minded people who meet up to make and share ideas, skills and experiences and support their local community. Based at Captain Street Greenock and Shore Street Community Garden in Gourock, the group aims to reduce isolation of people in the area contributing to their physical and mental well-being and developing the capacity of people to share their skills and knowledge. If you are interested in joining or donating, visit the website at the link below.
Shore St Community Garden: Shredded Paper Wanted
The Shore St Community Garden in Gourock is managed by The Inverclyde Shed who are collecting composting materials over the summer to enhance the vegetable beds. One material that can be used is shredded paper, if you have shredded paper, email the group at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Inverclyde: Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer Inverclyde are asking for volunteers to join their Inverclyde Helpers scheme, developing volunteering opportunities with our local organisations. If you would like to sign up to help organisations in need of help during the Coronavirus situation, sign up via the link below.
Online Sales and Gift Vouchers Available
No.26 Gourock: Online Shop
No.26 Gourock are offering online sales of paint, wool and crafting accessories including T-shirt and mug printing and handmade gifts. This is all available with contactless collection or free local delivery within 5 miles of the shop. All of items can be found on their new online shop.
Pirate & Bluebelle: Online Card Store
Pirate and Bluebelle have created an online card shop to help you keep in touch with all your friends and family with a huge selection of cards which can be pre-written and sent for you. A percentage of every card sale will be donated to the Local Salvation Army Just Giving page. Gift Cards Also Available.
Carmen Creative: Gift Vouchers & Wedding Postponements
Graphic Design and print company Carmen Creative is offering digital wedding postponement notices free of charge to all existing wedding invitation customers. Fift vouchers to pre-buy prodicts are also available. Contact Carmen at email@example.com
Health and Wellbeing
Mind Mosaic: Keyworker Counselling Helpline
Are you a frontline worker in this current Coronavirus Pandemic and are you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed? Mind Mosaic has set up a worker helpline especially for you. Simple to access at a time that suits you. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be given a time slot for a call from a trained counsellor.
Inverclyde Leisure: Free At Home Workouts
Free online training available for Inverclyde Leisure Customers. Following on Inverclyde Leisure’s online training agreement with Les Mills. IL have now also partnered with Technogym to ensure home training content is available. This content will be available from Monday 23rd March 2020. There will be 3 workouts posted each week: Mon / Wednesday / Friday over a period of 5 to 6 week via the My Wellness App.
NHS Asks businesses to help with PPE shortage
ScotGov & NHS are asking for suppliers and logistics businesses to help to supply essential PPE and equipment in the fight against Covid-19. These items include aprons, masks, respirators, eye protection,gloves, hand hygiene items and other services such as accommodation. Email: Covid-19NHSsupplychain@gov.scot or visit the page on the link below for more details.
Tips for Working from Home During Lockdown
With a global pandemic making its way through the population, countries around the world are closing their doors and suggesting companies switch to remote-work mode. To those unfamiliar, it may seem exciting or even daunting initially. Here are some quick and easy tips to help you focus and make sure you keep working as normally as possible – for as long as it might be necessary.
Arc Fleet Services: Return To Full range of Services
After temporarily suspending part of their services, Arc have now resumed their full range of services from Monday 27th April 2020 to offer their full Rental Services, Accident Repairs and Vehicle Servicing and Repair work. As a result, Arc have implemented additional health and safety protocols which include a pre-booking system for all external visitors, additional cleaning and sanitising of workspaces and equipment, sanitising of vehicles and a strict 2m distancing policy is in place at all times.