Whilst we may be unusually quiet at the moment, we have been working alongside our local community. We thought you might like to know what we’re up to.
What we're doing
Over the last two weeks, British Land’s Communities team has been working with our network of local partners to identify how together we can best support them. We will be sharing details soon.
Community Investment Fund
British Land, our parent company, has been able to re-deploy £250,000 from within British Land's Corporate Investment Fund, to directly help communities across the country respond to the impact of Covid-19.
British Land has also doubled its annual donation to Shelter to £50,000 to support its helpline, which has seen a sharp rise in calls from people worried about their jobs and homes as a result of the virus.
We're also planning to share news and updates about the fantastic community initiatives close to the hearts of our Glasgow Fort community.
For now, we very much hope you’re all staying at home, and that you and your families are safe and well.
We look forward to seeing you back at Glasgow Fort when the time is right.
Our Retail Partners
- M&S Foodhall - Supporting NHS and Emergency Service Workers
The first hour of trading on Mondays and Thursdays is dedicated to the older and vulnerable customers. For NHS and Emergency Service workers this will be Tuesdays and Fridays. M&S ask their other customers to respect this request, as it's the kindness and support we show each other that will get us through this.
Specsavers - Providing essential emergency optical care
Meet Catriona, BSc (Hons) MCOptom Dip TP (IP), manager at our Specsavers store
Catriona and her team remain open for emergencies and essential eyecare in support of community pharmacy, GP and NHS services which aims to alleviate and prevent unnecessary phone calls or attendance to the GP or Hospital at this time. Catriona explains:
"What that means is that Specsavers is unable to provide routine eye examinations until further notice, but are able to triage patients over the phone and advise them appropriately. So far some have required advice, some have needed a prescription of eye drops to be done over the phone, and some have needed a referral for emergency eye treatment at the hospital."
Catriona also wants to advise that they can provide emergency glasses remotely too. But, if you have any concerns regarding emergency treatment give them a call on 0141 771 0871
In The Community
Last week we were due to welcome Glasgow Science Centre to Glasgow Fort, on their outreach science education tours. Of course, this couldn't happen but we love their work and thought you might like a taste of science at home. They offer some fantastic Facebook live science session every morning, so why not tune in with the family for a daily dose of Science Technology Engineering & Maths.