Month: February 2016
CARERS SUPPORT CO-ORDINATOR
21 hours per week, based in Aberdeen, providing support in Inverurie, Banchory and Stonehaven
Salary Scale MHA 22 – 26 (£19,161 – 21,615 pro rata)
Based at our Central Office in Aberdeen, you will be expected to provide support, information and advice to family members and carers of people experiencing challenges to their mental health and wellbeing.
You will facilitate peer support groups for carers in Banchory, Inverurie and Stonehaven. These play an important role in developing effective interventions against social isolation and build social networks in an effort to support and empower our carers as well as, uphold our client’s rights, privacy, dignity and personal choice.
You will supervise the Carers Support Worker (North) to ensure that the MHA carers support service is professionally and efficiently delivered.
The post will present exciting challenges and great opportunities to grow and diversify not just MHA but the successful candidates.
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action AGM
Notice of the first Annual General Meeting
of Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
Monday 22nd February 2016
s Centre, Inverurie
7.00 – 8.00pm
A G E N D A
Welcome and Apologies
Chief Executive’s Report
Appointment of Auditors
Election of Directors
Close of AGM
Following the AGM, there will be an opportunity to hear about some of AVA’s achievements over the last year, including the work of our Area and Volunteer Development Officers, Community Health in Partnership (CHiP) Initiative, Magpie and the Learning Project.
Refreshments will be served
Please confirm your attendance by contacting:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 01771 624787
£150 Grants to Support Your Local Big Lunches
With the winter nights starting to draw out, it’s not too early to turn our minds to some summer fun!
Small Grants of £150 are available in Scotland to start up MORE Big Lunch events with MORE people taking part!
Scottish Government has made the money available, in line with the new Community Empowerment Act, to encourage a wider range of people to get involved.
A Big Lunch is a simple, fun event to bring neighbours or other groups of people together. The Eden Project, who run the Big Lunch Campaign, suggest you need just 5 steps to create a successful Lunch:
- Pick a venue
- Invite People
- Bring Food
- Decorate your Big Lunch
- Have Fun & Keep it Simple!
You can use the money to hold a local Big Lunch event in June but you must apply before the end of March.
Application forms and info here – http://ow.ly/WfZDW
SVQ Unpaid Carers
Social Services &
Healthcare – Level 2
Who is this SVQ For?
This project has been set up to enable any unpaid carers, who care for a loved
one, friend, neighbour, etc, to gain an SVQ Level 2, while carrying out their
caring role at home. The skills, experiences and knowledge a carer has can be
transferred into an SVQ qualification.
What is involved in gaining this SVQ?
• The carer will be allocated an SVQ Assessor who will assess them against
nationally set standards (National Occupational Standards). The assessor will
come along and observe them in their caring role. • The carer will also provide written work to explain their work practices and
knowledge within their caring role.
What are the benefits to the carer?
• The carer will have increased confidence in their caring ability enabling
them to cope in a more relaxed manner.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE CARER HAS THE CONSENT OF THE PERSON THEY ARE CARING FOR.
For an informal chat and to gain further information please contact:
Sandra Baxter (SVQ Assessor – Unpaid Carers)
Telephone: 01466 794 272
Mobile: 07770 684 369