Latest Event Updates

Register your interest in The Crucial Conversation Cafe

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Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 or Friday, 27 Nov 2015, 10 am – 12.30 pm or 1 pm – 3.30 pm
Venue to be confirmed depending on interest
An opportunity for you to share your views and ideas on vsa
the new strategy for Integration for Health and Social
Care. Good integrated care can reduce: Confusion,
Repetition, Delay, Duplication & Gaps in service
delivery and, People getting lost in the system.
Integrated care will achieve: better planning, free
access to good information and personal involvement of the person using the services.
To note your interest, date and time preference, please contact:
Carla Angus on 01358 720824. Website:

South Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme Launch

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South Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme Launch – the official launch of the
programme on Wednesday 18th November at either:
Tullynessle Hall, 2pm – 4pm OR Stonehaven at the Station Hotel, 7pm – 8.30pm
on Tuesday 19th November. Book your place at the Tullynessle Hall event here: To register for the Stonehaven event,
please follow this eventbrite link: .
Please register your attendance at the events via the links above
to help confirm numbers for catering.
If you have not already done so, please visit
interest-form to register your project enquiry as the first step in the LEADER process.
Fairer Scotland

Are you using the latest technology to attract tourists?

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digital scotland tourism

Digital Tourism Scotland (DTS) is a new partnership programme to help tourism businesses across
Scotland improve their digital skills and capitalise on opportunities that new technology offers.
The programme will offer advice, workshops, and insight into how others are adopting and improving
digital practices. There are 2 free ‘Digital Technologies Update for Tourism’ workshops available:
Tuesday, 24th November 2015, 1.30 to 4.30pm, Holiday Inn Aberdeen West
Wednesday, 25th November 2015, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Meldrum House Country Hotel and Golf

National Conversation – Creating a Healthier Scotland: What Matters to You?

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From August 2015 to April 2016 the Scottish Government is holding a healthy scotland
national conversation on health and social care services in Scotland. The
conversation is seeking views on what a healthier Scotland should look like in
the next 10-15 years from now and how people in Scotland can be
supported to be as healthy as they can be. To help get the conversation
started three broad questions have been issued:
• What support do we need in Scotland to live healthier lives?
• What areas of health and social care matter most to you?
• Thinking about the future of health and social care services, where should
our focus be?
A facilitation pack is now available to help you host local conversations. This material is designed to give you a bit more background on the current situation in Scotland, where there have been successes and some of the long term challenges we face.
Join in the discussions online at:
Twitter: @scotgovhealth #healthierscotland

Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Integrated Care Fund

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fundingLocal Reference Groups in all 6 areas have some short-term Integrated Care
Funding available to groups. The aim of the fund is to support organisations
that focus on prevention, early intervention and care & support for older people and those with long-term conditions to and meet at least one of the national health and social care outcomes.
AVA Development Officers are happy to support groups to make funding applications.
Application forms and guidance are available on our website at:

We need you to help make it happen!

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ALTAAre you pro active, motivated and have a personal desire to take forward joint tobacco related actions to reduce smoking in Aberdeenshire? If so, The Aberdeenshire Local Tobacco Alliance (ALTA) needs you. The ALTA is a multi-agency operational group that includes NHS, Council and 3rd sector agencies which localises the recommendations in the Scottish National tobacco strategy and co-ordinates and monitors a local tobacco plan that aims to reduce smoking and the effects of tobacco in Aberdeenshire. Membership is free and open to any Origination as long as they can declare that they do not have any connections, affiliations or holdings with Tobacco Industry or Representatives.

For more information on the work of the ALTA or how to join then please contact Public Health Coordinator Banff & Buchan;


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Open Door To wellbeing



St Bridget’s Hall, Stonehaven

Saturday 31st Oct 2015

10am – 12noon

Come along to our FREE event!

Explore local opportunities to help you look after

Your health and wellbeing!

Stalls, refreshments, information and

entry into a FREE prize draw!