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Volunteer with us

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Volunteers fulfill a variety of roles within Aberdeenshire Council 

Becoming a volunteer with Aberdeenshire Council is a great way to learn and develop new skills, build confidence and enhance your CV.

There are many opportunities to become a volunteer with Aberdeenshire Council

Want to know more, click on http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/volunteer-with-us/

or visit the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Move-More-Aberdeenshire-542472342807239/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel where updates will be posted regularly

OPEN YOUR DOOR TO WELLBEING

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Open Door To wellbeing

FREE EVENT!

OPEN YOUR 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!

Empowering Conversations Workshops

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Are you looking after someone?  Do your emotions get in the way when you are speaking to professionals?   PAMIS, an organisation that supports those with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their families are organising a two-part workshop for our families on having ‘Empowering Conversations’ on Tuesday 1st and Tuesday 8th September (at the Mile End Community Centre, Mid Stocket Road in Aberdeen AB15 5PD).  The sessions will be run by professional mediators will help equip you with being able to get your voices heard effectively and negotiate with services around Self- Directed Support.   Priority will be given to carers of those with profound disabilities but we will try and accommodate other carers who are interested in attending.  Please see attached poster.  Sessions will be from 10 till 2.30pm and lunch/tea & coffee will be provided. 

Places are limited so please call or email me to book your place!!

Amy Anderson

PAMIS Grampian Family Support Director


52 Evan St

Stonehaven

AB39 2ET

01569 764 221

a.j.anderson@dundee.ac.uk

Everyone has something to share….

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Many people in our communities struggle to feel included and appreciated as an individual.  Shared Lives offers people the chance to contribute to real friendships and become active, valued citizens with a sense of belonging and  confidence in themselves.   caring

Throughout Aberdeenshire we have Shared Lives Carers who share their home and  community with someone with a disability.  This could be for a few hours or a few days as a  short break.  Shared Lives is a flexible, personal partnership between two families.

Shared Lives Carers and those they support are carefully matched for compatibility and shared interests.  For the relationship to be successful and valued, time needs to be taken to make an appropriate match. Read the rest of this entry »

caring/ˈkɛːrɪŋ/

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 Do You Care???

adjective – displaying kindness and concern for others.

noun – the work or practice of looking after those unable to care for themselves, especially on account of age or illness.

December in K & M Communities is Caring month.

We’ve all had to care at some point in in our lives, haven’t we?sick dog

Babies, children, grandparents or even the family dog!       

Caring is such an important part of life. It’s simply part of being human. Carers are holding families together, enabling loved ones to get the most out of life, making an enormous contribution to society and saving the economy billions of pounds.

Yet many of us are stretched to the limit – juggling care with work and family life, or even struggling with poor health ourselves. We often find it difficult to make ends meet if we’re unable to work or if we’ve reduced our working hours to care.

December in K & M Communities is Caring month. Read the rest of this entry »

Memories of Another Befriender . . .

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Like yesterday, today we have some reflections from one of Kincardine & Deeside Befriending’s befrienders.  Read Marilyn’s thoughts about reminiscing and sharing memories as we get older . . .

Childhood MemoriesHands  Read the rest of this entry »

Not Everyone’s Cup Of Tea…….

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Trish Hughes, Volunteer Befriender with Kincardine & Deeside Befriender spends time with Margaret. Going for walks, shopping or visiting the garden centre.  However, weather-permitting, one thing loved by both is visiting local cemeteries!

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