Are you over 18 and providing care to friend or relative living in Aberdeenshire? If yes, Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Partnership wants to hear your views. In preparation for the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 commencing in April 2018, they want to hear carers’ views on what is important to them. A strategy will be written in partnership with staff, third sector organisations and carers in Aberdeenshire which will highlight the key areas that you, as carers have identified as requiring improvement/development. To complete this short questionnaire online, please click the following link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/JZCHKRK Survey closes on 30th June.
Connections between generations are proven to enrich the lives of both young and seniors in long-lasting and meaningful ways.
When young people find ways to engage and develop relationships with the elderly, these experiences can build self-esteem, develop leadership skills, and encourage a lifelong commitment to volunteering.
For seniors, intergenerational connections provide the opportunity to transfer knowledge and wisdom, acknowledge self-worth, and feel they are contributing members of society.
In today’s world, many young people are experiencing less interaction with seniors because of homogenous neighborhoods, dispersed extended families, and increasing segregation of seniors living in care facilities or in isolation
Some of the benefits of intergenerational work include:
- Creation of age friendly communities.
- All generations have a lot to both teach and learn from each other and contribute to lifelong learning.
- Tackles issues around stereotyping and ageism.
- Increases understanding and respect between older people and younger people.
- Chance to make new friends and combats social isolation.
Dementia Friendly Aberdeenshire
Dementia Friendly Communities in Kincardine & Mearns are working to raise awareness of the early stages of dementia and to reduce the stigma attached, enabling people with dementia to continue to remain active participants in their communities for as long as possible, live well and not be isolated from their communities. All it takes is learning a little about dementia and doing small things which can make a big difference. The Project Officer, Karen Wood, is available to come to speak (free) to all community groups in the K&M area. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone/text 07585 242428.
Under Pressure – Preventing Abuse & Exploitation in Teen Relationships
Dates: Friday – 9th June or Wednesday – 1st November 2017
Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
Venue: The Citadel
A Train the Trainer Programme from Zero Tolerance in association with YouthLink Scotland
Under Pressure is a free train the trainer programme aiming to increase the skills and capacity of youth work staff to prevent abuse and exploitation in teen relationships. This free training has been developed in partnership between Zero Tolerance and YouthLink Scotland, and will be delivered by Jackie Williams, NHS Sexual Health Trainer and Lynn Buchan, Senior Community Learning Development Worker.
We aim to deliver the Under Pressure training with staff working with young people, and ultimately work to prevent abuse and exploitation.
We welcome bookings from those who –
- Have experience of working with young people.
- Have a commitment to ending gender inequality and violence against women.
Trainers will receive:
- Specialist training on issues to do with abuse and exploitation in young people’s relationships from a lead organisation in violence against women.
- Under Pressure training resources for use with members of staff and young people to help prevent sexual exploitation.
- Under Pressure Certification.
This training is an excellent opportunity to roll out a high quality course for your staff team and learning community, obtain a great set of resources for tackling abuse and exploitation in young people’s relationships in informal education, and make a real difference in the lives of the young people you work with.
To apply please book via: email@example.com
Volunteer with us
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
New Signposting Website launched
Aberdeenshire Signposting Project is a free, confidential and non-judgemental service working throughout Aberdeenshire to help people find solutions to issues affecting mood and wellbeing. The Signposting Project helps people connect to services, organisations and community groups who can help address those issues. They help people overcome the barriers they face in accessing the help they need. Their new website is an excellent source of information about their services and contains everything you need to engage with the project – visit the new site at: http://www.signpostingproject.org.uk.
Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18 Now Open
The Scottish Veterans fund will provide £600,000 of funding over the next three years to a wide range of projects which support veterans, including projects relating to employability, housing, befriending and wellbeing. Charities and other organisations can apply for funding for projects that will help to break down barriers which prevent people who are leaving the armed forces from transferring their skills and disciplines to business, this in turn will make the transition to civilian life easier. For the first time funding for strategic projects will be available for up to three years. Please see the website for further details: http://news.gov.scot/News/Scottish-Veterans-Fund
North East Scotland Credit Union (NESCU) in Stonehaven.
NESCU will be opening a collection point in The Housing office on Allardice Street, Stonehaven on a Tuesday from 3pm – 4pm. NESCU urgently need volunteers with financial and cash handling skills, providing a great opportunity to help in the local community and make a positive difference. For more details please contact Andy Farquhar, Volunteer Coordinator by e-mail Andy@nescu.co.uk, or telephone 01224 899688.
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