education

Under Pressure – Preventing Abuse & Exploitation in Teen Relationships

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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:    nhsg.publichealthlearning@nhs.net

Growing A Greener Britain: Small Grants Programme

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This fund wants to help communities to grow a greener Britain by supporting them to transform green spaces. We know that there are many people across the UK who have fantastic, creative and innovative ideas that could help to improve their local spaces. This small grant fund is designed to help turn these ideas into reality! Any constituted community group is invited to apply. Please remember that due to limited funding projects of a value of up to £1,000 can only be supported and that not every project can be rewarded. For more information, visit: https://www.growingagreenerbritain.org/small-grant-programme/

The ADP South community forum is holding its AGM on Tuesday 2nd May 2017 from 1pm – 4pm at West Church in Banchory, AB31 5TB.

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Please join us for a sandwich lunch prior to the meeting from 12.30 onwards. 

It would be great to see as many of you as possible as we look to appoint new committee members for the Aberdeenshire ADP South Community Forum.

Sadly, our chair Jean Henretty and our secretary Kirsty Greenhowe have both announced that their period of commitment to the South Forum committee has come to an end and that they will stand down at this meeting. I am sure you will all join me in thanking them for all their work and input over the past year and wishing them well for any new ventures.

This means the South forum committee will as of May have 2 vacancies, the chair position and the position of secretary. We encourage any interested forum members, and in particular community members, to consider this great opportunity to take up a role within the forum committee and to be actively involved in shaping the work of the forum.

If you would like to stand for our committee, then please contact kirsty.forrester@aberdeenshire.gov.uk  no later than Friday 21st April 2017.

If you require more information about these positions before 18th April 2017 then please get in touch with Tanja.Mehrer@aberdeenshire.gov.uk .

Also, if you or anyone you know requires transport to the meeting please get in touch and we will see what we can do!

Fundraising Masterclass

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AVA are hoAVAlding a Fundraising masterclass event, Getting It Right, in Ellon on the 22nd of March.

 

The objectives are as follows:-

  • To update participants on the changing context of fundraising
  • To improve skills and knowledge on making good funding applications
  • To improve  knowledge and understanding of funders expectations
  • To improve the development of fundraising strategy.

To book, contact;

Donna Speed
Funding Officer
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action
72a High Street, Banchory
Aberdeenshire, AB31 5SS
07964 036821

01330 700 757 or 03718 110008

donna.speed@avashire.org.uk

‘Early Days and Changing Ways’

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Developing Capacity in Scottish Communities through our workshops

Join us at a venue near you

Learn about social investment in the morning : Take part in a practical workshop in the afternoon

Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire

14th March 2017

Register your free place here.

  • Understanding Social Investment, 

    10.00am to 12.30pm, (followed by lunch)

    During the morning we take a detailed look at social investment: what it is and how it can be used as an enabler for growth, sustainability and the delivery of greater social impact.

    We examine the opportunities it offers in helping to finance the purchase of assets, easing cash flow and starting a new enterprise,.

    And we do this in context of the new Scottish Government Social Enterprise Strategy whilst remaining realistic about the realities of taking on debt (having the Will, the Skill and someone to send a Bill to!)

    Looking at Investment from a different perspective, 

    1.15pm to 3.30pm

    And then in the afternoon we take a very practical and fun approach to accessing social investment. You become the lender and are given a real application to consider. Would you lend the money?

    This starts with an interview of the SIS staff (who play the role of the applicant) and an assessment as more information emerges.

    It all comes down to the point where attendees discuss the strengths and merits of the application (which generally splits opinion)….all great fun and no better way to really understand if social investment is for your organisation!

Marie Curie Helper service

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The Marie Curie Helper service is provided by trained volunteers who offermarie-curie

one – to – one support to people with a terminal illness (cancer and other illnesses), completely free of charge. This support may also continue for their carers and families after bereavement. The service was launched in Grampian last August and is now operational with over 30 volunteers across Grampian now trained and ready to offer support.

Marie Curie Helper volunteers support people in their homes, offering a few hours of their time each week to provide a listening ear and companionship;

give families and carers a short break from their caring role; offer practical support, such as accompanying individuals to appointments or simply going out for a coffee; or help with sourcing information on other available support.

A Marie Curie Helper does not provide any nursing or medical care or advice.

Our Helper volunteers are provided with training and support to enable them to undertake their roles.

There are trained volunteers available now in Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.

If you are interested in finding out a little more about this service or know someone who might benefit from some support please contact:

Ingrid Penny, Helper Service Manager for Grampian on 0800 304 7024

Email: grampianhelper@mariecurie.org.uk

 

 

 

 

The Marie Curie Helper Service

is funded by Text Santa

Domestic Abuse Workshops

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From 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign is a time to galvanize action to end violence against women and girls around the world. 16days-banner-400x400px

See more at: 16 Days of Action

25th Nov

1.30 – 4.30

Banff Harvest Centre Proj £6

Tea/coffee £1/ea

Hall hire £9p/h

 

01261 815790

 

Domestic Gender Abuse Team – Still to get title

 

Facilitator  – Shona Cormack

28th Nov

9.30 – 12.30

 

Fraserburgh Robertson Road Centre,

Training Rm

SMART Board  & tea coffee avail (01346) 515292

Rona Harper

 

Housing – Options and Homelessness: Managing Expectations

 

Facilitator – Alison McKinnon

29th Nov

9.30 – 12.30

 

Ellon Kirk Centre Screen/no projector

Teas coffee available

770177772569358 725690

01358   725690

Catering 01358 723517

 

NHS – Female Genital Mutilation:  Background, practice guidelines and professional responsibilities

 

Facilitator:  Rosie Crighton

30th Nov

1.30 – 4.30

Peterhead Apex Centre,

Main Hall

Hall £70 hire

No projector

Tea/coffee £1.50ea

077887 15151

Anne Whittam

 

CJ – Working with Perpetrators of Domestic Abuse

 

Facilitators – Michele Clark, Joe Walsh and Wullie Lauder

 

 

 

 

1st Dec

1.30 – 4.30 p.m.

Banchory CLD Activity Rm 1 Banchory Primary School No Projector

Catering form and let form required

01330 825966

 

Adult Protection – Domestic Violence and Adult Protection.

 

Facilitator  – Ann-Marie Bruce

 

1st Dec

2 – 3p.m

Aberdeen Banff and Buchan Room Woodhill House Annexe   Making in every opportunity court in NHSG to address Gender Based Violence

 

Facilitator – Dr Linda Leighton-Beck

2nd Dec

1.30 – 4.30

Alford Alford CC Conference/library SMARTBOARD alford.campus@

aberdeenshire.gov.uk

5th Dec

1.30 – 4.30p.m.

Inverurie Council Chambers

Gordon House

Projector booked, teas to be booked Police Scotland – MARAC and Domestic Abuse Disclosure Scheme Scotland

 

Facilitator – Police Scotland

9th Dec available

1.30 – 4.30

Stonehaven Community Centre Lounge

Has projector

Kitchen avail

01569 762688

 

Work of Grampian Women’s Aid

 

Facilitator – Alison Hay