Lifelong Learning

Free Magazines Available for Download

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Did you know Aberdeenshire Libraries offers free download of a large range of popular magazines?

See here libraries


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Friday 15th April 7.00 – 8.00pm

Join the Ranger for a fun evening finding and recording
the underwater life on the Moss and discover who
finds this wetland the place to be. Children must be
accompanied. Booking essential.
MEET: at the Bruntland Road entrance to Portlethen
CONTACT: the Kincardine and Mearns Ranger on 01569
768292, kincardineandmearns.ranger@aberdeenshire.


SVQ Unpaid Carers

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Aberdeenshire Council


Social Services &
Healthcare – Level 2
(Unpaid Carers)

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.
For an informal chat and to gain further information please contact:
Sandra Baxter (SVQ Assessor – Unpaid Carers)
Telephone: 01466 794 272
Mobile: 07770 684 369SVQ Carers

Let’s Celebrate!

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lets celebrate

This free event will be a great opportunity for Third Sector Organisations, Community and Voluntary
Groups from across Aberdeenshire to come together and celebrate the difference they are making
for people of all ages in towns, villages and communities across all of Aberdeenshire. The day will
consist of a variety of workshops, stands for local groups and organisations and delegates will be
entertained by a Children’s Choir from Kellands Primary in Inverurie in the afternoon.

Grampian Autistic Society Volunteering and Support Needs – raising awareness
Alcohol and Drug Partnership – Good Practice in Partnership Working
AVA Learning & Training – Motivate and keep your Volunteers
Volunteer Scotland PVG Awareness – raising awareness, information and guidance
Education Scotland – How Good Is Our Third Sector Organisation
Penny Downes Art in our Communities – inspiring art in our communities
Cornfields – Social Enterprise in Practise

Book your space at the conference by emailing: or call Ruth on 01467
626060. Booking forms for attending the conference are also available on our website at:

Disability Snowsport UK

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disability snowsportsDisability Snowsport UK is a people-centred not-for-profit charity organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports. They have applied exceptional know-how and adaptability for over 30 years to enable those with a disability to experience the joy of skiing alongside the able-bodied. They provide exciting and life enhancing activities for individuals or groups who require adaptive equipment and/or special instruction and support. Ski and snowboarding lessons are open to DSUK members and non-members. For more information or to book lessons at one of the indoor centres, please call 0845 521 9338 or email

Over 55?

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Want to get online? footprints connect

Footprints connect are encouraging over 55’s to get online and make the most of their computer, tablet and other digital technologies. They provide advice and support- and lots of great reasons to enter the digital world.

Call 01224 679 020 or email for more information.