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Partnership

Using Schools as Community Hubs

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Schools across Scotland should be used as community hubs to deliver a wide range of public services.

That’s the verdict of South Ayrshire Council and its partners following a pilot in north Ayr, which culminated in a community marketplace at Ayr Academy on 23 February.

A range of partners from NHS, Scottish Fire and Rescue service and the voluntary sector worked together to explore how this would work in practice.

Crucially, services were available to everyone living in the area – not just those with children in the schools.

Services provided included money and debt management advice, employability and skills information and advice, health and wellbeing support from school nurses and assistant nurse practitioners. Council Leader, Douglas Campbell, commented on the learning from the pilot,
“It’s been a terrific learning opportunity for all the partners involved and that’s been one of the key outcomes of this week – getting to know more about what each of us has to offer and how we can better link in and signpost to provide a more joined-up service for people.”

Read more at http://thirdforcenews.org.uk/tfn-news/schools-should-be-used-as-community-hubs#im6LrHufaQ4Ga4ce.99

Carers Survey

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Community Anchor Organisations

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anchorCommunity Anchor Organisations are community bodies which may act as a focal point for community groups in a localised area. The benefit of having a community anchor in your area is that it may take the lead in large projects or initiate new projects. Often the problem when initiating a new project is the creation of a constituted group and finding office bearers. A small community can only have so many treasurers and secretaries! Once created the ‘community anchor’ can invite local people to come forward with their project ideas without the necessity of them becoming an office bearer. There are many examples of ‘community anchor organisations’ throughout Scotland to inspire you. http://www.localpeopleleading.co.uk/anchor-orgs/  

 

Vacancy, Secretary – Aberdeenshire ADP South Community Forum

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transport adpThe Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership has three Community Forums, North, Central and South, where people meet and create local solutions to local needs around drugs, alcohol and recovery. With a very high level of community engagement, each forum has a dedicated support officer, a budget of £20,000 and a vibrant bunch of local citizen activists.

We currently have a vacancies for a Secretary  in our South Community Forum and would welcome the opportunity to discuss this exciting opportunity with interested parties. This is an opportunity to make a huge difference to communities in Aberdeenshire. Read the rest of this entry »

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!

Health & Social Care

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Your Health and Social Care Services – We want Your Views

Health and social care services across Aberdeenshire are changing. We aim to make them:

  • Better connected – one single united health and social care service.
  • More responsive – to your needs and the needs of your family
  • More local – linked up with the community and voluntary groups that benefit the health and wellbeing of your locality

We are writing a plan for the future of health and social care services in Aberdeenshire.

The plan is based on what you told us should be available in your locality. It describes how we will work together to improve the health of local people and to provide the right services for people who are ill or who rely on social care.

Have we got it right for you, your family and your locality?

HSCI

 

The plan is available to view on Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian Website from 17th August, click on links below

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social/healthsocialcareintegration.asp

http://nhsgintranet.grampian.scot.nhs.uk/depts/CorporateCommunication/Pages/Aberdeenshire.aspx

Health & Social Care

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HSCI1

Your Health and Social Care Services – We want Your Views

Health and social care services across Aberdeenshire are changing. We aim to make them:

  • Better connected – one single united health and social care service.
  • More responsive – to your needs and the needs of your family
  • More local – linked up with the community and voluntary groups that benefit the health and wellbeing of your locality

We are writing a plan for the future of health and social care services in Aberdeenshire.

The plan is based on what you told us should be available in your locality. It describes how we will work together to improve the health of local people and to provide the right services for people who are ill or who rely on social care.

Have we got it right for you, your family and your locality?

 

 

The Rural Area Partnership is hosting events in your area

Come along to your local event on:

Tuesday 8th September

Bettridge Centre, Newtonhill

12 Noon – 2.15pm

Refreshments Provided

For more information and to book your place, please contact

Email: officesupport@kincardineshiredp.org

Tel No: 01569 763246

The plan is available to view on Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian Website from 17th August, click on links below

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social/healthsocialcareintegration.asp

http://nhsgintranet.grampian.scot.nhs.uk/depts/CorporateCommunication/Pages/Aberdeenshire.aspx