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Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #21


This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice.

Hot Topics!

Community Council Elections 2021 – nominees requested.  See more detail below under the Community News section

K&M Interim Local Community Plan – the partnership plan has been updated and will run to 2022.  Please view the plan on the Our Aberdeenshire website.

To access the full bulletin and its wealth of information click

https://mailchi.mp/4989115baf93/e-bulletin-5343590

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #20

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance. Click on the link to access the full bulletin.

https://mailchi.mp/65199f747b06/e-bulletin-5342574

This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice.

This month hot topics include Scottish Government Updates the Framework Leading Out of Lockdown and what changes in services and support currently are in place.

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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In this final week of ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’, delivered by Home Energy Scotland, we REALLY do have something for everyone.  Find out how you can save fuel, reduce your bills and cut your carbon footprint – what’s not to like?

So if it’s reducing water and food waste, making your home warmer and more energy efficient or just how to use your heating effectively this is a week you will not want to miss.

See you online!  


Monday 8 February 12 – 1.00pm     HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Energy Efficiency at Home workshop

Do you know how much you can save by turning your central heating down by 1 degree?

Take advantage of our free energy efficiency training to help you:

  • Save money on your energy bills
  • Be warmer and cosier at home
  • Adopt new habits and be more efficient
  • Become an energy efficiency champion
  • Play your part in creating a greener, healthier Scotland

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-edeajp

Tuesday 9 February 12 – 1.00pm    HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Love Food Hate Waste workshop

This free one-hour workshop provides top tips and ideas on how you can save money by reducing food waste.

We could all make a massive difference by cutting food waste at home. In this fun, free workshop, attendees will learn about menu planning, storage and ways to use up leftovers and store cupboard ingredients, to help cut down trips to the supermarket and make the food shop go further.

By putting these tips into action, attendees can save up to £437 a year!

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-orkjen

Wednesday 10 February 14.00 – 17.00       HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Electric Heating Training

Many people with electric heating systems find it difficult keeping their home warm and comfortable. Systems can be tricky to use, plus the metering and tariffs can make it harder to switch to a cheaper tariff.

If your organisation give advice about energy and billing, you’ll know how important, and challenging, helping people with electric heating can be.

You don’t need a technical background, but an awareness of how householders interact with the energy market will be helpful. Contact Diane or Alex to register for your free place and let’s work together to help people with electric heating get the best out of their system.

Diane.alexander@ne.homeenergyscotland.org

Alexandra.bolda@ne.homeenergyscotland.org

Thursday 11 February 12 – 1.00pm            HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Save Money – insulate your home

Join us for a free bitesized webinar looking at how insulating your home can help save you money and bring benefits to the planet. The webinar is a must if you’re looking for an easy to understand guide to improving the energy efficiency of your home. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and find out more about the Home Energy Scotland interest free loan and cash back.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-qenjaj

Friday 12 February 12 – 1.00pm      HOME ENERGY SCOTLAND  Using Water Wisely workshop

Home Energy Scotland has teamed up with Scottish Water to help households save water, energy, and money.
As we are all staying at home more during lockdown to protect ourselves from coronavirus, our water, and energy use will be affected meaning our energy bills could increase.

This free online workshop will help you reduce your energy bills and the amount of water we waste in Scotland, join us to find out more about:

  • The benefits of saving water
  • The environmental impact of wasting water
  • The savings you could benefit from by making simple changes to the way you use hot water at home
  • Practical advice on how to save water and money, including using water wisely when taking a shower, washing your clothes, or making a cup of tea.

https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/homeenergyscotland-ne/t-ylnaez

K & M – Dae Ye Ken?

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Partners in Kincardine and Mearns are working together to deliver the five-week ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’ initiative.

Designed to help tackle not only some of the unique challenges which have surfaced in these challenging times, the initiative will also demonstrate how there can be health, financial and environmental benefits to many residents within the community.

The partnership – comprising Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Home Energy Scotland and Kincardine and Mearns Citizens’ Advice Bureau – know the Kincardine & Mearns area well and will be on hand to offer help and advice.

This week we consider employment with Aberdeenshire Council Employment Support Team.

The Employment Support Team is Aberdeenshire Council’s central point for employment support

We can assist anyone living in Aberdeenshire, who is actively seeking employment or looking to enter education or training to gain full-time or additional employment. We can offer practical assistance if you are returning to the work market after an absence such as redundancy, raising children or health issues or perhaps you are looking to retrain for a better job.

We offer one to one support from a trained Key Worker, who will assess where you are in the job market, where would you like to be, and help plan how we can help you get there.

The Employment Support Team will help you realise your potential by developing your personal plan with milestones to show your progress towards your employment goal.

Our Key Workers are skilled in pre-employment techniques to set you on the road to work readiness through building self-esteem and confidence. They can offer a variety of practical help including creating a professional CV, developing interview techniques, improving digital skills and support to find learning and training opportunities.

If you are interested in finding out more on what the Employment Support Team can offer you, please get in touch.

Call 01467 533058 or Email us on employmentsupportteam@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

K & M – Dae Ye Ken? The week ahead

Monday 25th January 2021

What support can Aberdeenshire Council’s Employment Support Team offer you?

https://youtu.be/8FsLPlqVEiU

Informative session of how individuals can access the service and what support they can expect to receive

Tuesday 26th January 2021

How to write a professional CV and effective job application forms

https://youtu.be/5FG2M7l2shM

Information on writing CV’s, application forms and what employers are looking for when recruiting

Wednesday 27th January 2021

Undertaking effective job searches

https://youtu.be/Wnbh9n6lENs

Information on job searches using job websites and social media

Thursday 28th January 2021

How to prepare for a job interview

https://youtu.be/AfG7QC8O9yE

Preparing for a job interview, the different formats that interviews take, and dealing with tricky questions

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #19

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

Hot Topics!

Stay at Home – up-to-date information on the restrictions!
Please see links below (in the Guidance section) to the Scottish Government website information on recent changes.  Aberdeenshire Council’s coronavirus restrictions webpage is also very helpful in summarising the information.—

Vaccination Rollout
Covid-19 vaccinations have begun to be rolled out in Scotland focussing on priority groups initially.  Find out more in the Guidance Section below.

Support from Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub
The Hub has been supporting people since the first lockdown. The Hub’s website provides lots of useful information including sources of Mental Wellbeing Support.  The Hub contact no. is 0808 196 3384

Good News from K & M

Partners in Kincardine and Mearns are working together to deliver the five-week ‘K&M – Dae Ye Ken?’ initiative.

Click on the link to access the full bulletin and find out more about what’s going on in K & M.

https://mailchi.mp/a18b099543a3/e-bulletin-4289906

Kincardine and MearnsCommunity Planning E-Bulletin

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Edition #18

Merry Christmas!

This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice.

This month we are delighted to share with you a couple of poems from the poetry group at Edenholme Care Home in Stonehaven. Written in September as a way of exploring their experiences of this year, this group of residents have written a number of other poems and are looking to publish a booklet of these poems in the new year. 

Also, find out the Christmas Support available this year!

To access the full bulletin, click on the link.

https://mailchi.mp/720047cb7f15/e-bulletin-4278970

KINCARDINE AND MEARNS Welfare & Wellbeing Network

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Mental Health and Wellbeing E Bulletin

For many people, the festive season is an exciting time to connect with others and celebrate.  But for others it can be a stressful time of year, 2020 has been an incredibly difficult and uncertain time for many.  This month, we find out what keeps us well and supported.

Christmas can be a challenging time of year for mental wellbeing for many of us… Click on the link to the full bulletin to access a video sharing some great advice for self care from the Kincardine and Mearns Welfare & Wellbeing Network Mental Health and Wellbeing sub-group, and to read about all the support on offer this festive season.

https://mailchi.mp/e2ac8f691798/kincardine-mearns-welfare-and-wellbeing-network-4274538

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #15

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This bulletin focuses on what is happening locally, and provides useful information and guidance.

This includes sections which will signpost you to official guidance, changes in service provision, local health and wellbeing providers, community news, support and advice

 

Hot Topics!

Face coverings to be worn by secondary school age pupils from Monday 31st August
Pupils at secondary schools in Scotland must wear face coverings as they move between classes and in communal areas to help limit the spread of Covid-19 [link]

 

Good News from K & M

In each bulletin we like to share with you some of the great work being done by the third sector in K & M. This time we share with you a lovely piece about K & D Befriending about one of their matches during lockdown which was published in this month Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations magazine ‘Third Force New.

 

To read on and access the entire bulletin, click on the link

https://mailchi.mp/a16b66bbc835/e-bulletin-4236566

 

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #14

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Have a look at the new e bulletin for Kincardine & Mearns. Features this week include schools to re-open full-time from 12th August and “Painting a picture of COVID-19” so far. A survey  being launched across Aberdeenshire to help paint a picture of the impact of COVID-19. The aim is to find out what the pandemic felt like – in its early stages – what has happened to individuals, communities, and businesses, what helped and what made life more difficult.

This information will become part of Community Impact Assessments, documents which will paint a picture of COVID-19 in the area and will help inform Council decision making.

To access the full updated bulletin click here https://mailchi.mp/1a02eb03f8fd/e-bulletin-4227042

Kincardine and Mearns Community Planning E-Bulletin Edition #13

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally, and also provides information and guidance related to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Click on the link to the bulletin below to find out about the latest updates, including news on public toilet re-openings, phase 3 of lockdown easing guidance and support available within the communities of K & M.

Also, take a cycle tour round Aberdeenshire from the comfort of your own home. Join Live Life Aberdeenshire staff as they cycle round our amazing area. Spot your local landmarks. Who knows, it might inspire you to get your bike and follow in their path!

https://mailchi.mp/1b38fd70645f/e-bulletin-4218206

 

Kincardine & Mearns Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin #3 July 2020

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A chance to share what we know about mental health & wellbeing
in K & M.
Welcome to the third K & M Mental Health & Wellbeing E Bulletin. This month a closer look at the support for teens, students and school leavers.

Of those aged 16 to 29 who say their well-being has been affected by Covid – 19, 76% said that they were bored. Overall, this age group was less likely to be worried about coronavirus generally (17%) than the over – 60’s. Yet they are conversely more likely to report feeling anxious (72%) than the over – 60’s (54%).

 

Click on the link to have a look at the whole bulletin. There’s lots of information about the support out there for teens, students and school leavers. We hope you enjoy!

https://mailchi.mp/2dbf1b20993a/k-m-mental-health-wellbeing-e-bulletin-4214074

 

Kincardine and Mearns COVID-19 E-Bulletin Edition #12

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This bulletin continues to focus on what is currently happening or in place locally as a result of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.

Hot Topics this week are

Moving into Phase 2 of Transition out of Lockdown
Please see the “Guidance” section below for information on the detail of a further lifting of lockdown restrictions through a phased approach.
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Spaces for Funding Bid Successful!
Aberdeenshire Council’s bid for £310,000 to ensure people are able to safely access services in town centres while maintaining physical distancing has been successful. The temporary infrastructure projects will provide safe walking, wheeling and cycling as the lockdown is eased and immediate priority is to be given to the town centres including Stonehaven.


Want to know more about Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network Telephone Befriending Service, click on the link below to access the full bulletin.

https://mailchi.mp/66df5537c1d9/e-bulletin-4206918