9, Haymaket Terrace
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland works locally in Angus
to improve the quality of life for people after a stroke,
or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.
provide vital advice, support and information
Freephone 0808 801 0899
arrange group and 1-1 support in hospital and in your local community
provide volunteering opportunities across Angus
We are a small, registered Charity, SCO34175. Our Objectives are to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for families including those youngsters who have a disability, special need or culture needs. We provide a meeting place, usually once a month, so people can get together for the purpose of mutual support and encouragement in their fostering tasks and to organising activities and social events. We offer all youngsters new opportunities and good experience through our activities and day trips. We do this through fundraising and the children help to do this. We try to give the most Vulnerable Children in our area New, Good Experiences. The children we support have experienced many different disadvantages, Neglect which has resulted in the children not growing or reaching their milestones as their peers have. Lack of opportunities including hobbies and school trips due to birth parents poverty resulting in poor self-esteem and feelings of exclusion, Lack of social skills resulting in poor ability to mix with social groups, mix in general public and have appropriate behaviours. Lack of encouragement and praise which would limit their ability to try new activities.
Through trying new experiences and activities the children will learn new physical and social skills. They will gain the development of motor skills and stimulation of mental ability. This is to be done in a controlled environment that they feel safe in, enhancing their self-esteem and their will to go on and try more new experiences. In addition to this it will stimulate their imagination and creative ability as they will experience, hear, see and feel things they haven’t before. The children bond with their carers during our activities, also allowing them to socialise with other children in the same situation.
Active Schools provides a number of exciting volunteer opportunities to those interested in sport or physical activity. Through volunteering with Active Schools you can help out your local school and community as well as gain valuable experience of coaching and working with children and young people.
could you help?
do you have a little time to spare?
could you help lead activities for children?
would you like to gain a qualification in coaching sport or leading other activities?
If so, then think about volunteering with the Angus Active Schools team.
Active Schools relies heavily on volunteers to assist with and run various clubs around Angus. You don’t have to be sporty to lend a hand – just enthusiastic! We are looking for people to help out with a range of activities. From woodland walks to after-school sports clubs – there is something for volunteers of all ages and abilities. The time commitment is up to you and training will be provided.
Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in sport and physical activity, develop new skills and stay engaged in a sport. Volunteering can be a rewarding activity which helps you to meet new people and take on new challenges through roles such as coaching or administration. There are many reasons to volunteer in sport – volunteers make sport happen and create the next generation of sporting stars. You could be giving back but you’ll also be helping make sport happen, without people like you, sport would not work!
sense of achievement
use your existing skills and learn new skills valuable in other areas of employment
satisfaction of doing something within your own community
free Disclosure Scotland PVG (normally £60.00)
What skills can I expect to gain and develop?
Sport is looking for enthusiastic and confident people just like you to take on a variety of roles. And sport will give back to you too! Did you know that being involved in a sports club can give you the same energy boost as having a pay rise?
Skills and qualities you could expect to develop:
speaking to groups
managing accounts and budgeting
Angus Carers Association is an organisation established by carers, for carers. We provide information, advice and a range of services to carers located in Angus and the surrounding areas.
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) provides free, confidential and independent advice to everyone who needs it. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, we have two aims:
· to help people understand their rights and responsibilities and to help them take action to solve their problems
· to work locally and nationally to change policies and practices that are the root cause of problems, preventing issues arising at source
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP SOMEBODY IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH SKILLS LOCALLY?
Angus Council Place team have opportunities for volunteers of all ages and walks of life to help students attending their English evening classes to improve their English skills.
The ESOL Buddy Project is designed to give volunteers from the local community the opportunity to meet a student from another country and learn more about their life and culture. The student gains the opportunity to improve their spoken English skills and better integrate in the community, progress at work or to further education.
Typically the volunteer and the student meet once a week for about two hours in a public place – a café or library – at a time that suits them both for a chat about their lives and families – a ‘blether’ as we would say! There is no need to know another language or be a grammar expert. The project is run to improve informal English and strengthen contacts in the community.
The project has been running for over three years and many volunteers have enjoyed the experience and made good friends. Students have made great progress by engaging with community groups and leisure activities that they did not have the confidence to embark on, as well as making progress at work or study.
We have opportunities in Forfar, Arbroath, Brechin and Montrose.
Opportunities also exist to volunteer in the classroom as a teaching assistant. This has helped many volunteers gain the experience they need to follow on from a TEFL qualification or similar.
If you are interested or would like to find out more about this project please get in touch with Neil Paterson Communities Officer at:
Angus Cycle Hub Community Interest Company is a social enterprise partly run by volunteers and dedicated to supporting and developing cycling. The project encourages people to lead healthier lives and reduce short car journeys and co2 emissions in Angus through cycling.
provide cycling, Bikeability and Bike Maintenance coaching and training
organise cycling and MTB events and workshop
run social and guided rides
have a community cycle hub and bike recycling workshops
provide local cycling information
provide bike hire
offer skills track hire
offer second hand and recycled bike sales
clothing, parts and accessories
At the Angus Dementia Resource Centre in Arbroath we aim to provide a central hub for information and support for people affected by dementia throughout Angus.
Carer Groups offer mutual support and sharing of information in a confidential setting.
Details of Carers Groups can be obtained by contacting Angus Services direct.
The Service aims to support the families, relatives and friends of people with dementia at any stage of the illness.
Carers support from Alzheimer Scotland is free and offers advice, information and emotional and practical support through:
· Telephone contact
· Home visits
· Carers Groups
· Information leaflets and books
· Education courses and events
· Information about local services and resources Involvement
Carers tell us they experience feelings of isolation; feelings of loss and grief; insufficient support and insufficient information: Alzheimer Scotland understands.
We also run a number of informal Drop-in groups, throughout Angus, for people with dementia, their families and friends.
All our groups are for people who are able to attend on their own safely or who can bring their own support with them.
Housing Support, Housing and Homelessness, Health & Social Care Services
This service is available to anyone living in Local Authority housing, Housing Association or Private Rented Accommodation.
The service supports individuals and families from age 16 onwards.
We will build positive relationships with you to achieve meaningful outcomes that are important to you through an agreed support plan.
Our aim is to:
– Support people who are homeless to access housing and/or the transition into their own home
– Support those who are struggling to maintain their tenancy to prevent homelessness
– Engage with other services to meet any gaps in support
– Promote self-care independent living skills
– Enhance health and wellbeing through social networks, employment, education and access to health services and local groups
Angus Independent Advocacy is an independent organisation working alongside vulnerable people to help them have their voice heard and safeguard their rights. We work with people who are at risk of being unable to safeguard their rights, and who may have:
mental ill health
a learning disability
an acquired brain injury, or
are an older person.
Gowanlea 12 – 14 Seaton Rd
Angus Integrated Drug and Alcohol Recovery Service
AIDARS covers the whole of Angus through two locality based teams. The North Locality Team covers: Brechin, Montrose, Forfar and Kirriemuir. The South Locality Team covers Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifeith.
AIDARS offers the following support services:
· Motivational Enhancement Therapy
· In patient and community detox for alcohol and opiates and Opiate Replacement Therapy
· Recovery care planning and self directed support
· Overdose awareness (including Naloxone dispensing), harm reduction and BBV Testing
· Relapse prevention in groups and one to one, supported by medication if required
· Psychological interventions.
AIDARS aims to:
· Respond to referrals requesting drug and alcohol assessments within one week
· Provide an assessment appointment for Opiate Replacement Therapy within three weeks of referral
· Commence non ORT treatments and support for individuals using drugs and alcohol within three weeks of referral
· Enable individual s to access treatment quickly and support them to remain in treatment until they achieve their treatment goals
· To reduce drugs deaths in Angus by providing Overdose Prevention and Intervention training to service users and their families.
· Work with our partners in the third sector to provide a seamless service across the Recovery Oriented System of Care in Angus.
Penumbra Angus Nova Service
At First Floor, 115 High Street, Arbroath, DD11 1DP
01241 873 900
We accept self-referrals, as well as referrals from any other agency/organisation
Angus Ski Club is a small friendly club run by a committee of volunteers and is a non-commercial enterprise.
The club is affiliated to Snowsport Scotland which is the sports governing body. This affiliation entitles members to worldwide civil liability insurance when skiing. Club members also receive discounts on lift passes at most Scottish Ski resorts.
A major benefit of the club is that members gain access to the dry ski slope located within the RM Condor military base just outside Arbroath.
Sessions take place between 19:00 and 21:00 hours on both Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout most of the winter months.
First time skiers and improvers will benefit from lessons provided by the club instructors who are all qualified
via the British Association of Snowsport Instructors (BASI) scheme.
Competent skiers are also welcome to join the club and take advantage of brushingup on their technique at the dry ski slope.
Angus Special Playscheme provides fun and educational activities during the school holidays for children aged 5-18 with additional support needs. They run three schemes flexibly tailored to different age ranges. In addition to this they also run a scheme called 1:2:1 which caters for those with complex needs who require particular one to one care.
We are a charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers, operating throughout Angus producing CDs of local news for blind and partially sighted people. We provide a monthly CD, with the local news for your area, delivered free of charge to your door. We have teams covering the local newspapers in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie/Monifieth, Forfar/ Kirriemuir, and Montrose. We are always looking for volunteers to read extracts from the local newspaper at a recording session held once a month, taking no more than an hour, and volunteers who are proficient with laptop use to help with recordings.
The aims of Angus Voice are:
To influence the strategic direction of Adult Mental Health Services locally, regionally and nationally, and contribute to their overall improvement;
To support Contributors to become actively involved in the planning, development, evaluation and improvement of mental health services delivered by the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors in Angus;
To raise awareness of mental health issues within the wider community, including in Further Education establishments; and challenge the stigma associated with mental ill health.
Why is Angus Voice Important?
People with direct experience of mental health problems have a unique perspective and expertise. Collective advocacy is an opportunity to harness this expertise and use it to benefit and influence the ways in which mental health services in Angus are developed and run, to educate professionals and the public, and to empower and influence contributors’ lives.
We work across Angus, and our office is based in the Angus Independent Advocacy building at 60 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1AW.
Website Address http://angusvoice.co.uk
We’re always keen to hear from people who have lived experience, and who have made use of mental health services in Angus.
For more information, telephone Participation Development Workers (job share partners) Sheila 07760 753293 or Callum 07736 679399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Arbroath and District Athletics Club aims to provide track and field athletics for 8 years to veterans including training and competitions for both serious athletes and those wishing to take part recreationally.
Sensory Impairment, Social Activity, Support Group
The group is a social and information group for people experiencing sensory loss in the Arbroath area.
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Computer groups – there are a range of computer groups across Angus where you can get help and learn how to use a computer. Contact the venue for further information.
Employment support advice and groups. There are a range of employment related groups running across Angus. For example, employability support, help with Universal Jobmatch, help with application forms and CV’s, literacy skill groups, job clubs. Contact the venue for further information
Monday 10am – 12noon, 1pm – 3.30pm
Tuesday 1pm – 3pm
Thursday 10am – 12noon, 1pm – 3pm