“Bringing local communities together through a sporting chance!”
“Sport for all”
We are a number of sports clubs working together to promote our sports, physical activity, health and well being for everyone in Arbroath.
We look to offer specialist expertise and advice in the sports that we offer to develop sporting talent, as well as opportunities for all to take part in sport at all levels and age groups.
As Arbroath Community Sport Hub we aim to be a constant provider of sport for all individuals looking to participate, coach and/or volunteer.
We aim to reach our overall vision through the following aims:
support a range of sporting opportunities to the community
promote community engagement and leadership
provide training and education opportunities
develop an integrated approach led by local partners/clubs
support self sustainable sports clubs/organisations
improve facility access for local people and sports clubs
Progress so far
Please visit the Arbroath Calendar page, or click on the Calendar bubble above, for more information on what sessions and events the clubs are running this season.
For more information about the work of the community sport hub or to join please email email@example.com or telephone 01307 492340.
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
At present we have over 1,850 houses in management, mainly throughout Angus, however over 550 are located in Dundee. Our housing varies in type, size and location. Our houses range from bedsits to 6 apartment houses.
If you are looking for a new home, you can obtain an application form either by downloading one from our web site or contacting one of our offices.
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 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm 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
William Wallace House
Orchardbank Business Park
The charity ANGUSalive is the culture, sport and leisure trust for the county of Angus and has been operating since 1 December 2015. We are ambitious and aim to provide the best services for our customers.
ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which inspire healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through the use of our sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives, libraries and ACCESS offices. We have five service areas which form our culture, sport and leisure offering:
Museums, Galleries & Archives
Sport & Leisure
Theatre & Venues
ANGUSalive has almost 500 employees, led by a chief executive and senior management team. The chief executive reports to the ANGUSalive board which comprises of five independent directors and four council directors who are Angus Council elected members.
It promotes, operates and delivers services on behalf of Angus Council.
ANGUSalive is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC499155 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC046133. Registered office Angus House, Orchardbank Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AN.
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.
DROP IN FOR BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT, A CUPPY AND A CHAT
find us on Facebook @breastbuddiesangus
or email Kimberley@voluntaryactionangus.org.uk
Our charity shop sells a fantastic range of good quality second-hand items and new goods. We sell a wide range of products from clothing, shoes and accessories to books, music, toys and homewares. We also have greeting cards for all occasions, pin badges and small gifts. By shopping with us you’re helping to fund our life-saving research.
Volunteer in our charity shop
Our shop wouldn’t be able to run without the help of a fantastic volunteer team. Our volunteers help with everything from merchandising on the shop floor and giving great customer service at the till to sorting and pricing the generous donations we are given in the back office.
Whether you have a specific skill or interest or just want to try something new, we have a role for everyone. Find out more about volunteering in our shops.
Donate clothes, books, toys and more
Don’t throw away your unwanted items. Our charity shop needs good quality clothes, bags, shoes, books, CDs, DVDs, toys and more.
Order free donation bags online, fill them up and drop them off at our shop, or call us to arrange a free collection from your home. Find out how to declutter, fill bags and fund life-saving research.
Sensory Impairment, Social Activity, Support Group
The group is a social and information group for people experiencing sensory loss in the Arbroath area.