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Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland
3rd Floor, Rosebery House
9, Haymaket Terrace
Edinburgh
EH12 5EZ

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.

 

We can:-

provide vital advice, support and information

Freephone  0808 801 0899

Contact   adviceline@chss.org.uk

 

arrange group and 1-1 support in hospital and in your local community

Contact   darlene.drummond@chss.org.uk

provide volunteering opportunities across Angus

Visit       www.chss.org.uk/volunteering

http://www.chss.org.uk
07918690643
Angus Active Schools

Volunteering opportunities

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.

Why volunteer?

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
receive training
gain qualifications
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:

confidence
self esteem
speaking to groups
presenting
managing accounts and budgeting
event organisation

t: @ActiveSchAngus

07771506042
Northern Hotel, Clerk Street
Brechin
Angus
Scotland

DD9 7PU

To organise the Angus Show, which is held at Haughmuir, Brechin. Help on show day by collecting results, selling catalogues or stewarding. Anyone over 18 years welcome.

01356 624430
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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:

patersonn@angus.gov.uk

Angus Cycle Hub
33 Market Place
Arbroath
DD11 1HR

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.

We:

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 

http://anguscyclehub.co.uk
01241 873 500
Angus Independent Advocacy
60 High Street
Arbroath
DD11 1AW

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
dementia
an acquired brain injury, or
are an older person.

http://www.angusindadvocacy.org
01241 434413
AIDARS
Gowanlea 12 – 14 Seaton Rd
Arbroath
Angus
DD11 5DX

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.

01241 822502

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.

http://angustalkingnews.co.uk
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Angus Voice

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 sheila@communityenterprise.co.uk or callum@communityenterprise.co.uk

http://angusvoice.co.uk
07760 753293

About Us

The purpose of the group is to establish Brechin as a visitor and tourist destination in Scotland, the UK and abroad.

Our role and aim within the local community is to encourage businesses, retailers, voluntary sector and individuals to work together to develop, organise and promote events and activities for the benefit of the local community and the wider area.

Our 4 main events within the town are;

Easter in the City

Pageant in the City (the first Saturday in June)

Hallowe’en in the City

Christmas in the City

These events are organised by committees of volunteers to make the most of our City.

 

10 Reasons to join a Community Group like BRAVO Brechin 

IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH Studies show that having a good social network extends your life, keeps you healthy, and staves off mental deterioration.
YOU MEET NEW FRIENDS Get to know new people and work with them on things you all care about. How many people have met their future partners at an event.
YOU MAKE NEW CONTACTS Keeping your network in good repair helps you to see opportunities when they come up and gives you people to call when you need help.
YOU LEARN NEW SKILLS You can learn workplace skills from being a volunteer. You can learn governance skills – committee management, business planning – from joining a committee.
IT’S GOOD FOR THE COMMUNITY The more people work together and get to be familiar with the way things work around the area, the more people support each other through the tough times.
YOU CAN FOLLOW YOUR INTERESTS Whatever you like to do, there are other people out there who like it too. Join a group and you can share your passion.
YOU CAN BUILD UP YOUR CV If you’re applying for a tertiary place, or a new job, or a new relationship, it helps to be able to point to the unselfish efforts you’re putting in for the community.
YOU CAN LEARN HOW TO WIN YOUR BATTLES Experience in operating as part of a community group gives you the tools you need to get your voice heard in the centres of power.
YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE We all want to make Brechin and Angus to be a better place, and it doesn’t need to be a huge commitment on your part – every hour of help or support counts!
IT’S GOOD FOR THE COUNTY Angus needs a strong civil society, for local and central government can’t run everything and people need to manage their own organisations for community goals.

http://www.bravobrechin.wordpress.com
Brechin City Hall
9 Swan Street Brechin
DD9 6EE

Brechin City Hall Users Group have taken on the day to day running of the Brechin City Hall where local groups and individual can hire the hall for meetings, regular group bookings, parties, weddings etc. It is run by the community for the community.

07889792026
42 Drumachlie Park
Brechin
DD9 7BU

Bringing rugby to boys and girls aged 2-80!

07803246346
The Railway Station, 2 Park Road
Brechin
Angus
Scotland
DD9 7AF

DD9 7AF

To preserve all aspects of railway history in Scotland, and operate vintage steam and diesel trains for the benefit of tourists and locals on Sundays in summer. Volunteers work at weekends restoring and maintaining our four-mile railway track and associated engines and rolling stock. On summer Sundays the trains are operated by volunteers.

07759 187992
Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly is a charity whose aim is to alleviate loneliness in older people through free monthly tea parties. It has been in existence for over 50 years, 47 in Scotland.

Our guests are usually over 75 years old, live alone with little social contact. They have to be able to get in and out of a car and manage a few steps with just a steadying arm, as we do not undertake any caring duties. They have great back stories, and we are always amazed at what we discover. They look forward to the outings enormously as many of them have no family, or family live far away. As they get older, they outlive their friends and it is very difficult for us to understand how awful it must be to sit alone and stare at the walls.

We have volunteer drivers who collect a couple of guests, accompany them to the tea party, and take them home again. Drivers can drive each month or occasionally, and the teas are from 2.00-4.00p.m. on one Sunday a month.

Our hosts provide a simple afternoon tea for a group of guests, usually 6-8 plus drivers, and we try to adjust numbers to suit the host. Hosts usually host once a year, although some people like to host twice.

As you can see, the whole concept is very simple and not at all arduous. The guests make new friends as do our volunteers and what better way of doing good can there be than chatting and eating cake.

For volunteers, eating cake is an important prerequisite and our guests are no slouches in the cake eating stakes either.

I do hope you will consider volunteering with us. It is great fun and our guests really appreciate what we do. If you wish to know more, either tel me on 01356660238, email amcte95@gmail.com or go to the website www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk We also have a local Facebook page Contact the Elderly Angus & the Mearns

http://www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk
01356660238

Do you or someone else you know have a hearing loss? FREE Lipreading classes can help. Come and join a lipreading class today.

Learn skills that will help you to cope with everyday situations that you may be struggling with and share your experiences with other people who have a hearing loss.

Learn how your hearing aids works and about equipment to help with your hearing loss e.g. smoke alarms, television aids, flashing doorbells, alarm clocks and amplified phones. (Most of the equipment is FREE).

You will also learn about communication; including coping with the impact of deafness, looking, listening, problem solving, facial expressions, body language and relaxation.

Visits from outside agencies will include:- Deaf Action, Action on Hearing Loss, Hearing Link, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Fire Service, and many more.

Advice on tinnitus cochlear implants, access to work, getting benefits and much more. For more information contact:- Susan Brown 01250 872861 or 07940333924.

 

Home Start Angus
Home-Start Angus
27 Hamilton Green
Arbroath
DD11 1JG

Home-Start Angus offers a unique service to young families.  We offer regular support at home to parents-to-be and to those bringing up pre-school children.  Our organisation recognises that for all of us that are bringing up or have brought up young children it can be hard.  We are never quite prepared for the emotional onslaught of parenting responsibilities and when other factors such as not living near extended family, experiencing poor mental health, relationship difficulties, becoming a lone parent, poor housing or battling to get help for a child that has additional needs, parents can find themselves feeling overwhelmed and guilty that they are not coping.

We recruit, train and support volunteers with parenting experience.  Many of them used Home-Start services themselves when they were bringing up young children and want to give something back.  Our volunteers are sensitively matched with families referred to our organisation and undertake to visit them weekly for a few hours and offer an extra pair of hands, a listening ear or chumming up parents to help them make links with local services outside the home.  The biggest difference they make however is through the relationship of trust they build with parents.

We also offer opportunities for parents and children to meet together through our “Bumps and Beyond” and “Friday Group” meetings.

01241 431131

“People have problems which can overwhelm them and cause distress of varying degrees and many have no-one to talk to as they have a limited support circle or they can’t share e.g. family worries with family members” (NHS Tayside GP)

Based in Health and Social Care contexts, Do You Need to Talk is a service that promotes wellbeing by offering an active listening service. The service helps people explore their deepest hurts and draw strength from their own inner resources and those of the communities of support around them.

The service is a short term, early intervention model of person-centred, assets based listening with the aim of promoting personal and communal wellbeing.

“I came away with a feeling of optimism. I have since taken positive steps to make some changes in my like, which have improved my mental and emotional wellbeing.” (NHS Tayside patient)

Angus – Services Available to Patients of:

Arbroath – West Practice, Springfield Health Centre Kirriemuir Health Centre
Brechin Health Centre Monifieth Medical Practice
Carnoustie Medical Practice Montrose – Annat Bank
Forfar – Academy Montrose – Castlegait
Forfar – Lour Road Montrose – Townhead
Forfar – Ravenswood

Dundee – Services Available to Patients of:

Ancrum Muirhead
Ancrum 1 Nethergate
Broughty Ferry Park Avenue
Coldside Princess Street
Douglas Taybank
Downfield Taycourt
Erskine Terra Nova
Grove Wallacetown
Hawkhill Westgate
Maryfield Whitfield

Perth & Kinross – Services Available to Patients of:

Alyth Medical Practice
Blairgowrie – Ardblair Medical Practice
Kinross – Loch Leven Medical Practice
Perth – City Medical Practice
Perth – King Street Practice
Perth – Whitefriers Surgery (Red Practice)

01382 423110
14 St David Street
Brechin
Angus
DD9 6EQ

RH-hairdressing, We work hard to ensure the needs of our clients are met, we constantly keep up with the latest trends, techniques and technology!

http://www.r-hhairdressing.co.uk/
01356626120
Scottish Badgers

Scottish Badgers brings together individuals and groups from across Scotland to promote the study, conservation and protection of Scotland’s badgers, their setts and natural habitats. Together, we seek to encourage tolerance and appreciation of badgers by offering information, advice and guidance to all.

Scottish Badgers is the only charity dedicated to the study, conservation and protection of badgers that operates in Scotland. Please note that Scottish Badgers is not affiliated with, or a branch of the Badger Trust. The Badger Trust is not involved in any work protecting badgers in Scotland.

Scottish Badgers is an independent Scottish charity. It was founded in 1999, with encouragement from the Scottish Government, who perceived a need for a non-statutory body to work in this field.

Scottish Badgers cooperates closely with the Badger Trust, whose activities cover all the other areas of the British Isles. It should be noted that only Scottish Badgers operates in Scotland.
Aims

To promote the study, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts and natural habitat in Scotland.

What We Do

Survey and record the presence of badgers
Provide training for our members and professionals in badger ecology, awareness, field skills, and the law.
Work with young people to fire their imagination and create positive attitudes to the environment
Prevent badger persecution and crime
Provide expert advice to the public on all badger matters
Provide expert advice to professionals in planning, development, transport, forestry and agriculture
Provide expert advice and assistance to the police and the S.S.P.C.A. and expert witnesses to the courts
Increase public awareness of badgers and the threats they face
Host an annual conference on badger matters on the 1st Saturday in October
Initiate and assist with research into badger biology, ecology and behaviour.
Please note that Scottish Badgers is a charity and unable to undertake commercial work

Contact us at E: info@scottishbadgers.org.uk

Tel: 07866 844232

http://www.scottishbadgers.org.uk
07792 142446, 07570 915630 or 07973 273536
Scouts East of Scotland

Our demographic covers the Local Authority Areas of Angus, Dundee, Fife and Perth & Kinross.  We have 6,257 youngsters enjoying Scouting across the Region, ably assisted by 2,106 Adult volunteers.
We are the third-largest of the eight Regions in Scotland, just behind Clyde and South-East Scotland.   
We have ten local Districts that are responsible for supporting the 370 Sections that deliver Scouting locally.  Links to these ten Districts (Arbroath & Montrose, Dundee, Dunfermline, Glenrothes & Levenmouth, Kirkcaldy, North Angus, North-East Fife, Perth & Kinross, Rosyth and South Angus) are given on the Districts Section of this website so if you need to contact one of them please use the contact information provided there.
The Districts are responsible for supporting the Progressive Training Scheme that all our young people follow and which links well with the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence programme. 
Our Badges and Awards encourage Successful Learning; our focus on the outdoors and residential experiences encourages Confident Individuals; our youth involvement policy encourages Effective Contributors; and our superb Community Impact projects develop Responsible Citizens.

Unfortunately, we have a lack of willing adult volunteers and as a result we have over 500 youngsters on Waiting Lists, desperate to join their friends in the adventures that we provide, but who are unable to do so.
We are fully committed to flexible volunteering, so whatever little time that you have or skills that you can offer, we’ll be delighted to make use of them.
Please use the JOIN tab on this website to express your interest in becoming involved.

The Regional Team are responsible for supporting Districts with some of the specialist functions – Adult Training; Adventurous Activities, Communications; Development; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, International; and Youth Involvement.  Much of their role is in sharing best practice and providing guidance and advice based on their experience. 
We have a Closed Facebook Group that all adults with roles within the Region are encouraged to be members of and we use it to share ideas and advertise opportunities or resources that would benefit Scouting locally. 

Life-changing adventure and skills for life is what Scouting is all about. Scouting helps young people acquire practical, character and employability skills including:  

Teamwork
Initiative
Leadership
Independence
Resilience
Problem-solving
Communication
Responsibility. 

These are the Skills that Parents (and Employers) consider it’s important for young people to gain.

We know that those who are members of Scouting locally are gaining these skills and that we are contributing to their personal development, but we would like to be able to offer Scouting to more young people across East Scotland in the years ahead.   

Scouting is a part of our communities, not apart from it and each year contributes substantially to local charities and to local environmental projects and you can read more about this great work in regular newsletters and our Annual Reviews.   

If you are looking to contact Scouting, but are unsure of the most appropriate person to approach, please use this website and the Regional Team will endeavour to identify who can help you.

http://eastcotlandscouts.org.uk
01382 419073
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