Brechin Healthcare Group (BHG) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), No. SC047731.
BHG’s charitable purposes are:
To advance health and the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, or financial hardship, or other disadvantage.
To advance health, through the provision of medical equipment and facilities, and through the provision of relief to those suffering from illness.
BHG has been formed to benefit the community of Brechin and Edzell and The Glens. Geographically the community is roughly within a radius of 10 miles from Brechin, but also includes those areas of the Angus Glens and south Aberdeenshire covered by GP Practices in Brechin and Edzell.
8 Grant Rd, Arbroath
Care About Angus is a company developed under the principles of social enterprise providing a home help service. This means the (role of) employees and people receiving home care will have a greater say in the companies activities and the way it goes about business. The new and more democratic approach to service delivery is based on the relationships of trust between the people providing home help services and the people receiving the services. In essence, the means Care About Angus will always act in the best interest of the people involved and provide a unique person-centred service: always positive and actively caring.
Care About Angus offers a local person-centred service to assist people at home with the following;
Light meal preparation
Prescription pick up
Escort to local appointments
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
Gowrie Care provides support to more than 1000 people across Angus, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife, Glasgow and Perthshire.
We support people with learning disabilities and Autism, mental health, complex needs, people who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness, and the care needs associated with older people.
Support can be provided in a residential setting or in the client’s own home as appropriate.
Ninewells Hospital & Medical School
NHS Tayside provides health care services for people in Dundee, Angus and Perth & Kinross.
For a full lsit of services, please visit our website http://www.nhstayside.scot.nhs.uk and keep up to date with the latest news by following us on social media.
Follow us on Facebook – http://facebook.com/NHSTayside
Follow us on Twitter – http://twitter.com/NHSTayside
We named our walking group OOTANABOOT because that is what we do, go out and about, mainly in Angus but occasionally we stray into Aberdeenshire and even Dundee.
OOTANABOOT is the result of an initiative by Angus Council, NHS Tayside and Paths for All who promote health walks, in Arbroath, Carnoustie, Edzell, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Letham and Montrose. Brechin, sadly, had to break away because we were, quite correctly, no longer considered doing health walks, chiefly because we ventured out of Brechin and walked over an hour.
The principles are the same though which is to allow, mainly older folks though we welcome younger ones, to enjoy socialising while exercising, admiring the wonderful scenery in our area. All walks are risk assessed; a four monthly programme is made up with suggestions from those participating so that choice is always there. Cars are available for transport, drivers receiving a thank you penny at the end or a coffee and cake at the many coffee shops we find on our travels!
Why walk, you ask? Well……………………….
It improves mood and may reduce the risk of depression.
Lowers the risk of strokes and can control diabetes
Can also reduce the risk of heart disease by half
You don’t need special equipment
It’s a chance to make new friends, feel good and have fun.
Join us each Wednesday at 1pm (13.00) – we meet and leave from Brechin Library. You will be made to feel very welcome.
Parent to Parent support parents and carers of children with additional needs living in Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross. We can provide one to one emotional support, group support, workshops on managing challenging behaviour, advocacy at meetings and appointments, information about local services and links to other parents with a child with an additional need. Children and young people with additional needs can also receive advocacy and support to help them voice their worries and concerns to parents, teachers, social workers etc.
115 High Street
Penumbra Angus Nova Service offers support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges to engage more fully into their community, by helping them to access mainstream activities and groups such as further education, sports, clubs and work, whether voluntary or paid. The service is available to anyone living in Angus, over the age of 16 years.”
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
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.
Established in 2000 – 18 years and counting!
The aim of the forum is to provide current information (and be a referral for past records) of Birds, Mammals and Cetaceans in the Angus and Eastern Scotland area. This is done via a forum which is open to the public and where sightings can be posted and viewed. Sightings are obviously not guaranteed but filtered as best as possible, and news regarding sensitive species may be edited if need be. It is also a handy place to post your photographs, ask questions, meet local wildlife enthusiasts and promote local wildlife events.
Angus Cardiac Group is a patient led support group which was established in 1992 with a view to supporting cardiac care and rehabilitation in Angus through member support, social contact, fundraising, partnership working with health professionals and the local authority, and the promotion of patient involvement with the NHS. Membership is not confined to those with coronary heart disease but is open to partners, carers and family members of those with cardiac disease.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GROUP IS TO SUPPORT CARDIAC CARE AND REHABILITATION IN ANGUS BY:
Supporting Group members
Facilitating social contact
Raising funds to support the activities of the Group
Working in partnership with health professionals and others
Promoting patient and public involvement with the health service
Actively seeking new member
ANGUS CARDIAC GROUP IS OPEN TO:
People with coronary heart/cardiac disease
Partners, carers and family of those with cardiac disease
Involved health professionals
Any person interested in the aims and activities of the Group
Anyone with any other long term condition
CURRENT MEMBERSHIP OF ANGUS CARDIAC GROUP CONSISTS OF ALL OF THE ABOVE.
Here at Angus Cat rescue, we are committed to a single goal; we strive to make the world a better place for cats. A group to help people in crisis with their cats, for help, advice and help with re-homing.
“Bringing local communities together through a sporting chance!”
“Sport for all”
What is Brechin Community Sport Hub?
The Brechin Community Sport Hub (CSH) is a voluntary organisation made up of 4 sport clubs; Brechin Buccaneers Cricket Club, Parkview Bowling Club, Brechin Pirates Rugby Club and Brechin City Youths Football Club, who aim to work together to promote sporting opportunities to all in Brechin and the surrounding areas.
The Sport Hub works in partnership with the Angus Sport Development team, the Brechin and Montrose Communities Team and other local community organisations.
What are our aims?
The object of the Hub is to encourage participation of the people of Brechin, and the surrounding area, in a variety of sporting activities in a variety of venues; through:-
Promoting sporting activity for all in Brechin.
Identifying needs and options for improving use and access to sporting opportunities in Brechin.
Working with new and existing sports organisations and providers of existing and potential sporting facilities, to enhance the development of sports for the club members and the hub clubs.
Assisting hub clubs with safeguarding existing facilities used by the clubs in Brechin.
Working with local partners in and around Brechin to provide positive experiences for all in sports or hub activities.
Supporting the individual development of sport clubs in Brechin.
Progress So Far
Brechin CSH are running a Friday Night Project for Primary 4’s to Primary 7’s at Andover Primary School starting on Friday 29 April and concluding on Friday 13 May. Look out for more information on BCSH Facebook page and website.
For more information about the work the community sport hub is carrying out or joining the hub please contact the hub using the following links:
Brechin Community Sport Hub on Facebook
Brechin Community Sport Hub Website
or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.