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
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
We work in partnership with Angus Health & Social Care Partnership and Angus Alive in all the Angus burghs (except Monifieth) to provide exercise classes at different levels for people with a long-term condition, their partners and carers. These classes take place in Leisure Centres. We also recruit and train volunteers to provide seated exercise classes in Care Homes, Sheltered Housing and to other groups when requested. We take referrals to provide one-to-one exercises for people who are housebound. Further information can be found on the website at www.angusactivityprogramme.wordpress.com
To assist older and disabled people to carry out repairs, improvements and adaptations to enable people to remain safe and secure in their own community.
Initiative include Care and Repair (assistance with major repairs and adaptations which often attract Council grant assistance), small repairs (small charge for labour and the cost of materials used are charged for), Home Safety (a safety check within the home advise on safe practice).
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
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.
Montrose group meet on the last Monday of each month (except December) at the Links Medical Centre, Montrose 2pm-4pm.
Edzell group meet on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at the Health Centre Edzell 2pm-4pm.
Carnoustie group meet on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) in The Parkview Health Centre 2pm-4pm.
Forfar group meet on the last Friday of each month (except December)in the Academy Medical Centre 4pm-6pm.
The group is a self help support group who have regular monthly meetings with speakers on various subjects, as we feel that good information and communication is important in the self management of our conditions and the more we know what is available to us, the more we are able to cope with everyday life.
During the group sessions we also have relaxation and seated exercise sessions so there’s maybe something you can take and enjoy at your leisure which will help you manage a little better.
Our group is open to all members of the public who suffer from or care for someone with a long term medical condition, not only from the Angus area but also from Dundee. We have a signpost links page on our website and we have a small library of DVDs, CDs and leaflets available to our group members. There is no charge for attending any of our meetings and a list of speakers is on our website at http://www.altcsg.org.uk
Our aim is to provide riding for people with disabilities and to give them the opportunity of riding in order to benefit their health and wellbeing. Assist in indoor/outdoor arena with disabled riders. Some equine knowledge would be an advantage. Must be capable, and responsible and reliable drivers. Reasonably strong and fit, honest, good timekeeper.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
There’s increasing evidence that singing regularly as part of a group is good for your general health and wellbeing. It seems to be especially good at improving your quality of life if you’re living with a lung condition. This group is run in partnership with Nordoff Robbins Scotland and is led by a music therapist who has taken part in our BLF Singing programme. This means they’ve been trained to lead singing groups for people with lung conditions. The group also links with Forfar Airways, but those who are not part of Forfar Airways are welcome to attend the singing session.
The four Family Support Teams provide services for children, young people and their families aged 0-16 years, providing a range of early intervention services on an individual and group work basis. Services are provided depending on the needs of each child and family.
Child and Family Centre
East Mary Street
Carnoustie Access Office
26 High Street
03452 777 778
Broomfield Resource Centre
0.22 Target Rifle at 25 yds (indoor) and 6-yard air pistol target shooting. From 7.30pm Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings. Small bore target shooting. Indoor range with electonic targets.
Monday, Tuesday and Friday from 7.30pm.
Forfar Albion F.C. are a Scottish junior football club – train and play the league with hope of having a positive impact on Junior Football.
Social Activity, Skills & Training, Men’s Health
Men’s Sheds are community run workshops with a social area.
Our men’s shed is a place to:
– work and relax
– pursue hobbies
– share skills
– have a cuppa and a chat
– get out of the house for a while
– get practical help with your projects