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
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.
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
Gairie Ramblers is a community based organisation keen to set up walks within the Kirrie are, the Angus glens and Perthshire. Our Activities are open to all, especially people who may benefit being involved in an association and outdoor environment to improve health and wellbeing.
Counselling for survivors of Sexual Abuse (age 8+) – Adults Service and Children & Young People’s Service
Pathways to the Future Project – Support for survivors to get help to access volunteering/education/activities in local community/health and wellbeing activities/help to find records.
Contact – Tel: 01307 850741 or text 07975 726953. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
27 Hamilton Green
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.
Social Activity, Skills & Training, Mens Health
Men’s Sheds are community run workshops with a social area. Wednesday – 10am to 12pm
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
Welcome to the Camera Obscura on Kirriemuir Hill.
Kirriemuir Camera Obscura – one of only four in Scotland – is housed in a purpose-designed turret room in the Barrie Pavilion on Kirrie Hill. It provides a fascinating glimpse of historic technology and striking views of the surrounding countryside.
Kirriemuir Camera Obscura was gifted to the town by Sir J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, along with the cricket pavilion in which it is situated and was opened by the author on 7th June 1930
One of only four in Scotland, Kirriemuir Camera Obscura boasts stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Friendly guides are there to explain how the equipment works and the various landmarks which can be viewed.
The Camera Obscura works best on bright sunny days so there will be times when the view will not be at its best due to weather conditions. At these times a DVD will be available to view while you enjoy a tea or coffee in Cafe Obscura.
The Camera Obscura , is completely self- funding and is entirely managed and staffed by Kirriemuir Regeneration Group volunteers.
There is no admission charge but donations towards upkeep are appreciated.
Kirriemuir Sporting and Activity Association exists to help people in rural Kirriemuir to access events and pursuit of outdoor activities including walking, cycling etc. We are also keen to help support the development of locally based walking groups, rambling and common interest activities.
Offers riding for all ages and abilities. We have a purpose built indoor arena, an outdoor arena and tracks all round the farm for trekking. We also offer hacking further afield along old drove roads, up onto Kirriemuir hill and into woods and estates beyond. Our horses and ponies are safe and honest and can accommodate everything from beginners to advanced. Staff are very people orientated and extremely good at looking after even the most nervous rider.
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.
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: email@example.com
Tel: 07866 844232
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:
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.
STRIDE is a registered charity (SC044225) which aims to relieve poverty and alleviate suffering of African people in Angus and Dundee city, Scotland and the wider UK.
STRIDE organises and coordinates events aimed at bringing together both African people and other people in the local neighbourhoods in planning on things like local community engagement activities, gardening activities, helping young people with career choices, signposting Africans to other agencies for support with problems such as abuse, gender-based violence, mental health and other social/economic problems.
STRIDE predominantly works in Angus and Dundee city councils.
Social isolation and loneliness are major causes of mental health problems and other anti-social problems amongst inter-generational African people in Angus and Dundee city. Due to their migratory pattern, some African families are isolated due to lack of extended families for support and lack of a community project to bring them together.
We are a charitable organisation dedicated to providing the opportunity for everyone in the local community of the Strathmore Valley, including Forfar, Kirriemuir and Brechin, regardless of previous experience and ability, to participate in rugby and other physical exercise to enhance fitness levels, improve diet, instill discipline, teach respect and promote a sense of community and belonging.
We run a Rugby Academy for pupils from Brechin High School, Forfar Academy and Websters High School on Friday afternoons during term time at Strathmore RFC. We also run Walking Rugby sessions and we are developing inclusive rugby.
1st Floor Merrin House
50 East Abbey Street
Victim Support provides free and confidential practical and emotional support and advice for anyone who has been affected by crime. Victim Support has a community service for victims and anyone affected by crime and also a Witness Service who provide support to all witnesses in court.