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
Murton Trust manages a thriving nature reserve, visitor farm and tea room, on the outskirts of Forfar. Murton provides a unique environment in which children, young people and adults can learn and develop skills for life. We wish to enrich people’s lives by using our site as an educational tool that has a positive impact on all ages.
As a Scottish charitable organisation with a dual purpose, situated on a former sand and gravel quarry, Murton Trust manages and enhances the natural heritage on the 100 acre site and currently utilises the landscape to provide opportunities for young people from Angus and Dundee (aged 14-19) who are disengaged from formal education, to gain meaningful vocational qualifications or work experience in hospitality and land based skills.
Murton Trust is a Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) accredited vocational training centre, our education programmes make significant differences to the futures of challenged young people. We support those currently at school and those who have left school with no positive destination who are at risk of future social and employment exclusion, as a consequence of little or no school achievements.
We also operate Murton Tots Outdoor Playgroup throughout term time, working with pre-school children in an outdoor setting introducing them to the benefits of playing outdoors and experiencing nature at an early age.
Since opening 11 years ago, the nature reserve has become a hidden gem, teaming with wildlife including otters. The 80 acre nature reserve flourishes with diverse habitats; lochs, wetlands, woods, wild flower meadows, and nesting sites for sand martins. An abundant array of wetland and wading birds including Little Ringed Plovers a local biodiversity priority species are thriving. The management and design of the site mean paths and seating afford views, and provide access to nature without encroaching nesting sites or damaging habitats. The visitor farm and tea room have grown in popularity and are firmly established as a tourist destination, featuring in the list of top 20 places to visit in Angus. Murton recognises the importance of tourism to its future sustainability and has become a key player in the Angus Tourism Cooperative established across the county by tourist attractions, hospitality businesses and accommodation providers.
Fireworks for Arbroath was founded in November 2014.
That was the year Angus Council stopped providing organised fireworks displays for the community to attend.
A community group was set up, and fundraising began in earnest.
We held hugely successful displays at Inchcape Park in 2015 and 2016.
We then became victims of our own success and Inchape was deemed unsafe by the authorities for the amount of spectators.
So with trepidation in 2017 we headed to our first display at RM Condor.
This was also a great success, with Police Scotland estimating spectators at over 7000 people.
We fundraise all year round and we always need extra volunteers on the night.
This year our display will be Saturday 3rd November 2018 (again at RM Condor).
Showcase the Street operate across a number of areas of Angus providing dance and sports classes for the community, as well as wider social impact programmes working with schools and community groups to support areas through the use of sport and dance. If you’d like us to help your community, school or project through our award winning approach.
Please contact us through our website.
We are always looking for volunteer Befrienders who could commit to an hour or so each week to visit an elderly lonely person in Carnoustie and district.
Park run organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.These events take place in pleasant parkland surroundings and we encourage people of every ability to take part; from those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; we welcome you all.
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.”
“DD8 Music is a charity dedicated to promoting involvement in musical activities to people of all ages in the Kirriemuir area.
We run a recording and rehearsal studio in Kirriemuir. It is a space where people can have the freedom to experiment with music, and be encouraged to develop their talent. The group runs a variety of sessions every week, all of which are free to attend. They also work with other local groups and charities in helping to support their live events.
“Kirrie Connections is a community hub that serves as the base for the Dementia Friendly Kirriemuir Project. The hub is a place where people living with dementia and their carers can get advice, support and form new friendships. We work with a variety of other partners, including Alzheimer Scotland and the Angus Carer’s Centre. The hub is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 4pm, and offers sessions ranging from arts and crafts to sporting memories.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help support our activities, and are also looking for people living with dementia and their carers to be directly involved in telling us what they want from the project.
Our main client groups are: Unemployed people, Carers, Lone Parents, people with health conditions, and people in receipt of Universal Credit in Perth & Kinross
Age Group: Primarily aged 18+ but also 16 and 17 year olds.
Criteria for working with our clients: Mainly unemployed people in receipt of Universal Credit, Jobseeker’s Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Income Support although anyone with a disability can access services.
Other Information: Specialist Advisor Support including Access to Work and specialist disability services. Access to jobs across the UK and Europe, training opportunities, job search assistance, work experience placements, sector based work academies and Work Trials. Assistance provided to Employers with using our Universal Jobmatch service to advertise vacancies
Contact: Neil Russell (35 Spencer Crescent, Carnoustie, DD7 6DQ
T: 01241 855841 (VOICE MAIL ENGAGED)
Christian Youth Organisation for Young People
Three Sections: Anchors (P1-P3), Juniors (P4-P6), Company (P7-S6)
Registered Charity SCO21408
Meet times: Anchors Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm
Juniors Tuesdays 7-8:30pm
Company Fridays 7:30-10pm
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.
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