We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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The Machars Partnership for Health

Charity registered in Scotland SC047815

Uses a co-ordinated community development approach to:
Create a range of opportunities for local people and communities.
Encourage active local participation.
Prepare individuals for volunteering through training and one-to-one support.
Promote Healthy Lifestyles.
Enable individuals to be active citizens within their own community.
Outreach people trough the development and implementation of a range of healthy initiatives that address local needs.

Activities and Initiatives delivered have included Partners in Autism, Reactionary activities, Tambourelli, Jills of All Trades (where female volunteers have learn basic DIY skills and are available to take their new skills into the community to assist groups with their own projects as well as vulnerable individuals), Heartstart, Self Management Programme (including Monday Club and Laptop Heaven) and Volunteer Development.


Current opportunities

Volunteers bring their assets into their communities. This adds value to the service by enhancing and extending service provision within the community such as: • Using their assets to assist with or run initiatives (Dancercise, Drumming, Boccia and New Age Curling, Art group, Monday Club IT Awareness & Internet Safety, Healthy Eating/Healthy Body/Fruit Kebabs) • Befriending, Transporting and Supporting • Providing information and support individually or within groups Becoming a Leader (facilitator) Community Health Volunteers will have the opportunity to take a lead role in activities and initiatives or act as a facilitator or organiser

Volunteers bring their assets into their communities. This adds value to the service by enhancing and extending service provision within the community such as: • Using their assets to assist with or run initiatives (Dancercise, Drumming, Boccia and New Age Curling, Art group, Monday Club IT Awareness & Internet Safety, Healthy Eating/Healthy Body/Fruit Kebabs) • Befriending, Transporting and Supporting • Providing information and support individually or within groups Active Citizenship (volunteering & participating within the community) This may be of interest to Community Health Volunteers who are interested in participating in decision making processes within the Area Partnership and/or becoming representatives of Building Healthy Communities within a wider context e.g.: rural partnerships and other local organisations. They will receive additional training relevant to their involvement such as: • Committee skills • LEAP training (evaluation & planning tool) • PA (Participatory Appraisal) training (evaluation & consultation tool) • Any relevant training which build their capacity in this area