We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full. We will fight for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community.
After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, over 1 million people – that’s one in five of the population – are living with the effects of serious chest and heart conditions and stroke. By 2021 we will double the number of people we support so that more people can live life to the full. We will do this by providing vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived Support services across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Rehabilitation Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning, Financial Advice & Support and our Peer Support Groups.
We are a network dedicated to bringing about a 70% reduction in child abuse and neglect by the year 2030 – we are the 70/30 Campaign.
70/30 is not just another campaign - it is part of a highly-developed, long-term, ground-breaking action plan to stop child abuse and neglect from ever beginning. We call this Primary Prevention.
The 70/30 Campaign created by the WAVE Trust charity.
Common Weal Aberdeen is an Aberdeen based not for profit group. We are loosely associated with the wider Common Weal group covering Scotland but we decide how our local group operates and feed into the national group.
Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support to anyone affected by fertility issues. We raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland. By volunteering you can help those who need support.
We run self-advocacy groups for adults with learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum disorder with the aim of improving their confidence and communication skills, developing the awareness of their rights and responsibilites, enabling them to take more control over their own lives and to comment more effectively on services provided.
Aberdeen Women's Alliance are a small, local, charity that was set up in 2004. Our aim is to enable Aberdeen womens' voices to be better heard by decision-makers. Since 2013 we have also run a successful local women's history project. Most recently during the pandemic, we have worked with our partners to make sure some disadvantaged women are having their basic needs met.
Barnardo's Scotland provides more than 122 community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families. Services include: leaving care services which help young people to bridge the gap between being in care and living in the adult world, family activity services which work to support families in trouble, disability services supporting children with disabilities and offering short breaks to their families. Our website provides a search for local services.
Deaf Links provides a wide range of services, activities and learning opportunities for Deaf, hard of hearing and sensory impaired people.
Provide British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3
Deaf and deafblind Awareness Training to service providers, organisations and communities
Employability opportunities for deaf and sensory impaired people and volunteers
Sensory Social Group
Health Information Sessions
Keep Safe Place
3rd Party Reporting Site for Police Scotland – report with support
IT Support Drop-In – bring your laptop, tablet or phone if you need help
Our commitment is to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are valued both as individuals and in the contribution people make to the community. That people receive all the support they need to realise their potential. To ensure that peoples right to a full life shaped by personal choice, abilities and needs underlies all provision and policy affecting their lives. That the knowledge and experience of family carers is recognised, and that their views are fully taken into account in service development.
Our mission is to support parents through the first 1,000 days, to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
We do this through three interconnected aims:
Sharing knowledge - informing parents' decisions
Creating networks - forging vital friendships
Harnessing voices - changing public policy and attitudes for good.
Since 1956, we have supported millions of women and parents through birth and early parenthood whilst also securing major advances in professional practice and public policy.
Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Our vision is a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come.
We are independent. We don’t accept any funding from governments, corporations or political parties – our work is funded by ordinary people. That means we are free to confront governments and corporations responsible for the destruction of the natural world and push for real change.
We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. And we take peaceful direct action to protect our Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future.
We have over 50 Local Groups across the UK, including in Dundee, who support with our campaigns and fundraising through a variety of activities.
Kidney Research UK is the leading national charity dedicated to research that will lead to better treatments and cures for kidney disease.
We also provide information for patients and raise vital awareness of kidney-related issues among the general public.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk
We're the MS Society - a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life's like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. We're driving research into more - and better - treatments. For everyone.
Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
Our local volunteer groups provide information, support, services and activities for people affected by MS.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is the country’s largest charity offering care and support to people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our network of stroke nurses, rehabilitation support workers, peer support volunteers and researchers help people across Scotland regain their confidence and rebuild their lives. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full.
Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work. We work with both children and adults.
Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a storke, many people experience fear and isolation adn struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland wont stand for that. The care and support we deliver every day ensures that everyone can live the life they want to.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.
We strive every day to give people the help they need, and we campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.
We are here to support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss.
We help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with our in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services.
We give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life. Our charity has been offering physical and emotional support to vision-impaired veterans since 1915.
CLEAR (Community-Led Environmental Action for Regeneration) was established by residents in 2007, becoming a SCIO in 2012. It addresses the poverty of people and place through two main aims, improving the local environment; and building civic pride and community engagement in the disadvantaged, neglected towns of Buckhaven and Methil (population 15,000), part of the Levenmouth conurbation on mid-Fife coast, an ex-mining community suffering high levels of deprivation. CLEAR runs a significant environmental improvement programme to uplift the public space in Buckhaven and Methil. This includes major community planting, growing and enhancement programme, including community orchard clusters, woodlands, and developing two large and several smaller community gardens. Other major activities include floral enhancement. Important site-based projects have regenerated prominent greenspaces including Starkies Wood, Methilhaven Rd, Tollpark, Viewforth, College St, Kirkland Drive and Foreshore. Involving local volunteers and groups in this community effort is central to the People and Place approach CLEAR runs two volunteer sessions, 3 days per week year-round engaging individuals, local schools, nurseries, college, other groups, including many facing challenges who gain through getting involved in practical healthy, sociable, outdoor activity while taking pride in making a visible positive impact. Up to 50 are regularly involved, and many more occasionally. Community placemaking efforts feature distinctive community art and heritage. Regular cleanups are organised plus recycling - pallet & paint, bike repair and cycling workshop (men’s shed), healthy living initiative plus Community Fridge (addressing food insecurity). Volunteers learn new skills and benefit from meals provided.
At Macmillan, we know cancer can affect everything. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. Almost half of us will get cancer, and we need your help to make sure that people get the support they need. Whether it’s minutes or months, hours or days, the time you give by volunteering with Macmillan really does matter.
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
Aberdeen Climate Action is an organisation run by volunteers passionate about raising awareness of climate change, its causes and encouraging positive action to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle.
In Scotland it is estimated, currently, that there are 90,000 people who have dementia-With almost 50 new cases being diagnosed daily across the country.
Alzheimer Scotland is the country’s leading specialist Dementia Charity and works to improve the lives of everyone who is affected by the illness.
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members. We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.
We provide a growing range of person centred services designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the people using these services.
We make sure that children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers are at the heart of everything that we do.
Since 1921 we have provided support to veterans and their families.
When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship, maybe as a result of their experiences in the services or purely because they are no longer part of the ‘military family’ they had come to rely. We make a difference every day to the lives of those veterans through our comradeship and befriending programme, developing strong communities and supporting remembrance.
Our large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.
The Women’s Equality Party (Edinburgh and The Lothians Branch) advocates for women and addresses inequality, promotes the health and wellbeing, both social and economic in order that society becomes fairer and that as the voices of women is enhanced that they are empowered to take greater control and autonomy of their lives within a society that often disempowers them. Equality for women isn't only a women's issue, as when women fulfil their potential, everyone benefits because equality means better politics, a more vibrant economy, a workforce that draws on the talents of the whole population and a society at ease with itself.