Safe Families provides early intervention care for families who are facing a crisis or struggling in some way, helping them to get back on their feet. Safe Families works to avert escalation of need by offering individually tailored support, including overnight hosting of children where required. The Safe Families model offers families in crisis approved and trained volunteers to support them: each offer is unique and dependant on the needs of the family. Volunteers might befriend children and/or parents, can host children during the day and/or night and can provide practical resources where required. Volunteers are supported at all times by the Safe Families team based in Edinburgh.
Headway exists to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their family and friends. A weekly group is held with various activities taking place from support groups to fun days out.
Members receive help and support in coping with life, find out what local services are available and share in the emotional rollercoaster that goes with brain injury.
Save the Children is the world's independent children's rights organisation. We're outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we're determined to change that.
We offer services to anyone who:
· is living in Forth Valley
· is aged 16 years or over
· has a substance misuse problem or is affected by someone else’s
· wants to change their substance misuse problem
· wants to change someone else’s substance misuse problem
We also offer counselling services for anyone who is affected by gambling problems.
Service users can refer themselves.
We accept referrals from any organisation, service or professional who encounters someone who is affected by a substance misuse problem. In making a referral we would ask that the referring agent gives as much information as possible about the person’s readiness and commitment to engage with our services.
The hub is a community anchor organisation, with a regionwide community development remit. The hub develops and delivers services that address community needs.
The hub is a resource base in Dumfries town centre which provides wraparound support for community groups, voluntary sector organisations and social innovators.
The hub is home to anywhere between 10 and 15 organisations or projects at any given time and as such is able to offer a wide and constantly evolving variety of volunteer opportunities.
4.1 To advance education, social welfare and the furtherance of health and wellbeing. 4.2 The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. 4.3 To advance other non-profit distributing organizations in Dumfries and Galloway in furtherance of their own purposes of advancement of education, social welfare and relief of disadvantage. 4.4 The advancement of community development and citizenship to build social capital and resilience in disadvantaged communities. 4.5 To promote and organize co-operation in the achievement of the above purposes and bring together representatives of communities, statutory agencies and non-profit distributing organizations engaged in the furtherance of the above purposes
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.
The Community Alliance Trust is a community-led organisation which exist to benefit the community of the Greater Craigmillar area of Edinburgh fallowing the principles of sustainable development. It does this by: Developing community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the local community, Taking their lead from the community in planning and implementing their projects.
The four main service delivery areas are now: Halls and Music Development; Fine and Applied Art; Museum Services; and Learning and Engagement.
Cultural Services provide the operation, management,development and promotion of arts, heritage, cultural and science services throughout the city through access to high quality educational resources, promoting inclusion in delivering outreach activities.
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.
Home-Start Kirkcaldy offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Cardenden. Since 1994, they have offered a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Home-visiting volunteers visit a family once a week to help them deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. We also runa weekly family group, creche and organise trips and outings.
Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have the choice in how they live their life. We are committed to working to our core values and working principles. Be open and honest, recognise individual worth, build relationships through trust, act on the basis of individuals' aspirations and needs, be accountable
We’re a centre promoting re-use and recycling of fabrics, hardware and furniture. We aim to further the work of the Salvation Army through supporting their shops. As a voluntary organisation we offer meaningful volunteering experiences listening to what our volunteers are looking for and meeting those needs.
The voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is a "not-for-profit" Industrial and Provident Society registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator. It is a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) with a current stock of approximately 1740 houses located throughout Berwickshire and Berwick-upon-Tweed. BHA’s registered office is located in Duns, it delivers housing services from here along with its two other local offices in Eyemouth and Coldstream giving its customers easy access to a full range of services.
Founded in people and property, BHA seeks to become the first choice in the provision and management of affordable housing and related services. It is committed to producing a beneficial impact on people's lives in everything it does.
Berwickshire Housing Association is also committed to Quality and has achieved a number of Quality Management accreditations including Investors in People, Quality Guild, Scottish Housing Regulator Inspection self assessment.
Proud to stand out from the crowd, Heart Research UK is the charity dedicated to your heart. We inspire and invest in pioneering medical research, ground-breaking training and education and in communities to improve their heart health for themselves.
Always looking to the future, we give clinicians unique opportunities to gain the latest skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to become the experts of tomorrow. We show youngsters born with heart disease, and those who care for them, that they can live active lives.
Our Healthy Heart Grants focus on communities to prevent heart disease in the first place.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
RockSolid Youth Project is a community charity working in the East End of Dundee with young people aged 10 - 18. RockSolid encourages young people: to become more confident by expressing themselves and who they are, become active citizens in their community; and, owners of RockSolid through a variety of community based activities and a range of projects.
Quiet Waters aims to provide Christian counselling for all, regardless of faith, gender, ethnic origin or life choices.
Quiet Waters' purpose is to advance the mental health and promote the wellbeing of families and individuals, enabling them to overcome their personal, relational and spiritual difficulties; enhancing their ability to cope with bereavement, trauma and loss.
Sunny Garden: Bilingual (Russian-English) Playgroup provide a safe, caring bilingual environment which will promote a child’s health, individuality and dignity, and an opportunity for fun, learning through play, socialising with adults and children from a wide range of cultures free from any discrimination.
We aim to provide and support knowledge and education that encourages children’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and creative development through a wide range of activities suitable for their age range.
Crossroads Fife provides a high quality service in the community to enable Carers to take time off when needed. To deliver this service we employ experienced, skilled and trained support workers. Crossroads Fife is an independently run charity which offers a service to Carers who are caring for someone of any age with any disability or illness. The objective of the service is to relieve stress on those persons or family members caring for people with a physical, mental or sensory impairment. Dependent on their individual need we provide the care in the service user's home or take the service user out as a required, throughout Fife on a day and at a time which suits them. This service enables Carers to take a break from their caring duties, to access appointments, attend social, leisure or educational activities and in some cases employment. It enables the Carer to meet their own health needs by attending medical appointments. It improves health and wellbeing and quality of life by reducing levels of stress and anxiety, knowing the cared for person is safe, being supported by a trained support worker. It may also assist the cared for person to live at home as long as possible avoiding early admission to long term care. It maintains social inclusion and independence.
Alzheimer Scotland is the leading dementia organisation in Scotland. We campaign for the rights of people with dementia and their families and provide an extensive range of innovative and personalised support services. Our aims:
• To be the national and local voice of and for people with dementia and their carers in Scotland
• To improve public policies for the benefit of people with dementia and their carers
• To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for people with dementia
• To provide and to secure the provision of high quality services for carers of people with dementia.
"We aim to engage and connect with everyone who has a stake in what we do; to provide support and information, raise funds, support research, to campaign for and promote the rights of people with dementia and for those who care for them.
"Together we can be the leading force for change. Together we can make sure nobody faces dementia alone."
Lothian Autistic Society is committed to meaningful participation and choice in all aspects of life for children and young people on the autism spectrum and their families. LAS aims to accomplish its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of members and supporters.
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.
We are a registered charity providing information, support and safe refuge accommodation to abused women and their children, if they have any.
We have been supporting women and children in the Clackmannanshire area for over 40 years.
Promoting learning opportunities, particularly in the fields of healthy living, improving literacy, active citizenship, the recognition of achievement and employability, promoting a broad range of non-formal but structured group learning activities for public benefit. Supporting people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to become more involved in planning their own learning programmes and their continued development. Engaging with the most vulnerable people and groups and planning programmes with them which will help them to reach their full potential. Working with young people to plan and support their own learning and achievement programmes. Offering guidance and support to groups and individuals who would like to broaden their learning opportunities and gain accreditation monitoring and evaluating the association’s activities with a view to ensuring continuous improvement.
To make available to those persons on low incomes (less than 8K per annum) items of household furniture and white goods at low, easily affordable prices. To reduce landfill dumping by recycling those items of household furniture that would otherwise be put out for dumping by households to improve the standard of living for those persons on low income including - unemployed. lone parents, disadvantaged etc
Home-Start Glasgow South aims to support families in all areas of South Glasgow struggling to cope with the challenges of being a parent and the impact on family life. We want all families, and children, to have access to resources which will make everyday life less stressful and more enjoyable. Most of all, we want to give children the best possible start in life.
Central Borders Citizens Advice Bureau (CBCAB) is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, the nationwide network of independent advice agencies. We offer free, independent, confidential, impartial information and advice from our office in Galashiels.
Help is available to all members of the Central Borders community and we work with over 1,500 clients per year.
The Bureau’s aims are:
• to ensure that people do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
• to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policy and services both locally and nationally.
At the Muirhead Outreach Project our mission is to keep families together in their communities through challenging times. By providing early interventions (through 1-2-1 support and group work) we want to reduce the need for children to have to spend time in residential care.
Giving all children in Scotland an equal chance to flourish is at the heart of everything we do.
By bringing together a network of people working with and for children, alongside children and young people themselves, we offer a broad, balanced and independent voice. We create solutions, provide support and develop positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.
We do this by listening, gathering evidence, and applying and sharing our learning, while always working to uphold children’s rights. Our range of knowledge and expertise means we can provide trusted support on issues as diverse as the people we work with and the varied lives of children and families in Scotland.
Sistema Scotland’s mission is to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland. We use participation in our Big Noise orchestra programmes to change lives by fostering confidence, discipline, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children and young people.
To give out newborn clothes to hospitals for stillborn births.
To provide time away for couples who have went through a stillborn birth. This would be done through an application form. We would look to raise funds to buy a caravan, log cabin or liaise with local hotels to offer a day away also.
We also are looking to erect a statue in North Lanarkshire in memory of all the fallen angels.We have been raising money the past 2 years foR SiMBA by doing a moonlight angel walk. All money raised for this would now go to the statue.
Brain injury affects an estimated 1million people in the UK and can change everything in a matter of seconds. Those affected can be left with a range of physical, cognitive and emotional difficulties which can be lifelong. Edinburgh Headway Group is a specialist organisation which supports the longer term needs of adults with acquired brain injuries in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We provide a range of services, at Headway House and within the community, which are specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of members and their carers with a focus on improving everyday life. The Group is staffed by a small number of staff and an army of volunteers.
Home-Start Deeside is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the positive sides to family life.
Many parents can feel overwhelmed or exhausted by the stresses and difficulties of everyday life. All too often they have no close family members or friends who can give them encouragement, support or breathing space when they most need it.
This is where Home-Start Deeside can help. We provide volunteers who regularly visit families in their own homes to provide practical help, support and friendship. All our volunteers are parents themselves so they understand the pressures and demands that often come with the job.
Our support is free, confidential and non-judgemental.
The charity provides specialist family support services across Tayside and Fife, to help families and children in particular with their difficulties around separation, divorce and family relationship breakdown. WE aim to help minimise or eliminate the negative short, medium and long term impact this has on adults and children, and empower them to manage their difficulties better, or to overcome their difficulties altogether. We provide fully accredited Family Mediation, Relationship Counselling, Children and Young Persons Counselling, Family Therapy, Psychosexual Therapy, Parenting Apart Groups and Child Contact Centres.
The Inclusion Group aims to promote the inclusion of children, young people and adults with additional support needs in mainstream education & leisure, in doing so enabling them to access the same opportunities as their peers, regardless of needs or abilities.
Feed The Minds is a UK based international development charity with over 50 years' experience in delivering practical education projects to people experiencing extreme poverty, conflict, and /or discrimination throughout the world. We believe that each person deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and fulfilled life, free from poverty and discrimination in all its forms. and that education paves the way for people to be agents of change in their own lives.
Our current funded projects , for example, are arming people who are experiencing food shortages and who are already being hard-hit by the climate crisis with sustainable farming skills in Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Cameroon. And we're offering business classes to women in Kenya, and supporting women in Uganda to produce reusable sanitary pads as part of an effort to encourage the development of social enterprises and to spread awareness about women's health.
The Service offers family mediation, counselling and therapies, child contact and other family support services to families, children, young people, parents, couples and individuals. All our work centres around supporting them to overcome relationship difficulties, separation and conflict. Volunteers work in our Perth Child Contact Centre on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. Child Contact Centres are child-friendly, safe, neutral, staffed places where children can come to spend time with their parent, siblings or any other family member, following a relationship breakdown or separation, where otherwise they wouldn’t get to see them. Parents do not meet, children get to develop relationships through play, away from conflict.
Baby to Teen has been set up as a branch of Night Before Christmas, by one of the original elves Karen.
In 2021 Siobhan Brown MSP merged South Ayrshire Baby Bank into Baby to Teen.
The aim of the organisation is to help support families in need during a time of financial stress.
Baby to Teen helps families through individual referrals from Health Visitors and Local Authorities.
Baby to Teen raises funds through the Baby to Teen shop based at the Tskure Hub. A shop that not only sells products for babies, children and young adults at affordable prices, but also encourages reuse of items that still have plenty of life left in them for someone else to enjoy and make use of.
Baby to Teen collects clothes, toiletries, equipment, cots, prams and toys that are new and preloved and sells them, at prices families can afford or passes them onto families in need. Through the funds raised in the shop Baby to Teen can support families in need with new items they need.
The service is provided for free, and all donations go directly to the families the charity supports in our local community.
As well as being based in the Tskure Hub, Baby to Teen also hosts pop up shops in partnership with local communities, schools and food banks.
1. To relieve poverty within South Ayrshire by sourcing good quality new and pre-loved products to families in need.
2. To promote greener living by up-cycling products and therefore reducing the amount of waste.
3. To build long lasting relationships with local authorities, health visitors, food banks and schools to support local families in need.
4. To promote Baby to Teen in the local community to encourage donations of items.
To raise awareness of mental health, to fight stigma, provide support and advocate for equal and improved care with the object of improving the conditions of life. To provide the inhabitants of lanarkshire a safe place to seek immediate support in the form of individual counselling,manage self help groups and life coaching. To provide the therapeutic treatments and encourage physical, emotional and mental well being.
Rape Crisis Grampian is a voluntary organisation providing vital support for survivors of rape and sexual abuse and challenging the misconceptions which surround these issues-services/support is available to both women and men.
NHS Tayside Healthy Working Lives Team encourages and supports workplaces in thinking how Health & wellbeing can be promoted within their workplace. There is evidence that encouraging people to be active and getting out doors is great for improving mental health & wellbeing. The Health Working Lives Team are keen to do everything we can to support the health & wellbeing of people throughout Tayside and as such are keen that as many workplaces as possible provide opportunities for staff to incorporate walking into their daily lives.
1. Promoting and maintaining high standards of animal welfare and husbandry.
2. Establish an educational resource for use both in-situ and through outreach.
3. The promotion of conservation issues both nationally and internationally.
4. Providing training opportunities.
5. Providing avian behavioural research opportunities.
6. Providing equal opportunities for successful participation by all sections of the community.
7. Providing suitable breeding and rearing facilities for threatened and endangered birds.
8. Promote good record keeping ensuring genetic diversity.
9. Participate in global efforts to safeguard the future of threatened species.
10. Bringing people and birds together on an informative and inspirational level.
11. Providing artistic opportunity with groundwork developments, installations and landscaping.
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity.
We believe everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.
We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.
We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
In October 2020 we launched new strategy – Our Manifesto for Change. Based on the impact our volunteers and programmes have in communities across the UK, we will bring people together through volunteering to build stronger communities so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
Volunteering Matters have operated services in Clackmannanshire for over 2 decades. Our current work includes a befriending service for children and young people, mentoring for teenagers in need of employability support, and a youth social action programme around youth mental health.
We also operate a voluntary handyperson service for older and disabled people, as well as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) which encourages and supports older people to take part in local community volunteering. This includes volunteering in local primary schools, NHS hospitals, via a healthy walking group and charitable knitting activities.
Home-Start East Fife have been supporting families across East Fife for over 30 years. Every year 20 - 30 trained volunteers support an average of 60 families with around 170 children. Home-Start East Fife has a staff team of four who work with the Board of Trustees to train and support volunteers so they in turn can support families. Support takes two forms: home-visiting and Family Support Groups. Home-visiting volunteers visit families in their own homes once a week to offer friendship and support, whether parents need an extra pair of hands, help to get out, or just some adult company and a listening ear. In this rural area of North East Fife, social isolation is one of the recurring reasons families are referred to us. Families are referred to us by health visitors, social workers, community psychiatric nurses and other local professionals, or parents can refer themselves. In addition to home-visiting volunteers, Home-Start East Fife runs three Family Support Groups, in Auchtermuchty, St Andrews and Cupar. The Family Support Groups are only for families referred to Home-Start East Fife. They provide a safe and stimulating environment for our parents and their pre-school children. Within the groups, our Family Support Group Co-ordinator and volunteers organise activities aimed at improving parenting skills and promoting positive interaction between parent and child and within their peer groups. Family Support Groups also provide a supportive environment and information exchange for parents experiencing difficulties. The children are given healthy snacks, and have access to educational toys and an environment that allows for physical activity.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) mission is ‘to be a bridge from “dependence” to “independence” for the individual seeking recovery from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours’. Our vision is a society which celebrates visible recovery and accepts its responsibility to participate by identifying solutions to the conditions in which addiction thrives.
Barnardo's Scotland no longer runs orphanages. Today, the charity runs over 60 services in the country, in partnership with other organisations, supporting over 8,000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and families who face disadvantage because of issues like educational breakdown, HIV, disability, abuse, homelessness and poverty.
The following advice services are provided in each of our Citizens Advice Bureaux:
•Benefits – questions about entitlements, support with applications and appeals against unfair decisions.
•Consumer issues – everything from broken kettles to difficulties with gas and electricity suppliers.
•Debt & money advice – how to manage debts, improve your financial situation and maximise your income.
•Housing – your rights, including potential or actual homelessness.
•Relationships – issues relating to splitting up, children, families and bereavement.
•Work-related problems – questions about terms and conditions, dismissal, redundancy, discrimination and unfair dismissal
CatStrand is the central hub of the Glenkens Community & Arts Trust (GCAT). Its main aim is to bring much needed activities, services and facilities to this geographically isolated area through a year round programme of community and arts events. It offers a range of community services including a bus service, newsletter, drop-in advice sessions and free internet access and also acts as a hub for local tourism and heritage information. CatStrand provides the base for the Connecting in Communities project; which provides events and opportunities for Glenkens residents, including: Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Adult Dance/Movement, Ukulele Group(s), Digital Photography, Singing and the Glenkens Men's Shed in Balmaclellan. Catstrand currently has a number of different opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved with.
To support and help Dads to engage with their children and build strong lasting relationships. To advance the arts, specifically music, to encourage self-expression and improve self-esteem in both Dads and their children. To promote equality and diversity by encouraging the social inclusion of Dads in everyday life, with particular focus on issues regarding raising children. To promote the physical, mental and emotional health of Dads. To provide recreational activities for Dads who may be socially isolated or excluded.
Positive Help offers practical help to people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The four core services are delivered by a team of trained volunteers. The services provided include: Befriending for children and young people; Home Support (cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, DIY, gardening, and other domestic tasks); a free Transport service, which helps people to get to and from medical appointments as well as support groups or local supermarkets; and Study Buddies, a homework mentoring service for children.
We are St Andrew’s and St George’s West – a place of peace, hospitality, faith and action in the heart of Edinburgh. We are an ever-changing community of people of all ages open to new ways of learning and growing in love and faith.
We provide respite for families who have a child or young person with cancer or other life altering illness; we also provide bereavement breaks for families who have lost a child or young person through cancer or life altering illness.
In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely manner. We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
Feed the Minds is a UK based international development charity with 50 years of experience delivering education projects in low-income countries around the world. We are a global network of individuals and local partner organisations who share the same values and aspire to create positive change. We believe each person deserves the opportunity to lead a healthy and fulfilled life – spiritually, emotionally and materially – away from poverty and discrimination in all its forms. Our projects enable people to gain resources and skills to have a new start.
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.
YMCA Glenrothes has been providing learning and leisure opportunities for over 60 years, offering a friendly and welcoming community space. "The Y" has grown to be one of the largest voluntary organisations in the area, spread over three sites- all of which deliver community opportunities. Two sites also provide supported accommodation.
The charity is supported by many volunteers who give regular and consistent service.
YMCA Glenrothes is an independent local charity that is governed by local volunteers from Fife, and is affiliated to the worldwide YMCA movement. The charity works with many organisations across Fife, as well as YMCAs across Scotland.
We are a group of professionals (psychologists, educators and psychotherapists) who have come together to establish FENIKS, a project which it is hoped will successfully fill a gap in the psychological services available to the Polish community in Edinburgh. The aim of the project is to help those individuals living away from their homeland in facing the challenges which result from immigration. Difficulties may arise in one's work or personal life which necessitate contact with a therapist, and some deeper psychological disorders may surface which require that contact on a longer term basis. The breadth of knowledge and experience of the project members (gained both in Poland and the UK) allows for the provision of comprehensive psychological help for adults, adolescents and children In turn it is hoped that the quality of life and personal well-being of our help centre clients rises to a level sufficient to allow them to function effectively and happily within society.
The organisation's purposes are the advancement of education - to support end empower parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD; the advancement of health - the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; the provision of recreational facilities and the promotion of equality and diversity - raising awareness of the condition, tolerance and acceptance of ADHD.
Stable Life is a registered charity working with vulnerable young people between 10 and 18 years of age in the Scottish Borders who are experiencing personal challenges. We offer a safe, nurturing and learning experience using the horse and its surroundings to help young people reach their full potential and become healthier and happier.
LinkLiving offer support through our Steps to Resilience programme, for young people between the ages of 14 and 25. Steps To Resilience is a 10-week trauma-informed personal development programme which equips young people with practical skills to manage their mental health and increase their resilience to cope with challenges. It is based on the belief that young people can be supported to turn the survival tools they have gained through adverse circumstances into positive skills ultimately leading to getting them into work or other positive destinations. We run courses for 14-16 year old non-school attenders, and for young people aged 16-25 years.
Interest Link provides a group and 1:1 befriending service to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities throughout the Scottish Borders. The service is delivered by 200 volunteers, who are supported by Interest Link staff.
Our service exists to overcome the social exclusion of people with learning disabilities and enable them to pursue interests, participate in community activities, make choices, gain skills and develop independence.
We have 4 branches: the Tweeddale Branch is managed by Mary Mouat, who supports 1:1 links for all ages across the whole of Roxburgh. Mary also runs fortnightly children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups in Peebles.
Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have a choice in how they live their life.
We are committed to working to our core values and working principles. Derived from families, these enshrine the organisation's ethos and guide the actions of all staff. Sense Scotland's values in practice mean we will:
Be open and honest; Recognise individual worth; Build relationships through trust; Act on the basis of individuals aspirations and needs; Be accountable.
Headway East Lothian's aim is to help people over 18 with Aquired Brain Injury (ABI) living in East Lothian, their families & carers to cope with the challenges of their changed lives. ABI may be caused by a trauma such as a road accident or fall, a stroke, tumours, interruption of the supply of oxygen or glucose to brain, as can happen with post operative complications, infections such as encephalitis or meningitis, poisons or complications of other diseases.
The charity exists to tackle the inequalities in health and social care provision, ensure families are better connected to support and services and increase the capacity of other agencies through training and education.
To provide support to families with at least one child under the age of five years who are experiencing stress and difficulties. Volunteers visit to provide support, friendship and practical help to these families.
Magpie receives donations of furniture and household goods for re-sale and recycling to the public. Magpie works closely with Health and Social Work colleagues to provide goods free of charge to local people in need of assistance as a result of homelessness, life changing circumstances or accident. Magpie is a social enterprise that works with other organisations to provide volunteering and employment opportunities for those finding it difficult to start or return to work.
Quiet Waters provides Christian Counselling and Support Services for all, regardless of faith, gender, ethnic origin or life choices. 'Christian' refers to our counsellors and the ethos of our service and not necessarily to our client's beliefs and values, which will be respected - whatever they are.
The organisation provides direct experience of the environment to help improve people's quality of life. We raise awareness of the environment and develop individual, group and community involvement in improving the environment for the benefit of all.
St Clement’s church was planted in Mastrick just over 50 years ago with the purpose of reaching out to the areas of Mastrick, Summerhill, Northfield and Sheddocksley.
Our passion is to serve and be a vital part of our local community. We are an informal church with a family atmosphere.
The Tillydrone Community Campus was officially opened in August 2019. The campus brings together a range of services to support the community including existing community organisations such as The Lighthouse, M26, and a range of community, voluntary and council services.
As well as providing vital services to those most in need, the campus also includes a library, crèche, cafe, and rooms for classes and activities.
St Andrew’s Children’s Society is a voluntary adoption and foster care agency with bases in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. We provide adoption services in the East of Scotland from the English border to the Moray Firth
The community café at Coldside Church of Scotland is to offer a café for customers to have a good, affordable and healthy meal within an inviting, safe, friendly environment. We aim to provide a variety of services to customers, who are interested in what is available in their community.
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.
Young Lives vs Cancer (formerly Clic Sargent) is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
Today, 10 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news that they have cancer.
Get Walking Lanarkshire is a partnership project between North and South Lanarkshire Councils, NHS Lanarkshire and Paths for All. The project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Lanarkshire by getting more people walking more often.
Drink Link is a rapidly evolving organisation with the objective to help those affected by someone else’s drinking.
Our aim is to promote supportive information to people affected by someone else’s drinking.
Our objective is to:
•Relieve the needs of people negatively affected by alcohol abuse;
•Advance education in the field of alcohol misuse; and
•Advance health by promoting the provision of supportive Services of all kinds for people negatively affected by alcohol misuse
SSAFA is a national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and families of both.
In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way.
We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.\r\n\r\nWe enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help them to recover and move on with their lives
Our volunteers make a difference to the lives of people in their communities, helping them to live independently and with dignity or to others, caught up in emergencies and disasters. Providing much needed support and services to people who need them most e.g. accompanied shopping, p.o., banking trips, writing letters, filling in forms, reading, helping at social and/or lunch clubs, driving to appointments and clinics, hairdressers, supporting annual events e.g. Flu fairs, soup & sandwiches, Christmas party/lunch. Supporting Blue Light organisations in emergencies.
Leukaemia CARE is a national charity committed to providing care and support to everybody who's live has been affected by blood cancers - simply supporting a quality of life for all.
To offer emotional and financial support to patients, carers and family members who have been affected by Leukaemia, Lymphoma and allied blood disorders.
Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations.
The Centre is inclusive, accessible and aims to promote the involvement of the wider community and build positive relationships across Forth Valley.
ADA provides a range of drug and alcohol services . The overall aim of ADA is to reduce the harm associated with drug and alcohol use to the individual, the family and the community and to support community based recovery. Interventions range from advice and information regarding 'safer' drug/alcohol use through to intensive work . A range of services is also available to family members from information and advice through to intensive one to one counselling.
REACH was established to bridge the gap in post diagnostic services across Lanarkshire, to provide support to families who have a young person with an Autism Spectrum Condition. We provide a service to families and individuals in need of our support to lead empowered and inclusive lives. REACH provides emotional and practical support and guidance to individuals and families living with an ASD and raises awareness of the condition in the home and in the local and wider community.
Link Up is a community project in Whitfield that supports people in the local community to set up projects and activities. Link Up looks at using the strengths and skills of local people to set up and get involved in activities they want to do.
Provides support and information for people with mental health and/or substance misuse issues and their carers through a Drop-In Centre, Outreach and Housing Support Services, Anti-Poverty Initiative (Benefits Advice, clinics, outreach, home visits, shopping trips, emergency food parcels, cooking classes) and a Self Directed Support Project and working within the local community to raise awareness and tackle stigma.
C&SM will provide a space for sharing and learning new skills through volunteering opportunities. One of the great benefits of visiting museums is that it allows you to change your perspectives and place yourself in the shoes of others who went before.
We want to instil a sense of pride locally and enhance the area with increased interest and visitors.
To assist in the rehabilitation of those suffering from Brain Injuries across the length and breadth of the Scottish Borders. We aim to inform, advice and support to enable Service Users to rebuild their lives, be independent and integrate back into society. Most of our work is carried out on a 1-1 basis but we also offer support groups across the Scottish Borders.
Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realised.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds.
Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.
We welcome all into the Mary’s Meals family and we believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realisation of our vision.
For over 50 years, Feed the Minds has been running practical education projects supporting people living in extreme poverty to have a new start. We work with our local partner organisations to implement the practical life-enhancing projects focused on health education, citizenship, or economic empowerment.
Join us in supporting people gain new skills by donating, volunteering, or running an event.
We're here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help people get the most from the time they have left. The right care means everything to families living with a terminal illness. With your support, we can be there for more families when we're needed most.
•Action for Children supports and speaks out for the country’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people for as long as it takes to transform their lives. We do this not only in our day to day caring work, but also in campaigning for child welfare reform and we are a strong voice in Government for children and young people.
•In Scotland we work directly with over 5,000 children, young people, parents and carers and run 75 services across the country.
We provide a wide range of children’s services including:
•Respite Centres for children with disabilities
•Emergency Accommodation for young homeless people
•Criminal Justice Projects
•Innovative Fostering projects
•Roots of Empathy– In every area of Scotland.
•A variety of services that meet the specific needs of the local community we are in.
You can visit our project website:-
www.my.actionforchildren.org.uk to read all about our work in each service.
Interest Link provides a group and 1:1 befriending service to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities throughout the Scottish Borders. The service is delivered by 200 volunteers, who are supported by Interest Link staff.
Our service exists to overcome the social exclusion of people with learning disabilities and enable them to pursue interests, participate in community activities, make choices, gain skills and develop independence.
We have 4 branches: the Central Borders Branch is managed by Stefanie Poletyllo, who supports 1:1 links for all ages across the whole of Central Borders. Stefanie also runs fortnightly children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups in Galashiels and (for three 6-week terms a year) befriending groups for adults.
MS Therapy Centre (Tayside) is a self-help, self-funding group of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis who are dedicated to improving life with MS. The Centre was established in Peddie Street, Dundee in 1982.
People affected by MS and many with other conditions attend the Centre for Oxygen Therapy and other complimentary therapies inclusive of Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Chiropody and Aromatherapy. We take a great in the fact that members are offered local access to a wide choice of support, allowing them the opportunity to manage their personal symptoms.