Still a few weeks left to learn how to go about birdwatching to understand what you can see..
The Laurandy Centre has been recognised as one of the leading home care services in Scotland. The Wick-based day care service, has won the Day Service of the Year the recent Scottish Care Awards 2018.
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To mark Deaf Awareness Week (14 - 20 May 2018), The Highland Council has launched an innovative pack for learning British Sign Language in Primary Schools. The number of pupils taking languages to exam stages in schools has dropped significantly.
Following recent community engagement on the establishment of an East Caithness Community Sport Hub, we are delighted to announce that the Hub's first meeting will be in held in Wick. Sportscotland Partnership Manager, Garry Reid will officially open the Hub's first meeting which will be chaired by Katie Matthews, Community Sports Hub Officer for the North Highlands.
This introductory bat detector workshop involves an evening classroom session followed by a practical field session starting around dusk. Bat sounds are broken down into four elements in order to train people's sonic memory and aid species identification using a heterodyne bat detector in the field.
The Wick Paths Group is joining with the Wick Society for a talk by James Miller will give a talk on his his book "The Finest Road in the World" in MacKay's Hotel on Tuesday 12th June 2018 starting at 7.00pm, admission costs £5 and there will also be a raffle. Come along and support 2 local organisations.
Welcome to our Apr 2018 news update. Firstly we are delighted to announce, that in addition to a wonderful line-up of women participating at our conference, Maree Todd MSP for Highlands & Islands will be our Keynote speaker!! Book Here - its FREE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/wea-highland-14664030672 The WEA Women in the Highlands Project is all set to take off! We have been working hard on a number of events and workshops which are now taking place.
Free draught proofing and energy advice service is available to anyone in Caithness & Sutherland area whom is: In receipt of unemployment benefits/ESA/PIP Retired/Pensioner A Carer Has a support worker On a low income/Part time worker(under 16 hours) In fuel poverty(struggling to pay energy bills) Living with a disability/health concerns A fully qualified, disclosed Energy Adviser will undertake an assessment of the needs/issues in your property, in regards to reducing bills, reduce drafts on doors/windows, increase disposable income, explain/set up heating controls - systems and advise on help/funding/grants available to reducing carbon emissions(energy losses) This is for private home owners, Highland council tenants, Housing associations or people with a private landlord You will receive free energy saving measures that may be required as part of the Energy visit. Fitted - free hot water tank jacket/lagging, free draught excluders for door/windows, free external/internal door/window seals, free LED bulbs, free radiator reflector panelling.
A new Chess club starts on 20th April 2018 in Thurso Library . Every Friday Drop in from 5.00pm.
A right to independent advocacy services is to be extended to more people under Scotland's new social security service. Ahead of the final vote on the Social Security (Scotland) Bill, the Scottish Government has put forward an amendment that would see services provided to anyone who, because of a disability, needs additional support to engage fully with the Scottish social security system.
Pulteneytown People's Project has been successful in securing £149,295 over the next 3 years from the BIG Lottery Community Led Activity. The funding will allow the organisation to continue to deliver existing activities and develop new ones within the community.
The next Community Partnership meeting is on the 9th May from 4pm - 6pm in Castletown (venue yet to be confirmed) and all members of the public are invited to attend. This will be a workshop style event and will be of particular interest to those living and working in the Castletown area as the locality plan covering that area will be discussed in a bit of detail.
See the Spring Newsletter from the volunteering section of Caithness Voluntary Group HERE HERE HERE.
Launch of ‘500 miles' film to raise awareness. People can now learn how to do CPR to the tune of the Proclaimer's hit ‘I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)'.
Have you had problems with healthcare? Do you want to complain, but need someone to help you? Caithness Health Action Team have organised for Patient Advice and Support Service to come to Wick (am in the Norseman hotel) and Thurso (pm in the Pentland hotel) on the 17th April. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Private message Caithness Health Action Team on Facebook Phone:07437340146 This service is confidential and by appointment..
The search is on to list all the defibrillators in Caithness to assess if there is a need fro more. Various programmes have paid fro these machines but there is not comprehensive list of them.
Jamie Stone MP for Caithness Sutherland and Ross writes today on his Facebook page - "Today I've written to Nicola Sturgeon to express my concern at the high levels of chronic disease in Caithness that were reported in this Monday's Press & Journal. The very high number of health problems experienced by people in the Far North make it more urgent than ever that higher levels of government step in to assist the local NHS.
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT. Tuesday 24th April 10.00am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick.
Good Governance Training will be delivered in two sessions Wednesday 9th May 7pm-8.30pm. Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there How your committee works How your group is made up.