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The Power of Love: Why maternal depression is an economic mobility issue
An article from Brookings an American social web site shows many of the issues we are facing right here.   The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC.  
More Veggie Less Meat - It Seems Many More Are Thinking About It
In the last couple of years it seems meat consumption is being reduced by many even if they are not cutting it out.   The number of vegetarians and vegans is rising but it seems many more are trying it with reduced meat eating and things like Meat Free Mondays and son.  
Improving Social Care Services In Your AreaThumbnail for article : Improving Social Care Services In Your Area
The Weigh Inn, Thurso.  Wednesday 6th March 2019.  
Caithness Community Planning Partnership 13th February -Wick
11am, Wednesday 13th February 2019.  The Pulteney Centre, Wick.  
Children's Mental Health: Understanding the issuesThumbnail for article : Children's Mental Health: Understanding the issues
The possible effects of screen time and social media on children's mental health are much in the news at the moment.  But the mental health of the youngest in our society is complex and can be affected by many factors.  
Concerns raised over funding for the third sector after Brexit
Communities Secretary asks the UK Government for assurances.   Concerns over future funding arrangements for the third sector following the UK's exit from the EU have been raised by Communities Secretary Aileen Campbell in a letter to the UK Government.  
Families in Caithness to benefit from Police and Parentline PartnershipThumbnail for article : Families in Caithness to benefit from Police and Parentline Partnership
Caithness families will get greater access to support thanks to a new partnership between Police Scotland Highland and Islands Division and Children 1st's Parentline service.   Local police officers responding to incidents involving children are letting their families know about the ongoing support that Parentline offers via phone, email, text and online webchat.  
Funding Roundup From Caithness Voluntary Group
Beatrice Partnership Fund The Beatrice Partnership Fund has opened for applications.  The partnership fund can support projects which: Create opportunities Create or enhance opportunities for education and employment through activities focused on improving an individual's chances of entering the workplace or further professional development Empower communities Empower fragile communities to become more resilient and to protect their vulnerable residents through measures which demonstrate long-term social, environmental or economic improvements Stimulate sustainable places Stimulate meaningful regeneration through actions which improve or enhance local infrastructure, landscape, biodiversity or heritage to make a lasting difference to the places we live, work and visit.  
Caithness Countryside Volunteers AGM and Work DayThumbnail for article : Caithness Countryside Volunteers AGM and Work Day
See poster for details..  
Community Partnership Meeting 13th February
The next Community Partnership meeting is at 11:00am on the 13th of February 2019 in the Pulteney Centre.   Chance to catch up with developments and ensure that the third sector voice is being heard..  
Wick High School Pupils Help With Noss Forest ProjectThumbnail for article : Wick High School Pupils Help With Noss Forest Project
You may have heard of the excellent work being undertaken in Noss Forest by a team of volunteers to tidy up and develop the area for use as an outdoor learning venue.  Mr Aitken, who is a leading member of this project team, has recently taken three high school pupils to the site to help with the work on a weekly basis.  
Come to The Gathering 2019 - - Free for Third SectorThumbnail for article : Come to The Gathering 2019 - - Free for Third Sector
What is The Gathering? Organised every year by SCVO, The Gathering is the largest free third sector event in the UK, a place for all the amazing people working in the sector to network, showcase what they do and learn from each other.   With a bustling marketplace with over 100 exhibitors, and a packed programme featuring more than 70 workshops, seminars and training sessions over two days, it's also a great opportunity for anyone who is interested in finding out more about the third sector in Scotland to come along and get involved.  
Regulator reminds late charities to submit informationThumbnail for article : Regulator reminds late charities to submit information
The Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) would like to remind charities of the importance of complying with their annual reporting duties.   A charity has to provide annual reports and accounts by sending OSCR: a statement of accounts a trustees' annual report and an external scrutiny report.  
Diabetes Scotland launches a series of grassroots events calling for local action to tackle the defining health crisis of our time.   With almost 300,000* people living with diabetes in Scotland and over 500,000 at risk of developing Type 2, the condition is the defining health crisis of our time.  
Firework Safety ConsultationThumbnail for article : Firework Safety Consultation
Public consultation seeks views on steps to tackle their misuse.   The use and regulation of fireworks is the focus of a public consultation which aims to ensure everyone can enjoy displays safely.  
Pastime From Past TimesThumbnail for article : Pastime From Past Times
An exhibition at Castletown Heritage.  
Staxigoe to Reiss Cliff Top Guided WalkThumbnail for article : Staxigoe to Reiss Cliff Top Guided Walk
‘Staxigoe to Reiss' Cliff Top Guided Walk.  Saturday 23rd February 10.30am-3.00pm..  
The Community Empowerment Act - What's It All About?
It is a relatively new concept and might sound totally unfamiliar but there is plenty of information out there for anyone to look at.   Communities can changes things - they always do.  
Caithness defibrillator campaign group (cdcg) big donationThumbnail for article : Caithness defibrillator campaign group (cdcg) big donation
The Caithness Defibrillator Campaign Group (CDCG) would like to express their thanks to local couple John and Lorna Mackenzie for their most generous donation of £2,000 for the installation of a Public Access Defibrillator at Lieurary Hall.   John and Lorna said "We are glad to help as it will be very worthwhile and a great benefit to the local community hopefully it will never be needed but if it helps towards saving a life, then that would be the biggest reward to us." John and Lorna also thanked Billy Mitchell (Chairman CDCG) for arranging the purchase and installation through the Community Heartbeat Trust for them and thanked the group for all the hard work that goes towards such a worthwhile cause.  
Cafes in communities - survey
Community Food and Health Scotland (CFHS) wants to hear from anyone involved in running a cafe in a local community (geographical or shared interest) run for local people and/or by local people.   In partnership with Senscot and cafe networks across Scotland, CFHS wants to highlight the contribution that cafes make in supporting communities' health and wellbeing, and find out what would help make sure cafes in communities are, and continue to be, seen as valuable assets and sustainable.