Green Health Benefits - Help Identify All Opportunities In Caithness
28th February 2019
With spring around the corner we will be looking forward to some nice weather and more daylight to enable us to get outside more. There is more and more evidence that making more use of local green spaces and natural places can help guard against and manage key health issues such as depression, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, obesity and dementia. For youngsters contact with natural spaces in early years has also been shown to improve long term health outcomes in later life.
Green health activities involve interaction with nature wherever it may be found and the benefits can be achieved in landscapes/environments that are man-made such as gardens, parks and urban spaces as well as wild spaces.
Working with the Highland Green Health Partnership, Caithness Voluntary Group is undertaking a mapping exercise to identify what all opportunities there are In Caithness to enjoy some time outdoors.
If you or a group you are a member of run activities outdoors or provide a space that can be enjoyed we would be delighted to hear from you. If you could drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, phone us at 01955 603453 or send a message to our facebook page we will get back to you to gather further information.
The aim at the end of the project will be the availability of a green health directory available to everyone and hopefully a raised awareness of the benefits of using our outdoor environment more regularly. It will also enable better partnership working and identify any gaps in provision.
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Question Is it not ironic that funds are being disbursed via Scottish Government when at the same time local councils are making major cuts in third sector funding and education? --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Communities in the Highlands and Islands have been awarded more than £2 million to find new ways to improve people's lives and services. The funding will benefit 22 community and third sector groups who will use the investment to deliver innovative and long-lasting projects which tackle inequality, poverty and support inclusion in the local community.
Caithness Voluntary Group, in partnership with Pulteneytown People's Project and Thurso Community Development Trust have been awarded 183,296 to employ the four full-time development workers and a part-time co-ordinator. The 12-month project will employ, a community development worker for Wick will be employed by PPP and based at the Pulteney Centre, as will a childcare development worker.
Tuesday 23rd October, 9.30am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick This course will cover: Discipline and grievance procedure Understand best practice in operating disciplinary and grievance procedures The right to be accompanied Define the principles required to hold a fair disciplinary interview. Dealing with absences at work The training is suitable for line managers, committee members and directors.
Budget cuts are now hitting the voluntary third sector in Caithness and the rest of Highland. Caithness Voluntary Group is member of the Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) and they have been informed of a 13% cut in funding.
Check out the news at the link below http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/summer2018news.pdf.
Check out the newsletter for all the awards. http://www.caithness.org/posterads2018/saltireawards2018.pdf.
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.
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.
FUNDING INFORMATION EVENT. Tuesday 24th April 10.00am-1pm Pulteney Centre, Wick.
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