Health and Wellbeing Market - Saturday 18th May 2019
24th April 2019
THE county's third Health and Wellbeing Market is taking place at the Pulteney Centre in Wick on Saturday May 18th.
There will be more than 20 stalls offering information on health and wellbeing services that can be accessed in Caithness.
The event is being organised by Caithness Health Improvement Forum with Caithness Voluntary Group and Pulteneytown People's Project and will run from 11am to 3pm.
The aim is to showcase the wide range of opportunities available locally to benefit general health as well as mental, spiritual, emotional and social wellbeing.
Stallholders will include Befriending Caithness, LGOWIT, Caithness Rural Transport, NHS Health Improvement, Home-Start and Home Energy Scotland.
Caithness Music will be having a music-making for health stall as well as a brass band and handbell ringing during the day.
Hearing and Sight Care will offer hearing screening and do some BSL - "learn to fingerspell".
There will be yoga taster sessions and acupuncture.
PPP will have information about its service assisting people with benefits and budgeting, as well as a service that it starting soon for older people in the community.
If you would like to book a stall please contact Yvonne @cvg.org.uk
Event co-ordinator Yvonne Hendry, from CVG, said: "We are hoping to build on the success of the previous events."
As some of you might be aware the level and extent of funding by NHS Highland to third sector organisations has been under review for quite some time. In a couple of weeks David Park the chief officer of NHSH is coming up to Caithness to have a short meeting with some of the current organisations who do receive funding and hopefully explain how the review is going.
The Highland Council took receipt of £9,497 from the old Caithness Partnership earlier in 2019 on condition that these funds were set aside and used in a Your Cash Your Caithness funding event. The Highland Council have topped this amount up to £10,000 now to let the local community once again decide for themselves which projects are needed in their area.
Caithness Rural Transport has a new eco-friendly addition to its fleet which is now up to 10 vehicles offering a transport service in Caithness. The new electric minibus is cleaner and greener.
Members of Wick Wheelers cycling cub have taken possession of a rickshaw-style Triotaxi. This came about through groups in Wick working together.
Caithness Voluntary Group wants to find out if groups (and their representatives) are clear about their available services and also, how can services be tailored to current (possibly unmet) and future needs. The survey is aimed at anyone who participates in the running of an organisation.
Good Governance Training will be delivered on Tuesday 3rd September, Pulteney Centre 7pm-8.30pm. Your members what are they?, Ever wondered why you have members and why they are there.
Tuesday 3rd September 2019 10am - noon Pulteney Centre, Wick. This event, delivered by Volunteer Scotland will provide you with the opportunity to discuss the PVG Disclosure Bill in greater detail.
Caithness Voluntary Group have just published the following opportunities in their latest newsletter. Caithness and North Sutherland Fund The CNSFund was established by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, DSRL and Dounreay Stakeholder Group to distribute a £4m funding package to community organisations for projects that will increase the attractiveness of Caithness and North Sutherland as a place to live, work and invest.
Wednesday 12th June, 10am-1.30pm. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
Wednesday 12th June 2019, 10am-1.30pm. Pulteney Centre, Wick.
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