Welcome to the Orkney Information Hub, we are currently working on this section and will be continuously updating the information listed. Please click on the links below for further information:

Orkney Community Directory

Research Project: Community Led Care in Orkney

Growing Older in Orkney

Children & Young Peoples Service Directory 2018

Adult Service Directory 2018

Orkney Health Walks

 

Welcome to the updated version of the Orkney Community Directory.  The Directory provides a comprehensive list of community and voluntary groups in Orkney along with other organisations and services that may be of interest to you.

Please note that the Search facility is continuing to be improved. Please contact us if you encounter any problems.

We are keen to have as many local organisations listed as possible. If you would like your organisations details to be listed feel free to contact us on enquiries@vaorkney.org.uk Please remember to update us if the contact details for your listing change.

The recently updated Children's Services Directory is proving popular with parents and carers, as well as professionals working with children and families. A comprehensive easy to read booklet, the directory gives details of all the services available to children and young people in Orkney. Contact VAO for your copy of the Directory or view online here.

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Enhancing Wellbeing in Our Island Communities

(funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund and led by VAO)

 

In 2018 VAO in collaboration with Highlands and Islands Enterprise, 7 development trusts and Robert Gordon University commissioned research into community led care in the non linked isles. The research was carried out by Rosie Alexander and the report recommended that the isles communities continue to build and extend existing community services and identify the potential for bringing new services to the isles.

As a result a project has been co-produced with the above partners and Papay Community Council. The islands involved are: Hoy, Rousay, Egilsay and Wyre, Shapinsay, Stronsay and Sandy. The aim of the project is to enhance the wellbeing of older people living on these islands. A project manager and evaluator have been appointed and are employed by VAO. Island wellbeing co-ordinators have been appointed in each island and are managed by each island Development Trust.

The co-ordinators are working hard to produce delivery plans for their individual islands and these plans will be publicly available in the autumn of 2019. Some of the activities already being carried out include organising a dementia friendly workshop on Rousay, providing an outlet for small daily living aids on Hoy and Walls with the support of Selbro, supporting isles initiatives such as setting up Men’s Sheds and looking at ways to encourage the use of existing island assets such as the Healthy Living Centres. They have also provided crucial support to the Community Led Support team to set up workshops in Sanday.

For more information about the project please contact Rosalind Aitken, Project Manager on rosalind.aitken@vaorkney.org.uk

 

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Final Report on Community Led Care

Apprendices to the Community Led Care Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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