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Welcome to the Skye & Lochalsh CVO local News page. It's the easy way to keep up to date with voluntary sector news in Skye & Lochalsh. To send us news items use the online submission form. To receive our local community e-bulletin with the latest news and events click here.

Eilean A' Cheò Ward Recongnition Awards 2016

This is the 6th year of the Eilean a’ Cheò Civic Awards. The Awards recognise outstanding ability and/or significant contribution by a voluntary group or individual to the communities of Skye and Raasay.

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The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) Project called ‘Our GP’.

The ALLIANCE is hosting several workshops across Scotland with the hope of getting people who visit GP surgeries regularly to attend these events. Participants would discuss their own experiences of GP surgeries and discuss how GP digital services can be improved but won’t be required to reveal their conditions.

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Secretary Volunteer Vacancy

Looking for a challenging, rewarding & varied post? Portree High School Parent Council have a vacancy and are looking for a secretary to join their dedicated group. 

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OurGP Project

As part of the OurGP project Portree Medical Centre would like to invite you to a workshop at Aros cultural community centre, Isle of Skye to get involved and share your thoughts on future GP digital services.

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Understanding Stigma; Promoting Inclusive Attitudes And Practice Training

Stigma can have a profound impact upon the lives of people who use alcohol and other drugs or those who have a history of substance use. The impact of stigma can permeate numerous aspects of a person’s life such as their health and wellbeing, relationships, education and employment prospects and socioeconomic status.

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Essential Skills For Working With People Who Use Substances Training

The aim of this training is to allow health workers, youth workers, drug workers and other professionals to effectively respond to, treat, support and engage with people who use drugs and alcohol.  It would be particularly helpful to those who are not specialist drug or alcohol workers, or are new to the substances use field.

 

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Highland Cross - Call To Charities Who Wish To Apply For Funding

The Highland Cross Organising Committee is calling on registered charities that provide medical or social services for the benefit of the people of Highland to apply for funding. Previous applicants to Highland Cross, whether successful or unsuccessful, are welcome to apply

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Highland Homelessness Conference

"The grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s green where you water it." Homeless Action Inverness are delighted to invite you to come along to be inspired, to learn and to network. 

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Concerned About Harm Or Abuse Of An Older Person?

Help is just a phone call away.

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The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2015

The Learning Disability Statistics Scotland 2015 report is now published.

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Why Volunteering is Good For Your Mental Health

Volunteering is good for your mental health, especially in middle age and beyond, according to a new study.

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Active Highland Champion Skye

Step It Up Highland (SIUH) would like a presence in Skye to motivate and encourage their walk leaders in their volunteering roles.

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Skye Sailing Club Chosen As Venue For Special Film Installation

Skye-based arts organisation, ATLAS Arts has partnered with London-based Artangel to bring an artwork on loan from The Artangel Collection at Tate to the Isle of Skye. The film work will be presented in the unique setting of the sailing club in Portree and will launch with a very special performance by Portree and Strath Gaelic choirs.

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