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Link Up Highland - presentation slides

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Slides from an event held in Inverness on 5 March 2013 to share information about community initiatives

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Link Up Highland - presentation slides

  1. 1. Link UpHighlandGood morning and welcome
  2. 2. People andpossibilities Angela Catley
  3. 3. Communities and connections Research shows that people (of all ages) with strong social networks are happier, healthier, wealthier. People‟s social networks are the „social glue‟ that hold communities together
  4. 4. All that knowledge and talent...People in communities have a wealth of experience, skills and assets
  5. 5. People making a difference
  6. 6. Innovation Challenge
  7. 7. “The Art of Reminiscing”• Older people living in sheltered housing• Got together to sew a large quilt containing photographs and memories of family life, work and industry• Worked with a community artist• Exhibition of the quilt
  8. 8. Joe Brown‟s Egg Round www.joebrownsegground.co.uk
  9. 9. Doris and Companions “Companions are marvellous, just what I wanted ”
  10. 10. Re:Potted www.repotted.co.uk
  11. 11. Bread2share
  12. 12. This is what they should look like...
  13. 13. This is what they actually look like!
  14. 14. Fife Shopping and Support Services
  15. 15. Thinking differently about food• A need for an imaginative approach• Made contact with pubs, cafes and others• Consulted people• Linked with a local Resource Centre• Harnessed emerging ideas• Helped people make connections
  16. 16. Pulp Friction
  17. 17. Quotes from Pulp Friction “I liked doing Pulp Friction, it was good meeting new people. It was helpful for me and I got a job” “ I like doing Pulp Friction, I do cleaning and put the rubbish in the bin. It has given me more confidence”
  18. 18. „We may be retired but we‟re not too old! Mr and Mrs Hunt
  19. 19. The Adventure Service
  20. 20. Assets in communitiesThere are already lots of: Providers and users of traditional care services People with great ideas Community groups Voluntary organisations and volunteers Entrepreneurial individuals and innovators Faith groups Statutory agencies and departmentsWho have the skills and assets to help other people in their community ....
  21. 21. ...if only we can:  Find them...  Join them up  Offer a helping hand  Minimise the barriers  Be a community catalyst! When people work together they can achieve so much more than when they work alone. And that is what today is all about
  22. 22. For further informationContactAngela Catleyangela.catley@communitycatalysts.co.ukwww.communitycatalysts.co.ukFollow us on twitter @CommCats
  23. 23. Who are we and where did we come from?Established in 2000Roots in our local churchesHolistic Suite of Services
  24. 24. Housing Support Employment Training Furniture What We DoStarter Packs Storage Retail Decorating
  25. 25. Track recordImproved the standard of life for over 15,000 people through furniture and starter packages.Supported & Trained over 1000 people to develop life & employability skills.Delivered over 3,000 Starter packs.Sustainable employment -assisted 200 into work.
  26. 26. Core ValuesRealising potentialServiceDignityRespectChoiceEnvironment Relationships
  27. 27. What is Velocity?
  28. 28. There’s Alan’s Bread Velocity Cafe Maggies Veg Lovely cakes! And Gordon’s eggs
  29. 29. Workshop It’s got all the tools you need and a mechanic too!
  30. 30. This improves theirconfidence andskills
  31. 31. Time for a quick break
  32. 32. PROVISION OF HOUSING AND SUPPORT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH COMPLEX NEEDSArlene Johnstone Project Manager
  33. 33. OUTCOMESImproved quality of life Improved health Increased Newindependence Opportunities
  34. 34. UsesLives 230m communitycloser to his facilities family every dayDisplaying less anxiety symptoms &significantly less challenging behaviour
  35. 35. Cook andeattogether
  36. 36. Watch TV!
  37. 37. “As parents it was our primary focus to enable Rachel andWee Finlay to fly the nest and begin an independent life.Highland Council has helped us, as far as possible given our children’s profound needs, to achieve this goal.”
  38. 38. NIMBLE FINGERSA CRAFT PROJECT BASED AT THE MONTROSE CENTRE IN FORT WILLIAM
  39. 39. NIMBLE FINGERS I PAD COVERS
  40. 40. NIMBLE FINGERSSMALL BAGS WITH MOTIF
  41. 41. NIMBLE FINGERSDRAUGHT EXCLUDERS & DOOR STOPS
  42. 42. NIMBLE FINGERSBIRTHDAY PLACARDS AND SCOTTIE DOG CUSHIONS
  43. 43. NIMBLE FINGERSCHALKBOARD HEARTS
  44. 44. NIMBLE FINGERSEASTER CHICKS WITH HIDDEN CRÈME EGG
  45. 45. Time for a some lunch

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