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About the project

Local People Linking is a project which is getting information out to older people, families and friends about good activities happening in their area that support older people, including people with dementia and other health problems.

We’re here to help bring groups together to learn about each other and create new opportunities in the community.

The project is running in East Renfrewshire & in Moray.

Community Reporters

Volunteer Opportunity!

As part of the project, we want to create a ‘Community Reporters Team’ to help spread the word. We are looking for people of all ages, including older people themselves, who want to see older people enjoy lots of different activities to enjoy life.

Training will be given – you don’t need any previous experience of community reporting.

See full details about the Community Reporter opportunity.

Learning about rights

Training Opportunity!

As part of the Local People Linking project, we are offering a FREE training opportunity, based on training from the Scottish Human Rights Commission. This is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about human rights and how they play a part in community supports and activities for older people.

Who is it for? All are welcome, including older people, families, friends, community groups as well as workers from any sector working with older people.

What’s involved? The training programme runs over a series of 4 sessions, with the expectation that participants come along to each one so that people can work together to take on the ideas and share their learning with others.

Two blocks of training are being held – in Moray and in East Renfreshire

The first session in Moray (Elgin) will be held on 22nd November 2017  from 10am-1pm. 

The first session in East Renfrewshire (Barrhead) will be held on 27th November 2017  from 1-4pm.

Click on the links below for more info.

Events
  • Nov 22 2017

    Learning About Rights

    Location: Elgin

    A free training opportunity, based on the Scottish Human Rights Commission programme, to learn more about human rights and how they play a part in community support and activities for older people.

  • Nov 27 2017

    Learning About Rights

    Location: Barrhead

    A free training opportunity, based on the Scottish Human Rights Commission programme, to learn more about human rights and how they play a part in community support and activities for older people.

  • Dec 11 2017

    Local People Linking Winter Event

    Location: Barrhead

    An afternoon of hot chocolate, cake and good chat! There will be festive activities, prizes to be won and the chance to learn about some of the things happening for you in your local community.

Get in touch

If you are interested in becoming a Community Reporter, joining the learning about rights training, or would like to get in touch about any other aspects of this project, please contact:

Jill:  jill.k@otbds.org / 07841015949 (East Renfrewshire)

Caroline: caroline@otbds.org / 07841015845 (Moray)

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