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August 2018 - Our next meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 August 2018 at 2pm (venue to be advised)
April 2018
We held our Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 24th April 2018. (Please visit the minutes section on this website for copies of the minutes of our meetings).

Our keynote speaker at the AGM was a representative from Police Scotland, who introduced information  about the community charity I am Me and  in particular their Keep Safe initiative designed to support those who may feel scared or vulnerable when out and about in the local community.    Keep safe places are identified, checked by Police Scotland and staff receive training about the programme.  We are now working with the Local Co ops in the area to develop this work further.

February 2018
We held our open meeting on Tuesday 20th February 2018 in the Red Cross Centre in Golspie.  Our speaker at this meeting was Anne Macdonald from Highland Senior Citizens Network.

December 2017
December 2017 saw the launch of our new foot awareness and nail cutting service in central Sutherland.   Initially this work will be carried out in the Bonar Bridge, Ardgay, Rosehall and Lairg area, but in 2018 (funding dependant) we hope to extend the service to cover all of East and Central Sutherland.



Partnership working with Highland Hospice
Sutherland Care Forum and Highland Hospice are working together to deliver support to people affected by a palliative diagnosis in East and Centre Sutherland.

This will mesh perfectly with the Forum`s established service, Friends at Home, which offers regular visits to help isolated people attend appointments, help with small tasks, go shopping, take part in social activities.  The Forum also have volunteers who can make daily telephone calls to check on well being and discuss any anxieties.


September 2017

SCF facilitated an open event recently for carers in Golspie.  Kathleen Taylor from the Mental Welfare Commission updated the 18 attendee`s about advance statements, explained what is meant by the triangle of care and answered queries from carers unique to their own situation.


July 2017

During July 2017 Sutherland Care Forum took part in SCAM awareness week, a campaign led by Citizen Advice and the Trading Standards services.  The campaign ran for four weeks, and tackled scams involving young people (18 to 24), Life Established (40s - 60s), over 70s and those who are socially isolated and vulnerable to cold callers. for more information visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk






Events

Dates of the next two Forum meetings 

  Tues 30th August and Tues 29th November


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