The Haven and Our Local Response to Covid feature in Day 2

By bellmannews / November 17, 2020

Aberdeenshire Third Sector Week: Tackling Poverty & Equalities and Additional Support Needs

Poverty is much more than just low income. Factors that generate poverty are wide-ranging and cover many aspects of day-to-day life such as health, housing, educational attainment, employability, and access to services.

Today we hear from Daniels Place and The Haven; two community foodbanks that provide users so much more than just access to food, and Magpie, a furniture store promoting a more sustainable way of life.

You can also view the second of our five Grow Your Group presentations: Getting Things Right for an Application.

Today’s full programme includes further articles themed around Equalities and Additional Support Needs featuring Grampian Opportunities, Balhelvie Community Trust and Buchan Community Farm and The Seedbox.

Tackling Poverty
The Haven
The story of a yoga studio responding to community need and changing to adapt.

Daniel’s Place
A local charity shop that provides an essential Foodbank service to those in need.

Magpie is a not-for-profit second-hand furniture shop that exists to promote a more sustainable way of living
COVID Response Story 
The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us Bracoden Primary School

Kincardine & Mearns
This film captures stories from communities across Kincardine and Mearns in Aberdeenshire of the tremendous response to the COVID19 Crisis…just amazing…

The Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire introduces Banffshire’s Response to Covid19. Here the Lord Lieutenant brings us our neighbours in Moray, Volunteers in Cullen

Equalities and Additional Support Needs

SensationALL provide therapy-based activities and specialist support for children and adults living with any support need or disability from their centre in Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Feedback from service users and Chill oot overview

Grampian Opportunities
Grampian Opportunities works to develop opportunities for people with disabilities, mental health problems, sensory impairment, autism or long-term conditions.

Belhelvie Community Trust
Belhelvie Community Trust (BCT) is a small completely voluntary organisation based in Belhelvie involved with a variety of projects and activities across the parish

Buchan Community Farm
Buchan Community Farm offers a unique service for the area that provides a safe, peaceful and relaxing environment for the people they support to participate in countryside activities.

The Seedbox
By providing a day service for adults with additional support needs, The Seedbox aims to improve the social, emotional and physical health of its Service Users through horticultural and outdoor activities.

Grow Your Group – Getting Things Right for an Application
The second of five short presentations developed to help Third Sector Organisations (TSOs) to prepare a strong case for support, and make better funding applications.

All this week’s films and presentations will be available on:
Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action’s dedicated Third Sector Week page
KDPTV YouTube Channel
and the TSSG Facebook Page
You can  get involved using your own social media channels and website to share your organisation’s images and stories during ATSW, by using the following hashtags:

#ATSW #ATSW2020 #ThirdSectorWeek #ThirdSector #Aberdeenshire