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Health and WellBeing Initiative for Hoy

support-487504_960_720Support and Services Merkitplace’ is an event taking place on Hoy at North Walls School on 24th May where you can find out about the support services available in Orkney.

North Walls School will be running a health and well being week and this event forms part of it. Any local organisation who wishes to promote their service and meet face-to face with prospective service users can apply to the school to take part.

Bonus: School pupils will be providing a healthy buffet style light lunch for participants.

Shirley Stuart , Head Teacher at North Walls Community School, said:

“It is hoped that by bringing a variety of service providers together we will create a safe and non-judgemental environment that can be accessed by all and in particular, those in real need.  It is a great opportunity for organisations to promote their service and speak to prospective users. Their support will help make a real difference to our community and we thank you in advance for your time and effort to help support all our islanders.”

Kerry Spence, Community Learning and Development, is helping to organise the event said:

“Living on some of Orkney’s fantastic isles provides many benefits in terms of quality of life, but there can be issues in terms of access to services for those facing a hardship or challenge, that those living on mainland Orkney might not experience.  By bringing these services together on the island for this special event we hope to break down some of these barriers.  My hope would be that we might be able to provide similar events on the other isles in the future.”

old man of hoy silhouette martin laird

Old Man of Hoy silhouette Martin Laird

Organisations wishing to attend should contact the Community Learning and Development Team by 27th of April: 

lorna.newton@orkney.gov.uk

or telephone 873535 ext. 2408, providing details of what space and equipment are required.


 

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