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Issue 45 - June 2017

Braemar Care Initiative Seeks Recruits!

The steering group for the Braemar Care Initiative is developing a new model of care provision for our community, utilizing locally recruited carers. The model will enhance the care currently provided for the elderly and vulnerable by Council services.

On the 10th May the Braemar Care Initiative held a workshop at the golf club to help understand what the best organisational structure might be and to plan how to move forward.

We heard from similar projects including Boleskine Care/Highland Home Carers a project in Foyers (Highland) and the Health and Wellbeing Co-operative from Perthshire. We also heard from VSA, Cornerstone, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership and the Scottish Government. At the event were representatives from the Care Inspectorate and NHS Grampian. It was clear from discussions that our project will evolve and change shape as it finds its feet.

The steering group has identified a model which will be a good starting point for Braemar based on the experience of the other projects. This is most likely to use self-employed carers from Braemar to support people in Braemar. As some people may feel uncertain about self-employment we intend to hold an event in June which will explain the responsibilities of self employment and offer answers and support to those considering being a carer.

If you are interested in being a carer or a volunteer for the Braemar Care Initiative please contact Sandra Falconer, Aimi Blueman or any member of the steering group (Carole Paterson, Dr Donald Cruickshank, Richard Baker, Maggie MacKay, Sharon Mutch or Aileen Lawrence.)

 Braemar’s refurbished Play park is brilliant!

Take a look at the re-modelled play park - you will wish you were five years old again! It’s taken a while but wow! was it worth it, it is perhaps the best playpark on Deeside. Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen and especially to Joanne Morris who championed the project.


INSIDE: Community Update page 2; CC and Cllrs corner page 3; St Margaret’s, Kindrochit Castle page 4; Braemar Castle page 5; History articles page 6; Book shelf, Samba drums page 7; Invercauld Estate, Fife Arms page 8; Gardening matters page 9; Junior Buzzard page 11; Events page 12