Arbroath workshop to explore improving care for older people

A DROP-IN workshop exploring how care for older people in Angus can be improved through the involvement of volunteers is taking place in Arbroath on Tuesday, May 29.

The workshop, part of the VEnable project organised by NHS Tayside and Volunteer Development Scotland (VDS), is seeking the views of volunteers and professionals in the sector, as well as members of the public with an interest in improving the quality of life of older people.

The session is at Bruce House, Arbroath, from 8.30 a.m. until 5 p.m.

VDS’s VEnable project manager, Grace Martin said: “The objective of the VEnable project is to explore how the contribution of volunteers in Angus and Tayside can be developed to improve the well being of older people.

“The professional staff and hundreds of volunteers involved in NHS Tayside are doing a fantastic job and we’re seeking to build on this and to explore new ideas as to how services can be improved in the future.

“The best ideas will come from those people with a direct interest or involvement in caring for our older citizens and that’s what these workshops are all about.”

She concluded: “The sessions will be very informal so we’re encouraging people to come along for as much time as they can spare with the option of joining in one of our volunteer group discussions.”

Workshops are taking place across Tayside at venues in Montrose, Perth, Dundee, Forfar and Blairgowrie as well as the session in Arbroath.

A full schedule of workshops and more information is available at and clicking on the VEnable link or calling Grace Martin at VDS on 01786 479593.