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We’re hiring – Join our team!

We’re hiring! Women’s Aid Orkney are looking for a Service Coordinator and a Women’s Support Worker to join our small team, based in Kirkwall. If you have knowledge and understanding of the feminist analysis of violence against women and have an interest in working to support those affected locally, please get in touch! Service Coordinator Are you a feminist with great communication and organisation

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We’re 20 in 2020 so it’s competition time!

Women’s Aid Orkney is turning 20 in 2020 so we are planning a series of events to mark the occasion. We just couldn’t let it go by without saying a big thank you to our supporters and raising awareness of the service. First to be announced is the calendar competition – join if you can! 20 years of Women’s Aid in Orkney Over the

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October Newsletter – trick or treat?

Welcome to our October newsletter. Leaves are turning and the nights are drawing in but we’ve had more treats than tricks so far this month. We’ve had a month full of training, exciting refurbishment progress and, once again,  reason to be thankful for the generosity of the Orkney community. Women’s Service 75 Active Cases | 63 New Referrals CYP Service 34 active cases | 14 New

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Equally Safe in Orkney – thoughts from Women’s Aid Orkney’s AGM

At our AGM last week, we were delighted to welcome Dr Marsha Scott, CEO of Scottish Women’s Aid to Orkney. She shared her thoughts on current progress towards keeping women and children equally safe in Scotland and indeed in Orkney. This was her 4th visit to the county and Marsha reflected that she was “very impressed with the change” she could see. Commenting to

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September Newsletter – pause for thought!

Welcome to our monthly update. With the change of season and the beginning of more challenging autumn months, the September Newsletter is a chance to pause for thought. It’s so important when things start to feel challenging that you take a moment to recognise what you’ve achieved, no matter how big or small. So to kick off the September newsletter, we want to invite

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August Newsletter: WAO ‘Summer’ Soup and Cyber Security!

Welcome to the Women’s Aid Orkney August newsletter! We dive into a comforting bowl of soup as the August ‘summer’ weather keeps us guessing. Women & young people celebrate that all their progress is success. And we get schooled by our children & young people (CYP) on cyber security. So, thank you for taking a minute to catch up with us.  Women’s Support Team 74 accessing support CYP Support Team

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July Newsletter: What’s on at WAO this summer?

Welcome to the Women’s Aid Orkney July Newsletter! We’re excited to share with you some of our plans for the summer. We also want to give you a flavour of what women and children who use our services have achieved recently. And let you know how you can help grow the supportive community we see in Orkney time and time again. So, thanks for

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Bisgeos Donation Helps Kick Start Refuge Refurbishment

Early this week, Women’s Aid Orkney were delighted to kick-start a refuge refurbishment with delivery of new chairs. The support rooms, used by refuge tenants and members of the public, have benefited from the upgrade. This is thanks to an impressive donation from the Bisgeos Run totalling £2785.00. The new additions are inviting, comfortable, safe and durable… words that simply didn’t describe the old

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Duty of Candour Report 2018-19 for Women’s Aid Orkney

Women’s Aid Orkney is pleased to publish our Duty of Candour Report for 2018 – 19. It states that there have been no serious adverse events during the reporting period. But what is duty of candour? WAO is registered with the Scottish Social Services Council and regulated by the Care Inspectorate. Duty of candour is one of the legal requirements that comes along with that.

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Events to Celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

We’re delighted to be celebrate International Women’s Day 2019 with our friends at Orkney Library and Archive and Parkrun Kirkwall. From reflection to cake or getting some fresh air we’ve got something for everyone between 4th March and 9th March 2019. So, what’s happening? Celebrating Women in our Community We will have a display in the library all week with leaflets and pictures highlighting

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