April Newsletter

Welcome to our April newsletter! Lockdown is carrying on and so are we. We’re still providing support to current & new service users and putting on more casual online group activities for a bit of socialising & fun. As such, we’ve learned a lot about online security and looked at different ways of staying safe. Womens Service 79 Active Cases | 90 Referrals CYP

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Domestic Abuse & COVID-19

You are a survivor, equipped with the knowledge, strength and tools that help keep you and your family safe every day. Excerpt from Safe Lives; Staying Safe During COVID-19 Please see the document below from Safe Lives. This guide has advice on staying safe & information on who you can contact if you, or someone you know, is experiencing domestic abuse, particularly throughout the

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March Newsletter: Strange Times Special

Welcome everyone to our March newsletter, which is going to be a special reflecting our current strange times. We all feel like just hiding under our duvet some days, especially now, but we are still here for support! So, this month we’re focussing on information, lifting our mood and as always, staying safe. Women’s Service 74 Active cases | 84 Referrals CYP Service 28

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February Newsletter: from winter to spring..

Welcome to our February newsletter, it’s only the second month of the year and we’ve already weathered a few storms! But we’ve also had time for some fun as well as getting stuck into the new year with a media interview and the next round of the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). So let’s take a look at what’s been happening this month! Women’s Service

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January Newsletter – Hello 2020!

Welcome to our January newsletter – the first of the new year and the new decade! New Year can feel like a fresh blank page but really, any moment in any day can be a fresh start. This month we’ve been decluttering and rearranging the office to make it a more welcoming space for staff and service users alike. Women’s Service 69 Active Cases

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November/December Newsletter – it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Welcome to our November/December newsletter. Christmas is almost upon us and we’re almost at the end of the year – and the decade! When looking back on the previous year(s) there will always be ups and downs. But concentrating on progress over perfection and taking stock of achievements, no matter how seemingly small, makes all the difference. Women’s Service 76 Active Cases | 71

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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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