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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Women’s Aid Orkney AGM – Save the Date

Women’s Aid Orkney AGM is on 6th September. All members and interested parties are welcome to come along. So if you’re interested in our work, remember to save the date. Our guest speaker will be Zelda Bradley from Orkney Rape Crisis. Since 2018 marks 100 years’ of the suffragette movement, Zelda’s talk is sure to be an interesting one. Following the AGM we will

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Care Inspectorate Report 2018

The Care Inspectorate recently made a visit to Women’s Aid Orkney to review our service. The Care Inspectorate inspect the quality of care that we provide to our service users. They make sure that we meet their high standards. And where we don’t they provide support to help us to make improvements. The results from our latest inspection are now available. You can read the

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2015-2016 Annual Report


WAO coffee morning

We will be holding a coffee morning on 1st of April at the King Street Halls between 10am-12.30pm. All welcome