Small Acts of Kindness – Flintshire July Blog

by Shereen Devine Last month, I told you about bus ride to promote a coffee morning. Well the morning was successful; some people in attendance had been encouraged to attend by the bus driver. I think the bus is going to be a great way to connect with people.  We talked about what is and…

Leeswood Sunshine Cafe Celebrates its 1st Birthday

by Shereen Devine, When I talk about Leeswood, I often refer to Sunshine Café, and I wonder if I do this too much; however, it is a big part of the community and the Rural Wisdom project. On the 9th May, the Café celebrated its 1st birthday, and I feel it could not go by…

We are recruiting!

Project Worker – North TeamMaternity Cover from early September  Part-time: 20 hours each weekAnnual salary: £10,000 (pro rata on £20,000)  Closing date: Noon, Monday 29th July 2019 We are recruiting maternity cover for our Project Worker to support the work we do over several projects: Support Choices in rural parts of Perth and Kinross and Rural…

Let’s Talk Transport in Borders

Transport is always an issue that comes up whenever I ask “What could make your area work better?” This is not unique to the Borders, it has been a recurring issue in all the areas we have been working.  A key aim of Rural Wisdom is to share information and over the last few years…

A chance to reflect – in North Angus

Rural Wisdom (North Angus) held an Evaluation afternoon in June on one of the wettest days on record in Brechin. The weather did not deter the good turnout from community partners from coming along and offering their views on the impact of the project in North Angus.  Carol Hayden from NDTi, one of the partners…

Rural Wisdom – Spring Gathering 2019

“It’s important to take these events out to rural communities, to be in the communities where people live and work. At the start of the project we heard that most of the networking events happen in places such as Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh which can create extra challenges and often means that older people from…

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Placing Older People at the Centre of Rural Communities – A Review

Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund ‘Accelerating Ideas’ fund, Rural Wisdom works with older people in rural areas in both Scotland and Wales. Partners Outside The Box (Scotland) and Volunteering Matters Cymru (Wales) have been working with rural communities on how to make them work for well for older people. This means supporting community…