Taking risks in rural areas – getting access to the support people want

This is a summary of a discussion which was had at the Rural Wisdom Get-together in Galasheils in August on the need for positive risk-taking to allow people living in rural areas to get access to the support they want.  We are hearing about people living in rural areas who feel that other people are making…

Two men getting in car

20 years of success for community transport scheme

The Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC) has reason to celebrate this Summer 2017 and Outside the Box are very happy to congratulate them and share this guest blog from Ros Munro, social development & recruitment officer for the company. Our Community Car Scheme is turning 20 years old, a great milestone to reach! Setting up…

A day out at the Dementia Fayre

Alzheimer Scotland and Angus Health & Social Care Partnership graciously hosted the Dementia Fayre at Brechin Community Campus on Tuesday 30th May, one of a series of Dementia Fayres being held around the Angus area as part of Dementia Awareness Week.  We enjoyed having conversations with different people throughout the day, which highlighted the need for more…