NEWS

NEWS

We know that some people prefer contacting us by text messages. You can now do this by texting 07840 198 022. Please keep messages short and tell us if you need an urgent repsonse or not as the case may be. Text messages to the above number are only viewed by staff.

ARE YOU AWARE THAT YOU MAY HAVE UNCLAIMED FINANCIAL ENTITLEMENTS?

Orkney CAB wants to make sure that as many local people are claiming what they are entitled to.

If you think you may be entitled to any of the new Scottish benefits listed below Orkney CAB can check your eligibility for these and all other benefits, and can help you to apply for any unclaimed entitlements.

If you would like to make an appointment with one of our trained advisers please phone Orkney CAB on 01856 875 266 or Email: bureau@orkneycab.casonline.org.uk


SSAFA IN SCOTLAND - Impact Report

SSAFA 

We provide lifelong support for those who are currently serving, or have served as a regular or reserve, in the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines, the British Army or the Royal Air Force – and their families. We provide personalised face-to-face support, providing the right help at the right time.


Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill

On 13 August 2020, the Scottish Government introduced the Redress for Survivors (Historical Child Abuse in Care) (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament. It has been published this morning here: https://beta.parliament.scot/bills/redress-for-survivors-historical-child-abuse-in-care-scotland-bill

The Bill aims to establish a financial redress scheme for survivors of historical child abuse in relevant care settings in Scotland, and, in some circumstances, where the survivor has died, their next of kin.  The purpose of the redress scheme is to acknowledge and provide tangible recognition of the harm suffered as a result of that abuse.  The redress scheme will also offer survivors access to some non-financial elements of redress such as acknowledgement, apology and therapeutic support. 

The Bill builds on previous work with survivors of historical child abuse in care and follows the pre-legislative consultation launched last year. The Bill is the draft legislation and it will now be discussed and examined by members of the Scottish Parliament.


Mental Health Awareness Week

Read to find out about what is happening for Mental Health Awareness Week 18th - 24th May 2020.


Blide Blether April 11th

Hello and welcome to the Blide Blether! This week: an Orkney snowscape, Farewell from Frazer and information on the Sports Group and upcoming Qigong sessions.


If you use the JustGiving Fundraising button you can raise funds for the Blide without the hassle of working out how to transfer the money to us. You will be able to create a fundraising page (you may have to create an account), tell people what it is you are doing and JustGiving handle the donations!

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