COVID19 – PASTORAL CARE SERVICE

The Living Well Project

Pastoral Care Service
Covid-19

If you need some support or practical help over the next few weeks – or know someone in that situation, please contact us

Linda – 07927 541029
Jeanette – 07512 141818
Jonny – 01224 712549 (Minister of Newhills church)

We can offer help with shopping, prescription collection, top up utility cards or whatever you need – or just a supportive chat on the phone.
We will of course be respecting social distancing to protect you and ourselves.

We hope to be able to connect with and support many who use the cafes but also in Bucksburn as part of the pastoral care of Newhills Church.

We also have limited supplies of various Fareshare goods, so if there is anything you need, please ask and if we have it we will get it too you.

If you are in other areas where the Living Well Café operates, you can still contact us, if we can help we will, or we will pass your request onto the relevant church pastoral team in your local area.

Please do not struggle, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone, we are here and ready to listen.

Please do not struggle, please do not hesitate to pick up the phone. We are here to help and support each other get through this difficult but necessary time of lockdown.

Stay in your house and get in touch!

ALL CAFES CANCELLED MEANTIME

It is with regret and disappointment that we are faced with suspending all Living Well Cafés meantime because of COVID-19 and the latest Government advice.  We had hoped not to make this decision as we realise the cafés are so important to so many people.  But we must be sensible – and we have to minimise the risk to our café friends and to our volunteers.  We are in uncharted territories now, none of us could have foreseen this global crisis this time last year.  Please everyone, follow the guidelines, check our Facebook page for updates but most of all – keep safe. If you need to phone us here are our contact details:  Jeanette 07512 141818; Linda 07927 541029.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM is next Monday, 27 January at 7 pm in Newhills church. We will be joined by Tim Laundon, who climbed Kilimanjaro last summer and was sponsored to raise funds for the Living well Cafes, he raised nearly £7000! Do come along and hear his story, there will also be the boring bits, the achievements and challenges of the past year and the plan for the year ahead.
Refreshments will be served. Do come along and support this invaluable work in local communities.

Happy New Year!

Like many people we are back at work today, it was hard to get out of bed this morning! Some people have looked at the website and taken 2019 dates as 2020 dates, that is our fault as we didn’t put anything on the website when we left on the 19th December.

We do apologise for any confusion caused by this omission. Our first cafe of the year is tomorrow (7 January 2020) and it is at Newhills. We are looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

Support us at the Co-op

You may know that we are one of the Co-op’s chosen charities for 2019/2020.  At no cost to yourself, if you link your Co-op card to The Living Well Project, we then get 1% of your spend for our funds.

If you don’t have a Co-op card, please consider getting one and link it to The Living Well Project as every little received really does help.

A big thank you to everyone who has already done this to help us carry on the invaluable work we do in local communities.

 

Pastoral Care in Action Conference

On Saturday 16 November we are taking part in the Pastoral Care in Action Conference at Cults Kirk Centre. The conference will look at Pastoral Care in the workplace, in young people, in support of those living with dementia, providing friendship for those isolated, in using music as therapy and in caring for those suffering bereavement and loss.

The conference runs from 9.30 am to 3 pm, the cost is £10 per person which includes lunch.

To book a place register online via www.ferryhillparishchurch.org

Winners at Asda at the Beach!

We are delighted to have been awarded £500 from Asda at the Beach, having saved the biggest amount of green tokens from July-September 2019.  Well done everyone – and thank you for popping them in The Living Well Cafe slot.  Great effort!  But no slacking – we’re on the Asda board at Bridge of Don until December 2019 ……….. so keeeeeeep saving!

Living Well Cafe joins in with Celebrate Aberdeen Parade

The Living Well Cafe staff and some volunteers took part in the Celebrate Aberdeen Parade on 24 August. This parade recognises and celebrates the work of volunteers across the city.

Over 130 different groups took part and the weather and the atmosphere was great. We were invited into the Citadel at the end of the parade for refreshments.

A huge Thank You to all our wonderful volunteers, you are what makes the cafes what they are.