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Market House - Resident Organisations

Resident Organisations



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Advocacy Shetland



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Carer Support



Community Mediation Team



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Disability Shetland



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Family Mediation



Mind Your Head



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Moving On Employment Project



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OPEN Peer Education Project



 OPEN Peer Education Project

Parent Link Shetland 



 Parent Link Shetland





Relationships Scotland Couple Counselling Shetland



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Royal Voluntary Service



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Shetland Befriending Scheme



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Shetland Bereavement Support Service



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Shetland Care Attendant Scheme




Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau



Shetland Pre-School Play Ltd



Shetland Pre-School Play

Shetland Rape Crisis



Shetland Rape Crisis

Victim Support Shetland



 Victim Support Shetland

Voluntary Action Shetland



Voluntary Action Shetland: Volunteering





Services offered by Organisations Resident in Market House

Advocacy Shetland
independent, confidential and free voluntary service which helps people have their voices heard

Carer Support
through this Voluntary Action Shetland project, unpaid carers are supported through the Carers Centre with support groups, outreach groups, one-to-one meetings, short break grants, signposting, training, and a one-stop shop approach to relevant information. Also online: Virtual Carers Centre, Facebook page and Twitter Feed.

Community Mediation Team: Dispute resolution
a free impartial and confidential means of addressing neighbourhood difficulties should a dispute or disagreement with a neighbour or other member of the community arise

Community Mediation Team: Restorative Justice
opportunity for people responsible for causing harm to take responsibility for their actions understand the wider impact and consequences and, if possible to make amends. It also gives the person harmed the chance to explain how they were affected and receive an apology

Disability Shetland
supports the efforts of disabled people to realise their full potential in all areas of life

Family Mediation
help parents who have separated or divorced make arrangements for their children’s future in a confidential, impartial and neutral setting. Mediation can also take place between different generations such as grandparents/parents or parents/teenage children

Mind Your Head
aims to raise mental health awareness in Shetland and reduce the stigma of mental ill-health

Moving On Employment Project
provides help for people with health problems and disabilities or other barriers to employment to find and hold down work, also offer support, help in rebuilding confidence, advice on accessing benefits, helping to access training and assist in interview coaching. They focus on helping people find employment that is flexible to their needs; suitable to their skills and hopefully, something they enjoy doing

OPEN Peer Education Project
a project of Voluntary Action Shetland, OPEN supports and trains young people aged 16-25 as Peer Educators, to deliver workshops and training to other young people across Shetland. The 'issue-based' training focuses on sexual health, positive relationships, alcohol and drug use, mental health, online safety and LGBT.  The OPEN project delivers workshops and activities in schools, youth clubs, and various youth projects across Shetland, in order to raise awareness and provide information on important issues concerning young people in a way they can easily access. OPEN provides the training and support young people need to work as part of a team, to design and deliver workshops to other young people; new volunteers welcomed

Parent Link Shetland
A partnership between Voluntary Action Shetland and Parent Network Scotland, set up to deliver parenting courses to all parents and carers in Shetland

Relationships Scotland Couple Counselling Shetland
offers a chance for couples or individuals, who have problems with their intimate relationships, to speak confidentially and in privacy to a trained counsellor

Through their volunteers, the Royal Voluntary Service helps older people in Shetland to stay independent at home and active in the community. They offer practical help that can make all the difference - befriending at home, providing transport in the community, bringing people together through social activities or supporting them in hospital or in an emergency. They offer practical solutions to everyday problems like loneliness and isolation

Shetland Befriending Scheme
offers a befriending service to young people aged between 7-25 years. Referrals to the service are made through other agencies if the young person is under 16. The young people referred have been experiencing some sort of difficulty in their lives and befriending offers them some time out and a chance to engage in positive activities with a responsible adult. Scheme now extended to include 0ver-60s

Shetland Bereavement Support Service
provides help and support to those who have been bereaved through the services of trained counsellors and a library of useful resources

Shetland Care Attendant Scheme (formerly Crossroads)
provides trained Care Attendants to give Carers of vulnerable adults and children quality time to call their own to use as they wish

Shetland Islands Citizens Advice Bureau
free, confidential, independent, impartial advice service

Shetland Pre-School Play Ltd
provides advice, support and training on issues of good practice and management to all pre-school groups in Shetland. Provide two toy libraries, one of which is for children with additional needs, supply publications and produce a regular newsletter

Voluntary Action Shetland
Shetland’s Third Sector interface, provides support, advice and services both to established voluntary organisations and social enterprises and to new projects; publishes the New Shetlander, represents the interests of the third sector strategically at local and national level. Places volunteers with volunteering opportunities, offers advice on volunteer policy and procedures, provide training and support for voluntary and community groups, volunteer managers and volunteers and administration of Saltire Awards for young people from Secondary One to age 25.

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