Get involved and help shape day services

An event to engage people and businesses in the work of day services for adults with disabilities takes place at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre tomorrow (Wednesday) at 10am.

It forms part of a series of activities that have taken place to find out what adults who use services and their family carers think services should be like and has been organised by Aberdeenshire Council’s housing and social work service.

A successful event was held in Crathes last month and more than 50 people took part with lots of suggestions for future projects ranging from green transport schemes to volunteering opportunities and suggestions to develop an information hub and café.

The IDEA project (Inclusive Day Services Enabling Aberdeenshire) is an extensive consultation and involvement programme that is encouraging people to suggest projects and activities that will support adults with disabilities in their communities.

The housing andsocial work service currently provides a range of day services for people with disabilities predominantly from seven resource centres located across Aberdeenshire.

Day activities are well-regarded by service users and family carers and regularly receive excellent grades from the external inspection and regulation organisation.

Project manager Val Milne said: “We are particularly keen to hear from local businesses and organisations as they can offer many experiences for adults with disabilities. There are examples where this happens already in Aberdeenshire but we want to do much more.

If you would like more information about the event or about the IDEA programme contact Val on (01224) 664970 or email her at

Information on the event is also available on Aberdeenshire Council’s website