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25 Feb 2016 - 17:47

Addressing the lunchtime gathering of MSPs, people receiving support from CrossReach, CrossReach staff and representatives from the Church of Scotland, The Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison spoke highly of his experience of the Organisation.

24 Feb 2016 - 16:47

Continence

For many of us, the mention of ‘bodily functions’ outside of a care environment will raise a multitude of embarrassed responses…but why?

19 Feb 2016 - 12:40

How do we measure ability?

The list of influences that shape our perceptions of the people we meet is vast and to exhaust it would be almost impossible.

11 Feb 2016 - 16:53

We need to make good on the promise of a revolution in mental health support says Calum Murray

For those of us working to support people dealing with mental health problems, it has been an encouraging start to 2016. 

8 Feb 2016 - 13:37

Peter had worked as a draughtsman since he was 19 years old.  Drawing was a talent he had always enjoyed sharing.

A few years ago Peter was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and he was devastated by this news. On his final visit to the psychiatrist, Peter was given an assessment test, during which he was asked to draw a hexagon. 

2 Feb 2016 - 17:57

Mobile devices…

We use them to connect with friends, interests and the news.  We use them to shop, tell stories to share our passions and so much more…

 

29 Jan 2016 - 12:35

Today [29 January 2016] marks a first for CrossReach – our first Personalisation Ambassador Conference.

8 Jan 2016 - 17:43

We are delighted to join with other professional bodies in partnering the Scottish Social Services Council in producing this new booklet.  It features something of our Dementia learning journey in Promoting Excellence.

"This publication was made possible with support from several organisations.

22 Dec 2015 - 18:18

We are delighted to learn we have received 3 years of core funding to continue supporting our Children and Families.

22 Dec 2015 - 17:50

Staff at Whinnieknowe are all very talented. Our Filipino staff held a Christmas Variety Show this year with singing, dancing and lots and lots of food.

14 Dec 2015 - 11:37

Recovery Volunteer Graduation, 11 December 2015

As the room filled with graduates, family, friends and staff, the bleakness of the weather outside could not dampen the buzz of nervous excitement.  Nor should it have.

It was hard to find words to adequately express the significance of the achievements about to be celebrated by our 8 graduates,

23 Nov 2015 - 11:29

What is a winner?

CrossReach is an organisation that is full of winners.

The supported person who achieves a personal goal is a winner.

The member of staff who achieves a new qualification in their personal development programme is a winner.

13 Nov 2015 - 18:01

The events today were markedly different.  Instead of CrossReach hosting visits to services and events, this time CrossReach was invited to the official residence of Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison.

12 Nov 2015 - 21:52

A visit to Central Services began the day and following a short time of devotions led by the Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison, the guests took time to visit the various departments and teams for a whistle-stop overview of the CrossReach ‘engine room’.

11 Nov 2015 - 18:16

Our Counselling and Support teams’ impassioned eagerness to share their work interrupted the characteristically tranquil ambience of Wallace House this morning.

Before settling down to take in the prepared programme, the Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison and party visibly appreciated the opportunity to look round the house. 

10 Nov 2015 - 17:37

An enthusiastically warm welcome from the residents and staff at Cameron House could do little else but bring huge smiles to the faces of their guests.

The tangible air of excited expectation blossomed into a time of reflection, singing, entertainment and laughter. 

10 Nov 2015 - 12:37

I work for the Church of Scotland, but I don’t work in a church.

9 Nov 2015 - 22:22

Within Scotland’s city life, the fact that there are significant numbers of people without a home has become a tragic norm in our society.  

29 Oct 2015 - 11:32

Who do you see?

Recently, The Elms residential home for people who have dementia offered a new activity to the residents – Tennis!

A relative who is an instructor of the sport volunteered his expertise and time to bring this new experience to the home and it is true to say, it was a huge success.

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