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Do you want to change lives in your local community?

VSA changes lives for thousands of the most vulnerable people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, helping them to live the most independent and fun-filled lives possible.  You can too!

Join forces with us to help make the north-east strong and inclusive.

And remember, what’s raised in the north-east stays in the north-east!

There’s so much you can do with VSA, whether you want to donate, volunteer, hold an event or contribute in some other way.

You could be changing lives for:

Children with additional support needs, like Down’s Syndrome.  Maisie’s Children’s Centre is one of a kind.  It pioneers full-time integrated care for mainstream children and additional support needs children.  “The most important thing about it is that the kids don’t even notice a wheelchair or oxygen tank.”

Children with complex learning disabilities.  Linn Moor School is a very special place.  Here, children with autism and other complex needs reach goals they didn’t know they had. 

Young families.  Richmondhill House is the only service of its kind in Scotland.  It creates bonds between babies and their families, guiding them through the maze of parenthood. 

Adults with mental health problems.  We want to create positive effects on health, confidence, independence and responsibility.  Re-Connect helps adults who suffer from mental health problems and social exclusion feel at ease.

Adults with learning disabilities.  Adults with learning disabilities are nurtured at Easter Anguston Farm, Peterculter.  Employment here aims to make service users confident in the intimidating mainstream job market.

Separated families.  The Family Contact Centre is a happy, relaxed place where children with separated parents can meet the mum or dad they no longer live with.  Think what that means to the child.

Older people.  We’ll all grow old one day.  Our care homes have varying levels of support.  It’s all about respecting dependence while promoting independence.

Young and adult carers.  One in eight people in Aberdeen have an unpaid caring role.  This includes more than 2,000 children.  Some are as young as five years old.  For both adult and young carers, it’s just a daily routine.  It’s life.  They don’t know any different.

You can support these people. 

And all those we haven’t told you about yet.  Our services will be your services too.  We’d love to you to visit to see where your funds could go. 

But most of all, you’ll know your efforts will be going right back into making your local community a better place. 

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38 Castle Street,
AB11 5YU

01224 212021

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