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30 Apr 2019

Planned events:

Saturday 11th May at 11.00 we will meet up with the bus at the Hayfield House car park in Hayfield Lane before we head for the Laxo ferry terminal to catch the 12.00 ferry to Whalsay. We will have lunch at the Symbister Hall. After lunch we hope to have time for a visit to the SHOARD charity shop to check out all the bargains there and/or the museum. We will catch the 16.30 ferry back again, arriving in town around 17.45.


Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland - (CHSS)
As many of you will know we are an independent stroke support group with our own committee and bank account, but we are affiliated to Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland, who pay our yearly Public Liability Insurance, and we advertise their support services regularly through our monthly newsletter. They currently have the slogan of “No life half lived” and are updating and changing their services. This includes the affiliated support groups and we have been invited to send two representatives from our support group to join in a video conference meeting to discuss the future of the affiliated groups, and what we can expect from CHSS in the future. This is what they would like to discuss

·         What currently works well within the running of your group

·         What issues do you face – referrals, finance, fundraising, GDPR, safeguarding

·         What could be improved and what can we (CHSS) do to support this

·         Support you would want from us (CHSS) -  what are your priorities

 It’s a chance for our voice to be heard. CHSS used to send up a representative from Head Office to our AGM each year, and they were always impressed by the range of activities we provide, the facilities we use, and the inclusive nature of the group. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 29th May from 14.00 – 16.00. If anyone would like to represent us let Dorothy know, or if you have any issues you would like us to bring up at the meeting let us know.


Stroke Support Group Booklet
Many thanks to Eston, Olga, Gundel and Mike who have contributed their stories for the updated “Introducing the Shetland Stroke Support Group” booklet. Some of the stories from the last booklet have been carried over to the new one, and the new stories added. We have a lovely new group photo for the front cover and many of the photos inside have been updated too. We’re hoping to have the new booklets printed soon as the materials have now gone to the printers, and copies will be available to see at the group events.


Market House Carers Group at Fjara
The Market House Carers Group now meet at the Fjara Cafe Bar on the first Tuesday of each month from 10.30 – 12.00. If you are a carer you are invited to join them for a cuppa, some cake and a blether! The group is open to all unpaid carers and everyone is welcome.


Self Help for Stroke website
Selfhelp4stroke is a free self management website for anyone who has had a stroke, and can be found at This is a free resource and the information is displayed in video, audio and interactive formats. Many of the resources are also downloadable.


 SSSG Events Diary Dates for 2019 (the dates and venues after April are provisional at the moment, but will hopefully have firm dates etc soon) 

  • Saturday 15th June –Moorfield Hotel for lunch followed by a run to Sullom and Ollaberry

  • Saturday 20th July – Newly refurbished Hoswick Visitor Centre for coffee, lunch at the Sumburgh Hotel and Jarlshof or Quendale Mill depending on the weather

  • Saturday 17th August – Ferry to Bressay for a visit to the charity shop and lunch at the Speldiburn café, bus tour around Bressay after lunch

  • Saturday 14th September –Bonhoga for coffee, bus trip via Kergord, Voe and Aith, visit to Aith Charity shop then lunch at Aith Hall.

  • Thursday 17th October AGM and Chinese meal at7pm  

For more information, or to arrange transport for the above events please call
Dorothy on 01595 696 201