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Alan Mairs
Gillian Aitken, Gemma Nistorica, Sheila Barclay and Matthew Carle

Sacro’s Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Community Mediation, the neighbour dispute resolution service, has chosen the winners of its “Good Neighbour” award for 2015.

Mr and Mrs Garry McNulty from Northfield, Aberdeen and Mr Frank Caie of Cammachmore, Stonehaven were selected from those nominated for the award

The winners were awarded a meal for two supplied by The Brentwood Hotel Crown Street Aberdeen.

The neighbours who nominated our winners had this to say about their neighbours:

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Alan Mairs
John Kirkwood (Volunteer) and Anni Vendehn (Student Social Worker - on placement) of Community Food Initiatives North East

Sacro in Aberdeen have been working with Community Food Initiatives North East to help provide food for Sacro service users in crisis. The scheme provides Sacro with essentials as part of their FareShare scheme; food we can then distribute to our service users. Additionally, we can refer service users on to receive produce from their food bank as well as for emergency food parcels.

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Alan Mairs
Photo: Sacro’s Assertive Outreach team at the 2014 Care Accolades. George Gartly, service manager, Graeme Pyper, team leader, Roz Vickery, criminal justice worker and Paolo Mazzoncini, director of operations

Sacro’s Assertive Outreach service in Aberdeen was among the finalists at this year’s Scottish Social Services Council’s Care Accolades. The “Children and Young People” category was one of the most hotly contested of all and saw just three services chosen as finalists.

The Assertive Outreach service works with “hard to engage” young people in Aberdeen City aged between 8 and 18 years old as part of Sacro’s Youth Intensive Support Package.

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Alan Mairs
Another Way win at Care Accolades

Sacro’s Another Way service in Edinburgh has scooped a major award at the Scottish Social Services Council’s Care Accolades 2014.

The service works with sex workers in Edinburgh with the aim of helping them to exit from sex work. Another Way is non-judgemental and works with women in whatever way it can to ensure their wellbeing, health and safety. The service was awarded the top honour in the “Innovation and Redesign” category.

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Alan Mairs
Good Neighbours

In the run up to the festive period Sacro’s Community Mediation Service in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire are running a “Love thy Neighbour” Competition. Residents in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are being invited to nominate someone who has been a particularly good neighbour this year. 
 
Irene Reid, Community Mediation Team Leader said: “We tend to hear the stories about neighbours falling out so it is always heartening to hear the positive stories. It is a brilliant opportunity for people to thank a neighbour who has gone that extra mile in 2013.
 

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Alan Mairs
L-R: Tracy Mackie, Alison McInnes MSP and Billy Nicol at Sacro's Aberdeen office

Liberal Democrat front bench spokesperson on Justice, Alison McInnes MSP, visited Sacro's Aberdeen office today to hear more about our work in the area of restorative justice.

Sacro's Aberdeen Service Manager, Tracy Mackie and National Service Support Manager, Billy Nicol met with Alison and provided information on process, referral routes, numbers and outcomes as well as highlighting the impact Restorative Justice can have on the wider community.

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