Information Day on Self-Directed Support and Social Care Providers – Monday 11 September



Angus Carers will hold an Information Day on Monday 11 September 2017 from 2-7pm, at the Angus Carers Centre in Arbroath. This drop-in event will be an opportunity for anyone to come and chat to local social care providers and find out who provides support in Angus, what kind of support is offered and what it costs.

You can speak to various local providers including:

  • housing support
  • children’s services
  • personal care
  • learning disabilities
  • older people and mental health organisations

For more information visit Angus Carers website.


English classes (ESOL) begin this week


learn english for freeCommunities provide free evening English classes (ESOL) in Forfar, Brechin, Montrose and Arbroath. Places are available for beginners and intermediate. SQA qualifications are available. Please find details for classes attached below:




For further information contact Neil Paterson on 01575 577244 or email

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Telephone scam alert!


Important notice. Our trading standards team is warning that scammers are calling Angus householders claiming to be their broadband provider and advising that either their internet/phone line will be cut off unless a payment is made. This scammers try to gain access to your personal details and ultimately to your bank account.

What to do? The Trading standard team advice is:

Do not give your bank/card details to anyone. Just hang up and phone your provider from different phone. Scammers often stay on the line so you are better to use another phone.

If you would like to report a scam or to find out more about current scam warnings see Angus Council’s Scam Free Angus website.

Viewmount New-Build Meet & Greet

We held an event for tenants of the new properties at Viewmount, Forfar. Tenants were able to discuss kitchen choices with Technical Officers, speak to Architects about designs, speak to the Landscape Services Officer about improvements to the park and meet the staff from the local housing office. Occupational Therapists were also available for people with medical needs. All prospective tenants were delighted about the level of involvement they have had with the new development and their children had a great time making Play Do and smoothies (not to be mixed up!:)).

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Photos from the event



Involving our customers in our new-build projects before completion gives us a chance to tailor the finished product to their preferences, to make sure they are happier in their homes, and take pride in the place where they live. It also gives us important customer feedback on the designs and the process, so that we can improve things where we need to. Also, by giving our new tenants a chance to meet their neighbours, we hope they will already feel part of the community, and be less anxious about the upheaval of moving home.

For affordable developments currently underway visit our Housing Development webpage.