Smoothing the Hard Edges – community event in Arbroath


An event designed around the Hard Edges report released in June 2019 will take place in  St Andrew’s Church Arbroath on 28 October 2019.

Hard Edges Scotland was commissioned by Lankelly Chase and The Robertson Trust and authored by Heriot-Watt University. The research highlights the complexity of the lives of people facing multiple disadvantage in Scotland.

It also details the challenges that charitable services and the public sector are facing. In particular, the report illustrates the mismatch between the multiple disadvantages people face, and the fact that services are often set up to address ‘single issues’. The event is aimed at both service users and service providers to discuss how we can deliver services differently around the 5 key workshop themes of Offending, Homelessness, Substance Abuse, Mental Health and Domestic Abuse.

Each of the workshops will have a facilitator to lead discussions and participants will have the opportunity to attend all five. There will also be a cartoonist on the day to capture feedback and provide a lasting and unique educational recording of the agreed actions.

The Arbroath event will be repeated in a further two events to be held in Brechin and Forfar, dates and venues are yet to be confirmed, so that a large audience across Angus will have the opportunity to take part.

Places are limited – secure your place by booking on Eventbrite Website

The event will run from 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


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