REAP are recruiting for 3 Part- time Energy Advice Worker posts to work as part of the energy advice team at REAP, tackling fuel poverty and working in communities across Moray. “We are looking forward to recruiting new team members to help tackle fuel poverty in Moray”, said Ann Davidson, REAP Manager. “One Energy Advice Worker will join other REAP staff working on Energy Benefits Moray, our Comic Relief funded project, delivering energy and benefits advice, energy awareness and home visits. The Energy Champions Community Worker will deliver energy advice and training in a new project based in communities and groups across Moray to make links and train up local volunteers. Then there is a sessional post with variable hours for a trained worker to help on home visits and other project activities. We are looking for people already trained in energy advice (through the City and Guilds Energy Advice training) who would like to get involved in these worthwhile projects”
Job applications and job descriptions for all the posts are available on the downloads section of the REAP website under ‘jobs’ until the closing date of 18th May 2017.
REAP have just published a new report into therapeutic gardening in Moray, funded by the Moray Integrated Care Fund Small Grants. Looking at research findings from organisations such as Trellis and others, it collates desk top research on the benefits of this type of growing activity, some of the barriers to expansion, and some suggestions for overcoming them, plus the operating framework in Moray. Primary research is presented from work with local organisations and individuals, and highlights case studies and good practice locally, with suggestions for accessing funding to make ideas a reality.
“We hope this report will give a good start to the many groups we spoke to who are hoping to expand this type of activity in Moray”, said REAP Manager Ann Davidson. “There is no doubt that this is a growing area (excuse the pun!) with many organisations realising the benefits therapeutic gardening can bring to people they work with, and wanting to expand their services. We hope this report will help that process”.
We’ve produced a short four-page newsletter with details of what the various REAP projects have been doing and have achieved over the past year. You can find it in the download section of our website, listed under various projects as the newsletter covers many aspects of what REAP does, or go straight to it at:
Join us for some community fruit and vegetable growing to celebrate another year of the Grow Elgin project! We will be building some more raised beds and planting them up, as well as tending to the established raised beds and orchard in Cooper Park.
Saturday 25 March, 10.30am -12.30pm, meet at the REAP kiosk next to the play-park in Cooper Park, Elgin.
A hands-on outdoor workshop with professional and experienced gardeners Vicky Flood and Chris Pepper teach you the time, tools and methods to keep your apple trees healthy and productive.
The cost of £5 per participant is subsidised by REAP – numbers are limited so please register your intention to attend with REAP by phone or email. The workshop will be in Mosstowie, Miltonduff, near Elgin.