The story of Almond Valley begins in the late 1960's with a campaign to save the historic buildings of Livingston Mill from demolition. A volunteer group won the support of the new town development corporation, and over the course of a decade worked to restore the derelict watermill and farm-steading. Members of the local community then established a city farm on the site, and a little later, one of the outbuildings became home for the Livingston Oil Museum. In 1990 the Almond Valley Heritage Trust was created to take forward these diverse interests. Ever since, we've continually extended the attractions and facilities of the site, exploring new activities, and developing new services. As a social enterprise, we've built a sustainable business that involves and serves both our visitors and the wider community. We've ambitious plans for continued progress. As an accredited museum, Almond Valley works to provides a local museum service for those areas shaped by the shale oil industry, and represents the national importance of Scotland's shale oil industry. Our shale oil industry collection is recognised as being of National Significance, and a vigorous programme of research and digitisation enables knowledge of Scotland's shale oil industry to be shared internationally through our scottishshale website Almond Valley holds particular appeal to families with young children, who have an immediate affinity with the farm animals and run wild in the green spaces and play facilities. We aim to be a happy carefree place that can be enjoyed by all of the family, and hope that the experiences shared will inform, inspire and be reflected upon. This gentle approach to learning links and underlies everything that we do.
AVP Britain is a registered national charity, which delivers low cost workshops for people who want to learn how to manage anger, handle conflict, and build better relationships with others. The workshops use group exercises, activities and discussions to explore non-violent ways of working with conflict. They are facilitated by trained volunteers, who work to develop and strengthen a variety of skills. These include, problem solving and conflict resolution, listening and communication skills, self-esteem and affirmation, trust of self and others, self-awareness and empowerment, awareness of personal choice and responsibility. In Britain, AVP workshops are delivered in several different settings, including prisons, in partnership with other organisations, and in the community at large. Whilst the setting, format, and background of participants might vary, the workshop aims remain the same. We receive referrals from various agencies, including Social Services, Cafcass and MIND. For inmates who are unable to access our workshops in prison we offer ‘Facing Up to Conflict’, a six-week distance learning programme that is available entirely free of charge.
Scotland's major dementia charity, helps people with dementia, carers and families, providing information, support and practical services across Scotland and campaigning to improve public policies. Our Helpline is 0808 808 3000, (Freephone, 24 hours).
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by our passionate scientists and supporters, we’re challenging the way people think about dementia, and funding the innovative science that will deliver our mission to bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment by 2025. We also provide a dementia information service answering questions about the diseases that cause dementia, about dementia research and how you can volunteer to take part in dementia research.
The Alzheimer's Society is the leading care and research charity for people with dementia and their carers. It provides information, support for carers, and quality day and home care. It funds research and campaigns for improved health and social services and greater public understanding of dementia.
The Amateur Entomologists Society (AES) is the UKs leading organisation for people interested in insects. Our members include novices and professional scientists alike. The AES is a registered charity and is run by volunteers giving up their free time for the Society. We do not have a permanent office which is why there is no contact phone number. However, questions sent using the feedback form on our website are usually responded to within 48 hours.
Amigos is a charity that supports Ugandans to work their way out of poverty with dignity by providing them with the skills and tools to thrive. Our integrated approach spans across communities; providing access to education, vocational training, life-skills, and clean water enabling rural communities to achieve remarkable and sustainable change.