• Forres Online is Back

    Due to the easing of lockdown Forres Online can re-open face to face tech support at the town hall.

    We will be moving into the newly refurbished North Room.

    To keep people safe, we will be working a appointment only system. Please find out contact details in the poster below.

    We are hiring

    Volunteer and Community Engagement Co-ordinator

    • 35 Hours per week – to be worked flexibly
    • 12 month fixed term post, extension subject to funding
    • Immediate start available.
    • Probationary Period of 3 months
    • Salary: £26,026 plus pension

    Closing Date Wednesday 9th June 2021 at 12 noon.
    Interviews on the 14th June 2021

    For more information please see the attached application or contact info@forresarea.org | 01309 674 388.

    FACT is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland SC412275 and a registered charity in Scotland No; SCO44953

    This post is funded through the Adapt and Thrive Programme provided by the Scottish Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    FACT’s Free Online Sessions

    Looking for something to do? Learn a new skill? OUR FREE ONLINE SESSIONS in Knitting, Crocheting, Paper Crafts and Drumming Exercises are suitable for all ages.

    If you are worried about getting on Zoom get in touch with our Forres Online on 07536 978396 or janice@forresarea.org who is happy to help.

    Classes start on the 5th April with Sharon Finlay getting fit and getting digital. Don’t be disappointed, book your space and get the zoom link to join by contacting kirsty@forresarea.org or lorretta@forresarea.org.

    Building Maintenance Operative

    Keeping on top of the Town Hall maintenance can feel a little like painting the Forth Bridge. It’s an old building that requires lots of tender loving care, and expert hands to keep it in good shape. If you have one or more skills in painting, decorating, cleaning, minor general repairs, then we’d love to hear from you.  The role is based in Forres Town Hall. The role can be morning, afternoons or evenings for as little as a few hours a week. 

    For more information, please contact us or

    Befriender

    Our mission to promote the well being of people over the age of 50 in and around Forres, is helped by volunteers joining us as “Befrienders”. They help make life enjoyable and fulfilling and reduce social isolation. You might befriend people through our telephone befriending service, through face to face work, or by supporting older people’s events in the area. We are looking for volunteers with a friendly, outgoing personality, an empathy for older people, and who want to make a difference. Befriending calls are typically made in the morning or afternoon, and older people’s events can run at any time. How much you can support us, is up to you.  

    For more information, please contact us or

    Digital Champion Volunteer

    We are looking for people to become Digital  Champions who can provide IT support  especially the elderly. You don’t need to be an IT expert, but you do need to be patient, understanding and a great communicator.

    You’ll offer friendly and patient support to learners, so that they build their confidence, know how to find further help, and stay safe online.The role involves attendance at our support sessions and outreach visits. Helping people who are new to technology and perhaps assisting them remotely by telephone and other means. If you have experience of some coaching, mentoring, tutoring or teaching before that’s great. The role is based in Forres Town Hall.  There is free digital champions training available to volunteers. The role can be morning and afternoons and you will need to be able to cover at least one of our sessions in our Forres Online timetable.

    For more information, please contact us or

    Receptionist

    We are currently looking for Receptionists who can be welcome hosts to visitors to the Town Hall. This position plays a vital role in the customer service of our team, and in providing as much access as possible to the Town Hall across the week. The receptionists will provide administrative support, greet and direct visitors and answer and respond to calls. You will need to have good verbal communication skills, a strong ability to multi-task and a very friendly and welcoming demeanour. The role is based in Forres Town Hall. The role can be morning, afternoons or evenings for as little as a few hours a week.

    For more information, please contact us or

    Community Asset Transfer Completed

    Fantastic News ! – Its official  – Forres Town Hall is now in the hands of the community following the conclusion of a successful asset transfer to FACT (Forres Area Community Trust). We here at Forres Area Community Trust would like to say thank you to everyone who has helped make this possible and look forward to the regeneration project and bring the Forres Town Hall back to life for all the  community to enjoy! Why not check out the proposed regeneration plans and images for yourself here.

    Updated Covid Leaflet (January 2021)

    Fully revised and updated contact numbers and email addresses for organisations and agencies that are here to help you.

    As the impact of the Covid19 pandemic continues FACT are here to assist folk in the Forres Area. Please contact us or one of the organisations listed and we can offer confidential, impartial advice and help.

    FACT’s Co-op Fund Appeal

    Forres Area Community Trust would like to buy equipment and crockery to stock the kitchen in Forres Town Hall, for use at community meals and coffee mornings.

    About this cause

    Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) is a development trust that works within the Forres area to support community development and empowerment. We run various projects that include befriending for older people, digital connectivity and running Forres Town Hall to benefit the community. This includes support groups, charities and activities including coffee mornings and events.

    How this cause brings people in the community together

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, we have worked with many groups to reach those that are the most vulnerable and isolated. Going forward we know the Town Hall will open again to the public. We know many people will be looking forward to meeting friends and getting out. We aim to provide a safe and comfortable space for this to happen and having equipment to ensure changeovers will be essential