Aspiring Communities – People, Places and Peers Project was launched in January 2018, for 18 months. The purpose of the project is to help engage community bodies & third sector organisations in deprived and fragile communities to develop and deliver long term local solutions.
18 month Scottish Government funded project
Aspiring Communities – People, Places and Peers Project
This project aims to look at new ways of working with people who use or have used services. The members of the advisory group will co-produce and deliver user led peer support for people who will mutually benefit. This will bridge identified gaps and utilise existing resources to complement and enhance services and supports available.
This will build on work to date:
Overall the main outcomes we seek to achieve is that we have active volunteers. These volunteers will deliver user led peer support, reduce isolation, enhance resilience and improve health and financial inclusion, whilst supporting people in their communities.
The following has been developed, and continues to develop in each of the priority areas.
Port Glasgow - Women's Drop in - Every Wednesday from 1pm - 3pm at St Francis of Assisi Church hall, Auchenbothie Road, Port Glasgow, PA14 6JD. This group is for all ages. The group have Zumba for Recycled Teenagers @ 1pm and for those who do not want to par take in this can bring along crafts - this is followed by a cuppa and a blether.
Advisory group in South/South West Area - This is a group made up of representitives from the community to tackle issues and develop solutions in the area. To date they have helped with the planning of the Connecting Families Event in Larkeifled, in partnership with Larkfield Housing & Scottish Families.
Going forward they are planning to get the schools and community involved in a community clean up. If you live in this area and want to get involved please contact us.
Healing Hearts - Peer Support group for anyone who has lost a child or family member through crime. This group meets once a month, last Wednesday of the month from 7pm - 9pm @ Your Voice Hub.
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