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:

  • Extensive community engagement carried out by Your Voice.
  • Needs assessment of the Inverclyde Alliance.
  • Our Place Our Future Survey

We Will:

  • Identify people living in the three priority areas to take part in the project.
  • Enable people to connect and tap into/share existing resources effectively.
  • Ensure user led priorities shape the activities.
  • Enable people to work together, as experts of their own lived experience.
  • Equip people with the tools, skills and support they need to connect and provide a range of health and financial inclusion resources and opportunities.
  • Work to the community connector model to enable people to tap into a range of local resources.

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.


Inverclyde Community Care Forum

12 Clyde Square Greenock

Telephone 01475 728628


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Twitter @yourvoiceinver

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YouTube: Your Voice Channel


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