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.


To date we have developed a Women's Drop in. This group meets 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 timetable for the next couple of months is:


- 23rd May - Safety Talk, Police Scotland

- 30th May - WeVolution/Faith in Through Care

- 6th June - British Red Cross First Aid Training

- 13th June - Community Care Opticians

- 20th June - IDEAS Project

- 27th June - Clydeside Singers


The group will be taking a break in July, the group will commence on Wednesday 1st August


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