The four main service delivery areas are now: Halls and Music Development; Fine and Applied Art; Museum Services; and Learning and Engagement.
Cultural Services provide the operation, management,development and promotion of arts, heritage, cultural and science services throughout the city through access to high quality educational resources, promoting inclusion in delivering outreach activities.
The Community Alliance Trust is a community-led organisation which exist to benefit the community of the Greater Craigmillar area of Edinburgh fallowing the principles of sustainable development. It does this by: Developing community assets and new social enterprise initiatives in the local community, Taking their lead from the community in planning and implementing their projects.
Barnardo's Scotland provides more than 122 community-based services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable children, young people and their families. Services include: leaving care services which help young people to bridge the gap between being in care and living in the adult world, family activity services which work to support families in trouble, disability services supporting children with disabilities and offering short breaks to their families. Our website provides a search for local services.
To create a community where children and adults feel a sense of belonging, support and personal growth. A place where there is an inclusive, lifelong learning culture with an integrated approach to health, education and care.
To be recognised as a centre of excellence where children and adults can live, learn and work in an integrated community based on mutual respect and the unfolding of individual potential.
We are committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity to enable them to discover their potential. We use a social pedagogical approach which is informed by the understanding of a spiritual dimension in each individual and integrates education, care, crafts and therapy to create a holistic response to the needs of individuals.
We strengthen our community through social integration in the celebration of personal achievements and cultural life. We are committed to caring for the land and strive to use the environment in the most sustainable way to support and enhance a healthy lifestyle.
We seek to further develop a living and working community based on equality of rights and opportunities, collaboration, freedom and empowering, respectful relationships. We have an active engagement with the wider society, facilitating a mutually beneficial flow of information and learning.
We are a community in which people can feel safe and nurtured and in which we all work towards a future where people with additional support needs are fully included and respected in society.
Safe Families provides early intervention care for families who are facing a crisis or struggling in some way, helping them to get back on their feet. Safe Families works to avert escalation of need by offering individually tailored support, including overnight hosting of children where required. The Safe Families model offers families in crisis approved and trained volunteers to support them: each offer is unique and dependant on the needs of the family. Volunteers might befriend children and/or parents, can host children during the day and/or night and can provide practical resources where required. Volunteers are supported at all times by the Safe Families team based in Edinburgh.
Barnardo’s has been working across the UK for more than a century. Barnardo’s purpose is to reach out to the most disadvantaged children, young people, families and communities to help ensure that every child has the best possible start in life. Barnardo’s aim is to make sure that every child and young person is able to reach their full potential, whatever their circumstances in life.
Save the Children is the world's independent children's rights organisation. We're outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we're determined to change that.
At Save the Children, we believe in changing children’s future, we operate in the UK and around the world to ensure children are safe and healthy. We support them to learn, grow and become who they want to be. Our shops help raise vital funds, and our volunteers are the leading force in making this possible.
Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help us change the future for children all over the world!
We are a network dedicated to bringing about a 70% reduction in child abuse and neglect by the year 2030 – we are the 70/30 Campaign.
70/30 is not just another campaign - it is part of a highly-developed, long-term, ground-breaking action plan to stop child abuse and neglect from ever beginning. We call this Primary Prevention.
The 70/30 Campaign created by the WAVE Trust charity.
The Association was set up to advance the mental, physical and spiritual welfare of young people between the ages of 14 and 25 by promoting the scheme of Awards known as The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
In recent years, whilst maintaining the core function of the Association we have focused our activities on provision of support and experiential learning for targeted groups of young people with Additional Support Needs (ASN).
Headway exists to promote understanding of all aspects of brain injury and to provide information, support and services to people with a brain injury, their family and friends. A weekly group is held with various activities taking place from support groups to fun days out.
Members receive help and support in coping with life, find out what local services are available and share in the emotional rollercoaster that goes with brain injury.
Our vision is that all young people will have the opportunity to gain personal experience of how business works, understand the role it plays in providing employment and creating prosperity, and be inspired to improve their own prospects, and the competitiveness of Scotland. YES provides almost 7,000 young people each year, regardless of location, circumstances, curriculum choice, career plans or academic strength, the opportunity to be enterprising and to understand how business works.
Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) is a "not-for-profit" Industrial and Provident Society registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator. It is a Registered Social Landlord (RSL) with a current stock of approximately 1740 houses located throughout Berwickshire and Berwick-upon-Tweed. BHA’s registered office is located in Duns, it delivers housing services from here along with its two other local offices in Eyemouth and Coldstream giving its customers easy access to a full range of services.
Founded in people and property, BHA seeks to become the first choice in the provision and management of affordable housing and related services. It is committed to producing a beneficial impact on people's lives in everything it does.
Berwickshire Housing Association is also committed to Quality and has achieved a number of Quality Management accreditations including Investors in People, Quality Guild, Scottish Housing Regulator Inspection self assessment.
The voice of the Voluntary Sector with a strong and diverse membership. Dedicated and experienced staff providing support, development advice, facilitating networks as well as sharing news and information. We also provide office space to rent, room hire, grant finder services, administration services and much more.
Encompass have been supporting people in the Scottish Borders using a direct payment since 1999. We are a user-led organisation, a Scottish Registered Charity and a company limited by guarantee.
We provide a support service to enable people to make their own care arrangements and who are in need by reason of age, ill health, disability or other disadvantage, so that they have more choice, flexibility and control of their own care. We have a dedicated team of people providing a full package of administration, support and payroll services for recruiting and employing personal care assistants and organising a care package.
At Cornerstone our aim is simple, 'to enable the people we support to enjoy a valued life.' Every day acrosss Scotland we support people with 'dis'abilities and other support needs to become more independent and active in their community.
We run self-advocacy groups for adults with learning disabilities and / or autistic spectrum disorder with the aim of improving their confidence and communication skills, developing the awareness of their rights and responsibilites, enabling them to take more control over their own lives and to comment more effectively on services provided.
Home-Start Kirkcaldy offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Cardenden. Since 1994, they have offered a unique service for families - recruiting and training volunteers to support parents with young children at home. Home-visiting volunteers visit a family once a week to help them deal with whatever life throws at them. We support parents as they learn to cope, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children. We also runa weekly family group, creche and organise trips and outings.
Children's Hearings Scotland (CHS) is part of Scotland's unique Children's Hearing System which exists to ensure the safety and wellbeing of infants, children and young people in Scotland. We recruit, train and support volunteer Panel Members for Scotland's Children's Panel. Children’s Hearing Scotland’s vision is of a Children’s Hearings System where everyone works together, making sure that all children and young people are cared for and protected, and their views are heard, respected and valued. Children’s Hearing Scotland’s mission is to improve outcomes and experiences for children and young people in Scotland who may be at risk. We will do this by supporting the Children’s Panel, working with partners and using our influence to drive improvements across the Children’s Hearings System.
North Edinburgh Arts is the focus for creativity in Greater Pilton. Through partnership working and ongoing local and city consultation the award winning Centre, opened in 2002, acts as the cultural centre of the community, providing a safe, enjoyable and creative environment for people of all ages to relax and develop within.
Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have the choice in how they live their life. We are committed to working to our core values and working principles. Be open and honest, recognise individual worth, build relationships through trust, act on the basis of individuals' aspirations and needs, be accountable
Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every school day. We are a no-frills charity with a simple idea that works: by providing one good meal in a place of learning, children are drawn into the classroom where they can receive an education that could one day free them from poverty. Mary’s Meals is named after Mary, the mother of Jesus, who brought up her own child in poverty. We consist of, respect and reach out to people of all faiths and of none. Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education. Working together, we believe that can be achieved in this world of plenty.
The Teapot Trust children’s charity uses art therapy as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. We know that these conditions can cause anxiety, anger or upset for children and families. Art therapy provides a way of expressing and dealing with feelings, helping children to feel more in control and to cope with their condition.
Lothian Autistic Society is committed to meaningful participation and choice in all aspects of life for children and young people on the autism spectrum and their families. LAS aims to accomplish its ongoing mission through close collaboration with a successful network of members and supporters.
For Service personnel to be at their most effective, it is recognised that the Royal Air Force has to provide the necessary community support structure for their families.
The development of a strong sense of community and feeling of wellbeing amongst all Service personnel and their families helps make our Air Force better by encouraging unity, and helping to ensure that the men and women who come into service want to stay..
With such a feeling of community, forces personnel can focus on their work, knowing that their families can access the support they need, when they need it – whether it is while they are actively serving, or after they have served.
Service charities and organisations such as the Royal Air Forces Association, Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and the Royal Air Force Families Federation play a key role in this wider Royal Air Force community.
This community is more commonly known as the Royal Air Force Family, and all the organisations work closely with the Royal Air Force to provide the necessary welfare and support to all who are part of it.
The RAF Association is committed to supporting the RAF Family, whether currently serving, or former-serving, in a wide range of ways, delivering help and support where it is needed.
We provide a high standard of care and offer appropriate levels of support for Carers in Perth and Kinross. Giving carers respite we enable those who have a degree of physical and/or mental frailty to remain as independent as possible, to improve their quality of life and to delay possible admission to residential nursing home care.
The projects main philosophy has been to create opportunities for children and young people from Dundee’s most deprived areas to participate in physical activity and sport, along with using sport as a tool to raise attainment levels, increase employability prospects and reduce anti-social behaviour levels. The team delivers 6 main programmes; Participation Programme, Diversionary Programme, Learn Thru Sport Programme, Springboard Programme, Volunteer Development Programme and Holiday Programme.
We work to promote long-term prevention of health problems, to raise young people’s awareness and self-esteem and to enable them to make informed choices about their health and well-being. The aim is to help them help themselves which if successful with will ultimately have a positive effect on the community.
Health All Round is a registered charity promoting physical, emotional and social wellbeing in the local community through activities including community groups, exercise classes, counselling, walking groups, healthy eating advice and other forms of one-to-one and group support. We work to reduce health inequalities in the local area and aim to continually develop our services in consultation with the local community. We are committed to diversity and equality and welcome volunteers from all sections of society.
Children 1st is Scotland’s National Children’s Charity.
We began in 1884 and for many years were known as the RSSPCC (Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children). We became Children 1st in 1995. We did this to say that children are at the heart of everything we do. And that not only do we want to prevent harm - we also want to ensure every child gets the love and nurture they deserve.
We help Scotland’s families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover.
RockSolid Youth Project is a community charity working in the East End of Dundee with young people aged 10 - 18. RockSolid encourages young people: to become more confident by expressing themselves and who they are, become active citizens in their community; and, owners of RockSolid through a variety of community based activities and a range of projects.
'Save The Children' is high profile charity working for children's welfare throughout the world. Their successful shop in Perth was opened in 1983 and is staffed entirely by volunteers who work Mon-Sat on a rota basis.
Volunteers give their time, their passion and their energy to achieve change. Every day, the enormous range of skills, experience and expertise they bring makes us stronger as an organisation, enabling us to reach more people, establish wider networks and champion the rights of children in more communities than ever before.
Working together, we are developing and learning from one another to shape the future of Save the Children’s work. We encourage the enthusiasm and ambition of our volunteers so that together, we can create something truly exceptional: real, dramatic and lasting change for children.
Our mission is to develop and nurture a supportive, collaborative environment, where every volunteer is empowered to share their expertise and inspired to develop their skills to improve children’s lives around the world.
At Save the Children we lead the way on tackling problems like pneumonia, hunger and protecting children in war, while making sure each child’s unique needs are cared for. We find new ways to reach children who need us most, no matter where they’re growing up.
For a century, we’ve stood up for children and made sure their voices are heard. We wrote the treaty that sets out the rights of every child, and we’ve been upholding them every day since.
We know we can’t do this alone. Together with children, supporters and partners, we work to help every child become who they want to be.
Our network of shops across the UK support us in raising much needed funding and awareness for children all over the world. Join us and help change the world via sustainable shopping!
Sunny Garden: Bilingual (Russian-English) Playgroup provide a safe, caring bilingual environment which will promote a child’s health, individuality and dignity, and an opportunity for fun, learning through play, socialising with adults and children from a wide range of cultures free from any discrimination.
We aim to provide and support knowledge and education that encourages children’s physical, social, emotional, intellectual and creative development through a wide range of activities suitable for their age range.
The Mission of Time to Heal is to provide holistic support and, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence primarily, but not exclusively, women and children from minority ethnic groups.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
Healthy n Happy is a community development trust and our key purpose is to provide community members in Cambuslang and Rutherglen with the opportunity to take an active part in improving their lives and in ensuring their own, their family, and their community’s current and future health and wellbeing.
To provide recreational activities for children in the Hamilton area, particularly within Whitehill, Hillhouse and Burnbank, by providing play facilities and activities which promote children's social, emotional, creative, physical and intellectual development; To advance the education and social development of children in Hamilton, particularly within Whitehill, Hillhouse and Burnbank so that they become successful learners, confident individuals , responsible citizens and effective contributors , enabling them to take a constructive place in the community. To further develop and enhance the education of parents, carers and other appropriate persons; and The advancement of education through the provision of training in the skills associated with the care and supervision of children.
Aberlour is Scotland’s largest Scotland only children’s charity. At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better. We can support you through challenges like: Living with a disability, Growing up in and leaving care, The impact of drugs and alcohol.
We are committed to getting it right for our children by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and family achieve your own personal goals. Giving children the best possible start in life is at the heart of everything we do.
Aberlour Family Outreach – Edinburgh supports children and families affected by parental substance misuse. Aberlour has received funding to provide and support a children’s activity group for children in South West Edinburgh, aged between 6 and 12, affected by parental substance misuse.”
We aim to get more children, more active, more often. To achieve this we work closely with coaches, volunteers, school staff, parents etc to run a wide variety of fun opportunities. These can be during our outside curriculum time. Any activity is considered and all active ideas are welcome!
Home-Start East Fife have been supporting families across East Fife for over 30 years. Every year 20 - 30 trained volunteers support an average of 60 families with around 170 children. Home-Start East Fife has a staff team of four who work with the Board of Trustees to train and support volunteers so they in turn can support families. Support takes two forms: home-visiting and Family Support Groups. Home-visiting volunteers visit families in their own homes once a week to offer friendship and support, whether parents need an extra pair of hands, help to get out, or just some adult company and a listening ear. In this rural area of North East Fife, social isolation is one of the recurring reasons families are referred to us. Families are referred to us by health visitors, social workers, community psychiatric nurses and other local professionals, or parents can refer themselves. In addition to home-visiting volunteers, Home-Start East Fife runs three Family Support Groups, in Auchtermuchty, St Andrews and Cupar. The Family Support Groups are only for families referred to Home-Start East Fife. They provide a safe and stimulating environment for our parents and their pre-school children. Within the groups, our Family Support Group Co-ordinator and volunteers organise activities aimed at improving parenting skills and promoting positive interaction between parent and child and within their peer groups. Family Support Groups also provide a supportive environment and information exchange for parents experiencing difficulties. The children are given healthy snacks, and have access to educational toys and an environment that allows for physical activity.
Barnardo's Scotland no longer runs orphanages. Today, the charity runs over 60 services in the country, in partnership with other organisations, supporting over 8,000 of Scotland's most vulnerable children, young people and families who face disadvantage because of issues like educational breakdown, HIV, disability, abuse, homelessness and poverty.
CatStrand is the central hub of the Glenkens Community & Arts Trust (GCAT). Its main aim is to bring much needed activities, services and facilities to this geographically isolated area through a year round programme of community and arts events. It offers a range of community services including a bus service, newsletter, drop-in advice sessions and free internet access and also acts as a hub for local tourism and heritage information. CatStrand provides the base for the Connecting in Communities project; which provides events and opportunities for Glenkens residents, including: Fitness, Yoga, Tai Chi, Adult Dance/Movement, Ukulele Group(s), Digital Photography, Singing and the Glenkens Men's Shed in Balmaclellan. Catstrand currently has a number of different opportunities for volunteers of all ages to get involved with.
To support and help Dads to engage with their children and build strong lasting relationships. To advance the arts, specifically music, to encourage self-expression and improve self-esteem in both Dads and their children. To promote equality and diversity by encouraging the social inclusion of Dads in everyday life, with particular focus on issues regarding raising children. To promote the physical, mental and emotional health of Dads. To provide recreational activities for Dads who may be socially isolated or excluded.
Barnardo's believes in children regardless of their circumstances, gender, race, disability or behaviour. Our purpose as a charity today is to transform the lives of the UK's most vulnerable children\n \nWe believe in the abused, the most vulnerable, the forgotten and the neglected. We will support them, stand up for them and bring out the best in each and every child.
The Boys’ Brigade is the oldest uniformed youth organisation in the country. We promote habits which leads young people to be good all round citizens, through an extensive programme. It is rewarding and an honour to watch 5 year old shy children grown into confident young adults, ready to play their part in society.
The Service offers family mediation, counselling and therapies, child contact and other family support services to families, children, young people, parents, couples and individuals. All our work centres around supporting them to overcome relationship difficulties, separation and conflict. Volunteers work in our Perth Child Contact Centre on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. Child Contact Centres are child-friendly, safe, neutral, staffed places where children can come to spend time with their parent, siblings or any other family member, following a relationship breakdown or separation, where otherwise they wouldn’t get to see them. Parents do not meet, children get to develop relationships through play, away from conflict.
1. Promoting and maintaining high standards of animal welfare and husbandry.
2. Establish an educational resource for use both in-situ and through outreach.
3. The promotion of conservation issues both nationally and internationally.
4. Providing training opportunities.
5. Providing avian behavioural research opportunities.
6. Providing equal opportunities for successful participation by all sections of the community.
7. Providing suitable breeding and rearing facilities for threatened and endangered birds.
8. Promote good record keeping ensuring genetic diversity.
9. Participate in global efforts to safeguard the future of threatened species.
10. Bringing people and birds together on an informative and inspirational level.
11. Providing artistic opportunity with groundwork developments, installations and landscaping.
To increase physical activity levels among school-aged children in general with a focus on girls and young women, young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, young people with physical and learning disabilities, and young people in areas of socio-economic disadvantage.
To improve motivation and attitude of children and young people to help increase achievements in all aspects of school and community life.
To increase levels of sports participation in both formal and informal community settings.
To increase numbers of young people acting as sports leaders, coaches and volunteers in both school and community settings.
The charity provides specialist family support services across Tayside and Fife, to help families and children in particular with their difficulties around separation, divorce and family relationship breakdown. WE aim to help minimise or eliminate the negative short, medium and long term impact this has on adults and children, and empower them to manage their difficulties better, or to overcome their difficulties altogether. We provide fully accredited Family Mediation, Relationship Counselling, Children and Young Persons Counselling, Family Therapy, Psychosexual Therapy, Parenting Apart Groups and Child Contact Centres.
The Inclusion Group aims to promote the inclusion of children, young people and adults with additional support needs in mainstream education & leisure, in doing so enabling them to access the same opportunities as their peers, regardless of needs or abilities.
Our vision is for our community to be one in which every parent has the support they need to give their children the best possible start in life. Our volunteers visit families at home each week for a couple of hours, supporting parents with young children who are finding it difficult for many reasons. They provide non-judgemental practical and emotional support and help build the family’s confidence and ability to cope. We are also developing some family groups.
Positive Help offers practical help to people affected by HIV and/or Hepatitis C in Edinburgh and the Lothians. The four core services are delivered by a team of trained volunteers. The services provided include: Befriending for children and young people; Home Support (cleaning, de-cluttering, painting, DIY, gardening, and other domestic tasks); a free Transport service, which helps people to get to and from medical appointments as well as support groups or local supermarkets; and Study Buddies, a homework mentoring service for children.
At NSPCC Scotland we believe that every childhood is worth fighting for. We work to make child abuse and neglect a thing of the past.
We run Childline, the free and confidential counselling service for children and young people which is accessible every day, all year, 24 hours a day. Our Childline bases in Aberdeen and Glasgow.
We also aim to go into every primary school in Scotland to deliver our Speak Out, Stay Safe programme, talking to children about how to stay safe and speak out if they have any worries or concerns.
We are St Andrew’s and St George’s West – a place of peace, hospitality, faith and action in the heart of Edinburgh. We are an ever-changing community of people of all ages open to new ways of learning and growing in love and faith.
The charity exists to tackle the inequalities in health and social care provision, ensure families are better connected to support and services and increase the capacity of other agencies through training and education.
We support, develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. We have around 35 staff members covering these activities across Fife, operating from our offices in Glenrothes, Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.
We receive core funding from the Scottish Government and Fife Council to provide four key functions:
- support, develop and represent the third sector.
- support, develop and represent social enterprises.
- support, develop and represent volunteering.
- support and promote third sector engagement with the Community Planning Partnership.
The Trust owns, maintains and operates The Swan, LK243, a traditional fishing boat which they have restored and operate as a sail training and charter vessel. The Trusts aims are to:
>Encourage and facilitate interested parties and particularly young people to sail on the Swan.
>Teach and keep alive the techniques of sailing and working a traditional sail Fifie.
>Maintain the Swan as a viable charitable enterprise and make her available for viewing by the general public and visitors to Shetland.
Interest Link provides a group and 1:1 befriending service to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities throughout the Scottish Borders. The service is delivered by 200 volunteers, who are supported by Interest Link staff.
Our service exists to overcome the social exclusion of people with learning disabilities and enable them to pursue interests, participate in community activities, make choices, gain skills and develop independence.
We have 4 branches: the Tweeddale Branch is managed by Mary Mouat, who supports 1:1 links for all ages across the whole of Roxburgh. Mary also runs fortnightly children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups in Peebles.
The Playpen Café CIC is a mobile pop-up play café and family support centre for children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers. Our social aims focus on parental and infant mental health and wellbeing. For children we seek to provide a stimulating, imagination-based play and learning environment that supports their social and cognitive development. For parents (particularly mothers, who make up 95% of our adult beneficiaries), we aim to provide a sanctuary where they can access both informal peer support and more structured support in the form our of our parental mental health and wellbeing classes’. Our play cafes centre around a large playroom and a welcoming parent-friendly café – a modern, welcoming, and quality catering experience, where parents want to spend time and can relax with their children and social group. We have playworkers on site who help engage the children and allow caregivers a break to either simply enjoy a cup of coffee with a friend or take part in one of our classes.
Our organisation all runs a meals for the elderly programme of work called Lunch Club at Home. Across Clackmannanshire and South West Perth & Kinross, we offer café-on-your-door food delivery, and befriending service, reducing loneliness and isolation to some of the most vulnerable in our community. We are also developing our next project for these beneficiaries – Love Lunch Club, which will be a series of sit-down Lunch Club events with exciting activities and guests.
Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland. We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work. We work with both children and adults.
Stable Life is a registered charity working with vulnerable young people between 10 and 18 years of age in the Scottish Borders who are experiencing personal challenges. We offer a safe, nurturing and learning experience using the horse and its surroundings to help young people reach their full potential and become healthier and happier.
We are a group of professionals (psychologists, educators and psychotherapists) who have come together to establish FENIKS, a project which it is hoped will successfully fill a gap in the psychological services available to the Polish community in Edinburgh. The aim of the project is to help those individuals living away from their homeland in facing the challenges which result from immigration. Difficulties may arise in one's work or personal life which necessitate contact with a therapist, and some deeper psychological disorders may surface which require that contact on a longer term basis. The breadth of knowledge and experience of the project members (gained both in Poland and the UK) allows for the provision of comprehensive psychological help for adults, adolescents and children In turn it is hoped that the quality of life and personal well-being of our help centre clients rises to a level sufficient to allow them to function effectively and happily within society.
Absafe works to advance safety, prevent accidents and save lives. This includes safety in the home, road and community.
Absafe undertakes a range of work to promote safety. This includes innovative educational programmes at The Safe a purpose built, interactive village containing real life scenarios coupled with 21st century technology, with each zone specifically created to tackle a different safety issue. By exploring and interacting with 'real life' dangerous situations in a risk free environment, visitors experience an exciting, thrilling and memorable way to learn valuable safety lessons they can apply to their day-to-day lives.
We provide respite for families who have a child or young person with cancer or other life altering illness; we also provide bereavement breaks for families who have lost a child or young person through cancer or life altering illness.
The organisation's purposes are the advancement of education - to support end empower parents and carers of children and young people with ADHD; the advancement of health - the relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; the provision of recreational facilities and the promotion of equality and diversity - raising awareness of the condition, tolerance and acceptance of ADHD.
The advancement of citizenship and community development, the provision of recreational facilities and the organisation of recreational activities with the object of improving the conditions of life of the inhabitants of Danestone and its environs in the City of Aberdeen
The supplier of sport and leisure management services and facility operations. We work with a number of partners to deliver benefits to our clients, to invest in our community and the customers we serve.
Working together with our customers, staff and partners we aim to give the people of Perth and Kinross the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of a physically active lifestyle.
ENABLE Scotland is a dynamic charity run by its members. We campaign for a better life for children and adults who have learning disabilities. We support people who have learning disabilities and their families to live, work and take part in their communities.
We provide a growing range of person centred services designed to be flexible and adapt to the needs of the people using these services.
We make sure that children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers are at the heart of everything that we do.
Rowland’s – Selkirk Dry Bar Association is a youth café for the young people of Selkirk. Any young person from first year at high school until they are eighteen can become a member. Rowland’s is a young person drop in where young people can hang out in the café bar area, play pool, use the games consoles or access our computer suit in a safe environment supported by a team of adult volunteers.
The main aim of Rowland’s is to give young people a safe place to go, hang out with their friends in a safe environment , keeping young people off the streets and a diversion from risk taking activities.
Sistema Scotland is a charity set out to transform lives with music. Big Noise is an orchestra programme that aims to use music making to foster confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children taking part – and across their wider community. It is based on the methods of Venezuela’s “El Sistema” movement and is run by the charity Sistema Scotland. Big Noise Torry works with children to help them transform their lives through music. We run after-school and holiday clubs for children in Torry. The magic happens at our Big Noise centres.
Young Lives vs Cancer (formerly Clic Sargent) is the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people, and their families. We provide clinical, practical, financial and emotional support to help them cope with cancer and get the most out of life. We are there from diagnosis onwards and aim to help the whole family deal with the impact of cancer and its treatment, life after treatment and, in some cases, bereavement.
Today, 10 children and young people in the UK will hear the shocking news that they have cancer.
Sported is a leading ‘Sport for Development’ charity, helping to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people across the UK. We pair volunteers with skills from the business sector (strategy planning, fundraising, PR & Marketing, finance, governance and evaluation & impact) with our member community clubs to support them in becoming more effective and sustainable.
The trust has been set up to provide additional services ,facilities,equipment and support to the Seaview Centre . It has a primary fund raising purpose to enhance existing service to severely disabled children and their families . The trust will work in partnership with the local community to bring greater knowledge and respect for the work of the Centre and to encourage the engagement of local children and young people .
Our vision is that every child receives one daily meal in their place of education and that all those who have more than they need, share with those who lack even the most basic things.
Working together with those who share our vision, we believe there is no good reason why this cannot be realised.
Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from many walks of life and different backgrounds.
Our mission is to enable people to offer their money, goods, skills, time, or prayer, and through this involvement, provide the most effective help to those suffering the effects of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest communities.
We welcome all into the Mary’s Meals family and we believe everyone has something important to contribute to the realisation of our vision.
We work with social services, schools and criminal justice services to identify which young people could benefit from our support.
We then engage with the young person and their family or carer to develop a package of support, tailored to their specific needs.
All our work is backed up by 24/7 helpline that can be used for additional support at any time by the young person, their family or carer, or anyone with an interest in their wellbeing.
The NSPCC is inspired by a belief that we can make a difference for all children. Childline is a vital service available 365 days a year to support children and young people, whatever their worry or concern.
The Centre Management Group work in partnership with Dundee City Council to deliver services and activities to the community through the Centre Programme. The Group is committed to the success of the café and will it through ensuring equipment and the kitchen is fit for purpose. The Centre promotes inclusion, community learning and development by: providing social, educational, recreational opportunities and facilities, helping communities to work together to promote regeneration creating, building and developing partnerships.
MS Therapy Centre (Tayside) is a self-help, self-funding group of people affected by Multiple Sclerosis who are dedicated to improving life with MS. The Centre was established in Peddie Street, Dundee in 1982.
People affected by MS and many with other conditions attend the Centre for Oxygen Therapy and other complimentary therapies inclusive of Physiotherapy, Acupuncture, Chiropody and Aromatherapy. We take a great in the fact that members are offered local access to a wide choice of support, allowing them the opportunity to manage their personal symptoms.
Interest Link provides a group and 1:1 befriending service to children, young people and adults with learning disabilities throughout the Scottish Borders. The service is delivered by 200 volunteers, who are supported by Interest Link staff.
Our service exists to overcome the social exclusion of people with learning disabilities and enable them to pursue interests, participate in community activities, make choices, gain skills and develop independence.
We have 4 branches: the Central Borders Branch is managed by Stefanie Poletyllo, who supports 1:1 links for all ages across the whole of Central Borders. Stefanie also runs fortnightly children’s (8-16yrs) and young people’s (16-25yrs) groups in Galashiels and (for three 6-week terms a year) befriending groups for adults.
•Action for Children supports and speaks out for the country’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people for as long as it takes to transform their lives. We do this not only in our day to day caring work, but also in campaigning for child welfare reform and we are a strong voice in Government for children and young people.
•In Scotland we work directly with over 5,000 children, young people, parents and carers and run 75 services across the country.
We provide a wide range of children’s services including:
•Respite Centres for children with disabilities
•Emergency Accommodation for young homeless people
•Criminal Justice Projects
•Innovative Fostering projects
•Roots of Empathy– In every area of Scotland.
•A variety of services that meet the specific needs of the local community we are in.
You can visit our project website:-
www.my.actionforchildren.org.uk to read all about our work in each service.
Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire is South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface (TSI). Third sector Interfaces across Scotland are required by the Scottish Government to operate within 4 core areas of activity:
Social Enterprise development
Supporting and developing a strong third sector
Building the third sector relationship with community planning
Within these 4 core areas we deliver a wide range of activities and services designed for the benefit of the Third Sector and wider community. We also balance these with key and emerging local and national developments impacting on communities, and prioritise our activities to maximise our resources and focus on where we can make the greatest difference.
We participate in a number of strategic partnership boards, groups and networks representing the Third Sector at all levels of engagement which cover the four core areas.
Since 1921 we have provided support to veterans and their families.
When servicemen and women return to civilian life after serving with the Armed Forces some are in need of community and friendship, maybe as a result of their experiences in the services or purely because they are no longer part of the ‘military family’ they had come to rely. We make a difference every day to the lives of those veterans through our comradeship and befriending programme, developing strong communities and supporting remembrance.
Our large family network is spread across Scotland and helps support veterans and their families to get on with their lives and assists those who require assistance.
St Andrew’s Children’s Society is a voluntary adoption and foster care agency with bases in Aberdeen and Edinburgh. We provide adoption services in the East of Scotland from the English border to the Moray Firth
CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We offer care for the whole family in our two children's hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most.
We are currently supporting over 300 families, as well as significant number of families who receive bereavement support. Our services are funded mainly through the generousity of our many supporters who help us to raise over £9million needed each year to provide these hospice services.
Facing life alone is hard, and when you feel there is no one there to support you it is a scary place to be. Therefore, at Safe Families we offer support, hope and belonging to improve the lives of those in our communities. We link children, young people and families with local volunteers who can offer them help and support.
Urban Uprising was launched in the UK in 2017 with the aim to improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of young people struggling to elevate themselves. Since then our programmes have reached hundreds of young people and seen their confidence, self-reliance and resilience grow alongside their climbing skills.
The Tillydrone Community Campus was officially opened in August 2019. The campus brings together a range of services to support the community including existing community organisations such as The Lighthouse, M26, and a range of community, voluntary and council services.
As well as providing vital services to those most in need, the campus also includes a library, crèche, cafe, and rooms for classes and activities.