Serendipity sbrc is an asset based community development agency that support community members to take action about issues in their community from a health perspective. We support members to engage with key services and to attend recovery cafes.
Searchlight Scotland was founded in 2018 with a drive and hope to see societies most vulnerable receive trauma informed care and support in order for them to live the life that they deserve.
Over the past few years we have seen many individuals come through our doors and start a journey to freedom from addiction, abuse, exploitation and many other life controlling issues. We are passionate about providing specialised care to those who have suffered trauma in their lives.
We have a vision and a drive to identify and rescue those who are trapped in the travesty of human trafficking. We want to raise awareness and provide training to front line professionals to see as many individuals identified in Scotland as we can. We have a passion to see slavery ended in Scotland in our life time.
We are committed to expanding and developing our services to see the long lasting recovery and restoration of many more individuals who have found themselves in very dark situations.
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.
Fresh (Fitness, Recovery, Exercise, Safe, Health) Community Wellness - help in the community through providing wellness walks and chat safe space sessions, activities that connect with nature, fun litter picks, easy exercise education and fun fitness, befriending and mentoring to encourage those who may not currently be connected in the community, with gentle motivation from friendly community volunteers. As well as the inclusion of lived experience.
Move On is an organisation which works with vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness.
We offer a range of services providing advice, training, guidance and support enabling vulnerable young people and those affected by homelessness to unlock their potential and achieve a range of positive outcomes. These positive outcomes include; securing or progressing towards a job, accessing and sustaining a home, building confidence, growing support networks and increasing life skills.
Central Borders Citizens Advice Bureau (CBCAB) is a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, the nationwide network of independent advice agencies. We offer free, independent, confidential, impartial information and advice from our office in Galashiels.
Help is available to all members of the Central Borders community and we work with over 1,500 clients per year.
The Bureau’s aims are:
• to ensure that people do not suffer through lack of knowledge of their rights and responsibilities or of the services available to them, or through an inability to express their needs effectively.
• to exercise a responsible influence on the development of social policy and services both locally and nationally.
Bon Accord Care is at the forefront of the continuing development of services to enable independence and reduce hospital admissions, as well as promote active ageing and well-being.
Working together with our key partners, we are aligned with the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver services.
Bon Accord Care work together with service users, partners, employees and volunteers to support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We deliver a range of services that are aimed at prevention, maximising independence, and enhancing wellbeing. Our focus from the outset is to get to know individual preferences, wants, history and lifestyle to ensure that each person receives a service that is unique to them. Our range of services cover: care at home, housing support, residential care homes, rehabilitation, re-ablement, occupational therapy, SVQs through learning and development, community equipment, telecare, day care, responder, respite and community meals.
Grampian Housing Association, with its subsidiaries, Kirkgate Developments and TLC Housing Maintenance, is a leading provider of social housing and related services throughout the North East of Scotland. The Association is a Registered Social Landlord and Charity, with a portfolio of 3500+ homes under management and an annual turnover of over £18m.
To make people independant and secure in their own home by providing home security, small repairs, falls prevention and minor adaptations for people who are over 60, disabled, have a learning difficulty, mental health problems or who have been a victim of domestic abuse and are a home owner or tenant of a private landlord.
The following advice services are provided in each of our Citizens Advice Bureaux:
•Benefits – questions about entitlements, support with applications and appeals against unfair decisions.
•Consumer issues – everything from broken kettles to difficulties with gas and electricity suppliers.
•Debt & money advice – how to manage debts, improve your financial situation and maximise your income.
•Housing – your rights, including potential or actual homelessness.
•Relationships – issues relating to splitting up, children, families and bereavement.
•Work-related problems – questions about terms and conditions, dismissal, redundancy, discrimination and unfair dismissal
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.
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.
Magpie receives donations of furniture and household goods for re-sale and recycling to the public. Magpie works closely with Health and Social Work colleagues to provide goods free of charge to local people in need of assistance as a result of homelessness, life changing circumstances or accident. Magpie is a social enterprise that works with other organisations to provide volunteering and employment opportunities for those finding it difficult to start or return to work.
We aim to improve the quality of life of everyone we work with, offering varying levels of support to people in different settings making a difference to people and support them to live their life.
• Providing flexible, creative, responsive and person centred services
• Developing and training our staff to be the best care providers
• Ensuring quality accommodation in the community
• Assisting to deliver employment and leisure activities to our service users
We currently support people who have a learning disability, mental health problems, people on the Autism Spectrum and people who are or have been homeless.
To provide free, confidential and impartial advice and support to everyone in the community
Identify issues that cause people hardship and campaign for change
Work towards a more equal society where people are empowered and their rights are respected
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services.
We strive every day to give people the help they need, and we campaign relentlessly to achieve our vision of a safe, secure, affordable home for everyone.
We aim to ensure that every young person in Scotland has access to expert youth specific services to assist them to avoid, survive and move on from homelessness. We work to ensure that the public, policy makers, commissioners and practitioners understand the issues, make decisions and take action which will help us to end youth homelessness
SSAFA – the Armed Forces charity, the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, is a UK charity that provides lifelong support to serving men and women and veterans from the British Armed Forces and their families or dependents
In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely manner. We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
Equal Futures has been supporting people with an additional support need to make connections since its foundation by family carers in 2002. We work with adults (18 years plus) with an additional support need, this could be a learning disability or another significant lifelong condition, such as Down’s syndrome or autism.
We believe that people with Additional Support Needs are among some of the most isolated, our vision is a society without loneliness with your help we can try to achieve this for everyone.
Befriending and Circle support can help someone with an additional support need make valuable connections: building their confidence, resilience and independence.
Our services also provide reassurance and respite for their family members who have often undertaken a significant caring role.
We offer a flexible approach with services that are delivered at a time and pace to suit the individual and family at the centre of the support. The services we offer are entirely free of charge.
YMCA Glenrothes has been providing learning and leisure opportunities for over 60 years, offering a friendly and welcoming community space. "The Y" has grown to be one of the largest voluntary organisations in the area, spread over three sites- all of which deliver community opportunities. Two sites also provide supported accommodation.
The charity is supported by many volunteers who give regular and consistent service.
YMCA Glenrothes is an independent local charity that is governed by local volunteers from Fife, and is affiliated to the worldwide YMCA movement. The charity works with many organisations across Fife, as well as YMCAs across Scotland.
Encourage and support tenant participation and volunteering.Tenant Participation is about tenants having real opportunities to contribute to and influence all decisions relating to their homes and living conditions.
Rowan Alba is a charity set up to work with people who are at risk of becoming homeless. We believe that all individuals have the right to be treated with dignity and respect, and offer support in a person centred way, with the individual actively involved in planning their care.
We work with older homeless men and women in our supported accommodation and individuals in the community who are having difficulty sustaining their current accommodation. Many of our service users would benefit from more social contact and just having someone to talk to could make a big difference to them.
To provide dementia care to dementia sufferers by providing a club; To provide a lunch club for frail/housebound older people; To provide welfare advice and information to the general public; To provide various activities for older people to combat isolation.
•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.
Provides support and information for people with mental health and/or substance misuse issues and their carers through a Drop-In Centre, Outreach and Housing Support Services, Anti-Poverty Initiative (Benefits Advice, clinics, outreach, home visits, shopping trips, emergency food parcels, cooking classes) and a Self Directed Support Project and working within the local community to raise awareness and tackle stigma.
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.
Orkney CAB is independent, and provides free, confidential and impartial advice to anyone living and/or working in the local community. We deliver information, advice and representation covering a wide range of subjects, including; benefits, debt and money advice, consumer issues, housing issues, neighbour problems, family and personal problems, legal matters including eviction, mortgage repossession and small claims, employment advice, immigration and NHS health care. Our services are delivered by a team of trained volunteers supported by specialist staff.
The Rock Trust is a charity that works in Edinburgh and West Lothian with homeless and socially excluded young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The Trust’s aim is to provide opportunities for young people to develop the personal, social and practical skills, as well as the sense of self worth necessary for independent adult life.
We do this by providing supported accommodation in a mixture of shared and single flats, including specific provision for young mothers and babies, move on support to those moving to their own home. Our Compass Project also offer supports to young people to develop the social coping skills to avoid isolation, along with opportunities for befriending and mentoring support and supported volunteering opportunities across the Lothians.
Our vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.
SSAFA is a national charity helping and supporting those who serve in our Armed Forces, those who used to serve and families of both.
In recognition of their service to the Nation, SSAFA works to ensure that the needs of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families are met in an appropriate and timely way.
We exist to relieve need, suffering and distress amongst the Armed Forces, veterans and their families in order to support their independence and dignity.
Organisation works with young people aged `16-25 to support them in accomodation, provide information and advice and to support then to access edcuation, training and employment to allow them to live full and independent lives.