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.
Station House Media Unit (shmu), supported by Aberdeen City Council as one of the core cultural organisations in the city, is at the forefront of Community Media development in Scotland, supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged communities, both geographic and communities of interest, with an employability and training arm, and a recently developed a programme for offenders, both pre and post release.
Successful initiatives have made the organisation a nationally recognised centre of excellence and created models of good practice in: youth work; regeneration; digital inclusion; adult and family literacy and numeracy; community capacity building; personal and community development; employability skills; criminal justice, and the curriculum for excellence.
To support partnership in community rehabilitation and create a community led skills environment. To develop positive motivation and improve self esteem. To provide a safe, secure learning environment. To develop outreach potential in Lochaber. To encourage recycling in Lochaber.
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.
With a long and impressive history, the Special Constabulary is a part-time, volunteer body consisting of voluntary officers with identical powers to that of police officers. As a special constable, you'll work alongside our police officers in your spare time – forging strong partnerships in the community, patrolling our streets, preventing crime, and interacting with all kinds of people to give back, keep your local community safe and make a real difference.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Project Scotland helps young people between 16 and 30 to achieve their goals via volunteering for a 3rd sector organisation. Project Scotland also works with partners across Scotland on different projects and initiatives, supporting and empowering people to get on in life.
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.
As central Scotland’s leading participatory arts agency, Artlink Central engages professional artists to work directly with those excluded from participating in the arts by illness, disability or disadvantage. We use music, literature, storytelling, visual and performing arts to remove barriers that create or sustain inequality, and to discover and nurture creative talent in individuals, particularly emerging disabled artists.
Key areas of our programme include:Arts and Health, Arts and young people, arts and mental health, Arts and criminal justice, Arts and older people and Dementia and Arts and disability
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.
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
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
Independent custody visiting is the system of approved members of the community carrying out random unannounced visitis to police stations where people are detained to ensure that their human rights are being observed and monitor their treatment and the conditions in which they are detained.
Get Walking Lanarkshire is a partnership project between North and South Lanarkshire Councils, NHS Lanarkshire and Paths for All. The project aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people in Lanarkshire by getting more people walking more often.
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.
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.