Garioch Community Kitchen exists to enhance the health and well-being of all sectors of the community in Central Aberdeenshire. We aim to provide a range of services including informative food workshops in a safe and supported environment, delivering practical and nutritional information and teaching transferable food skills. To work in partnership with other agencies and groups to promote healthy cooking and eating choices.
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.
Shopmobility is a service that helps all people who consider themselves to have mobility problems (whether through disability, illness or injury) to continue to get around city and town centres independently, with freedom, confidence and dignity.
DEBRA is the national charity that funds research and healthcare to support individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.
We have a vision of a world where no one suffers from the painful genetic skin blistering condition, EB.
DEBRA focuses its work in two areas:
> We fund pioneering research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB.
> We provide care and support to improve the quality of life for individuals and families living with EB.
Lead Scotland - Specialists in Linking Education and Disability, is a voluntary organisation set up to empower disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland to access learning opportunities
AbilityNet helps people of any age and with any disability to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world.
Carers Link is the local organisation dedicated to carers and we provide a range of services for people who live or care within the East Dunbartonshire area.
Carers want to see the person they care for have the best possible quality of life.
Carers Link wants to see the Carers of East Dunbartonshire also have the best possible quality of life, encompassing help and support for your caring role, and the opportunity to pursue your own needs, interests or work.
Carers Link wants to see that the Carers of East Dunbartonshire are both informed and involved and that your experience as a Carer is respected and valued.
The hub is a community anchor organisation, with a regionwide community development remit. The hub develops and delivers services that address community needs.
The hub is a resource base in Dumfries town centre which provides wraparound support for community groups, voluntary sector organisations and social innovators.
The hub is home to anywhere between 10 and 15 organisations or projects at any given time and as such is able to offer a wide and constantly evolving variety of volunteer opportunities.
4.1 To advance education, social welfare and the furtherance of health and wellbeing. 4.2 The relief of those in need by reason of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage. 4.3 To advance other non-profit distributing organizations in Dumfries and Galloway in furtherance of their own purposes of advancement of education, social welfare and relief of disadvantage. 4.4 The advancement of community development and citizenship to build social capital and resilience in disadvantaged communities. 4.5 To promote and organize co-operation in the achievement of the above purposes and bring together representatives of communities, statutory agencies and non-profit distributing organizations engaged in the furtherance of the above purposes
The Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership is the organisation which brings together Dr Gray's Hospital, community care services at the Moray Council, public health services, primary care, mental health, learning disability, health improvement and community health services.
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.
Berwickshire Housing Association builds and manages homes to rent to suit a range of lifestyles, personal needs and family sizes that people can afford. We do so in communities throughout Berwickshire and are ever keen to expand the number and choice of homes available. We are passionate about our role in providing individuals, couples and families with a home in which they can live their life to the full in a safe, comfortable and attractive setting.
We are a not for profit charity so all our income goes towards providing services for the community, the upkeep of our tenants’ homes and building new homes.
Our People are positive, ready to lead on new ideas and solutions, see the workplace as somewhere to value and stay focused on our exciting vision of “Creating Thriving Rural Communities”.
Proud to put customers first.
Open honest and caring.
Embrace and drive change.
Go that extra mile.
Enjoy work and get more done
Creating thriving rural communities.
To further the interests of deaf-blind persons by every means and in every way open to the Lease. Deafblind to include those substantially deprived of sight and hearing.
Doers Group - organised activities for members in Glasgow area. Runs a guide communicator service for deafblind people all over Scotland.
Brighter Futures Health is a SCIO Charity based in Glenrothes which is totally committed to the ethos and development of “social prescribing”, community health & wellbeing, physical and mental health programmes and health & educational facilities. We offer peripatetic pop-up health pods which offer moral & emotional support and early intervention services along side ear health care, pulmonary rehab and podiatry to the elderly and vulnerable.
Brighter Futures Health Hub is totally focused to the need of developing a shared commitment to fairness and to continue to promote methods of joint working and understanding.
The Board of Management of Brighter Futures Health Hub are looking for an additional Board member who could fill the position of Treasurer tot eh organisation. We are happy to offer training and support for the new position.
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.
The promotion of equal rights, raising awareness and encouraging positive action in all aspects of daily living for people with physical and sensory disabilities within Aberdeen city.
We raise awareness of disability issues. Provide support, information and advice and assist in completion of applications for social benefits for all persons with physical and sensory disabilities. We promote social inclusion and equality of opportunity for all.
Overtonlea is a modern, purpose built residential home for adults with complex support needs in the South Mainland of Shetland. We offer residential support on a long term basis as well as respite support.
We provide person centred support to individuals who reside at Overtonlea.
Our commitment is to ensure that people with profound and multiple learning disabilities are valued both as individuals and in the contribution people make to the community. That people receive all the support they need to realise their potential. To ensure that peoples right to a full life shaped by personal choice, abilities and needs underlies all provision and policy affecting their lives. That the knowledge and experience of family carers is recognised, and that their views are fully taken into account in service development.
Crossroads Fife provides a high quality service in the community to enable Carers to take time off when needed. To deliver this service we employ experienced, skilled and trained support workers. Crossroads Fife is an independently run charity which offers a service to Carers who are caring for someone of any age with any disability or illness. The objective of the service is to relieve stress on those persons or family members caring for people with a physical, mental or sensory impairment. Dependent on their individual need we provide the care in the service user's home or take the service user out as a required, throughout Fife on a day and at a time which suits them. This service enables Carers to take a break from their caring duties, to access appointments, attend social, leisure or educational activities and in some cases employment. It enables the Carer to meet their own health needs by attending medical appointments. It improves health and wellbeing and quality of life by reducing levels of stress and anxiety, knowing the cared for person is safe, being supported by a trained support worker. It may also assist the cared for person to live at home as long as possible avoiding early admission to long term care. It maintains social inclusion and independence.
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE) is the national third sector intermediary for a range of health and social care organisations. We have a growing membership of over 3,000 national and local third sector organisations, associates in the statutory and private sectors, disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers.
Our vision is for a Scotland where people of all ages who are disabled or living with long term conditions, and unpaid carers, have a strong voice and enjoy their right to live well, as equal and active citizens, free from discrimination, with support and services that put them at the centre.
Ability Shetland is a charity which provides direct support to children, families and adults with disabilities and additional support needs. Responding to identified needs, we run groups and clubs and provide individual support and information for individuals and the wider community. We help people to improve their physical abilities and enhance their personal, social and relationship skills. We aim to ensure that they have equal opportunities and avoid the loneliness and social exclusion, which often results from disability. To achieve these aims, we tackle the challenge of reaching people in all communities, many of whom are in remote, rural and island areas.
LEAP has provided befriending services to people aged 50 and over – often the most vulnerable people in our community. The aim of these services is to provide support and companionship to older people who may be isolated or lonely. Volunteers from the local community are recruited and trained to carry out the tasks requested above and are supported by a Volunteer Development Officer.
Brain injury affects an estimated 1million people in the UK and can change everything in a matter of seconds. Those affected can be left with a range of physical, cognitive and emotional difficulties which can be lifelong. Edinburgh Headway Group is a specialist organisation which supports the longer term needs of adults with acquired brain injuries in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We provide a range of services, at Headway House and within the community, which are specifically tailored to meet the individual needs of members and their carers with a focus on improving everyday life. The Group is staffed by a small number of staff and an army of volunteers.
Every day, The Conservation Volunteers (or TCV as we’re known) works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. We do this by connecting people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both.
We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion, combat loneliness or enhance employment prospects, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.
For over sixty years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.
Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.
Real Life Options was first established in 1992 to support and empower people with learning disabilities and autism to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, we have grown to become a national provider of social support and care while staying true to our core ethos.
We support people across the UK to develop their independence and achieve their potential. We recognise that to be excellent in our field, we need to truly understand and champion the changing needs and aspirations of the people we support. Through partnerships with families, thought-leader organisations and professional services, we believe in constantly evolving and providing a person-centred approach at every step in an individual’s support journey.
Home-Start Deeside is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the positive sides to family life.
Many parents can feel overwhelmed or exhausted by the stresses and difficulties of everyday life. All too often they have no close family members or friends who can give them encouragement, support or breathing space when they most need it.
This is where Home-Start Deeside can help. We provide volunteers who regularly visit families in their own homes to provide practical help, support and friendship. All our volunteers are parents themselves so they understand the pressures and demands that often come with the job.
Our support is free, confidential and non-judgemental.
Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering and social change charity. We believe everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. So we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering.
We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunity and making sure young people can lead change. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact.
We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all. In October 2020 we launched new strategy – Our Manifesto for Change.
Based on the impact our volunteers and programmes have in communities across the UK, we will bring people together through volunteering to build stronger communities so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.
Volunteering Matters have operated services in Clackmannanshire for over 2 decades. Our current work includes EQUIP – a mentoring service for young people in need of employability/emotional/social and practical support, and Peer Perspectives - a youth social action programme around youth mental health.
We also operate a voluntary handyperson service for older and disabled people, as well as the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) which encourages and supports older people to take part in local community volunteering. This includes volunteering in local primary schools, NHS hospitals, via a healthy walking group and charitable knitting activities.
We're the MS Society - a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, volunteers and fundraisers. We understand what life's like with MS, and we support each other through the highs, lows and everything in between. We're driving research into more - and better - treatments. For everyone.
Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.
Our local volunteer groups provide information, support, services and activities for people affected by MS.
The company's objects are: 1. To relieve the poverty of individuals and families on low income or experiencing financial difficulties. 2. To promote the benefit and welfare of people who are older, have a physical or learning disability, those who are progressively or chronically ill or are experiencing mental health problems and their families/carers.
Friends of Orchard Brae was set up by a group of parents/carers, family members and staff at Orchard Brae school. Our main aim is to raise money to fund all aspects of the school that are not covered by the local authority, such as the running and maintenance of the mini buses and the purchase of specialist equipment and services that will enhance the lives of pupils and their families. We have Scottish Registered Charity Status (charity number: SC049024)
Lead Scotland is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults, and carers in Scotland. In Fife, learners can chose what they want to learn and are supported by volunteers, one-to-one or in small groups.
Lead Scotland also run a Fife-wide, time limited befriending project for anyone over 16 who is facing social isolation or loneliness. People are supported on a one-to-one basis by local volunteers.
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.
We are Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We want to make sure people living with one of these conditions are living life to the full. We will advocate for better health for everyone and work to make sure there is help and support in every community. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.
Across Scotland, over 1 million people are living with the effects of Chest, Heart and Stroke conditions. We will support people by providing advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy across Scotland. These services include our Advice Line, Stroke Nurse Service, Community Support Service, Health Information, Health Defence, Education and E-learning and our Peer Support Groups.
Radio Borders Cash for Kids is a grant giving charity that raises money for children in the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland who are disadvantaged as a result of poverty, illness or disability.
AbilityNet is a registered charity that exists to help change the lives of disabled people by helping people to use digital technology at work, at home or in education. Our vision is to create “A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all.”
HcL is a major Scottish Charity based in the Lothians. The organisation was set up in November 1982 to operate a transport service for people with a range of disabilities and health needs who are unable, or have great difficulty, in using public transport.
Our services include 'Dial-A-Ride' which is a door-through-door transport service and 'Dial-A-Bus which is a semi-scheduled door-through-door shopping service. We cover Edinburgh and Lothians and operate from two local bases. We also respond to requests for journeys nationally on an availability basis. Currently there are twenty minibuses (Dial-A-Ride) and nine minibuses (Dial-A-Bus) in the fleet which have been specially adapted to carry wheelchair users and ambulant passengers.
AbilityNet supports people of any age, living with any disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. We do this by providing specialist advice services, free information resources and by helping to build a more accessible digital world
RNIB Scotland provides practical support, advice, products and services to anyone living with sight loss. Community Fundraising division ensures that RNIB continues to provide this quality service by raising awareness and valuable funds within local communities.
Ability Borders was established to be the “Go to” organisation for people living with a physical disability or long term condition, their families and carers and to signpost to other areas of support wherever possible. Ability Borders is a partner with the local authority, NHS and the wider third sector on ensuring that the Physical disability strategy implementation meets the ambitions and outcomes and fully includes members in all the activities as we are a user led organisation.
Community Connectors has been established to help those who are eligible for a care alarm but who do not have the signatories required, we will support the individual and match with our volunteers. Our other key aim is to help those who are isolated either through Covid-19 or any reason and again we want to help address isolation by utilising a number of 'community connectors' projects i.e. our knitting for new born babies, our Digital Boost and our connect and chat.
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.
We are a charitable Social Enterprise whose main purpose is to provide personal and vocational development to people in the community who are disadvantaged due to age, illness or a mental or Physical disability.
We achieve this by providing a blended learning environment, a mix of e-learning and hands on training, delivered in a real working catering business.
We generate income through our catering business, however we also rely on grants and funding to cover our costs.
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 aims and objectives for which the group has been established are:
To provide a service the provides peer support, bringing its members out of possible loneliness and isolation building self confidence and self esteem.
c) Bring awareness to the community of the problems that mental ill health causes and help to eradicate the stigma of mental health issues.
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.
We provide a variety of social events and friendship opportunities in and around Falkirk for our members. Activities have included pub nights, meals out, bowling and Valentines Parties.
We currently offer our members events in-person and online.
Equal Futures is an organisation set up by a group of parents with a family member with a learning disability. This gives a unique viewpoint to the range of challenges families face when they want to make sure that their sons and daughters live a good life.
Many families feel isolated; unsure where to ask for help.
Most people with disabilities will have social care services to provide support for daily living. But there is often a lack of understanding in these services that people want more than this.
Everyone wants friends too – this is where Equal Futures can help.
We deliver stroke services across the UK supporting people to rebuild their lives after stroke. We believe everyone deserves to live the best life they can after stroke.
We provide specialist support, fund critical research and campaign to make sure people affected by stroke get the very best care and support to rebuild their lives. Rebuilding lives after a stroke is a team effort. It takes the determination of stroke survivors and carers, the generosity of supporters and the dedication of the healthcare and research communities to get there.
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.
The Aberdeen Disability Equity Partnership works to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those with disabilities and to break down barriers. Our aim is to solve challenges and improve quality of life; focusing on accessible transport, buildings, services and information.
Sense Scotland works with children, young people and adults who have communication support needs. We believe everyone should have a choice in how they live their life.
We are committed to working to our core values and working principles. Derived from families, these enshrine the organisation's ethos and guide the actions of all staff. Sense Scotland's values in practice mean we will:
Be open and honest; Recognise individual worth; Build relationships through trust; Act on the basis of individuals aspirations and needs; Be accountable.
To establish a Riding Centre which will provide disabled people with the means to ride and/or carriage drive. To be a centre of excellence in the training of instructors and physiotherapists and helpers in working with disabled riders. To provide opportunities for training and competitive riding. To provide physiotherapy and hippotherapy for all riders who need it. To promote the use of riding as a means of increasing the quality of life for disabled people.
Peebles and District Citizens Advice Bureau is a local, voluntary advice agency providing invaluable advice, information and support to the citizens of Peebles and Tweeddale. It is an individual, independent charity in its own right, working in partnership and as part of a wider Citizens Advice Network in Scotland and a consortium of CAB in the Scottish Borders.
We believe that every citizen should have access to free, impartial and confidential advice that helps them make informed decisions, whenever they need it and however they choose to access it.
To assist in the rehabilitation of those suffering from Brain Injuries across the length and breadth of the Scottish Borders. We aim to inform, advice and support to enable Service Users to rebuild their lives, be independent and integrate back into society. Most of our work is carried out on a 1-1 basis but we also offer support groups across the Scottish Borders.
Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations.
The Centre is inclusive, accessible and aims to promote the involvement of the wider community and build positive relationships across Forth Valley.
We want to deliver the best possible quality of support to people so they are heard, respected, safe and in control of their own life. Our aim: We believe everyone has a right to
· be heard and respected
· have the same choice, control, and freedom as any other person
· be safe from violence, discrimination, harm or abuse
Everything we do is focused on achieving this aim. Our vision: We will:
· deliver the best possible quality of support
· be the provider of choice for the services we offer
· be the source of authority for expert insight on voice and rights
· be the place to work or volunteer with, for anyone who shares our aims
Contribute to the development & improvement of health, wellbeing & social care in a sustainable way throughout Highlands, through partnerships with individuals, communities and private/statuary voluntary sectors, tackling isolation and social exclusion, facilitating independent living.
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.
DebRA was founded in 1978 by a group of parents whose children were affected by EB. At this time only some 200 people with EB were known to health professionals in the UK.
The original aims of the charity were to stimulate knowledge of and interest in
Euan’s Guide is the disabled access review website where disabled people, their friends and families can review, share and discover accessible places. The charity now has thousands of disabled access reviews and listings for places all over the UK and beyond. .
•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.
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.
(i) to promote the benefit of disabled people in Scotland by encouraging communication between disabled people and national and local organisations concerned with the inclusion of disabled people in society; (ii) to advance the ducation of the public abou
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.
Moray Art Centre is an eco designed, purpose built Arts Centre, based on the Findhorn coast, North East Scotland and aims to provide a stimulating environment for visual arts education and appreciation.
Moray Art Centre is a non-profit centre for the arts running an annual local and international programme of exhibitions, events, classes and art residencies. The carbon-neutral environmentally built and designed Centre is situated in the unique landscape of Findhorn Bay, Moray. Internally the new Centre has been planned to be a vibrant and motivating environment which allows people to meet, discuss and generate a community of creativity. The Centre has three flexible, rentable classrooms, four individual artist studios, a Community Gallery (Gallery 2), with meeting and study areas, and a main hi-spec gallery (Gallery 1).
Since opening in 2008, 14,000 people have used the centre. It also has an active volunteer programme in place.
Our overall mission is to potentially save lives by preventing and reducing violence and the fear of violence as well as empowering individuals to manage safer lives. Our objectives are to :- provide practical training and solutions to help people avoid violence and aggression. To raise awareness of the importance of personal safety in the community. To provide a point of contact for people at risk or secure advice.
Cornerstone provides high quality services across Scotland to people who have a disability and other support needs. Our range of services provide care and support to children, young people and adults and are designed to meet and respond to the needs of individuals. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing individuals families and communities with a better future and our person centred approach ensures we keep the people we support at the heart of everything we do.
Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity and choice, to bring about positive change in people's lives. Quarriers operates 127 Projects throughout Scotland and South-West England. They vary greatly, due to the wide variety of needs that we address but include group homes and supported living services for people with physical and learning disabilities, support services and Scotland's only residential assessment service for people with complex forms of epilepsy; a residential and day school and community based projects for children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties; hostels and support services for young homeless people; family centres; respite and long term care for children with a range of disabilities and other difficulties and support services for carers.