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The Good Morning Service

Mission The Good Morning® Service (GMS) aims to help every older person in Scotland feel safe, connected and valued.   Main Activities GMS helps older people retain their independence with a light-touch package of support delivered over the phone in the form of ‘befriending sessions’. Members receive a call each day at a pre-arranged time, […]

Health SEN

The Care and Wellbeing Cooperative

Mission The Care and Wellbeing Cooperative (CWC) is a local group of self-employed carers, professionals, therapists and other specialists who together work to give people in rural Perthshire greater flexibility and choice over the support and wellbeing services available to them.   Main Activities In 2012, the community-based support enterprise GrowBiz was invited by Perth […]

Health SEN

Clydesdale Community Initiatives

Mission Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI)’s core mission is to empower individuals with a range of support needs, skills and experiences to make a tangible contribution to their community.   Main Activities CCI’s person-centred model engages in alternative, non-medicinal activities which utilise an individual’s strengths, experiences and aspirations. The focus is on providing real inclusion, real […]

Denis Law Legacy Trust

Mission The Denis Law Legacy Trust (DLLT) aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour, enhance communities and improve levels of well-being among young adults.   Main Activities Originally providing diversionary activities in areas of multiple deprivation in Aberdeen, DLLT has developed a range of employability programmes targeting children and young adults. Free weekly sport and […]

Briefing - Sport & Employability

Morton in the Community

Mission Morton in the Community (MitC) aims to be ‘the heartbeat of Inverclyde’, delivering positive outcomes for young people across the region. Main Activities The focus of MitC is to encourage mass participation and enjoyment in sport; develop creative education programmes; deliver employability programmes engaging with those furthest from the labour market; and tackle health […]

Briefing - Sport & Employability

Let’s Get Sporty

Mission To reduce youth unemployment in Dumfries & Galloway.   Main Activities Based in Dumfries, Let’s Get Sporty (LGS) runs a voluntary programme for young people aged 14-30 – Let’s Get Employed. The programme is specifically tailored for each participant, with each young person on the programme setting personal development goals to work towards. The […]

Briefing - Sport & Employability

Talking Mats

Mission To improve the lives of people with communication difficulties by increasing their capacity to communicate effectively about things that matter to them.   Main Activities Talking Mats has developed an award-winning communication tool, based on extensive research and a rigorous design process undertaken by speech and language therapists. The toolkit, which is available both […]

Briefing - Dementia

Aberdeen FC Community Trust

Mission To provide support and opportunity to change lives for the better. Aberdeen FC Community Trust (AFCCT) works to promote health and well-being, education, equality and to enhance social cohesion in communities. Activities AFCCT provide a range of activities for people living with dementia through their ‘Dementia Friendly Communities’ programme, often challenging preconceptions about what […]

Briefing - Dementia

Ally Bally Bee Project

Mission To ease distress for children and families affected by dementia through the production of a personalised children’s book about dementia.   Main Activities The Ally Bally Bee Project revolves around the production of a personalised book explaining the impact of dementia to young children. Family members are able to enter names and characteristics online, […]

Briefing - Dementia

The Birks Cinema

Mission Engaging the local community with film culture and offering a venue for a variety of community events. Birks aims to show a wide variety of film screenings, as well as broadcasting live events from around the world.   Main Activities Based in Aberfeldy, Birks Cinema provides a varied and dynamic range of screenings, from […]

North East Arts Touring

Mission To develop and support a thriving network of voluntary promoters, enabling them to promote high-quality professional theatre and dance performances and community cinema screenings in rural  venues across the North East of Scotland.   Main Activities NEAT promotes professional theatre via a subsidy scheme to provide ensure that rural communities have access to professional […]

Briefing - Cinema & Regeneration

Driftwood Cinema

Mission Driftwood Cinema brings local people together for shared cultural experience by taking the cinema to isolated communities to encourage social engagement, adding variety and vitality to community life.   Main Activities Driftwood offer a range of services to communities to develop, support and sustain cinema provision across Dumfries and Galloway. Advice is given to […]

Briefing - Cinema & Regeneration