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Fairfield Community Sports Hub

Mission To be the catalyst for community regeneration through sport and other recreational activities, reinstalling a sense of pride, enthusiasm and connectivity among young adults through social inclusion. Fairfield believes sports facilities bring the local community together and by doing so give them a healthier, stronger community.   Main Activities Fairfield operates a large variety […]

Briefing - Sport for Change

Garioch Sports Centre

Mission Garioch Sports Centre’s mission is make sport and physical activity accessible for all from an early age, using exercise to increase well-being and personal attainment.   Main Activities Garioch (pronounced ‘Geerie’) has an extremely diverse customer base for their Inverurie facility, stemming from their efforts to build a pathway from new-borns right through to […]

Briefing - Sport for Change

Showcase the Street

Mission Showcase the Street’s mission is to use the arts and sports to support areas of deprivation and rural isolation, especially among young people and communities.   Main Activities Showcase run a series of dance classes over five local authority areas, catering from ages 3-18. Their football academy runs community classes in both Dundee and […]

Briefing - Sport for Change
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ROAR: Connections for Life

Mission ROAR: Connections for Life’s mission is to connect lives and promote health and well-being in later life.   Main Activities There are currently nine health and well-being clubs run by ROAR across Renfrewshire. Acting as a social gathering point for the local community, they run on a weekly basis and generally serve hot food. […]

Briefing - Loneliness and Social Isolation

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company

  Mission To provide safe, high-quality, affordable, accessible transport and social inclusion services to those who have a community transport need in Badenoch and Strathspey.   Main Activities Services cover an operating area of 909 square miles, primarily helping people gain access to critical aspects and functions of life, easing the challenges of advanced years […]

Briefing - Loneliness and Social Isolation

The No.1 Befriending Agency

Mission To reduce loneliness and isolation by creating connections and building confidence. The No1 Befriending Agency are dedicated to improving the quality of life of all the people they support by providing compassionate social support and by promoting inclusion and reorientation.   Main Activities Based in Glasgow, The No1 Befriending Agency provide a one-to-one ‘befriending’ […]

Briefing - Loneliness and Social Isolation

Lingo Flamingo

  Mission To become the most successful and accessible provider of interactive language learning experiences across the UK.   Main Activities While working in a care home, director Robbie Norval witnessed the acute effects of loneliness and isolation. Drawing upon this experience and his language expertise, he fashioned a fresh approach to tackling dementia and […]

Briefing - Loneliness and Social Isolation

Community Food Initiatives North East

Mission To positively impact on health and well-being, the environment and unemployment by creating work opportunities for and with disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income individuals, families and communities in the North East of Scotland.   Main Activities CFINE runs a range of initiatives aimed at creating work opportunities through food provision and education programmes. They have established a large network of community food outlets across Aberdeenshire, […]

Briefing - Loneliness and Social Isolation