“For many of our clients, coming through the door is the hardest step – once they’ve gained the courage to come through and climb the stairs, they’ve reached their first goal! As each new door is opened, barriers are broken down and fears are faced and addressed. They join us as individuals, but leave us as part of a community.”
We are passionate about Falkirk’s community, and ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to live a valued and fulfilling life.
Through our Falkirk outreach projects we help to create community links across Falkirk, providing peer support, working with local businesses and employers, and making connections with other services to provide opportunities for all.
Our outreach projects;
- Community Link Service - As Part of Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership our Community Link Service provides person-centred suppport to visitors of a number of GP practices in the Falkirk area.
This holistic approach to health and wellbeing supports both the GP practices and individuals by working in a flexible way to encourage healthier lifestyles. Clinical staff in both practices refer patients to our Community Link Worker who supports them to overcome any barriers that may have prevents them from living a healthy lifestyle or achieving their goals. We can help individuals identify personal outcomes and priorities, and where appopriate, link individuals to other services in the local area.
- Camelon Connect –Supporting local employers, our Camelon Connect project takes the mystery out of how to support potential employees with community justice backgrounds through the employment process. We support both the individuals looking to get back into work, and the local employers who would like to employ them.
Through educational resources, personal support, linking to services, signposting and more, we’re committed to continuing to build positive relationships in the Camelon/Tamfourhill community to create more opportunities for all.
- Justice Outreach - working closely with Justice Services at Falkirk Council our Justice Outreach service works with individuals who are due to be, or have recently been, liberated - encouraging and supporting them to reintegrate with their communities. Referrals are provided through Justice Services.
The project provides a person-centred service, supporting individuals to identify and overcome barriers that they might face in getting back into the community including; budgeting advice, daily living skills, and meaningful use of time.
- Young Adults Service - YAS works to support young people aged 16 – 24 who have beed affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, offering space and activities to develop skills, build community, and develop resilience and confidence. Activities include a 12-week personal development programme, days/nights out, social events, and 1:1 support and guidance.
We also offer a variety of awareness sessions and accredited learning, and work to help improve access to support.