“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;
- 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 Peer Mentoring – Our peer mentoring service was developed in partnership with Falkirk Community Justice Services to provide opportunities for men and women with a history of offending to participate in training, enabling them to use their lived experience to support others going through similar journeys.
The ten week training course enables individuals to become positive role models and a source of emotional support to those currently completing a community payback order. If you think you could benefit from a peer mentor please speak to your social worker or email us at Falkirk@cyrenians.scot
- Community Link Worker – As part of Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership our community link worker will provide person-centred support to visitors of Kersiebank Medical Practice and Bo’ness Road Medical practice.
This holistic approach to wellbeing will support both the GP practices and individuals support by working in a flexible way to encourage healthier lifestyles. Clinical staff in both practices will help refer patients to our community link worker who can support people to overcome any barriers they may have preventing them from living a healthy lifestyle or achieving their goals, help identify personal outcomes and priorities, and where appropriate link individuals to other services in the local area.