Volunteer Training & Assessment Course – Glasgow North

Our next Volunteer Training and Assessment course for Glasgow North will start on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

It will run weekly from 9.30 am – 2.30 pm for 7 weeks.

If you are interested in finding out more, please call us on 0141 948 0441/0141 945 2289, or you can email us at info@homestartglasgownorth.org.uk

You can download an application form here

Vacancy – Home-Start Glasgow North Service Development Lead

Home-Start Glasgow North is recruiting a Service Development Lead. This is an exciting new role that brings together the day to day delivery of our work with families, evaluation, innovation and sustainability.

For further information please use the links below.

Informal queries about the role can be made in confidence to Alan Webb, Home-Start Glasgow North Trustee on 0141 948 0441 or by email at Chairperson@homestartglasgownorth.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 6th August, 5 pm

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HSGN launch official tartan in time for Kiltwalk

We are delighted to reveal the new, official Home-Start Glasgow North tartan.

Designed and gifted by the wonderful Slanj Kilts, the tartan will see its first official outing at the Kiltwalk 2018 in Glasgow on 29th April. You can see the tartan in all its glory on our Facebook page.

“We had never imagined having our very own registered tartan” said our Chair, Alan Webb. “We met with the Slanj team to learn from their previous Kiltwalk experience, where they provide free kilt hire to all Kiltwalkers. Before we knew, we’d left with amazing Kiltwalk partners, lots of ideas and our HSGN tartan”.

After the first outing at Kiltwalk, with our Ambassador, Kaye Adams, and our new mascot, ‘Slanj’ Bear walking in the very first HSGN kilts, the tartan will be used to develop the identity of our community charity. We’ll also be able to share it with others in the Home-Start network, promoting families.

Everyone walking in support of our work will receive a Home-Start/Kiltwalk t-shirt incorporating the new tartan design.

We’re also delighted to announce the support of young people, volunteers and staff of Royston Youth Action. Recent winners of the Evening Times Community Champion Public Service Award, young people chose Home-Start Glasgow North as one of their 2018 charities in the brilliant ‘12 Acts of Kindness’ project. The team will join us to walk, to encourage others to join our team and are currently exploring opportunities to perform at the finish in Moss O Balloch Park.

Read more about our Kiltwalk plans here. You are more than welcome to join the team!

For more information, please get in touch chairperson@homestartglasgownorth.org.uk

Home-Start Glasgow North to target isolation for young mums

Home-Start Glasgow North (HSGN) has been awarded funding to develop work addressing isolation for young mums.

As part of an exercise supported by a Red Cross Social Isolation Project and managed by Home-Start UK, HSGN presented a proposal to address isolation at a collaboration event earlier this year, where a number of teams from the Home-Start UK network brought forward their ideas focussed on four core areas:

  • Diversity – connecting with more minority communities
  • Engagement – engaging with young mums on their terms, through the right channels and meeting their individual needs
  • Peer support – establishing sustainable supports and networks
  • Co-design – working with others to ensure appropriate delivery and positive outcomes

The HSGN team will now use the £10,000 award to work with partners to connect with young mums, particularly those identifying as LGBT, those from minority ethnic communities and possibly mums with care experience.

Nikki O’Hara, Manager of HSGN said ‘Loneliness and social isolation are challenges faced by many families we support and we are proud of the positive outcomes from our work. We believe there is still much more work to be done in scoping and exploring ways to increase the support offered to wider groups across local communities. Home-Start Glasgow North will now increase visibility, enabling us to support further families regardless of how they are created or their ‘makeup’ today. We would like to break down barriers and decrease stigma for young mums who experience loneliness and isolation.’

This is the latest piece of work on addressing lonliness and social isolation, following an announcment earlier this year that we would respond to the Scottish Government ‘Connected Scotland’ consultation, which will be published soon.