East Glasgow Project Update

East Glasgow Project Update

Hi everyone, there have been many developments since our last newsletter in December, in the East End of Glasgow project. As outlined in the previous newsletter this project will be supporting children, young people and adults with autism and their families who live within the East End of Glasgow.

At the beginning of the New Year the project focused on meeting and interviewing Volunteer Circle Facilitators and increasing the referrals to the project. We have successfully recruited three wonderful volunteers who have participated in training in the middle of February on Autism awareness, Circles of Support and Planning Tools.

We are currently in the process of meeting and matching our Volunteer Circle Facilitators with Focus People, with the project having four referrals at present. It is anticipated that within the next few weeks our new circles will begin to meet and establish.

Over the coming months, we will be continuing to work on recruiting further volunteers and referrals to the project, with it anticipated that we will have our next training at the end of May/beginning of June for Volunteer Circle Facilitators. The East End Carers Centre have also identified other individuals who could benefit from the project therefore we will be looking to establish these referrals.

We would also like to wish Cathie Kelly and Elizabeth MacIntosh a warm farewell and wish them both the best in their retirement, we are very grateful for all the help they provided us in the initial developments of the project. Cathie and Elizabeth have now handed over to Val Corcoran and Kaye Ramage.

If anyone would like to find out more about the project, please get in touch with Ekta at ekta@equalfutures.org.uk.

Thanks Ekta (Project Coordinator)