Our Future Now investment supports ‘Tullochan Futures’; a post-16 personal development programme aimed at marginalised young people that are furthest removed from the job market in West Dunbartonshire. The aim is to improve their wellbeing and resilience and gain the skills, confidence and experience to make a successful and sustainable transition to a productive, health life. The service provides 1-2-1 support and mentoring, family engagement and support, group activities and the delivery of SQA and REHIS qualifications. Work placements are provided through Tullochan’s social enterprise ventures, where ‘on the job’ training opportunities offer learning and skills development in a supported environment. Ongoing, in-work support is also offered to improve the sustainability of young people’s achievements.
Tullochan’s Creative Communities project involves bringing together older people with skills to share with younger people to upcycle furniture and participate in creative projects.
The Thrive Outdoors team has today (Monday 12 February 2024) launched a new website to showcase the work of the fund and share resources with the play and outdoor sector. The new site will be a hub for outdoor play champions, offering support, guidance and resources – a one-stop-shop for practitioners, education professionals and childmindersRead More
We kicked off the new year by hosting the first online conference of its kind in Scotland – Infant Mental Health: Babies in Scotland 2024. This event was in partnership with the Scottish Government and was our biggest event yet with 588 people attending on the day. It was incredible to get that manyRead More
The Scottish Government has recently asked for views on their proposed Care Leavers Payment. As Scotland’s national mentoring programme for children and young people with care experience, our Fund Manager Christine was in a unique position to gather valuable insights from the young people this will affect. Here’s what she found out… In myRead More