Community building with refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
Read about how the idea of a handwritten "letter fae a local" has sparked a huge community endeavour to welcome and embrace asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow. In the face of attacks on the rights of asylum seekers, these community-led organisations are trying to support new arrivals and connect them with their neighbours.
Inverclyde Shed: improving wellbeing, tackling social isolation and reducing waste
We learn about a group helping older men talk and connect whilst maintaining repair skills and how members co-design and influence the design and development of the Shed.
Alexandra Park Food Forest
In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, the UK saw empty shelves at the supermarket for the first time in a generation. But in some parts of the country there is a historic lack of access to good food. We hear from a community project in Glasgow looking to change that.
Edinburgh’s Community Greengrocers Dig In
How a local community in Scotland came together to run a bustling independent greengrocers, suppling ehtical, local and organic produce.
How shifting mindsets helps shift power
Nicola Wood (Tameside & Glossop NHS) writes the 5th in our Greater Manchester series of blogs exploring person and community centred heath and social care.
The Enduring Legacy of Edinburgh’s Eric Liddell Centre
Following the footsteps of its namesake, Edinburgh's Eric Liddell Centre is providing inspiring holistic care for those suffering with Alzheimer's/dementia.
Scran Academy: Catering for the Community
Scran Academy is a catering social enterprise that brings vulnerable young people into the kitchen to make great food and gain work-experience.