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- 20 Apr 2006
- Latest award date
- 05 Nov 2019
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Glasgow Association For Mental Health 29 Jul 2019
We would like to use the fund for the implementation and procurement of an online software solution to be used by the Glasgow City Carers Partnership (GCCP) in a city wide database/caseload management system. This software solution would be used by all of the third sector partners and care services for carers and would be accessible by 60 concurrent users. This fund would enable the GCCP to complete the final stages of procurement which involves some further consultation between the third sector GCIS steering group. After software demonstrations from both suppliers and evaluation and testing of both systems the next stage is the design, build, test and deployment phase. The Partnership has been through a detailed process with milestones to reach at each stage of this process. Extensive work and collaboration has been carried out with the help of all of GCIS steering group partners 15.1.19 – Workshop with steering group facilitated by Storm ID a) Identify internal and external user groups b) Capture their goals, motivations and frustrations c) Identify and map out the existing business processes d) identify and understand user experiences of current processes 22.1.19 – Second workshop with steering group was facilitated by Storm ID a) Identify user requirements for a new system b) writing user stories to reflect these requirements c) Prioritising user stories 7.2.19 – Project Manager prepared an evaluation process document along with a Software Requirement specification for the steering group to use for the selection process for the new case management and reporting system 11.2.19 – Project Manager created and submitted a proposal to the GCCP steering group to carry out an options appraisal for the (GCIS) Glasgow Carers Information System 25.4.19 – Storm ID Consultancy completed the Options appraisal exercise and this was circulated between the GCCP partnership and GCIS steering group for discussion. 28.5.19 – Discussion and sign off for options appraisal report with the next stage agreed to meet the two shortlisted suppliers for demonstration. Introduction to partners and volunteered to take on the responsibility from Volunteer Glasgow. At present the GCCP partners do not have a centrally standardised and efficient system for managing cases, monitoring and reporting. They use collections of databases, excel docs, word docs and paper processes to try and manage this currently. This is labour intensive and inefficient and can be complex for staff to use and errors and corruption can occur. This fragmented approach places a strain on the current services with burdening office administration and limits the reporting capabilities and the time that can be spent directly with carers. The procurement and deployment of this new online system will have a large impact on the carers support service and will enable the staff to work more effectively and efficiently. This will increase the service capacity and allow more time to be spent working directly with carers. SEE ATTACHED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Playful Tiger/ Sound Symphony 14 May 2018
Barrowland Ballet is a contemporary dance theatre company based in Glasgow. Working with participants in three Additional Support Needs schools and eight venues, the organisation will explore ways that sound and movement can provide authentic artistic participatory experiences for children and young people with complex support needs. The process will inform the narrative and structure of upcoming productions.
Argyll & Bute Outreach Week - September 2006 20 Apr 2006
Outreach and education project in Argyll and Bute inolving young people, teachers and communities in 5 locations including two islands.
Funding to extend the 'Music Industry Training and Integration Programme' which develops participants' skills, supports progression on to further training, education and employment, enables young people from different territories to integrate, and fosters respect between communities.
Continuing professional development 29 Mar 2011
An ambitious three- year programme of activities designed to deliver personal and professional development to all one hundred and twelve RSNO employees - the first of its kind amongst any performing arts organisations in the UK.
Young Persons' Project 16 Mar 2015
Provision of specialist legal service to refugee and migrant children and young people with a remit to improve the broader policy and legal framework.
A grant to Move On Limited for Peer mentoring support for care experienced young people
Cadder Online 01 Jun 2017
The Cadder Online project will enable us to support local people get online and improve their basic digital skills. We will host 3 pop-up events via our community cafe and community centre at busy times to target the harder to reach people who maybe have so far not had the confidence or motivation to participate. We will employ a digital inclusion worker for 8 hours per week to enable us to deliver 2 facilitated classes / groups and facilitate a drop in session weekly. One session will be during school hours to accommodate people with childcare issues with school age children and one will be in the evening to accommodate people after work. The drop in session will be a mid week morning session, while the Parent and Toddler group is running in the Community Centre's community room. The Cadder Online Project will provide flexible accessible support to local people who need help with a variety of basic digital skills to enable them to be more connected, reducing isolation, use the internet safely and securly, to help organise their finances and access online services increasing their confidence and engagement. We will continue to work in partnership with the local College Glasgow Kelvin College and others to ensure we can provide other learning or development opportunities wherever possible. We will also use existing resources to signpost people to any specialist or relevant services they may require such as welfare rights or ESOL support. The Cadder Online Project will also be made available to the Community Centre volunteers through the VIP (Volunteer Involvement Project), where volunteers will be able to develop their basic digital skills to help them in the placements and further development as part of their Personal Development Plans.
Digital Outreach 01 Aug 2018
Digital Outreach proposes to support the local community and tenants with a focus on increasing their basic digital skills and understanding / usefulness of now being able to use laptops, tablets and any other digital device that can be used for accessing online, increasing digital knowledge and for day to day life style activities. The key focus of the Digital Outreach project will be around when CHA goes into Universal Credit full service. The project will utilise resources we already have, however, the funding will allow these resources to expand to other clients; tenants and the local community. Digital Outreach will create an opportunity to have weekend and evening appointments and additional appointments during the working day(s). There are currently some barriers for people to come into the office, Digital Outreach is a response to a previous project that this was an outcome of and therefore the funding would supply sources and additional staffing costs. The reason for the one to one appointments came around due to recognising that some clients do not feel confident enough, especially those lacking basic I.T skills to come into an environment with other service users or where there are other members of staff. Devices that will be used are the laptops we currently have, which are 10 (pre-owned) in total. With the Digital Outreach, additional devices would be purchased to support the project. The other devices would be two tablets, a 1 year contracted dongle and a wireless printer and an additional 2 laptops. The project also would have a speaker in to run a Universal Credit workshop for tenants and the local community and allow additional staffing hours to open up 'out of hours' appointments.
Smart Communities 01 Jun 2016
Smart Communities is an award winning project which has delivered people led digital inclusion initiatives across 6 communities in Glasgow and employing a Digital Inclusion Assistant will enhance the services currently provided. The worker will develop and deliver Digital Job Clubs (2 hours weekly), older persons drop-ins (Calton, Bridgeton and Blackhill) and an intergenerational initiative which will support older people affected by loneliness and isolation by matching the digital skills of young people and desire of older people to learn and access digital technologies. All activity will be in areas of high deprivation in Glasgow. This project will embed digital skills within groups that already have deep community roots; by building their capacity and giving them access to IT hardware the project will embed the use of digital skills and technology into their existing activities. The project will also aim to attract other people with an interest in learning digital skills to the groups thus supporting their long-term sustainability.
Family Matters 02 Dec 2016
We would like to employ our Family Worker for an extra 7.5 hours per week to allow her to engage with more parents and teachers. Since Family Matters began in May 2014 our worker, who is a child and family specialist with experience in early learning, nursery, outdoor play and child development has worked alongside families met through nursery, school, holiday play schemes and out of school family activities. Through building relationship she develops trust and can tailor her input according to what she observes or hears. Families help shape programmes. Recent examples would be planning and delivering the summer play scheme and recent cookery on a budget groups and 'bite size' parenting tips, allowing parents (or carers) to acknowledge an area of difficulty, for example bedtime, and explore various possible solutions with peer support and input from the worker . Parents gain confidence and then suggest a further topic of interest and also suggest to friends that Family Matters might help them. She meets families one-to-one at home as well as in small groups. Because she is not part of any statutory service and meets parents in a variety of settings and offers very small informal interventions she is able to build up relationships, signpost, support and encourage parents to be more confident. As she becomes known, Head Teachers can make informal referrals, families can self-refer and friends support one another. She is working to build peer support and encourage volunteers to take leadership roles in parent and toddler and play scheme and craft and cooking groups. The person-centred approach taken is special and we have had success in engaging with parents who have very low self confidence and tend to be wary of positive parenting courses. We offer a much lower threshold for engagement and so build confidence.
Destiny Angels Welfare Reform Project 02 Dec 2016
Destiny Angels Welfare Reform Project is a food and clothing bank service, however what makes it unique are the support activities which will assist vulnerable groups at a time of welfare reform and the imminent introduction of Universal Credit. The project is seeking funding for the following programme that will be running within the time frame. 1. The Money Secret Programme - is aimed at single parents and others having difficulties with financial capability skills, confidence and resilience skills. The programme will be a weekly event that will also assist single parents in formulating their own constitution as they have expressed ideas that will provide a solution to those single parents in work. As you may already be aware, single parents in work find insurmountable obstacles in their paths. This programme will therefore not only train them in skills, but will produce future entrepreneurs who aim to solve a crisis problem. 2. Food Bank and Advice Project - is aimed at increasing an extra day or hours to the food and clothing bank. While clients receive this form of empowerment, they will also benefit from free counselling from our professional counsellors. In addition to that, they will also benefit from employability advice and welfare assistance. The organisation will be working in conjunction with other agencies to manage this.
Gen-up 02 Dec 2016
We will work with local partner organisations to bring them closer to individuals and families who are often hard to engage with by running 6 monthly information and community engagement open days. This will enable local people to broaden their knowledge around welfare issues and find ways of improving their circumstances through improved self-management and/or by knowing which agencies can support people The monthly sessions will also connect people to services and opportunities to overcome social isolation and address anxiety as well as working with local people and the community to design its own safety net and build on and harness the assets of local people and volunteers to find their own solutions, linking with existing community initiatives such as: The Churches Partnership, the Happier in your skin campaign, Belt it oot , the Community Planning Thriving Places approach and local developments with partners co designing accessible information around welfare reform and avoiding sanctions What makes this special and innovative is that the community are approaching agencies to say what support they need to find solutions as opposed to individuals passively waiting to see what is offered. Already we have piloted two events with partners who are supportive of what we are seeking to do and have had attendances close to 100 each time, we also have events planned for Challenge Poverty week to look at how we as a community can take steps to challenge poverty
In the Black Project 22 Oct 2018
The Women sector has been disproportionately affected by the recent cuts in public sector spending, at a time when the issues the sector deals with have never been so prominent. Financial worries are common in many households across Scotland, but can be particularly difficult for lone parents, people experiencing unemployment and those on low incomes and mostly households from the Black & Minority Ethnic community. We are seeking funding to pilot a new service in Glasgow & South Lanarkshire that will target mostly women in poverty due to the welfare reforms, and are disengaged from education and are experiencing various social & economic disadvantages to have access to financial education, help them develop their financial skills and to help them raise their educational attainment; and to support them to improve confidence and self-esteem to lead a healthy and meaningful lifestyle. The project will empower them with the necessary financial skills to live independently and to deal effectively with the welfare reforms. The project will offer these women experiencing financial difficulties support and advice in relation to debt and money management including welfare, debt, fuel and energy management. The activities will take a preventative approach to financial problems and improve mental welling for those affected by the current welfare reforms and reduce the social inequalities that they face. The primary purpose of the project is to support women aged 18-50 years from the African community resident in Glasgow & South Lanarkshire in poverty and experiencing financial difficulties exacerbated by the UK Government Welfare reform to money management services. Financial Inclusion is about ensuring everyone has access to appropriate financial services and products which enable them to manage their money on day to day basis; plan and deal effectively with unexpected financial pressures. We will actively involve the women in decision making processes regarding project planning and encourage them to have a genuine influence on how the project is delivered. By doing this we aim to foster important skills and provide opportunities for them to learn more about budgeting and planning considerations. We will also regularly seek out feedback from them and develop creative ways of involving them in evaluating the project and recognising and celebrating successes. Partnership working is at the heart of our project proposal and we strongly feel that developing positive relationships with other organisations and involving them in project delivery results in better projects and additional outcomes for young people. For this project, we will be looking to gain input from a number of partners including the local community CAB agency to help us explore with participants the impact of welfare reform, both individually and societally, and to develop materials and information that creatively engages and informs the women. We are also keen to embrace opportunities to tap into the wider network of organisations receiving Community Capacity and Resilience funding and to explore potential partnership working with them. Having previously delivered work around these themes, we know that our project addresses a significant gap in provision in the locality and that supporting the women to be aspirational and develop their awareness and confidence dealing with issues which contribute to inequality such as health and finance literacy. We strongly believe that actively helping the women to learn new skills at such a key stage in their lives, improves their well-being and reduces their future dependency on family and state supports. Being based in a community which experiences multiple deprivation, we consider ourselves, despite our specific community focus, to be fundamentally an anti-poverty and pro-equality organisation. As such we are committed to creatively supporting women and developing projects which seek to reduce inequalities and decrease the number of people who experience financial hardship and are negatively affected by welfare reform. We know that there is a need for our project because of our previous work and through our interactions with these women who are currently unemployed. When we speak with the women who we meet, often on the streets during the day, about what they are doing many reports that they are currently doing nothing and that they feel that no existing provision meets their needs. The target beneficiaries that we will work with experience a number of disadvantages and complex needs as a result of their age, the area they live in and its social issues and, for many, their negative experiences of mainstream education. We propose to deliver financial educations that will include budgeting sessions; support with DWP claims; credit check, switching energy suppliers and opening bank accounts, Practical steps to reducing living costs, Reducing energy bills by switching providers and being more energy efficient, Shopping about for the best deals in relation other regular bills such as home and car insurance, Making the most of entitlements such as free schools' meals; clothing grants, concessionary travel; Education Maintenance Allowance. Steps taken to maximise family incomes, reduce essential outgoings and mitigate the effects of poverty and whilst there is an upward trend in rates of employment in Scotland, changes to the quality and nature of works have driven in-work poverty. We estimate that 250 women aged 18-50 years from the African community will have access to the project. The project will be delivered on a one to one and group basis depending on the need of individual women.Delivery will be from our Glasgow City centre base (new) and this is easy accessible via good transport links. We expect the delivery to be like: One-to-one support will work with participants to identify issues that they require additional help with and to develop strategies for overcoming barriers and obstacles. One-to-one support will also provide the women with supported access to computers and the internet for writing CV's, Excel sheet for money management, exploring employment, further education and training opportunities and making applications. Each person will have an allocated Mentor who will walk hand in hand with them to improve and assist with their finances and future financial situations. We will provide ranging levels of support dependent on the individual needs and requirement. We will improve a person's current situation with their finances and ensure they have the skills and capacity to be able to continue with positive finances through their lives. A big part of the service is to ensure that those who are socially excluded due to debt will no longer be, we will provide family support if required and volunteers will be trained and peer supporters to carry on with the work. Partnering with local groups through referral to extend the service to hard-to-reached women resident in the target community. NEED FOR THE PILOT PROJECT Research from Chartered Institute of Housing (CIOH), Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS), Poverty Alliance as well as the UK and Scottish Government's suggest that the poorest 5th of Scotland's population are disproportionately most likely not to have a basic bank account or access to affordable financial services and far more likely to be in the social housing sector, in receipt of benefits and unemployed than those in the top 80% of incomes and therefore vulnerable to the welfare reform, particularly the introduction of Universal Credit ( claimant online accounts will be an issue among the BME communities as only 21 per cent of the population have some internet access at home. Households experiencing financial exclusion typically exhibit one or more of the following characteristics: A lack of key financial products such as bank account; Insurance; Savings products and the financial services that come with them and a reliance on alternative forms of expensive credit such as doorstep lenders; payday loans and pawnbroker. Based on this information, we set out a consultation together with the women in order to address the issue of financial exclusion and to find ways in which these could be improved in our community. We held three events and a focus group discussion to carry out the consultation and engagement process. We actively encouraged maximum involvement throughout the process to ensure a "bottom-up" approach; this means asking women what they want, how best to deliver it and ensure they are actively involved in the project management. The outcome of the consultation and community engagement shows that women in the community are affected by high level of debts, live in households in fuel poverty, in unemployment, inability to claim benefits. Some of them have accessed loans from the loan shark lenders. The women affirmed that financial inclusiveness will help them with the foundational knowledge to succeed and able to navigate the welfare reforms. The consultation enables us to determine whether there is a need for the project and whether there is any third sector organisation in the area currently running similar projects specifically targeting the BME women so as to avoid duplicity. Women were given the task to discussed and come up with activities capable of making the greatest impact in helping the community financially empowered with the hope of creating life opportunities that will make it possible for them to lead a life free from economic & financial exclusion. The outcome of the consultations: 86% (80 households) of our respondent (93 targeted) had no bank account; 100% (93 households) of our respondents had no form of Insurance; 96% (89 households) are currently in extreme fuel poverty and 71% (66 households) are in one to two months of rent arrears; 95% (88) are living in social housing; 90% (84) are in receipt of one form of benefit and 89% (83) are in unemployment. The majority do not have the skills to understanding UC or are able to access benefits for themselves. The common denominator for these women is that they are all affected and impacted negatively by the welfare reforms. Developing financial understanding is the first step in ensuring the beneficiaries have the skills required to deal confidently with every day financial issues, helping them to make informed decisions and choices. To support the importance of financial literacy,Ofsted, suggested" Providing personal finance education can have a significant and lasting impact on women's future prosperity and help them to successfully navigate the financial markets – from mortgages and pensions,to whom to bank with – when they leave education" Director of Education Ofsted, Ofsted 12th March 2008). Access to financial services is a key barrier to financial inclusion whether it is not being able to open a basic bank account or poor credit histories that deter lenders. Runnymede Trust suggests that many people from the ethnic minority backgrounds have serious money issues and a pressing need for money guidance. Women should have opportunities to acquire financial capability and that "women becoming financially capable is one pre-requisite for their personal and social well-being, for their developing roles as responsible citizens in an increasingly complex world and for success in their future working lives." (ibid, 1999, page 12).
The funding will help us to continue utilising the peer support model to give older people in Falkirk the opportunity to help each other. It will give them the opportunity to learn, share and grow, in a safe and welcoming environment, surrounded by people with similar experiences. The funding will help us build on challenging social isolation of older people in Falkirk area and the ways in which they can maintain and improve their well-being. Additional funding would mean the original group could have the breathing space to establish ways of sustaining the group after the funding ends. The funding would also allow us to continue working with the Falkirk town centre group, introducing a variety of activities to strengthen bonds between members. The groups would have a space to meet and participate in opportunities in their community that supports their overall well-being. We would be able to organise joint activities, bringing everyone together and widening the support network further. All of the learning from this project will be incorporated in the co-produced guide. The guide will also raise awareness about the issues that serve as barriers to well-being for older people. It will incorporate learning from the projects, which should be very helpful to anyone considering starting their own group. For instance, we found that if you start a group by organising meetings in a café, it makes it a lot easier to get the initial interest and lots of people to come along. However, in order for those people to form friendships, weekly meetings in a café might not be enough. The funding will allow us to directly engage with 30-40 people, and the guide should benefit an even larger group, as it will be disseminated widely.