Some of our current work with communities is listed below.
Ageing Well Programme
“Ageing Well is about helping local faith communities in some of the Glasgow’s most disadvantaged, develop initiatives that positively impact the health and well-being of elderly people and their carers.”
Ageing Well is supported through Glasgow’s Third Sector Transformation Fund, Glasgow City Reshaping Care Partnership and is delivered by the Transformation Team. From November 2012 to August 2013 the team working in Partnership with UTHEO Ltd worked with 5 pilot projects. Since December 2013, the team has been working with a further 10 local groups. Collectively we hope that the local initiatives will increase the independence and resilience of older people and/or their families or carers, and that through working with groups build the capacity of individuals and communities to be more connected. We are working with local faith groups in neighbourhoods with significantly high percentages of elderly population or with faith communities who work with individuals who are particularly vulnerable.
Through the Ageing Well Programme, some communities have been able to develop additional services to existing clubs like hand and finger massage; others have developed brand new pieces of work like The Granary – an older person’s Youth Club and others have started a new piece of work through working in partnership with other organisations, like Al-Furqan Mosque and the Fred Paton Centre.
To see other examples of the impact that local faith groups are making and what that means in connection with the Scottish Government’s Reshaping Care for Older People Agenda see: “In Good Faith”
Brilliance in Brokeness
Brilliance in Brokenness – the name came from thinking about how often we hear about brokenness in society – particularly in our poorest areas – whilst the brilliance rarely was. It a conversation tool which allows people to speak freely and openly around all sorts of things. It has been used by local people in visioning days, evaluation sessions, reflection sessions, during worship and also with prison Throughcare teams and carers. Contact Pauline on 0141 221 4576 or Pauline@transformationteam.org
Creating SpaceImages of BrillianceThis short slideshow gives a wee glimpse of how the seemingly fragile silk threads are stretched across the frame. This was done as we shared about places that were significant to us and how the colour of silk we picked reflected that place. Thanks to Pauline Edmiston for leading this brilliant workshop!
Posted by Presbytery of Glasgow on Monday, October 12, 2015