When residents in an East Ayrshire neighbourhood set up an Archery Group in January 2012 there were doubts about its viability. More than five years later and the group is a thriving pillar of the community. Attracting adults and young people, the group has led to increased levels of social interaction in the area.Read More
Responding to local peopleâ€™s concerns about obesity and low levels of physical activity, Link Up Whitfield teamed up with the Dundee Healthy Living Initiative, One Parent Families Scotland and a local fitness instructor to run a small-scale 12-week cooking and physical activity programme. Family Fun Fit focused on both cooking healthy meals as a familyRead More
Hugh (not his real name) is in his forties and has been attending one of Link Upâ€™s menâ€™s groups since March 2014. He had a drug addiction until he managed to get off them approximately ten years ago. â€śGetting off the drugs isnâ€™t just about stopping taking them, itâ€™s about changing everything. I had toRead More
I come from the Gallatown in Kirkcaldy. Poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and lack of opportunities have had a massively detrimental impact in the Gallatown and it has been in serious decline for years. I spent most of my life thinking this is how life is – but why should it be? We are not statistics;Read More
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