Link Up works closely with people in communities facing significant social and economic challenges, to improve wellbeing and bring people together. Anna* tells her story of the support she received from the work of Link Up in the Gallatown.Â Poverty, deprivation, social exclusion and lack of opportunities have had a massively detrimental impact in theRead More
In his 50s, Chris has led a violent life. He has been involved in gang activity and spent long periods in prison. He had attended mental health support groups and clinics over a long period and had been held in secure units for severe mental health issues. He felt â€śhe had no controlâ€ť over hisRead More
For Ashleigh, joining Link Upâ€™s North West Archery Club in 2015 was the spark for a period of remarkable change for her; one which has given her, perhaps for the first time in her life, a sense of direction and purpose. Ashleigh was a young carer for various members of her family throughout her childhoodRead More
Having struggled with substance misuse for most of her adult life, Tammie has used her volunteering experience through Link Up to turn her life around. Because of Tammieâ€™s circumstances, her daughter went into her grandmotherâ€™s care in 2016. Wanting to be a positive role model for her daughter and to regain custody of her, asRead 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
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
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