Help­ing those in need

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

A Ru t h e r g l e n - b a s e d char­ity is hop­ing to make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of peo­ple from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds.

Hope Am­pli­fied is a com­mu­nity- led ini­tia­tive aimed at pro­vid­ing peo­ple, es­pe­cially young peo­ple, with the skills needed to meet their full po­ten­tial and par­tic­i­pate fully in so­ci­ety.

They of­fer train­ing on as­pects of IT and fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy, help­ing peo­ple de­velop their skillset.

There are even arts and mu­sic cour­ses for peo­ple to broaden their hori­zons.

Started in 2011, the char­ity gained reg­is­tered sta­tus two years ago.

They are based on Ruther­glen Main Street and will hold an event geared to­wards im­prov­ing fi­nan­cial lit­er­acy and em­ploy­ment out­comes for young peo­ple on Au­gust 25.

The char­ity’s Michael Jonathan said: “We have quite a lot of peo­ple us­ing our ser­vice.”

“On week­days we get be­tween 18 and 25 peo­ple along.

“We help peo­ple from all over South La­nark­shire, help­ing them with a va­ri­ety of things.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on what Hope Am­pli­fied have to of­fer, go to www. ho­peam­pli­fied.org.uk or call 0141 647 3697.

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