Helping those in need
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.