Core skills are shared with locals
Residents in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are being urged to make use of a skills sharing project operating in the two towns.
Dubbed‘The Core’is run by Community Learning and Home School Partnership Service. It began as a pilot project in May 2014 and its early success led to it being continued.
Projects are held at three venues across the area each month.
Residents can go along and learn new skills such as holistic therapies, arts and crafts, cake decoration, IT support and even balloon modelling.
A spokeswoman said: “Each week we have an organisation attend to give information and advice on their particular service. To date these have included: Credit Union, Money Matters, Business Gateway, South Lanarkshire College, and the Ethnic Minority Law Centre.
“Many of the participants have been helped by these organisations, while some have now moved on to further education, volunteering and employment. ”
A weekly project is held at Universal Connections on Burnhill Street on Wednesdays from 10am-2pm. This includes guest speakers and crèche facilities.
On the first Monday of every month there is an outreach project at the Toll Pitch Pavilion in Cambuslang from 6.30-8.30pm. And on the first Thursday of each month it takes place at Springhall Community Centre on Cruachan Road from 9am-12pm. All the events are free and people can just drop in.