Core skills are shared with lo­cals

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

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.

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