Event to help com­mu­nity

Rutherglen Reformer - - Road Watch -

Ru­glo­ni­ans are be­ing in­vited to a spe­cial event which aims to find ways of boost­ing com­mu­nity groups that im­prove the lives of lo­cal peo­ple.

The Build­ing and Cel­e­brat­ing Com­mu­ni­ties event will look at ex­ist­ing com­mu­nity groups and those which vol­un­teers may be strug­gling to get off the ground.

Or­gan­ised by South La­nark­shire Health and So­cial Care Part­ner­ship (SLH&SCP), the work­shop will run from 9.30am to 3.30pm on June 6 at Ruther­glen Town Hall.

Val de Souza, direc­tor of health and so­cial care at the part­ner­ship, said the event would iden­tify what com­mu­ni­ties are al­ready do­ing well; iden­tify where they need help and thirdly iden­tify what com­mu­ni­ties need SLH&SCP and part­ner agen­cies to do for them, ini­tially or on an on­go­ing ba­sis.

Ms de Souza said: “These sem­i­nars are ac­tion ori­en­tated. From the find­ings we want to pri­ori­tise a pro­gramme of work – so it’s im­por­tant any­one with an in­ter­est in fur­ther de­vel­op­ing their com­mu­nity, no mat­ter how big or small, at­tends. We’d be de­lighted to see you there.” Cor­mac Rus­sell, a world-lead­ing thinker on com­mu­nity-driven change, will lead the sem­i­nar.

He has trained com­mu­ni­ties, agen­cies and gov­ern­ments in as­set­based com­mu­nity devel­op­ment in more than 30 coun­tries.

The Ruther­glen Town Hall event will cover all com­mu­ni­ties in the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang coun­cil wards.

At­ten­dance is free and places will be al­lo­cated on a first come first serve ba­sis. To book con­tact Gi­u­liana Gustinelli on 01698 453700 or email gi­u­liana.gustinelli@south­la­nark­shire. gcsx.gov.uk

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