how many young people are now missing out on the support they need.”
The charity, based in the Vale of Leven Industrial Estate, was established in 1996 to provide support services for young people in West Dunbartonshire.
It has grown into the largest provider of youth services in the area, running projects for vulnerable, disadvantaged young people, particularly those who are leading chaotic lives, often without role models or structures.
They have taken over the former Skillseekers building in Broadmeadows Industrial Estate and are currently in the early stages of redeveloping it into a family centre which they say will benefit the wider community.
Tullochan’s Chris Mathers said: “The centre’s aim is to provide a much-needed family hub where we can work with young people and their families to help them overcome any barriers they may face.
“The services delivered from the centre will be aimed at ensuring that the young people and their families get the support they need to tackle issues around poverty and wellbeing, social interaction and learning.”
The charity hope to deliver their 10-week personal development course for 16-24-year-olds from the centre. The new programme will also offer tailored life skills training and support to young people to raise their aspirations, achieve set goals, increase their confidence, improve wellbeing and increase resilience.
The centre will also include a training kitchen, expand the charity’s services into the evening and operate a recycling centre for clothing.
We can work with young people to help them over come barriers