Priority 5 Including Everyone in Our Communities – 3rd review
All local residents feel included and able to participate equally in vibrant and resilient communities and organisations are supported to be inclusive of a wide range of people in their work.
5.1 Explore attitudes and behaviour in Portlethen and Inverbervie to support the creation of inclusive activities.
5.2 K&M Youth Forum will be supported to address issues that they feel are important to them, their peers and their community.
5.3 Young people and residents can access information and feel confident to engage with a range of services and organisations, particularly around issues of employability, welfare reform and personal finances.
5.4 Young people are engaged in the development of online information sharing tools
NHS, Council’s Working for Families, SW & EL&L including CLD & Active Schools and Communities Teams, Community Development Organisations, Patient Participation Groups, Aberdeenshire Signposting Project, Voluntary Sector Organisations & The Regeneration Area Health Improvement Worker.
Progress & Results:
A survey was completed in Portlethen & Inverbervie and made available to various organisations and projects.
Young people from Portlethen, Stonehaven & Laurencekirk are being supported through CLD to produce a film on bullying and stereotyping of mental health and to take part in citizenship training opportunities.
One to one support is given to identified young people and members of the public around issues of employability through Barnardos, Princess Trust ‘Get into Oil and Gas’, NE College with varying levels of success including apprenticeships, part- and full-time employment. Group support was delivered in Stonehaven from March 2014 to 15 young people with all but one going onto further education and/or employment. A further group commenced in December 2014. Gear Up to Go Portlethen offered ten 4th year pupils and two 5th year pupils an opportunity to acquire skills to assist them in the journey to the workplace, further education or training. At Mearns Academy 12 pupils gained an SQA Employability Award.
Inverbervie Job Club and Credit Union Access point takes place every Wednesday 1-3pm. Personal finance training is supported where required.
The Youth Information App is still to be formally launched. The app is live on iTunes Apps Store but young people from K&M Youth Forum have identified several technical glitches that need to be resolved.
Work is continuing for all of these actions.
Lead Partners & Contact:
Leslie Murison, Senior CLD Worker