We registered in January 2019, as an innovative community interest company with a social conscience, aiming to work with communities tackling social issues such as poverty, isolation, and equitable access to support.
The company directors having experience of developing and delivering a range of co-produced recovery projects; reaching a number of individuals not known to services. This learning being the driver in establishing the company in taking a more independent approach in delivering models enhancing people’s quality of life and tackling inequalities.
Projects, such as a recovery café, delivered by volunteers in recovery from alcohol and other drug problems, having made a significant impact to the communities within South and North Ayrshire; as a vehicle for ‘giving back’ and supporting their community. This being achieved by providing a supportive and informal community hub, access to low-cost high-quality food, and enhancing community engagement particularly with marginalised groups; reducing isolation, challenging stigma and discrimination.
Our vision is providing support, offering volunteering and employment opportunities to those furthest from the labour market with multiple barriers. By demonstrating change is possible this offers hope and motivation to many others where they too can positively turn their lives around.
We have a strong desire in forging partnerships with funders and service providers sharing the same values and ethos; supporting us in making the vision a reality. We know what is required and achievable through dedicated and passionate people wishing to drive change for our most disadvantaged groups and making a positive impact on the wider community.