The year ahead promises to be a hugely positive and productive one as we continue to carry out out work across Ayrshire within our numerous projects and community orientated work. It's truly amazing how much goes on at Centrestage Communities and we look forward to sharing that with you in the weeks and months ahead. There are always new projects and changes afoot we intend to keep you up to date with them.
Centrestage is present and works throughout Ayrshire. Our dignified food provision programme was the focus of a research paper commissioned by the Scottish Government due to the unique and innovative Centrestage approach. Carried out by What Works Scotland the research paper, entitled 'Fun,Food and Folk : The Centrestage Approach to Dignified Food Provision' was launched in January in Edinburgh to an audience of Government, social equalities campaigners and related company stakeholders.
and is attracting significant attention from across the country. Read that paper here www.whatworksscotland.ac.uk/publications/centrestage-dignified-food-provision
The project is delivered from our famous double decker bus and 'Sitootery' to our community outreach programmes and projects in Ardeer and Cumnock. This year the bus has been active in Fullarton (Irvine), Pennyburn ( Kilwinning), Shortlees & Onthank (Kilmarnock), Drongan and Rankiston.
In Ardeer we continue to enjoy working closely with the community to provide support and assistance as well as having lots of fun.
In Cumnock we are just about to open a new centre which can be used for socialising and getting to know people in the community better.
Heart&Soul, featuring ladies groups from Drongan Divas, Ardeer Divas and Cumnock Divas will all be performing at the launch of the centre soon.
Leadership Connect is enjoying a positive and busy start to the year as we work closely with school students from secondary and primary schools in the area, providing opportunities for personal and skill development, in compliment to the school curriculum. Leadership Connect strives to develop personal growth, focusing on the strengths and values of the individual, learning and leadership. Leadership Connect currently works with 7 secondary schools in Ayrshire as well as a number of primary schools.
It's always busy at Number 45 John Finnie Street in Kilmarnock, the base for Catalyst Communities, a hugely positive environment that provides support for creativity, artistic expression via it's recording studio for music and with professional support from artists available in addition to a gym and assistance available for making applications and phone calls as necessary. It's a hub of humanity and we are always glad to see so many people come along.
There are always so many things happening at Centrestage in addition to Centrestage Communities and we look forward to sharing lots of news with you in the weeks and months ahead.