Moving On Project
The Moving On Project was launched in October 2016, funded by the Big Lottery and the Robertson Trust. The aim of the project is to support individuals dealing with social isolation including those affected by addiction, bereavement, loneliness, and mental health issues.
We provide activity, training, peer mentoring and volunteering opportunities to support people to reintegrate and be a part of their communities again. Our varied activities reduce isolation and increase people’s confidence in their ability to cope with challenges and stresses.
There were already a substantial amount of community groups and statutory services using the rooms at the station which we were able to link in with and we also identified new referral pathways.
The partnerships we have created have helped us to have a good understanding of what others are doing locally and enabled us to compliment already existing activity in the area.
We have developed a number of good working relationships with partner agencies and supported them and their clients through our project. Examples of this are the Criminal Justice women’s group, the Community Mental Health Team and their recovery and wellness programme and the Community Connectors.
The Moving On Project has been successful in empowering people, motivating them and giving them the confidence to make positive changes in their lives, enabling them to move forward and reconnect with their communities.
We have worked with over 120 people in the 9 months since the project started.