No Feart dishes up new project
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“I started work six months ago as a delivery driver. I’m really enjoying it. “Staff at the centre are just brilliant. I couldn’t have done it without them. They really did me proud. “If you’re looking for work, the centre is spot-on.
“The support is out there.” GHA Chair Gordon Sloan added: “Our Click & Connect centres are a vital way for tenants to get online. “It’s great to hear how Stewart
“I was unemployed for three years, stuck at home and getting myself down. I felt worthless. “I went along to the Click & Connect
centre in Cranhill. “I got help with improving my CV, staff there put me through job courses and helped me with my applications and get organised for interviews too. “They introduced me to websites I didn’t know about with all sorts of different jobs – it opened up a whole new world.
was able to land a job. “It shows you how important our computer learning centres are – and how they can change people’s lives.” Click & Connect is a partnership between Wheatley Group – GHA’s parent company – and Glasgow Kelvin College. There are 36 centres all over Glasgow. Find your nearest centre at www.gha.org/getonline
or talk to your housing officer. For Cranhill Development Trust, phone 774 3344.
A PROJECT helping people affected by domestic violence has dished up a new social enterprise. ‘No Feart’, set up last year by tenant Lynn Smillie, is based in the south and currently offers support and counselling to 25 women and men across Glasgow and beyond. Lynn, pictured above, has also just opened the ‘Comfort Food’ café in Ibrox, which will see its profits ploughed back into No Feart. She’s also planning to open premises in the north and east of the city after receiving funding from GHA. Lynn said: “It’s wonderful to be able to fund the No Feart project with a café that brings the community together and also helps people in need.
“I’m hoping to find other premises in Glasgow so we’re available for anyone who might need help.” Comfort Food is at Clyde Community Hall, Whiteford Road. For more about No Feart, email info@ nofeart.org
or call 07706 754 817.
GHA Annual Highlights
IT’S been an eventful year at GHA – and you can read all about it in our annual highlights. The report looks back at the highlights of the previous 12 months and how GHA pushed forward with plans to create better homes and better lives. In the report you can
read how, in 2015-16, GHA has: • Built 519 new homes across Glasgow • Invested £45m improving our existing homes • Supported 219 people into jobs, and much more. You can find the annual highlights at www.gha.org.uk
. You can also read our parent company’s financial accounts at www.wheatley-group.com
theKEY - www.gha.org.uk
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