Since 2001 we have supported vulnerable adults many with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health issues to live an active, healthy life, safely, within their own homes and be fully involved within their local communities. Our members are active in our networks learning essential life skills, becoming more independent whilst spending more time with friends and becoming less reliant on paid support.
The Difference we make.
Members of Neighbourhood Networks get the flexibility and responsive support to meet their own personal care needs. Each individual is supported to establish a life in which they are safe and more independent. Members will have opportunities to experience a real sense of belonging and involvement. They will be far less isolated and lonely as they develop their confidence and self-esteem. Members will learn new skills such as independent travel, cooking, life skills, budgeting and much more including volunteering and employment skills.
Who can benefit?
Neighbourhood Networks emphasise the importance of providing preventative models of support, and opportunities for mutual support, to vulnerable people who might receive little or no support and run the risk of entering significant but nonetheless avoidable crisis in their lives. It has its roots firmly in the notion of the renewal or revival of neighbourhoods and the wider community as places where people don’t just share the same streets but actively co-operate with each other for mutual advantage.
We have continued to deliver support throughout the pandemic due to the flexibility and responsiveness of the network model. This has included social distance walks, practical support, check ins and the use of digital technology including WhatsApp and zoom. The networks have been meeting virtually for a lunch club every week and there is also a programme of digital activities including bingo, photography, drawing sessions and more. We are now slowly supporting members to get out of the house and build up the confidence they had before the pandemic.
Our Network Members are all individuals and have very individual needs and wants. We have two networks one in Clydebank and the other in Dumbarton that specifically support adults with a diagnosed learning disability. If you would like to become a Network member call and speak to the Network Manager Laura Eales.
Tel: 0141 440 1005
Facebook – @neighbourhoodnetworksscot