In 2017, INtegr8 Befriending Service achieved it's Quality in Befriending Award (QiB) from Befriending Networks - http://www.befriending.co.uk. This demonstrates that the service has met the required standard for safe & competent practice in Befriending. The Award is valid until October 2019.
CREATIVE AND ACTIVE LIVES PROJECT
West Lothian Council Arts Service, Inclusion and Aftercare Team and West Lothian Youth Action Project, working in partnership, have been successful with an application to the Lottery, Life Changes Trust, with a fund of £150,669 awarded for a 3 year project – Creative and Active Lives.
The project will expand on current work of the partner agencies, allowing us to reach and provide support to more Care Experienced and disengaged young people from across West Lothian. The project will benefit a mixed group of approximately 30 young people aged 14 – 25 yrs.
GRASS ROOTS PUBLIC ART PROJECT-
Several Community groups in Craigshill, Livingston came together to discuss how they could regenerate the area in which they live. Craigshill was the first area of Livingston to be developed in the sixties and subsequently some of the infrastructure has become rundown, it is also recognised as a disadvantaged area in the SIMD. Hobart Street to Sheil walk is the main thoroughfare in Craigshill; it connects, at one end, Riverside Primary, Craigsfarm and St Andrew Church, to the Mall, the Library and the Health Centre at the other. The groups have pinpointed this as an area that would benefit from an innovative public art project that would assist in community cohesion. Running along this thoroughfare is a tired rose bed with unexplained recesses, the original purpose of which has long been lost; on the other side is a small crumbling brick wall whilst at the other end of the walk there are negative spaces that could be given purpose. The groups wish to engage an artist to work with the neighbourhood in transforming this main passageway into artistic celebration of community that would become a proud focus to the area.
After community consultation it was decided they wanted a design that brightened up the area. This work is taking place during the Summer/Autumn 2018.
Funded by West Lothian Council and Public Art West Lothian.
HOBART STREET MURAL WITH BESPOKE ATELIER
A 'Young Roots' Heritage project exploring the legacy and migration of people into West Lothian by recording and investigating the stories, accents and dialects of the people that live there.
Young people from Armadale, Broxburn and Craigshill, brought together through the Youth Action Project, have worked together to create visual artworks and compile their own archive of Scots words and phrases.
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