Thistle Housing Association receives funding for isolation and inclusion project



Thistle Housing Association has been awarded £30,000 by national procurement organisation Fusion21 to support its proposed ‘Go! Social’ project over 12 months.

The project was proposed as a result of the Association’s Community Consultation feedback in the summer of this year. Residents had expressed a desire for the community hall to be utilised for more social activities, offering additional opportunities for the community to come together.  The ‘Go! Social’ project aims to reduce isolation, increase social inclusion and improve levels of overall health for everyone in Toryglen.

The project, which commences in January 2019, incorporates the establishment of four groups, covering all age ranges: a community café, youth afterschool club, a toddler and carer group as well as multiple exercise classes.

Dave McGuinness, social value manager at Fusion21, said: “Fusion21 is committed to making a real impact in the local communities of our members. We’re delighted to be supporting and funding the “Go Social” project, which will positively contribute to the wellbeing of both residents and community members of all ages.”

Carly Monaghan, Thistle Housing Association community development officer, added: “One of the Associations priorities is to deliver positive reactive results for our community based on the outcomes of the consultation. The ‘Go! Social’ project is an initial opportunity for everyone to engage locally, build stronger relationships with their neighbours and aim towards an overall healthier community.

“I am hopeful this project will grow beyond a platform and become a springboard for the Community to flourish in many other areas. We are looking forward to commencing the project at the start of 2019.”



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