CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU
HMP Cornton Vale
We continue to work in partnership with Cornton Vale and the women who are on license in the independent living units. These women are unable to go back into the prison to use the education center so learning within the prison is not an option. ACE staff visit the Prison regularly to interact with staff and inmates and to participate in events organized for partners. We also liaise within the Learning Centre in the prison so they can pass information about our services onto women who are moving into the independent living units. We also work closely with the placement officer, Ross Binnie, who is responsible for the independent living units. Ross is keen that the women in the independent living units have the opportunity to take part in learning and the development that provides.
We have now worked with a large number of women from Cornton Vale who have come to ACE Cornton to take part in learning activities. Each of these women has had a very positive experience and has progressed well in their learning and personal development. The women have taken part in a range of subjects, have achieved various qualifications and volunteered with ACE on occasions. All the women have benefited from the social side of their learning and interacted very positively both with staff and other learners.
CAB Volunteer Advisor Training Programme
Stirling District Citizens Advice delivers a 12 week volunteer training programme for those interested in becoming a CAB Advisor. Please contact 01786 470239 for further information.
Stirling Cycle Hub
Stirling Cycle Hub’s Community Cycling Officer is looking to collect the views and opinions of people living and/or working in Cornton in relation to walking and cycling. The Hub are working with a number of local partners including ACE Cornton, Cornton Community Council, Cornton Primary School and Cornton Nursery with the goal of achieving Cycling Scotland’s Cycle Friendly Community Award. Over the coming months, they are looking to organise events such as bike rides, cycle maintenance training and Dr Bike sessions. They will also be working with Stirling Council to provide an opportunity for the community’s voice to be heard in relation to walking and cycling infrastructure in the area.
The first stage is to get as many different voices heard as possible, so please complete this short survey to get involved: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7Z82XTD
If you have any questions about the project, or want to see how you can get involved then please email Chris James: email@example.com or call 01786 474160.
Every Thursday starting 1 February 2018
Time: 3.30 – 5.00 pm
Parent & Carer led space for children to use computers for homework / projects.
Printing available (small fee)
Children must be accompanied by parent/carer.
Term time only