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: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01786 474160.
ACE applied for and secured funding from Stirling Council Community Grant to deliver a further 2 community lunches, going forward and in order to continue we will be fundraising through raffles, guess the dolls birthday and possibly a bingo night or tombola.
I’d like to extend a huge thank you to staff and volunteers from our partner organisations Start Up Stirling, Forth Environment Link and LMIB Sunlight Cafe their contributions have definitely gone a long way towards making this possible and not forgetting volunteers from ACE. Thank you.
Our next Community Lunch will be held on Thursday 10th October at 1 pm in Cornton Community Centre.
Please come along and join us for a three course lunch, the opportunity to meet new folks, chat to old friends and basically bring more members of the community together.
Money Advice Scotland
Opportunities are available for Staff/Volunteers to participate in training delivered by Money Advice Scotland.
Money Coach Train the Trainer For those who work directly 1-2-1 with service users and is designed to assist staff/volunteers gain the skills to give clients long term solutions to money management skills.
Talking Money Train the Trainer For those who work more in a group delivery role. This session is designed to give staff ideas on how to deliver a money management session to their services users in a group.
Please contact ACE on 01786 445619 or email email@example.com for further information.