Partnership Working

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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.

Community Lunch

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 Wednesday 14th November 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.

All welcome!

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 office@ace-cornton.org for further information.