Partnership Working



GET GOING GROUP is a 12 week programme supporting men 18+ to take control of their future; build employability skills; developing an awareness of personal health and well being, increase their learning, in preparation for their next step. this programme will support people in working towards accredited SQA awards, opportunity to experience practical activities, improve digital skills and gain in depth knowledge of the employability and application process; building and maintaining a CV. They will have the chance to access help with addiction, health, finances/benefits and advice surrounding personal barriers to progression.

Helping to build confidence, self-belief, enhance self-esteem and learn how to self motivate.

Eligibility would extend to those on Job Seekers Allowance, Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Lone Parents and carers.

The project is delivered by a partnership between ACE Cornton and Raploch URC who were successful in receiving the funding for this programme.


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 on to 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 the 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.