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Making the right choice in cranhill

Choices for Change aims to improve confidence and self-esteem and learn new skills.

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A personal development course led by Thenue Housing is helping to transform lives.

Choices for Change provides an opportunity to improve confidence and self-esteem and learn new skills.

Previous Choices for Change courses have been offered in Bridgeton, Calton, Dennistoun and now, for the first time, it has been delivered in Cranhill

Thenue said it is grateful for the generous support of £227,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to allow the association to provide these courses.  

Now, the sixth group of 11 participants have completed their learning journey, over 10 weeks, with a celebration event.

Jointly delivered with Glasgow Kelvin College, it reinforces the strong working relationship Thenue has with the college. Together, they previously delivered an award-winning course to various communities known as Learning Works which was an employability pathway course.

Ruth Adam, Community Regeneration Manager at Thenue, said: “Choices for Change is yet another example of the work Thenue is doing to help our communities – delivering real benefits at grass roots level and improving people’s lives. This is a first for Cranhill, and we are delighted it has been so enthusiastically received by the Cranhill community.”

Charles Turner, Chief Executive of Thenue, attended the celebration event held at the Scottish Veterans Residences in Cranhill.

He said: “We congratulate the participants of course six and thank them for their commitment shown during the 10 weeks.

“We also want to thank Glasgow Kelvin College who are our partners in delivering this important community initiative, which is now benefiting other communities where we have our homes.”

Participants on Choices for Change are supported to achieve their own goals, whether that is to volunteer, find work, get more involved in their community, or make better health choices.

Course content includes computer skills, personal development, community achievement as well as fun informal activities to promote both physical and mental health and wellbeing such as energy advice, stress management and visits to local places of interest.

Pictured: The course participants pictured with some Thenue staff.

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