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Thornliebank Resource Centre

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More than 40 people get support organised at the centre by key workers and other staff.

The people who use this centre get help to decide how much time they spend at the centre and how much time they will have to work, look after their house, be more active in the community or just meet up with friends.

The support given helps to make people more independent and to organise activities for people with higher support needs. A hydro pool , gardens and sensory rooms are in use and support is given in the community. The groups are small and focused to each person's needs.

Thornliebank Resource Centre
Robslee Drive,
Thornliebank,
Glasgow,
G46 7BA
Tel: 0141 577 4535
Barrhead Centre
8, Carlibar Road,
Barrhead,
Glasgow,
G78 1AA
Tel: 0141 577 8506

What goes on in the Centre

Activities set up at the centre cover a wide range of interests and meet the many different needs of service users. They support an active and interesting life in the local community. Evening support means that service users get the chance to socialise with friends. Some of these groups use community meeting places as a base going to shows, taking part in sports and leisure, having meals, visiting the cinema and theatre.  A lot of support is given to healthy eating and living, both from meals in centre and groups set up for service users. A new DIY group has been set up to give service users useful practical skills.

News and Web Group

Web Group Apr 2012

The web group have been working on some changes to the site. We will be asking other people in the centre if we can talk about what they do and let people know about the changes and any new things going on. Making good use of the newly adapted kitchen one centre group worked on the Healthy Living Project.

Their work contributed to a DVD which supports healthy living and winning the COSLA gold award - ' Tackling Health Inequalities and improving Health '. The group think the web site is a good way to let people know how independent they are and how pleased they are about the work they do, supported from the centre base.

Healthy living

Healthy Living Apr 2012

The Thornliebank Centre was the first day service of its kind to get the green apple award to mark providing a healthy diet and food for staff and service users.  More recently a healthy living project at the centre worked with other groups and council's to win a COSLA national gold award for its promotion of a healthier lifestyle.

John feels that being part of two groups that support healthy living has been good for his health:

On a Monday I get the chance to try out different healthy foods. I tried a lot of fruits and know the ones I like to eat. I find out about having a good diet. On the Friday I like to go out to the shops and buy the food I need to have a healthy lunch.  It's good when we all get together and have our lunch and a talk. - John


What we do in the community

Activities set up at the centre cover a wide range of interests and meet the many different needs of service users. They support an active and interesting life in the local community. Evening support means that service users get the chance to socialise with friends, going to shows, taking part in sports and leisure, having meals, visiting the cinema and theatre.


Late start

Late Start Apr 2012

Small groups get support to take part in a variety of social activities and have an evening out. John enjoys getting out on a Wednesday night and the group each get the chance to choose what they would like to do. Playing sports, pool, cinema, theatre, walk in a park, visit to a place of interest and having a meal out are among the activities:

I like getting out with my friends and trying out different sports. It's good value for a night out.  My idea of a good night is playing pool, having a meal and a chat. - John


Work, learning and training

Working in the Cafe Apr 2012

Most of the service users have had the chance to work or been supported to go to courses at local colleges. Among the work opportunities on offer are elderly care, charity shops, children's play areas, working in shops and cafés, etc. A variety of courses leading to qualifications are on offer at Reid Kerr, Cardonald and the Nautical College, people are often given support to travel between home and college or work placement.

Working in the cafe

I am working in a café at the moment. I am enjoying this job, making snacks, serving food and drinks as well as dealing with customers. I'd asked for work experience at a review and I am happy with this job on a Friday. 

I also work on a Wednesday helping to make up orders of materials needed by school teachers. - Stephen


A home of our own

Own Home Apr 2012

More than half of the people who use a service at Thornliebank now have a home of their own with support to suit their needs. Many of the activities organised at the centre are set up to give service users more independence and promote an active and healthy lifestyle.

Like many people at Thornliebank Tim has his own home and as well as home support, gets a lot of training and help to live independently from the centre staff:

I am happy with this flat. I stay near a lot of friends and get good support. My house is near the shops and places I like to go to for food and a drink. I get help with shopping, cooking and cleaning. 

On a Saturday I go out with my support worker for a meal and a drink. We do things when we are out like the cinema. I am going to see the X Factor then out for a Chinese meal. I share my flat but have my own room. I live in a good area. - Tim


Having our say

Service users get support to make choices about what they do in their lives. They use pictures and movie clips to help to think about the choices available. Each person is given the time to think about how the support they need to will enable them to meet their needs.

Rebound

Rebound Apr 2012

A lot of planning and discussion at meetings goes into making sure that service users with higher support needs get the same range of choices available to all that use the service but also activities that best suit their needs.

Groups like Rebound use a local sports centre to promote good health and well being as well as integration within the wider community.


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