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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Peer Worker Vacancy

Engagement and Educational Peer Worker NHSGG&C

These posts are sessional – approx. 6 hours per month, paid at NHS Band 5 rate. Location: Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Are you interested in helping BME communities overcome barriers to accessing NHSGGC Health Services? Do you have an awareness of the impact of living in poverty? Could you educate and support others, while contributing to improving NHSGGC services in the future?

About the role: These exciting new roles have been developed specifically for individuals from communities that could benefit from help and support in accessing Health Services. You’ll be working with a Peer Co-ordinator to engage with and educate communities on specific topics, taking a human rights approach. You will use knowledge gained from on-going training and support to educate communities and promote specific services. Recognise the impact of living in poverty and offer practical guidance and support to help mitigate this. You will collect feedback which will help NHSGGC improve its services and ways in which people access them. You may be working with people in distress, you will need to be emotionally and mentally resilient. You’ll be expected to address community groups and will be given training on the most effective way to so this. You will receive induction, training and on-going supervision, including a network of other peer workers employed within NHSGGC.

What you’ll do:

Build supportive and respectful relationships with individuals and community groups.

Support others using your personal experience and confidence gained from ongoing training and support.

Provide information and promote specific NHSGGC health services.

Discuss the impact of, and offer support to mitigate poverty and maximise income.

Gather feedback which will be used to improve services.

Contribute to the development of the peer worker programme and role within NHSGGC.

What you’ll need:

An interest in local communities and a desire to help others.

Resilience, and the ability to know when to ask for help.

An understanding of issues and barriers facing BME communities and those living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation.

Good communication skills.

The ability to work well in a team.

Empathy, good listening skills, approachability and common sense.

An understanding of the need for confidentiality.

Interested? If you would like further information on the Engagement and Education Peer Worker role, or to express an interest, please contact: mhairi.mcculloch@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Govanhill International Festival & Carnival – family activities

These is so much happening within the Govanhill International Festival & Carnival over the two weeks between 2nd and 14th of August that it may not be that easy to quickly identify which events are suitable for the whole family. And so below are the family picks – events and activities where people of all ages, especially the young ones, will find something for themselves.

If you’d like to print a copy of the family events (it’s a two page document), you can download them here:

For the full festival programme, go to www.govanhillbaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/GIFC-Programme-2022-web.pdf

BANNER-MAKING WORKSHOP

Thu 4 August, 2–6pm, The Deep End,

21 Nithsdale Street (no booking required)

Ahead of the Govanhill Parade & Carnival there will be a banner making workshop at the Deep End. Join us to design and create banners that feel reflective of your group and the campaigns you’re involved with. We can’t wait to see your banners on the Govanhill carnival parade!

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: SKY ON A HILL

Thur, 4 August, 4–7.30pm, Hidden Gardens Join our storytelling events for kids in the afternoon and an evening of readings, performances, installations & workshops.

CARNIVAL PARADE

Sat 06 August, 12.30pm, Govanhill Park

The famous Govanhill Carnival Parade is back for the fifth time – more colourful and vibrant than ever! Drummers, jugglers, brass bands, roller skaters, dancers & all the brilliant community groups. We’ll be making ourselves heard as we walk to Queen’s Park where the Carnival will begin!

GOVANHILL CARNIVAL

Sat, 6 August, 2–4pm Queen’s Park

The Carnival will celebrate the spirit and vibrancy of Govanhill with music, stalls, food, and activities for all the family. We promise you a concert showcasing the incredible talent and culture which makes this city so unique. With art workshops, face painting, games, bouncy castles and much more to get involved in on the day – there’s something for everyone!

ROMA SISTERS TOGETHER!

Sun 7 August, 2–4pm, Govanhill Park

To mark the end of their wellbeing project ‘Roma Sisters Together’, Romano Lav are throwing a Roma fashion show party in the park! The women will be showing off their incredible clothing and accessories that they’ve made! Featuring live music from local Roma musicians Opre Roma.

FILM FESTIVAL

Delivered by Glasgow Artists’ Moving Images Studio (GAMIS) & Govanhill Baths

Book online: bit.ly/GamisTickets

Full programme available online!

THE BAT. LAB. [OUTDOOR CINEMA]

11 – 14 August, 49 Bankhall Street

This outdoor cinema is hosted by GAMIS in collaboration with Rumpus Room, G42.pop ups and Glasgow Zine Library offering an inspiring, unique programme!

FONDS: OBJECTS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

[exhibition of photographs around Govanhill]

Fri, 12 August, various locations

The people of Govanhill have shared their favourite objects and their stories. Look out for striking images of ordinary things in an outside exhibition, and listen out for the accompanying radio show on Radio Buena Vida. By Greater Govanhill, Street Level Photoworks & Thriving Places.

TALL TALES OF GOVANHILL

Wed, 10 August, 6–8pm, Bees Knees Cafe

Join us for a magical evening, celebrating the stories that make up our community. Storytellers from some of the different cultures of Govanhill will share their myths, legends, and tall, tall tales with you. This event is suitable for ages 12 + (under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult).

GOVANHILL COMMUNITY MARKET: GOVANHILL FOOD STORIES

Sat, 13 August, 12–4pm

Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL

Govanhill Food Stories edition of Govanhill Community Market celebrates Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. Join our community food market, performances, talks, and workshops exploring migration through stories of the diverse local communities!

PICNIC IN THE GARDENS

Sat. 13 August, 1.30–4pm, The Hidden Gardens, 25A Albert Drive, G41 2PE

Bring a picnic, a blanket and enjoy this fun-filled summer event! Hop on the smoothie bike to make your own drinks, visit the herb tea cafe, discover useful plants, learn how to take cuttings of herbs to grow your own, have a dance, and lots more! Free & all ages welcome!

GOVANHILL STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, 14 August

For full details of times & locations go to: www.govanhillbaths.com/festival

Join us to celebrate the rich and diverse musical heritage, talent and skill of top musicians and performers as they take to the streets to fill Govanhill with music. Come join us, have a dance and sing-a-long! Host: Love Music Hate Racism

[Govanhill Children’s Festival]

Hosts: Govanhill Community Development Trust and Govanhill Housing Association

All events will be held online. More info: www.govanhillbaths.com/festival

Govanhill’s Got Talent!

Sat 6 August, 6pm

Grab the popcorn and prepare to be dazzled by dancers, singers, musicians, artists, magicians and the many other talents of Govanhill’s youngsters – it’s the hottest ticket in town!

Govanhill Gloop – Science time

Sun 7 August, 12pm

It’s science and technology day at Govanhill Children’s Festival. That means it’s time for more mess and glooping. What a fun way to learn about science!

Great Govanhill Quiz

Mon 8 August, 11am

Join us for a fun-filled family quiz which will test your knowledge about Govanhill.

Govanhill Children’s Book Festival

Tue 9 August – various times

Join us for a day of stories and learning as we are joined by some of Scotland’s most acclaimed children and young people’s authors. Suitable for children of all ages.

Govanhill Updates {August}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates by emailing Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is back once again and this year we’re arriving bigger and bolder than ever before. Now in our sixth year, we’re thrilled to bring you a programme of events fusing together art, heritage and community activism. This two-week long showcase of music, talks, walks, film, art exhibitions, workshops, and activities for children is a testament to the amazing cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that exists right here in Govanhill. We’re also delighted to be able to say that the Govanhill Parade and Carnival will be making a colourful return to the festival after last year’s biggest turnout to date! See the programme here:

www.govanhillbaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/GIFC-Programme-2022-web.pdf

Govanhill Food Stories

Govanhill Food Stories – 13 August – 12 – 4pm – Bat.Lab. next to Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Govanhill Food Stories edition of Govanhill Community Market will celebrate Govanhill’s multicultural community’s stories through food as part of the Govanhill International Festival and the Year of Stories 2022. Activities will include free story sharing performances and workshops, gardening info sessions, taster sessions, a community food market and much more!

Slovak

Govanhillové Potravinové Príbehy – 13. augusta – 12:00 – 16:00 hod – Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Vydanie Govanhillských Potravinových Príbehov komunitného trhu Govanhill oslávi príbehy Govanhillskej multikultúrnej komunity prostredníctvom jedla v rámci Medzinárodného Festivalu Govanhill a Roku Príbehov 2022. Medzi aktivity budú patriť predstavenia a workshopy na zdieľanie príbehov, posedenia s informáciami o záhradníctve, posedenia s ochutnávkami, komunitný trh s potravinami a oveľa viac! Účasť je bezplatná!

Romanian

Povești despre mâncare Govanhill – 13 august – 12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Ediția ‘Govanhill Food Stories’ a Govanhill Community Market va celebra poveștile comunității multiculturale din Govanhill prin mâncare, ca parte a Festivalului Internațional Govanhill și a Anului Poveștilor 2022. Activitățile vor include spectacole și ateliere de împărtășire a poveștilor, sesiuni de informații despre grădinărit, sesiuni de degustare, o piață alimentară comunitară și mult mai mult!

Urdu 

گونہیل فوڈ سٹوریس  – ۱۳ اگست – ۱۲ سے ۴ بجے — Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL

گونہیل کمیونٹی مارکٹ کا “فوڈ سٹوریس” والا حصہ گونہیل کے رنگین رہنے والوں کی کہانیاں انکے کھانوں کہ ہاتھ منایا جاۓ گا۔ یہ تقریب “گونہیل اینٹرناشنل فسٹیول” اور “ایر اوت سٹوریس” کا حصہ ہے۔ اس بار کی سرگرمیوں میں داستان گویی، ورکشاپ، گھر کے باغ کی دیکھ بھال، “تیسٹر سشن”، کمیونٹی فوڈ مارکٹ اور بہت 

کچھ شامل ہے!

Hidden Gardens events & activities

For all happenings at Hidden Gardens check: 

What’s on at The Hidden Gardens – July 2022 (mailchi.mp)

GUIDED TOURS OF THE HIDDEN GARDENS (in person)

Do you belong to a community group or have a group of friends who would like to find out more about The Hidden Gardens – its history, planting design, and wildlife? Join one of our volunteer-led guided tours – let us know what date, day and time you would like a tour. Tours are also available in Urdu and French. Contact andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk or ring 0141 433 2722 to book your tour.

WOMEN’S CULTURAL COOKERY (in person)

EVERY THURSDAY FROM 11 AUGUST UNTIL 08 SEPTEMBER 

Learn how to cook dishes from all around the world, and share your own recipes in a friendly and relaxed environment. To sign up send an email to dio@thehiddengardens.org.uk

MEN’S GROUP (in person)

TUESDAYS; 1 – 3PM 

Activity based group open to Southside men from all backgrounds. Activities include Shiatsu, creative writing, art classes and gardening. To check out our summer programme and find out how to sign up follow this link: https://bit.ly/3bQoGJT 

TAI CHI ON THE LAWN

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS; 10AM  (in person)

A gentle outdoor exercise class open to all abilities. Classes are drop-in, please complete our online Registration Form and Equalities Monitoring Form before your first session this year. Please dress for the weather | Children aged 10 and over welcome with participating adult.

PICNIC IN THE GARDENS – SATURDAY 13 AUGUST, 1.30 – 4PM

Grab your picnic and a blanket and join us on 13th August for a picnic in The Gardens! The day will be packed with free activities suitable for all ages. Hop on the smoothie bike with Urban Roots, visit our herb tea café, discover useful plants in the gardens, have a dance with the Boogie Butterfly, find out about food miles with Glasgow Science Centre, or join a guided tour of the gardens! To book a space on our guided tour in British Sign Language (BSL),  email andrea@thehhiddengardens.org.uk 

Join Crosshill & Govanhill Community Council!

Do you have something to say about:

  • Cleansing and the Environment in the Community
  • The Quality of Local Housing and Landlords
  • Roads and Parking in the Area
  • Places in Our Local Schools
  • Local Policing  

If so, then Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council needs you on the team. Our meetings are held the second Monday of every month 7pm to 9pm. Nominations to become fully elected members of the community council are now open. For a nomination form please go to our website www.crosshillandgovanhill.org.uk closing date is 31st July 2022.

email: cgcommunitycouncilsecretary@gmail.com

YOUNG PEOPLE

Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Govanhill Youth Club Picnic 

Come along and join us at 1pm on Thursday 4th August for some fun 

Everyone Welcome!

BABY & TODDLER GROUPS 

Little Marvels Discovery Club

Crossreach Little Marvels Club for Children & Families

Ages 0-5. Fridays 10-11:30 am at Glasgow Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. A toddler group for children with complex needs (sensory impairment, developmental delay, physical disability or complex health needs). Tea, coffee & snacks. Specialist support. To request a space contact Miriam Rana on 07789672151 or email miriam.rana@crossreach.org.uk. 

OTHER GROUPS

Women’s Group at Larkfield Community Centre

The women can meet up for a chat, learn about aromatherapy, have pampering sessions, some gentle exercise etc. The group meets on a Friday afternoon at 1pm. 39 Inglefield street G42 7AY tel: 0141-424-1797

Outdoor exercise sessions

South Seeds are running outdoor exercise sessions throughout the summer. The sessions will be taking place in our beautiful community garden, ‘The Croft’ which is five minutes’ walk from Victoria Road in Queen’s Park Recreation Ground. Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Tai Chi sessions with South Seeds

Wednesdays, 6, 13, 20, 27 July & 3 August

Time & location: 11am at The Croft, Queens Park Recreation Ground, entrance off Langside Rd. Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tai-chi-at-the-croft-tickets-362140400687

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Tree trail walking group with South Seeds

Dates: Fridays 8 July, 15 July and 22 July

Time & location: Meet at 10am outside Queen’s Park main gate (Victoria Rd entrance). Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-seeds-tree-trail-walking-group-tickets-367457945607 

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Stretch and Move sessions:

Dates: Monday 8 August, Monday 15 August, Monday 22 August, Monday 29 August, Monday 5 September and Monday 12 September.

Time: Sessions will start at 6pm. Location: The Croft, Queens Park Recreation Ground, entrance off Langside Rd. To book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stretch-and-move-at-the-croft-tickets-367568626657

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels (SCIO) is a community cycling hub for women. A service designed and led by women, they deliver a range of cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time.

More info and bookings: www.womenonwheels.org.uk/services 

Carfin Street Growing Project 

Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: fiona@govanhillbaths.com.  

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free. Childcare available. More info at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed. 

Sign up: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/  

Men Talking – Finn’s Place

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: 

sean@finnsplace.org,  01416327520.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Research into ethnicity and access to housing

Take part in research by CEMVO Scotland, Heriot-Watt University and Shelter Scotland to hear from ethnic minority participants who are struggling to access affordable housing. It will involve an interview which can be done at the CEMVO office or via video call, depending on their preference. Each participant will get £20 for their insight and time. Identities are completely anonymised and data strictly confidential.

Contact: aliya.zaidi@cemvoscotland.org.uk or 07379084375

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Swap Market Pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups:

Feminist Exchange Network is looking for a swap market facilitator for a

pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups market on the 13th August. The role involves attending the stall, accepting items for donations and facilitating swaps. Proficient speakers of languages commonly spoken in the Govanhill area

encouraged to apply. The market will run for 4 hours with additional time for setting up @ £12/hr. To apply contact: peoplesbankofgovanhill@riseup.net 

Paid opportunities with Govanhill International Festival

Paid opportunities for speakers of Arabic, Slovak, and Romanian, and for musicians and storytellers with the Govanhill Festival! All opportunities are paid and you will be offered full training where appropriate. We are looking for people to take part in a range of activities during Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Doors Open Days 2022.

More info: www.facebook.com/GovanhillBaths/posts/5339385602748392 

More local jobs

Contact Gillian Gcdt, phone 07919 372 488 today or email gscott@govanhillha.org!

CURRENT LOCAL VACANCIES

Admin/Customer Service Executive 

Warehouse Operatives (checkouts)

Part-Time Mobile Cleaner (own car required)

Qualified & Trainee Bus Drivers

Experienced Window Fitters

Replenishment Operative

Repair Centre Technicians

Experienced Butcher

Gillian is GCDT’s Employability Worker who can provide support with job search activities/CV/cover letter/application forms & interview techniques, also access to skills/training/education & volunteering opportunities and affordability to work advice

Executive Lead with YCSA

The Youth Community Support Agency is a Glasgow based charitable company working with disadvantaged young people, primarily from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Executive Lead position salary: £36,720 pro rata – 4 days a week (28 hours) Fixed term: Contract for 12 months, potential to be made permanent Closing date: Thurs 4th August 2022, 12.00 noon, Interviews will be held on Mon 15th August. 

Download the application pack at: https://ycsa.org.uk/work-with-us/recruitment/ and send your application to enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

VOLUNTEERING &  EMPLOYABILITY

Gardening Volunteering with Hidden Gardens

Try volunteering and help us look after The Hidden Gardens. Get some fresh air, meet new people, learn skills, and have fun! No experience required. For more information email our Volunteering and Learning Manager: andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk. 

Greenthumbs volunteers – The group meets on Tues, Weds or Fri 10am – 1pm

(priority for people living in Govanhill & Pollokshields).

Weekend Gardening volunteers –  Upcoming Dates : Sat 9th July, Sun 31st July, and Sun 21st August.

Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow 

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.  

Volunteer with South Seeds this summer

We are looking for volunteers to help with our outdoor exercise sessions this summer. If you are interested, please get in touch with us via this form:  https://forms.gle/Taob51QEuHjfWWLQA

Volunteer for summer activities at Queen’s Park Arena 

We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer events season. If interested, contact us via this form: https://forms.gle/25HPgJb5qMSdWMqE6 

Volunteer with SEIN Board

SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing

www.seinglasgow.org.uk/news/join-the-board

GENERAL HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Free mental health support in Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, 01412118130 

Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults – The No.1 Befriending Agency

Mondays 11 – 11.30 am, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3pm. Online events three times a week to bring together people across the community who may be living in loneliness and isolation. We provide activities and space to chat so that our members can build relationships, confidence, connectivity & wellbeing. Email: info@befriend.org.uk.

SUPPORT

Foodbank 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm

Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!

Club 170 

The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking

Sundays: 5pm – 6pm

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty. 

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX

peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.

OTHER

Office & Storage Space to Rent in Govanhill

Large offices/storage space to rent Glasgow South! Contact Marie GCDT for further information, email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org or call 07741 893 008

Govanhill Updates {July}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates by emailing Marzanna Antoniak at mantoniak@govanhillha.org. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Queen’s Park Arena – events in July

There are so many events at the Queen’s Park Arena in July! Just visit their website and you’re bound to find something of interest.

Help to design a Govanhill Heritage Mural 

Resident’s help is wanted to design the second mural in the Govanhill Open Museum street heritage trail! This time we invite all residents to design a Govanhill bookshelf together. Join in the design process: tell us what treasures would you put on it or share a photo of your own bookshelf by emailing gom@govanhillha.org or by commenting under this Facebook post: Facebook. We are going to explore some other local themes including the different trades and other ideas, so follow Govanhill Open Museum on Facebook to take part. 

New benches in Queen’s Park gifted by the Roma community

Have you noticed a few new picnicking benches in Queen’s Park? They are a gift from the local Roma community. Thank you and very well done, Rom Romeha and eveyone at Community Renewal Trust! Read more about it in Greater Govanhill: www.greatergovanhill.com/latest/rom-romeha-built-new-benches-in-queens-park

Essential gully maintenance & street sweeping in Govanhill 

A programme of essential gully maintenance and street sweeping in Govanhill is taking place in July. Please remember to take your car away on the day when these works are scheduled for your street. For exact dates and more information in English, Polish, Romanian, Urdu, and Punjabi go to: www.facebook.com/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill or www.govanhill.info/essential-gully-maintenance-street-sweeping-in-govanhill  

Govanhill Food Stories

Govanhill Food Stories – 13 August – 12 – 4pm – Bat.Lab. next to Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Govanhill Food Stories edition of Govanhill Community Market will celebrate Govanhill’s multicultural community’s stories through food as part of the Govanhill International Festival and the Year of Stories 2022. Activities will include free story sharing performances and workshops, gardening info sessions, taster sessions, a community food market and much more!

Slovak

Govanhillové Potravinové Príbehy – 13. augusta – 12:00 – 16:00 hod – Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Vydanie Govanhillských Potravinových Príbehov komunitného trhu Govanhill oslávi príbehy Govanhillskej multikultúrnej komunity prostredníctvom jedla v rámci Medzinárodného Festivalu Govanhill a Roku Príbehov 2022. Medzi aktivity budú patriť predstavenia a workshopy na zdieľanie príbehov, posedenia s informáciami o záhradníctve, posedenia s ochutnávkami, komunitný trh s potravinami a oveľa viac! Účasť je bezplatná!

Romanian

Povești despre mâncare Govanhill – 13 august – 12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Ediția ‘Govanhill Food Stories’ a Govanhill Community Market va celebra poveștile comunității multiculturale din Govanhill prin mâncare, ca parte a Festivalului Internațional Govanhill și a Anului Poveștilor 2022. Activitățile vor include spectacole și ateliere de împărtășire a poveștilor, sesiuni de informații despre grădinărit, sesiuni de degustare, o piață alimentară comunitară și mult mai mult!

Urdu 

گونہیل فوڈ سٹوریس  – ۱۳ اگست – ۱۲ سے ۴ بجے — Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL

گونہیل کمیونٹی مارکٹ کا “فوڈ سٹوریس” والا حصہ گونہیل کے رنگین رہنے والوں کی کہانیاں انکے کھانوں کہ ہاتھ منایا جاۓ گا۔ یہ تقریب “گونہیل اینٹرناشنل فسٹیول” اور “ایر اوت سٹوریس” کا حصہ ہے۔ اس بار کی سرگرمیوں میں داستان گویی، ورکشاپ، گھر کے باغ کی دیکھ بھال، “تیسٹر سشن”، کمیونٹی فوڈ مارکٹ اور بہت 

کچھ شامل ہے!

YOUNG PEOPLE

Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Youth Forum – Pollokshields Development Agency 

A space for young people (aged 16-23) in the Southside to develop skills, gain new friends & get involved in local community projects. Wednesdays, 6-7.30 pm. Online / 423 Shields Rd, Khadijah@pdaglasgow.org.uk

BABY & TODDLER GROUPS 

Loc de Joacă playgroup – Daisy Chain  

Sunteți invitați la LOC DE JOACĂ, grup pentru comunitatea de romi români, în fiecare VINERI. între 12.30 – 14.00 la biserica Elim Pentecostal, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. Info (miercuri-vineri) Leo – 07388 227118 / Daisy.Chain@crossreach.org.uk

Playtime & BabyPlay – The Point

Playtime@The Point (Tuesdays 10am) is a play group for parents/carers and their preschool children, 5 years and under. BabyPlay (Thursdays 10am) is for children aged 2 years & under, their parents/carers & preschool siblings. Queens Park Baptist Church, 20 Balvicar Dr. 01414233962, mairi@qpbc.org. Visit www.qpbc.orgL

Crossreach Little Marvels Club for Children & Families

Ages 0-5. Fridays 10-11:30 am at Glasgow Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. A toddler group for children with complex needs (sensory impairment, developmental delay, physical disability or complex health needs). Tea, coffee & snacks. Specialist support. To request a space contact Miriam Rana on 07789672151 or email miriam.rana@crossreach.org.uk. 

OTHER GROUPS

Outdoor exercise sessions

South Seeds are running outdoor exercise sessions throughout the summer. The sessions will be taking place in our beautiful community garden, ‘The Croft’ which is five minutes’ walk from Victoria Road in Queen’s Park Recreation Ground. Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Tai Chi sessions with South Seeds

Wednesdays, 6, 13, 20, 27 July & 3 August

Time & location: 11am at The Croft, Queens Park Recreation Ground, entrance off Langside Rd. Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tai-chi-at-the-croft-tickets-362140400687

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Tree trail walking group with South Seeds

Dates: Fridays 8 July, 15 July and 22 July

Time & location: Meet at 10am outside Queen’s Park main gate (Victoria Rd entrance). Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-seeds-tree-trail-walking-group-tickets-367457945607 

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Stretch and Move sessions

Dates: Monday 8 August, Monday 15 August, Monday 22 August, Monday 29 August, Monday 5 September and Monday 12 September.

Time: Sessions will start at 6pm. Location: The Croft, Queens Park Recreation Ground, entrance off Langside Rd. To book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stretch-and-move-at-the-croft-tickets-367568626657

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels (SCIO) is a community cycling hub for women. A service designed and led by women, they deliver a range of cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time.

More info and bookings: www.womenonwheels.org.uk/services 

Carfin Street Growing Project 

Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: fiona@govanhillbaths.com.  

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free. Childcare available. More info at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed. 

Sign up: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

Yakety Yak Language Café – Milk Café

Pay-what-you-can Spanish & French sessions for all levels. Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, MILK Café, 452 Victoria Road. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Free gentle chair-based yoga for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book, contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Free chair-based yoga sessions – The Wee Retreat CIC

Tuesdays, 1-1.45 pm, online. Open to anyone with mobility challenges; limited in-studio spaces available at premises for those with accessibility needs. All bodies welcome, no prior experience needed. 

Contact support@theweeretreat.co.uk.

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/  

Men Talking – Finn’s Place

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: 

sean@finnsplace.org,  01416327520.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Govanhill Baths Finance Officer

Salary: £30,000 pro rata plus 4% pension. 15 hours per week. Initial term until 31st March 2023, extension likely. Applications should be made via email and marked ‘Finance Officer: Confidential’ and emailed to info@govanhillbaths.com. More info: www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/ Deadline: Applications must be in by 9.00am Friday 15th July. 

Housing Traineeship with Govanhill Housing Association

PATH (Scotland) is offering a thirty-six month Positive Action Training Scheme, which has been specifically designed to redress the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities in employment in Scottish Housing.  

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 7th July 2022 at 12.30pm

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th July 2022 at Govanhill Housing Association. For more information and to apply go to: www.govanhillha.org/housing-traineeship-for-black-minority-ethnic-people-with-path-scotland

Part time Counter Assistant in Govanhill

Counter assistant duties include – taking customer orders for Hot/Cold rolls, making up cold rolls/sandwiches, taking cash/card payments, keeping the counter area clean and tidy. Hours of work – starting 7am till 2.30 pm (to be discussed at interview). 2 days during the week and 1 day at the weekend (to be discussed at interview) Experience preferred but not essential. If interested please email your name and contact number to Lorraine.mclachlan@dwp.gov.uk 

Admin & Customer Service Executive 

Work a print shop in Govanhill £18018/year. For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Work at a local wholesale business

  • Warehouse operative (checkouts)  

Work at a wholesale business in G5. Tuesday- Friday 11.30am-8pm & Saturday 10am-7pm or Sunday 10am-7pm, Monday- Thursday 11.30-8pm

  • Replenishment in catering department 

Work at a wholesale business in G5. Tuesday- Friday 9am- 5.30pm & Saturday 10am-7pm

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Part-time mobile cleaner

A local business is looking for a mobile cleaner (must have own car)

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Work as a bus driver

  • Qualified Bus Drivers (£4000 sign on bonus paid over 12 month period) £11/hour
  • Trainee Bus Drivers £10/hour while training then £11/hour when qualified (Need full UK driving licence)

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Work at a supermarket in G5

  • Halal Butcher – preferably fully trained with experience (though willing to learn a trained butcher that has not done halal but is willing to learn)
  • Counter/Shop Sales Assistant – serving customers, dealing with the till, orders, shelf stocking etc

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Experienced Window Fitters and Installers wanted

Work with a local windows business. Experience required.

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Repair Centre Technicians wanted

Work locally as a Repair Centre Technician – HNC/HND in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering required.

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott: gscott@govanhillha.org, 07919372488.

Paid opportunities with Govanhill International Festival

Paid opportunities for speakers of Arabic, Slovak, and Romanian, and for musicians and storytellers with the Govanhill Festival! All opportunities are paid and you will be offered full training where appropriate. We are looking for people to take part in a range of activities during Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Doors Open Days 2022.

More info: www.facebook.com/GovanhillBaths/posts/5339385602748392 

Driver Employability Training Scheme

Are you 20-25 years old? Do you want to work as a distribution or delivery driver? [or] Do you need a driving licence due to it being essential for the occupational sector that you would like to work in? If so, then apply for this training programme with Move On!

www.skillstrainingnetwork.org/course/driver-employability-training-scheme

VOLUNTEERING &  EMPLOYABILITY

Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow 

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.  

Swap Market Pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups

Feminist Exchange Network is looking for a swap market facilitator for a

pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups market on the 13th August. The role involves attending the stall, accepting items for donations and facilitating swaps. Proficient speakers of languages commonly spoken in the Govanhill area

encouraged to apply. The market will run for 4 hours with additional time for setting up @ £12/hr. To apply contact: peoplesbankofgovanhill@riseup.net 

Volunteer with South Seeds this summer

We are looking for volunteers to help with our outdoor exercise sessions this summer. If you are interested, please get in touch with us via this form:  https://forms.gle/Taob51QEuHjfWWLQA

Volunteer with Hidden Gardens 

Weekend volunteering at Hidden Gardens: Sun Sun June 26th, Sat July 9th, Sun July 31st. Contact Andrea at andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk

Volunteer for summer activities at Queen’s Park Arena 

We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer events season. If interested, contact us via this form: https://forms.gle/25HPgJb5qMSdWMqE6 

Volunteer with SEIN Board

SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing

www.seinglasgow.org.uk/news/join-the-board

GENERAL HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Free mental health support in Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, 01412118130 

SUPPORT

Foodbank 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm

Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!

Club 170 

The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking

Sundays: 5pm – 6pm

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty. 

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email

financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk

call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX

peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.

Govanhill Updates {late June}

The information I prepared with my volunteer Alan includes: local jobs, gully maintenance and street sweeping, street food market, events, creative and growing projects, groups of interest, activities for young people, toddler groups, support, health, training & volunteering opportunities, and more. If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

‘astar e jag’ (feed the flame) – Gypsy, Roma, Traveller History Month event

The event features:

  • the launch of a Community Archive
  • ROMA photo series made by Community Catalysts as part of Street Level Photoworks’s Culture Collective project
  • Annette St Soundhunters Collective (live) – as part of an instrument making project with the local children at Annette Street Primary
  • Live performance from Romane Cierhenia

Launch 22.06.22 17.30-20.00

Exhibition Open 25/26th, 12.00-16.00

43 Nithsdale Street, G41 2PY

More information: www.facebook.com/events/3233270806944367 

FONDS: Objects Speak Louder Than Words {Share an object that means something special to you}

Greater Govanhill and partners invite you to contribute to their project as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories! 

If you’d like to take part, complete this form www.tinyurl.com/objectsspeaklouder by 5pm on 24 June


Photography by Morwenna Kearsley

Is there an object that means something special to you? It can be something that reminds you of growing up, your family, your culture, your traditions. It can be something special like an inherited item of jewellery or something with no monetary value whatsoever like a found pebble. It could be a functional item like a blender or something decorative like a scarf. The only criteria is that it holds a special place in your heart for some reason.

Govanhill residents can bring along their objects to be photographed in the Southside Studios on the 27 and 28 June. Alongside the photograph, we’d like to hear about what makes the object special to you. This can be written down, or spoken and recorded. There is no need to prepare anything in advance if you don’t want to. All participants will receive a quality photographic print of their object.

Govanhill Community Market – Street Feast

Saturday, 25th of June, 12-4 pm, next to Picture House at Batson Street

Food, music, activities for children, things to buy.

Contact: g42popups@gmail.com @g42pop.ups Instagram  G42 Pop-Ups Facebook

Organised by G42 Pop-Ups, GAMIS, and Govanhill Baths 

“We imagine having long tables running all the way down the street, neighbours from all over Govanhill sharing their favourite homemade dishes, endless chats with new and old friends across the table, market stalls, live music and fun family activities to accompany.”

Essential gully maintenance & street sweeping in Govanhill 

A programme of essential gully maintenance and street sweeping in Govanhill will take place in late June and July. Residents will receive a letter from Glasgow City Council. Please remember to take your car away on the day when these works are scheduled for your street. For exact dates and more information in English, Polish, Romanian, Urdu, and Punjabi go to: www.facebook.com/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill or www.govanhill.info/essential-gully-maintenance-street-sweeping-in-govanhill  

Women4Climate Mentorship programme

Glasgow is proud to be the first Scottish city to launch a Women4Climate Mentorship programme. The aim of the program is to support emerging women leaders to become expert influencers within climate action. 

6 July 2022 – Application submission close

28 July 2022 – Panel for the 20 shortlisted candidates

10 August 2022 – Results of the final selection are to be notified by email

24 August 2022 – Mentees are convened at the orientation meeting

For more information and to apply go to: www.w4c.org/mentorship/women4climate-glasgow 

YOUNG PEOPLE

Free Film Club

If you are between 12-18 and interested in making films join the Film club at YCSA Office, 48 Darnley Street, G41 2SE 

For more information contact amafrempong@ycsa.org.uk or call 07708981272

Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Youth Forum – Pollokshields Development Agency 

A space for young people (aged 16-23) in the Southside to develop skills, gain new friends & get involved in local community projects. Wednesdays, 6-7.30 pm. Online / 423 Shields Rd, Khadijah@pdaglasgow.org.uk

Let’s talk about Sexual Health! 

Episode 1 of the Young Sexual Iinformants Series is up on YouTube!

Go to Govanhill Roma Youth Project on Facebook to watch the youth work team at Govanhill Roma Youth Project delivering accurate information and resources about the importance of sexual health and wellbeing. 

Follow Govanhill Roma Youth Project on social media: Instagram: @gr.yp  Facebook: Govanhill Roma Youth Project TikTok: @gr_yp

Twitter: @GovanhillRomaYP

BABY & TODDLER GROUPS 

Little Noise Classes – Big Noise 

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents / carers living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE. First come first served. Mondays 10.15 – 10.45 am & 11 – 11.30 am & Tuesdays 1.15 – 1.45 pm 

Loc de Joacă playgroup – Daisy Chain  

Sunteți invitați la LOC DE JOACĂ, grup pentru comunitatea de romi români, în fiecare VINERI. între 12.30 – 14.00 la biserica Elim Pentecostal, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. Info (miercuri-vineri) Leo – 07388 227118 / Daisy.Chain@crossreach.org.uk

Playtime & BabyPlay – The Point

Playtime@The Point (Tuesdays 10am) is a play group for parents/carers and their preschool children, 5 years and under. BabyPlay (Thursdays 10am) is for children aged 2 years & under, their parents/carers & preschool siblings. Queens Park Baptist Church, 20 Balvicar Dr. 01414233962, mairi@qpbc.org. Visit www.qpbc.org

OTHER GROUPS

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels (SCIO) is a community cycling hub for women. A service designed and led by women, they deliver a range of cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time.

More info and bookings: www.womenonwheels.org.uk/services 

Carfin Street Growing Project 

Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: fiona@govanhillbaths.com.  

Lunch Stop

The Lunch Stop is an affordable cafe featuring Chatter and Natter tables

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Tuesdays: 12pm-2pm, September – June

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free. Childcare available. More info at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed. 

Sign up: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Free gentle chair-based yoga for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book, contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Free chair-based yoga sessions – The Wee Retreat CIC

Tuesdays, 1-1.45 pm, online. Open to anyone with mobility challenges; limited in-studio spaces available at premises for those with accessibility needs. All bodies welcome, no prior experience needed. Contact support@theweeretreat.co.uk.

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/  

Men Talking – Finn’s Place

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: sean@finnsplace.org,  01416327520.

Walking Group

Looking for some gentle outdoor exercise with a friendly group of people? Wanting to learn more about birds, trees and plants as you walk? Then this group is for you! Mondays at 12-2pm (09.05-27.06) Walks start at The People’s Pantry, 488 Cathcart Road. Dress for the weather! Booking is essential. www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/whats_on/walking-group/

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Govanhill Community Development Trust 

Govanhill Community Development Trust currently has two vacancies, both fixed term until March 2023.

  • Employability Support Worker (24.5 hours per week)
  • ESOL & Family Learning Worker (21 hours per week)

The closing date is Wednesday 29th June at 10.00 a.m.  Further information and an Application Form can be found on the Association’s website. Information: www.govanhillha.org/about-us/work-with-us

Housing Traineeship with Govanhill Housing Association

PATH (Scotland) is offering a thirty-six month Positive Action Training Scheme, which has been specifically designed to redress the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities in employment in Scottish Housing. For more information and to apply go to: www.govanhillha.org/housing-traineeship-for-black-minority-ethnic-people-with-path-scotland

Swap Market Pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups:

Feminist Exchange Network is looking for a swap market facilitator for a pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups market on the 13th August. The role involves attending the stall, accepting items for donations and facilitating swaps. Proficient speakers of languages commonly spoken in the Govanhill area encouraged to apply. The market will run for 4 hours with additional time for setting up @ £12/hr. To apply contact: peoplesbankofgovanhill@riseup.net 

EMPLOYABILITY, TRAINING & VOLUNTEERING

Driver Employability Training Scheme

Are you 20-25 years old? Do you want to work as a distribution or delivery driver? [or] Do you need a driving licence due to it being essential for the occupational sector that you would like to work in? If so, then apply for this training programme with Move On!

www.skillstrainingnetwork.org/course/driver-employability-training-scheme

Women Returners Programme

The course is a starting point for women over 25 who have had a career break of 6 months or more and are looking to work towards their employment goals but don’t know where to start. You’ll make an action plan through goal setting, get 1-1 mentoring support and group work, and create a social support network with other women in similar situations. More info: 0300 0200 101 or womenreturners@enable.org.uk

Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow 

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.  

Volunteer with Hidden Gardens 

Weekend volunteering at Hidden Gardens: Sun Sun June 26th, Sat July 9th, Sun July 31st. Contact Andrea at andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk

Volunteer for summer activities at Queen’s Park Arena 

We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer events season. If interested, contact us via this form: https://forms.gle/25HPgJb5qMSdWMqE6 

Volunteer with SEIN Board

SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing opportunity.

www.seinglasgow.org.uk/news/join-the-board

GENERAL HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Free mental health support in Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, 01412118130 

Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults – The No.1 Befriending Agency

Mondays 11 – 11.30 am, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3pm. Online events three times a week to bring together people across the community who may be living in loneliness and isolation. We provide activities and space to chat so that our members can build relationships, confidence, connectivity & wellbeing. Email: info@befriend.org.uk.

SUPPORT

Foodbank 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm

Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!

Club 170 

The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking

Sundays: 5pm – 6pm Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty. 

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email

financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, G42 7BX peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.

FUNDING

Funding for voluntary sport clubs

Glasgow Sport are delighted to re-open our funding to support voluntary sport clubs (organisations) and volunteers delivering activity in Glasgow. 

Sport and Physical Activity Fund

The Sport and Physical Activity Fund provides £500-£2000 to voluntary sport organisations to establish new or enhance existing activities increasing the number of people being active in Glasgow. Funding will be prioritised for applications that identify a community need, target under-represented groups and demonstrate the sustainability of the activity longer term. Organisations can only apply to this fund once in a 12-month period.

Coach and Officials AwardThe Coach and Officials Award provides funding to support those volunteering in Glasgow to attend necessary qualifications building capacity within community sport. There is a £500 limit in any 12 month period for any club/organisation within this fund. With questions please email mark.hudson@glasgowlife.org.uk or grants@glasgowlife.org.uk

Govanhill Updates {late May / early June}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.orgF

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Greater Govanhill magazine is out

Have you seen the newest issues of Greater Govanhill magazine? The publication features articles about the past, present, and future of the neighbourhood written by residents. You can collect your copy from local shops and cafes. 

Census Scotland – fill it in by the end of May! 

There’s still time to fill in your Census 2022! Help is available online at census.gov.scot, or via the free helpline 0800 030 8308. Make a request to get a new Internet Access Code or paper form: www.census.gov.scot/request

Potrebujete pomoc v inom jazyku? Volajte na bezplatnú linku pomoci 0800 030 8333.

Aveți nevoie de ajutor în altă limbă? Apelați linia noastră de asistență lingvistică gratuită la 0800 030 8333.

هل تحتاج إلى مساعدة بلغة أخرى؟ االتصال بخط الدعم اللغوي المجاني على الرقم 8333 030 0800

دوسری زبان میں مدد درکار ہے؟ زبان سے متعلق مدد کے لئے ہماری مفت ہیلپ الئن نمبر 8333 030 0800 پر ہم سے رابطہ کریں. 

EVENTS

Growing Greener with the Hidden Gardens

On Saturday 21 May, The Hidden Gardens are Growing Greener! Visit us from 1:30 to 4pm and find out about the small changes in your everyday life that can go a long way for the environment, and take part in fun and free activities!

Make a home for bugs with South Seeds and the Southside Tool Library

Bug Hunting with Glasgow Science Centre

Zine Making with Glasgow Zine Library

Dance for Health with Scottish Ballet

Learn how to make compost

Window Ledge Food Growing workshop

Tai Chi Taster

Wildlife & garden tours

and plant sale at our kiosk

Wee Open Day at the Wee Retreat

Fermentation Workshop- Hosted by MILK Cafe

Saturday, 21 May 2022 from 11:00-16:00 The Wee Retreat, 2 Myrtle Park

Taster classes in the studios with delicious finger foods and child friendly activities. Everyone is welcome! Line up to be announced.

www.facebook.com/events/490759266053939/

SATURDAY, 21 MAY 2022 FROM 14:00-15:00

Hosted by the Milk Cafe, learn the art of fermenting food at this FREE workshop. Bring a clean medium sized jar. 

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5425223

Romani Language Workshop

Come and learn more about the fascinating history of the Romani language, and practice some dialects for yourself!

Sat, 21 May 2022, 14:00 – 15:30 The Point, 180 Queens Drive, G42 8QD

This workshop is free, open to all and is hosted by Juice Vamosi, a Roma language expert and translator. Book your place on EventBrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/romani-language-workshop-tickets-302735930317

The Deathless Woman (15), Roma film screening

Sat, 21 May 2022, 18:00 – 20:15, The Point, 180 Queens Drive, G42 8QD

Screening of The Deathless Woman, a film about important events in Roma history, and how they are still relevant today (but also a ghost story).

www.thedeathlesswoman.com 

Free event. Book your place at:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-deathless-woman-15-roma-film-screening-with-intro-discussion-tickets-302778567847 

The Glasgow Choir Festival

Friday, 27th of May, Queen’s Park Arena

Free but booking required

www.tickettailor.com/events/inhouseeventscic/688785/

We’ve got a fantastic line-up for this free outdoor festival. From large professional groups with 100+ members to local community-led groups: School of Glee, The City Of Glasgow Chorus, Rock Choir, Qoiur, Govanhill Voices, Glasgow Voice Male, Close Shave Chorus 

Set The Seen

A free festival bringing awareness to invisible illness. Join us at Queens Park Arena on 28th May. More info:

www.instagram.com/settheseenqpa/ https://twitter.com/settheseenqpa

Free Queen’s Park Guitar Fest

Sunday 12th June at the PlayPark 1pm -4pm

Beginner workshops, live concert, jam sessions, kids activities, and more cool stuff! More information on: www.glasgowguitaracademy.co.uk

G42 Pop-Up Market 

25th of June at Batson Street 

Open Call for Stall Holders, Activity Leaders and Working Group Members!

We invite you to take part in the Street Feast edition of Govanhill Community Market. Sign up by filling in the form below if you would like to hold a market stall, bring a homemade dish to share, perform music/dance, run a workshop, lead street games or do face painting, help make decorations, collect chairs and tables and coordinate the event, join our working group! Fill out the form in a language of your choice: https://forms.gle/c9RQiBGrfqM69YLi7

Contact: g42popups@gmail.com / @g42pop.ups Instagram / G42 Pop-Ups Facebook

Looking for more activities?

Greater Govanhill has a page on their website rounding up all the regular activities and clubs in and around Govanhill: www.greatergovanhill.com/activities 

YOUNG PEOPLE

You drop, you sow, you gather – Rumpus Room

A project with and for young people (16-25yrs) celebrating and sharing South Asian heritage. Workshops at the Rumpus Studio (Langside Lane, off Victoria Road) on 5th May & 19th May between 5-7pm. Hot food and travel costs available. To join, contact Camilla: rumpusfoodprojects@gmail.com

Free Film Club

If you are between 12-18 and interested in making films join the Film club at YCSA Office, 48 Darnley Street, G41 2SE 

For more information contact amafrempong@ycsa.org.uk or call 07708981272

Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Youth Forum – Pollokshields Development Agency 

A space for young people (aged 16-23) in the Southside to develop skills, gain new friends & get involved in local community projects. Wednesdays, 6-7.30 pm. Online / 423 Shields Rd, Khadijah@pdaglasgow.org.uk

Graphic Design and Textile Printing Workshops

YCSA is thrilled to be partnering with Print Clan for a  series of screen printing, graphic design and t-shirt making workshops. Over 10 weeks young people will learn new skills in graphic and digital design, work with textile printing equipment in a professional studio setting and build confidence turning their ideas into one-of-a-kind wearable art! All participants will also be offered support from YCSA staff to complete a Dynamic Youth Award (DYA) as part of this project.

Sessions will run from 4.00-6.00 every Wednesday starting 25th May. Referrals will close on Friday 13th May.

All travel expenses will be covered and every participant will have the opportunity to design and print two t-shirts. To register young people for either activity, please return the attached referral form or call/text (WhatsApp) Rachel on 0756 680 6166 to discuss any questions.

Let’s talk about Sexual Health! 

Episode 1 of the Young Sexual Iinformants Series is up on YouTube!

Go to Govanhill Roma Youth Project on Facebook to watch the youth work team at Govanhill Roma Youth Project delivering accurate information and resources about the importance of sexual health and wellbeing. 

Follow Govanhill Roma Youth Project on social media:

Instagram: @gr.yp 

Facebook: Govanhill Roma Youth Project 

TikTok: @gr_yp

Twitter: @GovanhillRomaYP

BABY & TODDLER GROUPS 

Little Noise Classes – Big Noise 

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents / carers living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE. First come first served. Mondays 10.15 – 10.45 am & 11 – 11.30 am & Tuesdays 1.15 – 1.45 pm 

Loc de Joacă playgroup – Daisy Chain  

Sunteți invitați la LOC DE JOACĂ, grup pentru comunitatea de romi români, în fiecare VINERI. între 12.30 – 14.00 la biserica Elim Pentecostal, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. Info (miercuri-vineri) Leo – 07388 227118 / Daisy.Chain@crossreach.org.uk

Playtime & BabyPlay – The Point

Playtime@The Point (Tuesdays 10am) is a play group for parents/carers and their preschool children, 5 years and under. BabyPlay (Thursdays 10am) is for children aged 2 years & under, their parents/carers & preschool siblings. Queens Park Baptist Church, 20 Balvicar Dr. 01414233962, mairi@qpbc.org. Visit www.qpbc.org

OTHER GROUPS

Carfin Street Growing Project 

Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: fiona@govanhillbaths.com.  

Lunch Stop

The Lunch Stop is an affordable cafe featuring Chatter and Natter tables

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Tuesdays: 12pm-2pm, September – June

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free. Childcare available. More info at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed. 

Sign up: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

Yakety Yak Language Café – Milk Café

Pay-what-you-can Spanish & French sessions for all levels. Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, MILK Café, 452 Victoria Road. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Free gentle chair-based yoga for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book, contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Free chair-based yoga sessions – The Wee Retreat CIC

Tuesdays, 1-1.45 pm, online. Open to anyone with mobility challenges; limited in-studio spaces available at premises for those with accessibility needs. All bodies welcome, no prior experience needed. 

Contact support@theweeretreat.co.uk.

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/  

Men Talking – Finn’s Place

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: 

sean@finnsplace.org,  01416327520.

Walking Group

Looking for some gentle outdoor exercise with a friendly group of people? Wanting to learn more about birds, trees and plants as you walk? Then this group is for you! Mondays at 12-2pm (09.05-27.06) Walks start at The People’s Pantry, 488 Cathcart Road. Dress for the weather! Booking is essential. 

www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/whats_on/walking-group/

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Financial Wellbeing Co-ordinator with Govanhill Housing Association

The Association has a vacancy for a Financial Wellbeing Co-ordinator. The closing date is Monday 30th May at 10.00 a.m.  Further information and an Application Form can be found on the Association’s website. www.govanhillha.org/about-us/work-with-us/

Amma Birth

Various Roles (5)

Deadline: Sunday 22nd – Sunday  29th May

https://www.seinglasgow.org.uk/https://ammabirthcompanions.org/about/join-our-team

Freedom from Torture

Care Coordinator

Deadline: Tuesday 31st May

https://goodmoves.com/vacancy/a4s3z00000SfFIQAA3/care-coordinator

VOLUNTEERING &  EMPLOYABILITY

Women Returners Programme

The course is a starting point for women over 25 who have had a career break of 6 months or more and are looking to work towards their employment goals but don’t know where to start. You’ll make an action plan through goal setting, get 1-1 mentoring support and group work, and create a social support network with other women in similar situations. 

More info: 0300 0200 101 or 

womenreturners@enable.org.uk

Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow 

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.  

Volunteer with Hidden Gardens 

Weekend Volunteering: Sun June 12th & Sun June 26th Sat July 9th Sun July 31st

Contact Andrea at andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk

Volunteer at Southside Tool Library

Minimum 2 hrs per week on a Sat 10am-2pm or Wed 5-7pm, Victoria Rd

Apply by email tools@southseeds.org by midnight on Friday 6th May. Tell us why you’d make a good Tool Library volunteer & what time you can commit (max. 500 words). Include your name, home address and phone number. 

Volunteer with Thriving Places Govanhill making information accessible 

If you want to gain useful experience in communications, we invite you to volunteer to help make information more accessible to Govanhill residents. This opportunity is suitable for those with strong written communication skills and for those with graphic design  skills. Commitment: up to 2 hrs a week, based at home, collaborating via shared documents & meetings online. Contact Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org 

Volunteer with Big Noise

Big Noise is always looking for new volunteers to help support their busy after school programme. To learn more, visit Big Noise at 151 Coplaw Street or email govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Volunteer for summer activities at Queen’s Park Arena 

We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer events season. If interested, contact us via this form: https://forms.gle/25HPgJb5qMSdWMqE6 

Volunteer with Glasgow Food Train

Volunteers do weekly deliveries of fresh groceries to older people who have difficulties doing their grocery shopping, ensuring they can eat well. Have 1-2 hrs free a week? Try a taster volunteering session with Glasgow Food Train. Info: 01414231722, glasgow@thefoodtrain.co.uk

Volunteer with Licketyspit

Storyplay Volunteer. Deadline: Monday 23rd May

https://www.seinglasgow.org.uk/https://www.licketyspit.com/volunteer2022/

Volunteer with Sein Board

Sein are looking for Board Members

Deadline: Ongoing

https://www.seinglasgow.org.uk/news/join-the-board

Volunteer at Queen’s Park Arena

Summer Event Volunteers needed!

https://www.seinglasgow.org.uk/https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/

LEARNING 

Milk Cafe – Classes and Groups

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm and 12 – 2 pm: Computer Skills workshops. More info and booking: hellomilkit@gmail.com 

Wednesdays 10am-2pm: Women’s Group 

Govanhill ESOL Classes – Govanhill Community Development Trust

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? Email Claire for further info and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message on WhatsApp: 0791 7974 731. 

GENERAL & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Free mental health support in Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, 01412118130 

Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults – The No.1 Befriending Agency

Mondays 11 – 11.30 am, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3pm. Online events three times a week to bring together people across the community who may be living in loneliness and isolation. We provide activities and space to chat so that our members can build relationships, confidence, connectivity & wellbeing. Email: info@befriend.org.uk.

SUPPORT

Foodbank 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm

Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!

Club 170 

The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking

Sundays: 5pm – 6pm Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty. 

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

The COVID-19 Tenant Grant Fund

The COVID-19 Tenant Grant Fund helps tenants in private rented housing who are at risk of eviction due to financial hardship as a direct result of Covid-19. The grant payment will be issued directly to landlords to help reduce or pay off any rent arrears built up between 23 March 2020 & 9 August 2021. The grants do not need to be repaid. Email

TenantGrantFund@glasgow.gov.uk 

or visit linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email

financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk

call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX

peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.

Census Scotland – fill it in! 

There is still time to fill in your Census ‘22! Access help online at census.gov.scot, or via the free helpline 0800 030 8308. You can make a request to get a new Internet Access Code or paper form: www.census.gov.scot/request

Potrebujete pomoc v inom jazyku? Volajte na bezplatnú linku pomoci 0800 030 8333.

Aveți nevoie de ajutor în altă limbă? Apelați linia noastră de asistență lingvistică gratuită la 0800 030 8333.

هل تحتاج إلى مساعدة بلغة أخرى؟ االتصال بخط الدعم اللغوي المجاني على الرقم 8333 030 0800

FUNDING

Glasgow Census Participation Fund

Scotland’s census deadline has been extended until the end of May 2022, and the Scottish Government is seeking third sector and community organisations’ help to ensure that as many people as possible participate.

Third sector organisations in Glasgow City can apply, via GCVS, for money to carry out work aimed at encouraging or helping people to complete the census. Activities such as:

  • Promotion or support at events, including events that are already planned.
  • Outreach work to target people who are less likely to have completed the census.
  • Inclusion in communications to encourage participation and signpost support.
  • Practical support to complete the census form.
  • Encouraging people to attend existing census events taking place around the city.

There is flexibility in how the objective is reached. To simplify the grant application process, we are applying standard rates to all work. If you run an event promoting and supporting census completion, you can apply for a grant of £150. For any staff time (including employees or volunteers) you can apply for a grant of £160 per day. This includes staff time organising and attending any event you run. To participate in this programme please apply online and fill in our short Glasgow Census Participation Fund form.

A total of £27 million is available as grants to charities and community energy groups across Scotland, England, and Wales. 

StreamTotal availableGrants offeredProjectsWho can apply?
Main Fund£18 million£50K – £2 millionMust support vulnerable householdsRegistered charities only
Small Project Fund£1 million£20K – £49KMust support vulnerable householdsRegistered charities only
Innovation Fund£4 million£50K – £1 millionMust develop innovative products or services to benefit households. Can support all energy consumers.Registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies, Community Cooperatives
Carbon Emissions Reduction Fund (CERF)£4 million£50K – £1 millionMust empower householders to reduce their carbon emissions and engage positively with the transition to net zero. Can benefit all energy consumers.Registered charities, Community Interest Companies, Community Benefit Societies, Community Cooperatives

More info is available on the Energy Redress website here

Arnold Clark Community Fund

Successful applicants will receive up to £1,000 in financial aid upon meeting the eligibility criteria. Applications are now open! For more information visit:  

www.arnoldclark.com/community-fund 

Funding for voluntary sport clubs

Glasgow Sport are delighted to re-open our funding to support voluntary sport clubs (organisations) and volunteers delivering activity in Glasgow.

Sport and Physical Activity Fund

The Sport and Physical Activity Fund provides £500-£2000 to voluntary sport organisations to establish new or enhance existing activities increasing the number of people being active in Glasgow. Funding will be prioritised for applications that identify a community need, target under-represented groups and demonstrate the sustainability of the activity longer term. Organisations can only apply to this fund once in a 12-month period.

Coach and Officials Award

The Coach and Officials Award provides funding to support those volunteering in Glasgow to attend necessary qualifications building capacity within community sport. There is a £500 limit in any 12 month period for any club/organisation within this fund. With questions please email mark.hudson@glasgowlife.org.uk or grants@glasgowlife.org.uk

Govanhill Updates {late April / early May}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org

LOCAL NEWS

Community notice boards – information for May is out

Govanhill’s community notice boards are just about to be filled with new information for the month of May featuring local groups and activities, consultations and developments, support and other services, learning and employment opportunities, and key local contacts. Find them in the following locations:

  • Samaritan House (79 Coplaw Street)
  • Dixon Halls (656 Cathcart Road)
  • Locavore (corner of Victoria Road and Calder Street)
  • Govanhill Workspace (69 Dixon Road)
  • Govanhill Park (near the S. Annandale Street entrance)

The boards are managed under the Thriving Places programme for Govanhill with endorsement from the local Community Council. If you have any feedback on these notice boards or want to flag anything up, please contact Marzanna Antoniak at mantoniak@govanhillha.org

A new issue of Greater Govanhill magazine out early May! 

Greater Govanhill is a free quarterly multilingual print magazine featuring local stories, news, articles, poetry, recipes & more. The newest issue is expected to come out at the beginning of May. You can collect it from local businesses and organisations.

Govanhill Locality Plan Release

Two strands of the Govanhill Locality Plan, written by residents and staff, are being released in April. They reflect local priorities as expressed by Govanhill residents, and provide a series of recommendations to meet local needs and aspirations. We’re hoping that the plan will provide a useful framework and further inspiration to local organisations and residents who want to make a positive change in their community.

The ‘Collective Leadership, Co-Production, and Accountability’ strategy is all about residents’ involvement in service design and local decision-making processes. 

Govanhill Community Engagement and Information Strategy’ will help local staff to ensure that residents remain well informed about the vital services and opportunities in the area, with a special emphasis on reaching those who are most excluded. 

Both plans are accessible on govanhill.info/thriving-places. The first one was published at the beginning of April and the second one is being released at the end of April. Look out for the updates. 

Census Scotland – fill it in! 

There’s still time to fill in your Census 2022! Help is available online at census.gov.scot, or via the free helpline 0800 030 8308. Make a request to get a new Internet Access Code or paper form: www.census.gov.scot/request

Potrebujete pomoc v inom jazyku? Volajte na bezplatnú linku pomoci 0800 030 8333.

Aveți nevoie de ajutor în altă limbă? Apelați linia noastră de asistență lingvistică gratuită la 0800 030 8333.

هل تحتاج إلى مساعدة بلغة أخرى؟ االتصال بخط الدعم اللغوي المجاني على الرقم 8333 030 0800

دوسری زبان میں مدد درکار ہے؟ زبان سے متعلق مدد کے لئے ہماری مفت ہیلپ الئن نمبر 8333 030 0800 پر ہم سے رابطہ کریں. 

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Fundraiser event at Queen’s Park Govanhill Church

At Queen’s Park Govanhill Church we’re having a fundraising afternoon on the 30th April, 2pm-4pm, to raise funds for both the church’s community work and also for charities supporting the Ukraine. Coffee, cake, and crafts. 

Walking Group

Looking for some gentle outdoor exercise with a friendly group of people? Wanting to learn more about birds, trees and plants as you walk? Then this group is for you! Mondays at 12-2pm (09.05-27.06) Walks start at The People’s Pantry, 488 Cathcart Road. Dress for the weather! Booking is essential. 

www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/whats_on/walking-group/

Wee Open Day at the Wee Retreat

Saturday, 21 May 2022 from 11:00-16:00

The Wee Retreat, 2 Myrtle Park

Taster classes in the studios with delicious finger foods and child friendly activities. Everyone is welcome! Line up to be announced.

www.facebook.com/events/490759266053939/

Fermentation Workshop- Hosted by MILK Cafe

SATURDAY, 21 MAY 2022 FROM 14:00-15:00

Hosted by the Milk Cafe, learn the art of fermenting food at this FREE workshop. Bring a clean medium sized jar. 

www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5425223

Roma Film and Language Workshop

Romani Language Workshop

Come and learn more about the fascinating history of the Romani language, and practice some dialects for yourself!

Sat, 21 May 2022, 14:00 – 15:30 The Point, 180 Queens Drive, G42 8QD

This workshop is free, open to all and is hosted by Juice Vamosi, a Roma language expert and translator. Book your place on EventBrite: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/romani-language-workshop-tickets-302735930317

The Deathless Woman (15), Roma film screening with intro & discussion

Sat, 21 May 2022, 18:00 – 20:15, The Point, 180 Queens Drive, G42 8QD

Screening of The Deathless Woman, a film about important events in Roma history, and how they are still relevant today (but also a ghost story).www.thedeathlesswoman.com 

Free event. Book your place at:

www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-deathless-woman-15-roma-film-screening-with-intro-discussion-tickets-302778567847 

The Glasgow Choir Festival

Friday 27th of May at  Queen’s Park Arena. Free but booking required.

We’ve got a fantastic line-up for this free outdoor festival. We have a diverse  range of choirs participating this year, from large professional groups with 100+ members, to local community-led groups: The City Of Glasgow Chorus, Rock Choir, School of Glee, Qoiur, Govanhill Voices, Glasgow Voice  Male, Close Shave Chorus www.tickettailor.com/events/inhouseeventscic/688785/

Set The Seen

A free festival bringing awareness to invisible illness. Join us at Queens Park Arena 28th May. (Please note under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult)

For more info go to Instagram and twitter.

www.instagram.com/settheseenqpa/ / https://twitter.com/settheseenqpa

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for people aged 50 plus. Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm at the Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience necessary! Contact larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com to sign up. 

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free & childcare is available. More information at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Walking Tall Tales at Malls Mire Woodland

Walking Tall Tales is a free playful sensory walking tour of Malls Mire woodland for you and your children, picnic included. Tuesdays, April 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 10th & 17th, 10.30 & 12.30pm. Malls Mire has a fully accessible path network. Free but booking is essential. Ages 5 and under, babies included. For booking and full info contact Gemma at gemma@urbanroots.org.uk.

The Point

Tuesdays 10am: Playtime at the Point

Thursdays 10am: Baby Play

Thursdays 7:30pm: Community Choir

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm: Renew Wellbeing Cafe

180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information here: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/ 

The Point also hires their halls out to community organisations for their projects, and they’re wheelchair accessible and child friendly.

Men Talking (Finn’s Place)

Tuesdays, 7.30pm

Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU

Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Discussion facilitated by Sean Tierney, Men’s Project Lead. Click here to find out more. Contact Sean on sean@finnsplace.org or 01416327520

Yakety Yak Language Café (MILK)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm

MILK Café 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 8YU

Pay-what-you-can Spanish and French sessions, all levels welcome. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

Little Noise Classes from Big Noise

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents/carers living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE. First come first served. 

Mondays 10.15 – 10.45 am & 11 – 11.30 am & Tuesdays 1.15 – 1.45 pm 

Loc de Joacă playgroup from Daisy Chain

Loc de Joacă is a play group aimed at Romanian Roma families with preschool aged children (0-5 years of age). It takes place every Friday between 12.30 -2.00 pm and currently there’s no need to book in advance. Daisy Chain, Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. For more information call 07388 227118 or email daisy.chain@crossreach.org.uk

Activities at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre 

Activities at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre have resumed. Visit the Glasgow Life run venue at 6 Daisy Street. Call 0141 423 6492 or click here for more information.  

Family & Early Years events at Queen’s Park Arena

Inhouse CIC is delighted to be hosting a series of family friendly and early years events and activities throughout the summer season  at Queen’s Park Arena, where we will be having BIG FUN! And of course, let’s not forget about the return of the FREE soft play!

Contact: qpa@inhouse.scot, 0141 816 9989, visit https://qpa.inhouse.scot/home

Tell your story through sound with SoundLab

Glasgow-based music charity, Sound Lab, are running a free and accessible 8-week online course leading participants through the process of creating their own audio for podcasts, radio shows, and other forms of broadcast. Each session can be accessed live, via Zoom, or as a recording through YouTube. The project is targeted at Ukrainians but open to all nationalities. Participants will learn step by step, using free and accessible software, how to record, edit and export their own audio projects on whichever topic they choose. Live sessions will be held every Tuesday, 11am – 1:30pm (GMT) from 03/05/22 – 21/06/22, with recordings uploaded by Friday. To sign up and receive the Zoom link, please contact Briannasoundlab@gmail.com with your name, email address, DOB. and location (Country and Province/County).

Looking for more activities?

Greater Govanhill has a page on their website rounding up all the regular activities and clubs in and around Govanhill: www.greatergovanhill.com/activities 

 SUPPORT

The COVID-19 Tenant Grant Fund

The COVID-19 Tenant Grant Fund helps tenants in private rented housing who are at risk of eviction due to financial hardship as a direct result of the pandemic. The grant payment will be issued directly to landlords to help reduce or pay off any rent arrears that have built up between 23 March 2020 & 9 August 2021. The grants do not need to be repaid. For more information email

TenantGrantFund@glasgow.gov.uk or visit https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=27853

Support for Ukrainian Residents

If you have a Ukrainian neighbour or friend in Govanhill or nearby who needs any kind of support, please let them know they can get in touch with us at Thriving Places Govanhill, especially if they have limited English skills. We can communicate in Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and English. Contact Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org or call 079 7589 4393.

Free Immigration Support for Ukrainians 

Southside Immigration Ltd are offering Ukrainian citizens and their family members a free initial immigration consultation throughout March. Call them on 07561 171 462 to book in.

Greater Govanhill Magazine has complied a list of information, resources, and ways to support the people of Ukraine that you can find here, and Scottish Refugee Council have made a list of places you can donate money and supplies to in Scotland which you can find here.

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Family Finances Support from Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free training and education to gain control over your household finances. For more information email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Access Courses at the University of Glasgow

Opportunity for asylum seekers who wish to access higher education. University of Glasgow offers Access Courses, which allow students to apply to undergraduate degrees upon completion. The applications for the 2022/23 Access Courses are now open. The link to the form for the fee waivers: www.gla.ac.uk/study/short/accesscourses/informationforasylumseekers/ 

General information on the Access Courses: www.gla.ac.uk/study/short/accesscourses/ 

Women Returners Programme

The course is a great starting point for women over 25 who have had a career break of 6 months or more and are looking to work towards their employment goals but just don’t know where to start. It will allow them to feel empowered to make an action plan through goal setting, 1-1 mentoring support and group work which allows them to create a social support network with other women in similar situations. For more information call 0300 0200 101 or email womenreturners@enable.org.uk

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: 

www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

Milk Cafe – Classes and Groups

Mondays 10 -11:30 am & 12-1:30 pm – ESOL classes at Queen’s Park Govanhill Church of Scotland, 170 Queen’s Dr, G42 8QZ email: hellomilkesol@gmail.com 

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm and 12 – 2 pm: Computer Skills workshops. For more information and to book email hellomilkit@gmail.com 

Wednesdays 10am-2pm: Women’s Group. No need to book.

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Volunteer for summer activities at Queen’s Park Arena 

We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer events season. If you are interested, please get in touch by filling out this form: https://forms.gle/25HPgJb5qMSdWMqE6 Please remember to include a contact number or email too!

Volunteer at Southside Tool Library

On Victoria Road. A commitment of at least 2 hours per week on a Saturday (10am-2pm or Wednesday 5-7pm). Application by email tools@southseeds.org by midnight on Friday 6th May. Tell us why you think you would make a great Tool Library volunteer and what time you would be able to commit, in less than 500 words. Please include your name, home address and telephone number.

Volunteer with Big Noise

Big Noise is always looking for new volunteers to help support their busy after school programme. Visit Big Noise at 151 Coplaw Street or email govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk to find out more. 

Volunteer with Thriving Places making information accessible 

If you want to gain useful experience in communications, we invite you to volunteer to help make information more accessible to Govanhill residents. This opportunity is suitable for those with strong written communication skills and for those with graphic design  skills. Commitment: approximately 2 hours a week, based at home and collaborating via shared documents and meetings online. Contact Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org

Volunteer with Glasgow Food Train

Local volunteers provide weekly deliveries of fresh groceries to older people experiencing difficulties doing their weekly grocery shopping, ensuring they can eat well. If you have an hour or two free each week, try a taster volunteering session with Glasgow Food Train. Call 0141 423 1722 or email glasgow@thefoodtrain.co.uk for more information. 

All in Glasgow from ENABLE

All in Glasgow is a supported employment programme for anyone aged 29+ living in the city with additional support needs. The programme works with the five-stage supported employability model to support clients to gain the key skills and qualifications they need to find and keep well-paid jobs. For more information visit www.enableworks.org.uk or contact

allinglasgow@enable.org.uk or Emma Malcomson on 07708 899 791 or emma.malcomson@enable.org.uk.  

Employment Packages from Jobs & Business Glasgow

Unemployed or feeling stuck in your current role? No qualifications or prior experience are necessary – these Employment Packages provide everything you need to start a new career, including industry training and qualifications, costs and applications for any industry licences, an interview for a live vacancy, a paid work placement, and a job offer for successful candidates. A range of industries will feature and be introduced in the coming weeks; to be kept up to date, keep in touch with your JBG Adviser or if you have not registered before, please contact the customer service team on freephone 0300 123 2898 or email contact@jbg.org.uk. More information here: www.jbg.org.uk/employment-packages-that-lead-straight-to-success/  

Jobs Business Glasgow Employment Package for Security

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or contact the JBG customer service freephone line on 0300 123 2898. More information here

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Lifelink counselling 

Govanhill residents (living in a postcode beginning G42 7 or G42 8) can now access up to 8 sessions of free counselling (by telephone or Zoom) with Glasgow mental health charity Lifelink Scotland. You can self refer here:

linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill or by emailing efeerick@govanhillha.org

Cancer screening animations

Cancer Screening animations have been recently developed in a variety of languages (Arabic, British Sign Language (BSL), English, Mandarin, Punjabi, Roma, and Urdu). The animations promote three national Cancer Screening Programmes (Breast, Bowel and Cervical), with an additional animation to raise awareness of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). 

Link to the article is here: https://glasgowcity.hscp.scot/news/raising-awareness-cancer-screening-programmes-bme-residentspatients

Free chair-based yoga sessions (The Wee Retreat CIC)

Tuesdays, 1-1.45pm, Online

The classes will be primarily online and open to anyone with mobility challenges; limited in-studio spaces available at our studios in the southside for those with accessibility requirements. All bodies welcome, no previous experience necessary. Click here for more info

Contact support@theweeretreat.co.uk

Govanhill Baths activities

There is a range of online wellbeing classes and activities available from Govanhill Baths. Sign up here: 

www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/whats_on/activities/ 

Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults (The No.1 Befriending Agency)

Mondays 11 – 11.30 am, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3pm. Online events three times a week to bring together people across the community who may be living in loneliness and isolation. We provide activities and space to chat so that our members can build relationships and their confidence, connectivity and wellbeing. Contact info@befriend.org.uk.

Free gentle chair-based yoga classes for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30-2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book your place please contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Tai Chi on the Lawn at the Hidden Gardens

Come along Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am. Sessions are FREE and drop in. 

Please dress for the weather as the class is outdoors. Before your first session this year please complete the online registration form: https://bit.ly/3MsdtgC and equalities monitoring form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T7BX2PS 

FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. 

www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/wellbeing-redraft/wellbeingwhatson/ 

Free mental health support in Glasgow Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more information visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network is hosting various addiction recovery activities and initiatives across the city, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups and cafes. For further information please call 0141 429 8181, email SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, visit www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook updates: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

YOUTH

You drop, you sow, you gather – Rumpus Room

A project with and for young people (16-25yrs) celebrating and sharing South Asian heritage. Workshops at the Rumpus Studio (Langside Lane, off Victoria Road) on 5th May & 19th May between 5-7pm. Hot food and travel costs available. If you are aged 16-25 years and would you like to join, contact Camilla at rumpusfoodprojects@gmail.com

Govanhill Youth Club

Every Tuesday 6-8pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information: www.facebook.com/gbctyouth/ or www.instagram.com/gbctyouth/ or call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Youth Forum 16-23 (Pollokshields Development Agency)

Wednesday, 6-7.30pm, Online/423 Shields Road

A space for young people in the Southside to develop skills, gain new friends and get involved in local community projects. PDA strive towards creating an active and inclusive network for local youth to find their voice and share their passions and interests. Click here to find out more.

YCSA New Scots – Addressing Mental Health

This project is aiming to provide specialised trauma-informed art psychotherapy and mental health support addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of 30 refugees and asylum seekers aged 10 – 25. AMH will provide mental health and wellbeing support, primarily through the provision of art psychotherapy, with an alternative option of counselling for those who would prefer a talking therapy. Individual sessions are held weekly in blocks of 8. Interpreting and travel expenses will be covered by the project where needed. To refer a young person, contact MisaWatson@ycsa.org.uk

RESOURCES

Let’s take care of our home – multilingual visual resource

Following a request from a group of residents, the Thriving Places team worked with local people and colleagues from Govanhill Housing Association, to create a multilingual poster with simple visuals to help residents keep their closes and backcourts clean. It contains information like where and how to store personal items and the correct way to dispose of rubbish. If you live in Govanhill and would like to receive a copy of the poster for your close, please contact Marzanna Antoniak at 0141 636 3636 or checkin@govanhillha.org. PDF is available for download here: Let’s take care of our home – Govanhill Community Information

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Kitchen Team Members – Govanhill

Locavore are looking for team members for their main kitchen in Govanhill.

The role is a 30-37.5h per week to suit the applicant and benefits from a 30% discount, employer pension and fairly social hours. 

The closing date for applications is  29th of April at 8am.

For more information please visit: locavore.scot/recruitment

Work with Govanhill Housing Association

The Govanhill Housing Association has two vacancies

  • Maintenance Assistant – Financial Part-Time (21 Hours per week)
  • Factoring Assistant Part-Time (14 Hours per week)

The closing date is Tuesday 3rd May at 10.00 a.m.  Further information and an Application Form can be found on the Association’s website.

 www.govanhillha.org/about-us/work-with-us/

Govan Community Project – part time advocacy worker

www.govancommunityproject.org.uk/work-for-us.html 

£22,400 per annum (pro-rata), 14 hours per week, 3 year fixed term post  

Closing Date for applications is midnight on Tuesday 3rd May 2022.         

Late applications cannot be considered. ​Electronic applications should be returned to recruitment@govancommunityproject.org.uk

OTHER

ITV Show is looking for singers

GOVANHILL – Have YOU got what it takes to perform LIVE on the Starstruck Stage? Register your interest in a future series here: www.starstrucktv.com 

Southside Tool Library

Now open Wednesday 3-7 and Saturday 10-2

For more information and to book visit: southsidetoollibrary.myturn.com  

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm @ The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street. Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. www.repaircafeglasgow.org

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms. Follow these two links Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

Contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker
Phone on 07741 893 008 or Email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Govanhill Updates {late March / early April}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org

LOCAL NEWS

First Heritage Mural as part of Govanhill Open Museum

Govanhill Open Museum, a project bringing the neighbourhood’s unique stories and heritage out onto the streets, has launched its first mural! Designed by residents in collaboration with artists Conzo Throb and Ciaran Glöbel, it brightens up the wall of A. Gray Motors at the corner of S. Annandale Street and Calder Street. Nicknamed ‘A postcard from Govanhill’ the design attempts to showcase the neighbourhood’s diversity through the patterns submitted by Govanhill residents representing their various cultures. The S. Annandale Street mural is the first of two murals coming to Govanhill this spring as part of the project’s pilot phase, which was funded by Glasgow City Heritage Trust and Scotland’s Towns Partnership through their Scotland Loves Local campaign. This project is a collaboration between Govanhill Community Development Trust, Govanhill Housing Association, Community Renewal, and Glasgow Museums working under the Thriving Places banner. 

Read about the mural on Greater Govanhill:
Mural Unveiled Today Celebrates Govanhill’s Diverse Community — Greater Govanhill

Photo by Ashleigh Morrison, local resident

Community notice boards are up

Govanhill has five brand new community notice boards which from the 1st week of April will be filled with useful information about local groups and activities, consultations and developments, support and other services, learning and employment opportunities, and key local contacts. Find them in the following locations:

  • Samaritan House (79 Coplaw Street)
  • Dixon Halls (656 Cathcart Road)
  • Locavore (corner of Victoria Road and Calder Street)
  • Govanhill Workspace (69 Dixon Road)
  • Govanhill Park (near the S. Annandale Street entrance)

The boards are managed under the Thriving Places programme for Govanhill with endorsement from the local Community Council. If you have any feedback on these notice boards or want to flag anything up, please contact Marzanna Antoniak at mantoniak@govanhillha.org

Govanhill Locality Plan Release

Two strands of the Govanhill Locality Plan, written by residents and staff, are being released in April. They reflect local priorities as expressed by Govanhill residents, and provide a series of recommendations to meet local needs and aspirations. We’re hoping that the plan will provide a useful framework and further inspiration to local organisations and residents who want to make a positive change in their community.

The ‘Collective Leadership, Co-Production, and Accountability’ strategy is all about residents’ involvement in service design and local decision-making processes. 

‘Govanhill Community Engagement and Information Strategy’ will help local organisations to ensure that residents remain well informed about the vital services and opportunities in the area, with a special emphasis on reaching those who are most excluded. 

Both plans will be published on govanhill.info/thriving-places, with the first one appearing at the beginning of April. Look out for the updates. 

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

International Roma Day Parade

Saturday 9 April. Parade starts at Govanhill Park. Assemble at 11am. A celebratory event will be held after the parade at the Point with food, music and dancing. Free, all welcome.  

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for people aged 50 plus. Tuesdays 1 – 3 pm at the Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience necessary! Contact larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com to sign up. 

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free & childcare is available. More information at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Walking Tall Tales at Malls Mire Woodland

Walking Tall Tales is a free playful sensory walking tour of Malls Mire woodland for you and your children, picnic included. Tuesdays, April 19th, 26th, May 3rd, 10th & 17th, 10.30 & 12.30pm. Malls Mire has a fully accessible path network. Free but booking is essential. Ages 5 and under, babies included. For booking and full info contact Gemma at gemma@urbanroots.org.uk.

Books by the Bonfire

An outdoor book club from South Seeds and Outwith Books. The next session on 13 April will be discussing Young Adam by Alexander Trochi. Wednesday 13 April 7-9pm at The Croft, Queens Park recreation ground. What3words: sings.oiled.vase. No signup necessary. More information here

Dandelion Opportunities

Artists and community groups are invited to participate in the Dandelion Festival programme, which will take place at Kelvingrove Park this June. Over a three-day free public event, the programme offers paid opportunities to artists, makers, scientists, performers and technologists to showcase their talents and create one of the largest ever creative growing initiatives launched across Scotland. Download the call out here. Deadline: 5pm, Friday 15 April

The Point

Tuesdays 10am: Playtime at the Point

Thursdays 10am: Baby Play

Thursdays 7:30pm: Community Choir

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm: Renew Wellbeing Cafe

180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information here: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/ 

The Point also hires their halls out to community organisations for their projects, and they’re wheelchair accessible and child friendly.

Men Talking (Finn’s Place)

Tuesdays, 7.30pm

Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU

Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Discussion facilitated by Sean Tierney, Men’s Project Lead. Click here to find out more. Contact Sean on sean@finnsplace.org or 01416327520

Yakety Yak Language Café (MILK)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm

MILK Café 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 8YU

Pay-what-you-can Spanish and French sessions, all levels welcome. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

Little Noise Classes from Big Noise

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents/carers living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE. First come first served. 

Mondays 10.15 – 10.45 am & 11 – 11.30 am & Tuesdays 1.15 – 1.45 pm 

Loc de Joacă playgroup from Daisy Chain

Loc de Joacă is a play group aimed at Romanian Roma families with preschool aged children (0-5 years of age). It takes place every Friday between 12.30 -2.00 pm and currently there’s no need to book in advance. Daisy Chain, Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. For more information call 07388 227118 or email daisy.chain@crossreach.org.uk

Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre reopens

Activities at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre have resumed. Visit the Glasgow Life run venue at 6 Daisy Street. Call 0141 423 6492 or click here for more information.  

Looking for more activities?

Greater Govanhill has launched a new page on their website rounding up all the regular activities and clubs in and around Govanhill: www.greatergovanhill.com/activities 

 SUPPORT

Scotland’s Census

Census Day has passed but there’s still time to fill in Scotland’s Census 2022. Help is available online at www.census.gov.scot/help, or via the free helpline 0800 030 8308. If you are a local staff member and would like to support the communities you’re working with filling in the census questionnaire, there is a meeting with the Census Scotland team on Monday the 4th of April at 3.30 pm. Contact Marzanna for details at mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

The COVID-19 Tenant Grant Fund

The COVID-19 Tenant Grant Fund helps tenants in private rented housing who are at risk of eviction due to financial hardship as a direct result of the pandemic. The grant payment will be issued directly to landlords to help reduce or pay off any rent arrears that have built up between 23 March 2020 & 9 August 2021. The grants do not need to be repaid. For more information email

TenantGrantFund@glasgow.gov.uk or visit https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=27853

Support for Ukrainian Residents

If you have a Ukrainian neighbour or friend in Govanhill or nearby who needs any kind of support, please let them know they can get in touch with us at Thriving Places Govanhill, especially if they have limited English skills. We can communicate in Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and English. Contact Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org or call 079 7589 4393.

Free Immigration Support for Ukrainians 

Southside Immigration Ltd are offering Ukrainian citizens and their family members a free initial immigration consultation throughout March. Call them on 07561 171 462 to book in.

Greater Govanhill Magazine has complied a list of information, resources, and ways to support the people of Ukraine that you can find here, and Scottish Refugee Council have made a list of places you can donate money and supplies to in Scotland which you can find here.

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Family Finances Support from Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free training and education to gain control over your household finances. For more information email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Women Returners Programme

The course is a great starting point for women over 25 who have had a career break of 6 months or more and are looking to work towards their employment goals but just don’t know where to start. It will allow them to feel empowered to make an action plan through goal setting, 1-1 mentoring support and group work which allows them to create a social support network with other women in similar situations. For more information call 0300 0200 101 or email womenreturners@enable.org.uk

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

Milk Cafe – Classes and Groups

Tuesdays 10 am – 12 pm and 12 – 2 pm: Computer Skills workshops. For more information and to book email hellomilkit@gmail.com 

Wednesdays 10am-2pm: Women’s Group. No need to book.

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Volunteer with Big Noise

Big Noise is always looking for new volunteers to help support their busy after school programme. Visit Big Noise at 151 Coplaw Street or email govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk to find out more. 

Volunteer with Thriving Places making information accessible 

If you want to gain useful experience in communications, we invite you to volunteer to help make information more accessible to Govanhill residents. This opportunity is suitable for those with strong written communication skills and for those with graphic design  skills. Commitment: approximately 2 hours a week, based at home and collaborating via shared documents and meetings online. Contact Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org

Volunteer with Glasgow Food Train

Local volunteers provide weekly deliveries of fresh groceries to older people experiencing difficulties doing their weekly grocery shopping, ensuring they can eat well. If you have an hour or two free each week, try a taster volunteering session with Glasgow Food Train. Call 0141 423 1722 or email glasgow@thefoodtrain.co.uk for more information. 

Gardening Volunteering at the Hidden Gardens

Join our team of Gardening volunteers. Meet new people, learn & share skills, get some fresh air, have fun. Weekdays Tues, Weds or Fri 10am – 1pm, Weekends – next March 26th 12.30-2.30pm. For more info contact andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk or Tel : 0141 433 2722

Volunteer at Queens Parkrun

Help to organise a free, weekly, timed 5k walk/jog/run at 9:30am every Saturday. Open to all ages and abilities. Organised entirely by volunteers. 

More information: www.facebook.com/Queens-parkrun-Glasgow-104509140977403/ 

Contact: queensglasgow@parkrun.com 

All in Glasgow from ENABLE

All in Glasgow is a supported employment programme for anyone aged 29+ living in the city with additional support needs. The programme works with the five-stage supported employability model to support clients to gain the key skills and qualifications they need to find and keep well-paid jobs. For more information visit www.enableworks.org.uk or contact

allinglasgow@enable.org.uk or Emma Malcomson on 07708 899 791 or emma.malcomson@enable.org.uk.  

Employment Packages from Jobs & Business Glasgow

Unemployed or feeling stuck in your current role? No qualifications or prior experience are necessary – these Employment Packages provide everything you need to start a new career, including industry training and qualifications, costs and applications for any industry licences, an interview for a live vacancy, a paid work placement, and a job offer for successful candidates. A range of industries will feature and be introduced in the coming weeks; to be kept up to date, keep in touch with your JBG Adviser or if you have not registered before, please contact the customer service team on freephone 0300 123 2898 or email contact@jbg.org.uk. More information here: www.jbg.org.uk/employment-packages-that-lead-straight-to-success/  

Jobs Business Glasgow Employment Package for Security

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or contact the JBG customer service freephone line on 0300 123 2898. More information here

Free employability and work readiness training from GCDT

GCDT is offering free training on Responsibilities of Employment for people aged 16-60. Boost your confidence, think about your future career, and learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a worker. The online course will involve a combination of group work, one-to-ones, and independent work. The course runs in blocks of 6 weeks and the next one is starting in April. Register an interest by contacting Ruth Plummer rplummer@govahillha.org or Gillian Scott gscott@govanhillha.org

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Free chair-based yoga sessions (The Wee Retreat CIC)

Tuesdays, 1-1.45pm, Online

The classes will be primarily online and open to anyone with mobility challenges; limited in-studio spaces available at our studios in the southside for those with accessibility requirements. All bodies welcome, no previous experience necessary. Click here for more info. Contact support@theweeretreat.co.uk

Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults (The No.1 Befriending Agency)

Mondays 11 – 11.30 am, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3pm. Online events three times a week to bring together people across the community who may be living in loneliness and isolation. We provide activities and space to chat so that our members can build relationships and their confidence, connectivity and wellbeing. Contact info@befriend.org.uk.

Free gentle chair-based yoga classes for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30-2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book your place please contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Tai Chi on the Lawn at the Hidden Gardens

Come along Tuesdays and Fridays at 10am. Sessions are FREE and drop in. 

Please dress for the weather as the class is outdoors. Before your first session this year please complete the online registration form: https://bit.ly/3MsdtgC  

And equalities monitoring form: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T7BX2PS 

Lifelink counselling 

Govanhill residents (living in a postcode beginning G42 7 or G42 8) can now access up to 8 sessions of free counselling (by telephone or Zoom) with Glasgow mental health charity Lifelink Scotland. You can self refer here:

linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill or by emailing efeerick@govanhillha.org

FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. 

www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/wellbeing-redraft/wellbeingwhatson/ 

Free mental health support in Glasgow Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more information visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network is hosting various addiction recovery activities and initiatives across the city, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups and cafes. For further information please call 0141 429 8181, email SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, visit www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook updates: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

YOUTH

You drop, you sow, you gather – Rumpus Room

A project with and for young people (16-25yrs) celebrating and sharing South Asian heritage. Workshops at the Rumpus Studio (Langside Lane, off Victoria Road) on 7th April, 21st April, 5th May & 19th May between 5-7pm. Hot food and travel costs available. If you are aged 16-25 years and would you like to join, contact Camilla at rumpusfoodprojects@gmail.com

Govanhill Youth Club

Every Tuesday 6-8pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information: www.facebook.com/gbctyouth/ or www.instagram.com/gbctyouth/ or call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

YCSA New Scots – Addressing Mental Health

This project is aiming to provide specialised trauma-informed art psychotherapy and mental health support addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of 30 refugees and asylum seekers aged 10 – 25. AMH will provide mental health and wellbeing support, primarily through the provision of art psychotherapy, with an alternative option of counselling for those who would prefer a talking therapy. Individual sessions are held weekly in blocks of 8. Interpreting and travel expenses will be covered by the project where needed. To refer a young person, contact MisaWatson@ycsa.org.uk

Youth Forum 16-23 (Pollokshields Development Agency)

Wednesday, 6-7.30pm, Online/423 Shields Road

A space for young people in the Southside to develop skills, gain new friends and get involved in local community projects. PDA strive towards creating an active and inclusive network for local youth to find their voice and share their passions and interests. Click here to find out more.

RESOURCES & FUNDING

Scotland’s Census 2022

Do you work for a local authority, third sector organisation or community group? The stakeholder toolkit has everything you’ll need to promote, encourage and provide more information about Scotland’s Census 2022 to your communities, groups, partners and service users. Access the toolkit here: www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/taking-part-in-the-2022-census/stakeholder-promotional-materials/

Let’s take care of our home – multilingual visual resource

Following a request from a group of residents, the Thriving Places team worked with local people and colleagues from Govanhill Housing Association, to create a multilingual poster with simple visuals to help residents keep their closes and backcourts clean. It contains information like where and how to store personal items and the correct way to dispose of rubbish. If you live in Govanhill and would like to receive a copy of the poster for your close, please contact Marzanna Antoniak at 0141 636 3636 or checkin@govanhillha.org. PDF is available for download here: Let’s take care of our home – Govanhill Community Information

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Community Engagement Trainees – Govanhill Baths

Part-time training position based on 11 hours per week.

Deadline: Applications must be in by 5pm Friday 8th April 2022.

www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/

OTHER

New Awards for Greater Govanhill CIC

Congratulations to Greater Govanhill CIC who have been awarded ‘Most Innovative Print Publication’ and ‘Regional/Local Outlet of the Year’ at the Independent Media Awards 2022 by the Independent Media Association! 

Southside Tool Library: new opening hours

Now open Wednesday 3-7 and Saturday 10-2

For more information and to book visit: southsidetoollibrary.myturn.com  

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm @ The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street. Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. www.repaircafeglasgow.org

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms. Follow these two links Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

Contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker
Phone on 07741 893 008 or Email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org


Govanhill Updates {early March}

If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GovanhillUpdates/. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org

Congratulations and a big thank you to all the partners and residents who took part in Govanhill Week of Action!

More information here: https://www.greatergovanhill.com/latest/govanhill-week-of-action-kicks-off

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Cathkin Blazes Open Football Session

Tuesday, 8 March 2022 from 17:15-18:15 at Goals, 941 Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, G41 2DX

Cathkin Blazes is a football team for women and non-binary folks who want to learn to play football in a non-judgemental space, as well as be part of a really friendly and local community. It’s LGBTQI+ and trans-friendly, they are based in the Southside of Glasgow and the sessions are free of charge to attend. For more information click here.

Women’s Equality March

Govanhill Baths Community Trust invites residents and organised groups to take part in the Women’s Equality March on Saturday the 12th of March. 

The March will assemble at Govanhill Park at 12pm and then head to Queen’s Park where there will be speeches by women’s groups and activists taking action for gender equality. 

There will be soups and coffees on arrival for everyone in attendance at Queen’s Park following the

Procession. This will be a chance for us to take to the streets and to show unity whilst celebrating women’s achievements in the struggle for representation and justice.Ahead of the March there will be banner making sessions at the Deep End on 21 Nithsdale Street, G41 2PZ. These will be held on the 8 th of March (10-12.00pm) and we will be having a drop-in session all day on the 11 th of March too. We will be making colourful and loud signs which protest gender discrimination and inequality.

International Women’s Day Workshop with the Feminist Exchange Network Library

Wednesday 9 March, 1pm, at the Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street.

Dr Thelma Okey-Adibe will lead a session for women to explore some of the books in the library using her Ketso mat, a visual tool to encourage group dialogue and develop creative solutions together. For more information contact events@swapmarket.info 

The Point

Tuesdays 10am: Playtime at the Point

Thursdays 10am: Baby Play

Thursdays 7:30pm: Community Choir

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm: Renew Wellbeing Cafe

180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information here: https://www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/ 

The Point also hires their halls out to community organisations for their projects, and they’re wheelchair accessible and child friendly.

Men Talking (Finn’s Place)

Tuesdays, 7.30pm

Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU

Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Discussion facilitated by Sean Tierney, Men’s Project Lead. Click here to find out more. Contact Sean on sean@finnsplace.org or 01416327520

Yakety Yak Language Café (MILK)

Wednesdays, 6-8pm

MILK Café 452 Victoria Road, Glasgow G42 8YU

Pay-what-you-can Spanish and French sessions, all levels welcome. Contact yaketyyak.glasgow@gmail.com

Little Noise Classes from Big Noise

Big Noise offers free, fun, friendly music classes for 0-3 year-olds and their parents living in Govanhill. Forsyth House, 151 Coplaw Street, G42 7DE.

Mondays 

10.15-10.45am – 8 spaces, first come first served

11-11.30am – 8 spaces, first come first served

Tuesdays

1.15-1.45pm – 8 spaces, first come first served.

Loc de Joacă playgroup from Daisy Chain

Loc de Joacă is a playgroup aimed at Romanian Roma families with preschool aged children (0-5 years of age). It takes place every Friday between 1:15 and 2:45 pm and currently there’s no need to book in advance. Daisy Chain, Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. For more information call 07388 227118 or email daisychain@crossreach.org.uk

Looking for more activities?

Greater Govanhill has launched a new page on their website rounding up all the regular activities and clubs in and around Govanhill: www.greatergovanhill.com/activities 

SUPPORT

Free Immigration Support for Ukrainians 

Southside Immigration Ltd are offering Ukrainian citizens and their family members a free initial immigration consultation throughout March. Call them on 07561 171 462 to book in.

Support for Ukrainian Residents

If you have a Ukrainian neighbour or friend in Govanhill or nearby who needs any kind of support, please let them know they can get in touch with us at Thriving Places Govanhill, especially if they have limited English skills. We can communicate in Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, and English. Contact Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org or call 079 7589 4393.

Hardship Fund from Awaz Voice of the Community

This fund of up to £500 seeks to ease the financial hardship of those who have no recourse to other sources of financial assistance – for example, a family member or benefits have been exhausted. The hardship fund is intended to cover emergency costs and will not be used to cover recurring costs. To apply email amy@awaz.org.uk and request an application form. Alternatively call into the Awaz office, Craig House, 64 Darnley St, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 2SE.

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals/families or agencies can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. It is okay for people to present directly there but, particularly if translators are required, it helps if the number can be called first.  Agencies can make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Family Finances Support from Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free training and education to gain control over your household finances. For more information email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or send a text message 07584773928. 

LEARNING & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT 

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? Email Claire for further information and to sign up: clow@govanhillha.org or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

Milk Cafe – Classes and Groups

Mondays 10am-4pm: English classes. For more information and to book, email hellomilkesol@gmail.com 

Tuesdays 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm: Computer Skills workshops. For more information and to book email hellomilkit@gmail.com 

Wednesdays 10am-2pm: Women’s Group. No need to book.

Thursday- Sunday: Cafe open to the public

Personal development training from Awaz

Build your confidence and start a new challenge. Free course starting 23 February, running every Wednesday from 1:30-2:30 for 6 weeks. Awaz Studios, Craig House, 64 Darnley St, Pollokshields, Glasgow G41 2SE.. For more information contact Amy Gill at 0141 286 1885 or email amy@awaz.org.uk

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

All in Glasgow from ENABLE

All in Glasgow is a supported employment programme for anyone aged 29+ living in the city with additional support needs. The programme works with the five-stage supported employability model to support clients to gain the key skills and qualifications they need to find and keep well-paid jobs. For more information visit www.enableworks.org.uk/ or contact

allinglasgow@enable.org.uk or Emma Malcomson on 07708 899 791 or emma.malcomson@enable.org.uk.  

Employment Packages from Jobs & Business Glasgow

Unemployed or feeling stuck in your current role? No qualifications or prior experience are necessary – these Employment Packages provide everything you need to start a new career, including industry training and qualifications, costs and applications for any industry licences, an interview for a live vacancy, a paid work placement, and a job offer for successful candidates. A range of industries will feature and be introduced in the coming weeks; to be kept up to date, keep in touch with your JBG Adviser or if you have not registered before, please contact the customer service team on freephone 0300 123 2898 or email contact@jbg.org.uk. More information here: www.jbg.org.uk/employment-packages-that-lead-straight-to-success/  

JBG Employment Package for Security

Employment Package for Security

Inside the package, customers:

  • achieve Security Industry Authority (SIA) approved training, 
  • acquire the required Security Industry Authority (SIA) licence (cost included), 
  • complete a 6 week work placement (paid at Glasgow Living wage), 
  • take part in a guaranteed interview, and
  • when successful, receive a job offer in a security role.

The first stage of the training course will begin on Monday 4th April 2022. We are now inviting interest from those who would like to take part. Eligibility extends to Glasgow City Council residents, aged 18 years or over, who can provide the necessary ID requirements, and pass a criminal background check. Participants must also have a First Aid certificate. Please note, we are running a free course in advance of the training date for anyone who requires this. Those who are interested should speak to their JBG Adviser or contact the JBG customer service freephone line, on 0300 123 2898.

Free employability and work readiness training from GCDT 

GCDT is offering free training on Responsibilities of Employment for people aged 16-60. Boost your confidence, think about your future career, and learn more about your rights and responsibilities as a worker. The online course will involve a combination of group work, one-to-ones, and independent work. The course runs in blocks of 6 weeks and the next one is starting in April. Register an interest by contacting Ruth Plummer rplummer@govahillha.org or Gillian Scott gscott@govanhillha.org

HEALTH & WELLBEING

Free gentle chair-based yoga classes for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30-2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book your place please contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Lifelink wellbeing classes

Govanhill residents can now access up to 8 sessions of completely free counselling through Glasgow Mental Health Charity Lifelink Scotland. The counselling sessions will take place by telephone or zoom and are open to anyone living in a postcode beginning G42 7 or G42 8. To access this you can self refer by completing the referral form here. Please email this to Ellen at efeerick@govanhillha.org The service is completely free and Govanhill Community Development Trust will not hold your details, these will be passed immediately to Lifelink Scotland.

FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. 

https://www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/wellbeing-redraft/wellbeingwhatson/

Free mental health support in Glasgow Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. Anyone with a G.P. in the Southside of Glasgow can be referred for treatment. This can be done online or by phoning 0141 232 2555. Written referrals from G.P.s, CMHT’s and external/internal agencies are also accepted.

www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk 

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network is hosting a number of addiction recovery activities and initiatives across the city, including a Southside-based programme.

There are also opportunities for volunteering in all recovery groups and cafes. See the image below for times and locations. 

For further information please call South Community Recovery Network (SCRN) call 0141 429 8181 or email SCRN admin SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk

See SCRN website for details: http://scrn-recovery.co.uk/

Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

LOCAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTS

Glasgow School Streets Programme at Annette Street Primary School 

Only authorised vehicles will be allowed to access Annette Street during the hours of 8:30-9:15am and 2:30-3:15pm Monday to Friday from 28th February. This is to ensure the safety of children and families at the beginning and end of the school day. Anyone in an unauthorised vehicle who drives down the street during this time will be subject to a Fixed Penalty Notice. 

YOUTH

Young People’s Gardening Group at the Hidden Gardens 

The Hidden Gardens has a new gardening group for people aged 16-19, every Wednesday from 10am-12 noon, starting 2 March for 4 weeks. Find out about volunteering, local courses and careers in gardening. Contact andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk to book a space. 

English Conversation Groups from YCSA

YCSA is currently accepting new referrals for BME young people ages 16-25 who are either asylum seekers, refugees or vulnerable to homelessness or offending and keen to improve their English. The current schedule runs on Mondays at the following times:

  • Group 1 10:00am-11:30am all levels welcome
  • Group 2 12:30pm-2:00pm for more advanced speakers
  • Group 3 3:00pm-4:30pm all levels welcome

To refer a young person, contact sarahbowers@ycsa.org.uk.  

Govanhill Youth Club

Every Tuesday 6-8pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). 

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/gbctyouth/ or https://www.instagram.com/gbctyouth/ or call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

YCSA New Scots – Addressing Mental Health

This project is aiming to provide specialised trauma-informed art psychotherapy and

mental health support addressing the mental health and wellbeing needs of 30 refugees and asylum seekers aged 10 – 25. AMH will provide mental health and wellbeing supports, primarily through the provision of art psychotherapy, with an alternative option of counselling for those who would prefer a talking therapy. Individual sessions are held weekly in blocks of 8. Interpreting and travel expenses will be covered by the project where needed. To refer a young person, contact MisaWatson@ycsa.org.uk

Glasgow Zine Library’s Young Producers Programme is returning for 2022

The YPP is a free, multi-week, mentored course for people aged 16-21 to gain skills in communication, teamwork, event management, community art and events. Deadline to apply: Monday 14 March. Find out more and apply here: https://www.glasgowzinelibrary.com/young-producers

Zine in a Weekend

Aged 14-18? Join the GZL team for ZINE-IN-A-WEEKEND on March 12th & 13th! Spend the weekend making your own zines, from coming up with an idea right through to printing and binding it ready for you to take away. RSVP for free here: https://glasgowzinelibrary.com/zineinaweekend 

Free journalism skills training course from Greater Govanhill

Greater Govanhill is launching a free training course which will, over two months, introduce young people who are typically under-represented in the media to a variety of journalism skills including interviewing, video producing, writing and podcasting. For young people aged 16-24. No previous experience required. First block runs 13 March – 8 April. Second block runs 20 April – 4 May. Deadline to apply: 3 March. For more information and to apply visit: https://greatergovanhill.com/training 

RESOURCES & FUNDING

Scotland’s Census 2022

Do you work for a local authority, third sector organisation or community group? The stakeholder toolkit has everything you’ll need to promote, encourage and provide more information about Scotland’s Census 2022 to your communities, groups, partners and service users. Access the toolkit here: www.scotlandscensus.gov.uk/taking-part-in-the-2022-census/stakeholder-promotional-materials/

Private Lane Toolkit from GCC

A private lane toolkit has been launched by Glasgow City Council (GCC) to help residents and owners understand more about the ownership and maintenance responsibilities of any adjoining lanes to their property. Funding is also available to further support owners of private lanes to improve the overall environmental quality of these shared spaces. Deadline to apply: Friday 11 March 2022. More information here

#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund

#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. In 2022, the fund will be open to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £250,000 or less whose work fits one of two strategic themes:

  1. Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life (0-5 years old) through targeted work and opportunities for children and families facing disadvantage.
  2. Mental Health Matters – Supporting people with mental health issues or challenges to share their stories, live free from stigma and discrimination, and build positive relationships and experiences.

Deadline: 8 March, 12pm. Apply here: https://www.corra.scot/grants/revision-of-shiftthepower-scotland-comic-relief-fund/ 

Community Stories Fund from Museums Galleries Scotland

The Community Stories Fund will support organisations and community groups to take part in and celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories, spotlighting the unique stories that matter to them with new, creative events, activities and programming. Deadline: 18 March, 5pm. Apply here: https://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/funding/year-of-stories-2022-community-stories-fund/ 

Let’s take care of our home – multilingual visual resource

Following a request from a group of residents, the Thriving Places team worked with local people and colleagues from Govanhill Housing Association, to create a multilingual poster with simple visuals to help residents keep their closes and backcourts clean. It contains information like where and how to store personal items and the correct way to dispose of rubbish. If you live in Govanhill and would like to receive a copy of the poster for your close, please contact Marzanna Antoniak at 0141 636 3636 or checkin@govanhillha.org. PDF is available for download here: Let’s take care of our home – Govanhill Community Information

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Govanhill Housing Association

Govanhill Housing Association currently has two vacancies:

Asset Manager Closing Date 9 March at 10am.

Senior Housing Officer (Rents) Closing Date 21 March at 9am.

For more information and to apply go to: http://www.govanhillha.org/about-us/work-with-us/ 

Community Programme Manager Vacancy at The Hidden Gardens

The Hidden Gardens is looking for a Community Programme Manager to work in their small collaborative team. Please find out more and download the application pack from their website: https://thehiddengardens.org.uk/community-programme-manager-vacancy/. Deadline: Sunday 13 March, 9pm. 

Positive Action in Housing is hiring an Admin and Finance Assistant

Click here for the job pack and application form

Deadline: Monday 13 March, 10am

Merry-Go-Round

Events Coordinator

We are looking for a very organised, friendly, inspired, tech savvy and motivated person to join our team to coordinate, promote and develop our events programme. You can read the full job description here: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.merrygoroundglasgow.co.uk%2fs%2fEvents-coordinator.

To apply please email a recent CV and cover letter to shop@merrygoroundglasgow.co.uk Closing date Monday 14th March 2022

Community Sales Coordinator

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person for the role of Community Sales Coordinator to relaunch our infamous mega sales.

You can read the full job description here: https://linkprotect.cudasvc.com/url?a=https%3a%2f%2fwww.merrygoroundglasgow.co.uk%2fs%2fCommunity-Sales-Coordinator_Job-description.

To apply please email a recent CV and cover letter to shop@merrygoroundglasgow.co.uk

Closing date Monday 14th March 2022

OTHER

Southside Tool Library: new opening hours

Now open Wednesday 3-7 and Saturday 10-2

For more information and to book visit: southsidetoollibrary.myturn.com  

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm @ The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street

Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. www.repaircafeglasgow.org

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms. Follow these two links Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

Contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker
Phone on 07741 893 008 or Email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

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