Hillhead was the first area to be targeted using a place approach. By working with services and communities the following three priority areas were identified in Hillhead:
Working with families –We try to improve things for families by: improving confidence in parenting; reducing health inequalities; improving relationships in families; increasing readiness for learning in children; and enhancing social belonging and employability. We are working towards this through our schools and our community centre by offering a number of courses and activities which bring people together to work as families either together or separately and by looking for parental volunteers to work with their friends and neighbours to engage them in the opportunities available. Have a look at our timetable of events in the community centre to see what is on offer for children and families, including the Little Explorers Nurture Day which is every Thursday in the Community Centre for families of pre-school children.
Community Safety – Partners work together to improve safety and people’s feelings of safety in Hillhead under the following headings: creating a safer and better environment, reducing levels of drug and alcohol misuse, and increasing levels of positive interaction between the police and other safety focussed agencies. This is reflected in the work of the Community Safety Partnership. As well as a dedicated police officer for Hillhead a number of environmental improvements have been put in place as well as increased patrols of the community safety patrol officers.
Community Development – In order to put the community at the heart of developments, it is essential to support groups and individuals to become involved in their local community. Partners are working towards increasing community involvement in local decision making, assisting community groups to access resources, increasing volunteering levels, increasing levels of community led provision, and assisting groups to become more self-sufficient.
Hillhead Community Centre – The Hillhead Community Centre is a hive of local activity for all ages. Check out the timetable for what is on. As well as classes and activities, the Hillhead Community Forum are always looking for local people to volunteer and help them to plan open days and other events and activities within Hillhead, they meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month and all local people are welcome. To apply for a let for your club, group or organisation, use the online letting system.
For more information contact Community Planning and Partnerships on 0300 1234510.
Check out our video about the centre and the effect it has had: