Investment theme: Building skills and confidence
To fund volunteer training for women in the communities on the islands of Islay and Jura and in Mid Argyll.
Amount awarded: £4910
Location: Argyll and Bute
To fund volunteer training for women in the communities on the islands of Islay and Jura and in Mid Argyll. Volunteers will build skills, experience which will be used to benefit families who receive home visiting support. Families receiving support will build up their networks in the community and use local resources/agencies appropriately to meet the needs of their families, often reducing the need for costly statutory intervention. Volunteers will strengthen communities through increased confidence and community participation. Over 50% of volunteers will build on the experience with Home-Start, take on further training and seek part time/full time work in the care sector.