Published on: 07 Feb 2020 09:34

Written by: Maryhill Housing

The following services are available for customers and have been arranged by our Community Regeneration Team:-

After-school Activity Clubs
Thanks to external funding from the Big Lottery, we have been able to commission Young Movers (YoMo) to deliver homework clubs and youth activities. YoMo is Glasgow’s youth empowerment charity; creating opportunities for young people to become more independent and resilient through lifelong learning, active citizenship and personal development. They will be providing sessions twice a week covering subjects and activities such as STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), drama, arts & crafts, games, sports, health workshops, first aid, peer education and youth consultation. The sessions will take place as follows:-

  • Mondays and Thursdays from 4-6pm at Community @ Maryhill (base of 29 Glenavon Road);

  • Tuesdays from 4-6pm at the Valley & Locks playpark at Stirrat Street.

The weekly sessions will start on Monday 17th February at 4pm and will run for 30 weeks. Parents will need to complete a consent form in order for their children to participate - these can be completed before the sessions begin. 
 
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Maryhill Housing is working with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library to offer our customers with children under 5 the opportunity to receive a free book every month until the child’s 5th birthday.

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a 60-volume set of books for children aged 0-5. Each month a new, carefully-selected book in your child’s name will be delivered directly to your home.  Best of all – it’s completely free! There is no cost or obligation to you or your family.

The scheme is open to the children of all Maryhill Housing customers provided the children are under 5 years old. Children will remain eligible until they reach the age of 5. Your child will receive their first free book 6-8 weeks after registration.
 
Learning at Community @ Maryhill (base of 29 Glenavon Road)
We have a new Digital Inclusion Co-ordinator starting in the next few weeks who will be helping customers to use the internet, laptops/tablets and smartphones. Help can also be provided to search for jobs, create an email address or shop online!
 
ESOL Classes at Community @ Maryhill (base of 29 Glenavon Road)
A tutor from Workers Education Authority will be providing weekly ESOL (English as Second or Other Language) classes as follows:-

  • Wednesdays from 10am-12pm starting on 19th February and weekly thereafter;

  • Fridays from 10am-12pm starting on 21st February and weekly thereafter.

For more information about any of the above, please contact Emma or Dawn from our Community Regeneration Team by calling 0141 946 2466 or emailing comreg@maryhill.org.uk