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Drumchapel L.I.F.E. (Living Is For Everyone) is an award winning Healthy Living Centre based in Drumchapel, but supporting individuals, communities and organisations in Drumchapel, Yoker, Scotstoun, Whiteinch and Knightswood.

Our aim is to help improve health and well-being and make sure the communities we live and work in are healthy, happy, safe and working together.

Click on Programmes and Activities to learn more about what we do and if there is something you think we should be doing but aren’t, make sure you get in touch!

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Job Opportunity - Volunteer coordinator - Fruit And Veg Barra

Volunteer Co-ordinator Job Description Overview Drumchapel L.I.F.E. is working in partnership with the CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) to increase local community capacity to run a weekly Fruit and Veg Barra selling affordable seasonal meal bags to local people.

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FREE Pottery Sessions at the Phoenix Centre starts Tuesday 11th March from 11pm-1pm

Drumchapel Arts Workshop (DRAW) will be running a FREE weekly Pottery Class for eight weeks beginning Tuesday 11th March 2014 from 11am-1pm at the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH.

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New for March and April 2014! Posh Nosh on Less Dosh Cookery Course at The Phoenix Centre

Can’t cook but want to cook?   Why not register for an exciting new cookery course at The Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH.   We will take you through all the aspects of selecting, purchasing and preparing all the ingredients for a healthy and tasty meal.

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Drugs Warning from Police Scotland and NHS

Police Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and NHS Ayrshire and Arran are issuing a warning about the dangers of drugs after a 17 year-old woman fell ill at a Glasgow nightclub and died on Sunday 2 February 2014.

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Spaces left for WISE Women's Personal Safety Course at Yoker Community Campus - Starts Wednesday 29th January

WISE Women have some spaces left for their Women's Personal Safety Course at  Yoker Community Campus, 10 Kelso Place, Glasgow, G14 0LL. Here, you will be able to learn how to identify, avoid and escape potentially dangerous situations.

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Group Leaders and New Members Wanted - West Glasgow Green Gym

We are an all-voluntary gardening group and our aim is to offer healthy exercise and outdoor companionship for the people of Drumchapel, Knightswood, Scotstoun and the wider West Glasgow area. We do this by working on several plots throughout this area (collectively called the West Glasgow Green Gym).

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Weekly Sewing Class at the Phoenix Centre

There is now a weekly sewing class that running at the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH on Thursdays from 10am-12pm.  Would you be interested in  spending your Thursday mornings with others? All are welcome to come along to a relaxed session of fixing and creating your own projects.

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Do You Qualify For Healthy Start Vouchers?

Providing a nutritional safety net and encouragement for breastfeeding and healthy eating to around 600,000 women and children in over 450,000 very low income and disadvantaged families across the UK, Healthy Start Vouchers can be put towards the cost of milk, fresh or plain frozen fruit and vegetables in 30,000 retail outlets (small shops as well as major supermarkets).

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The Phoenix Centre

Drumchapel L.I.F.E. is now managing The Phoenix Centre located at 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 8JH. The Centre is available to hire for family events, children's parties, small conferences and meetings at a rate of £15 per hour.

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Pre-birth family support to families living in the Drumchapel, Knightswood and Yoker areas from 3D Drumchapel

3D Drumchapel provide pre-birth family support to those living in the Drumchapel, Knightswood and Yoker areas of Glasgow. There are a number of new opportunities available: Monday afternoons, Mellow Bumps: A Six Week programme for Mums to be that aids stress relief and relaxation.

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Elderly Lunch Club at the Phoenix Centre

A Lunch Club for the over 60’s takes place in the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH every Tuesday from 12:00pm-1:30pm. Run by Volunteer Centre Glasgow, our lunch club brings older people together to enjoy a hot nutritious meal and socialise with friends at the same time.

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'Fortune Gardens' at Fortune Works

Fortune Works in association with Enable Glasgow have a small garden shop operating at Fortune Works, 195 a & d Drumry Road East, Drumchapel, G15 8NS. Among the products availabe are Bedding Plants from 50p, Hanging Baskets from  £10/15 and Planters from £10/15.

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Energy Saving Trust

Formed in 1992, Energy Saving Trust is a social enterprise with a charitable Foundation. Through our partnerships we offer impartial advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, use water more sustainably and save money on energy bills.

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Sewing Machines Wanted!

When you buy a new sewing machine, don’t just throw your old one out. There are plenty of people who would love to have a sewing machine, even a used one. If you are interested in donating your old sewing machine to a worthy cause, please contact Drumchapel L.

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"Wheel Fix It" Bike Repair Shop

There is now a weekly Bike Repair Shop called "Wheel Fix It", taking place at the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH from 6pm-7.30pm on Mondays, 3pm-6pm on Wednesdays and 6pm-7.

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FREE Glasgow Council on Alcohol Counselling Sessions at the Phoenix Centre

Is your drinking out of control? Do you want help? Glasgow Council on Alcohol North West Counselling team are offering FREE counselling sessions for anyone who’s drinking is out of control and for anyone who is worried about another’s drinking.

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Scotland's Best - An exciting new training and volunteering programme for 16-24 yearl olds

"Scotland’s Best" is a 10 week training and volunteering programme for 16 to 24 year olds run by Jobs and Business Glasgow that aims to: • Build confidence and motivation.

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Sainsbury's Grow Your Own

Drumchapel L.I.F.E. has been developing a partnership with Sainsbury's Drumchapel store as a way to make a positive difference to people living in the area. Sainsbury's have been donating a selection of quality seconds, including a whole load of 'grow your own' plants, seeds and bulbs which we have been distributing to local schools, nurseries and community groups, making Drumchapel a much brighter place, once the growing starts.

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Know Your Dough

Do you want to save for your future? Do you want to spend less money? Do you want to budget your money better? Do you want a loan that costs you less? Do you need a bank account? Do you want to know more about changes to benefits? If the answer to any of these questions is YES, we can help you.

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Warm Home Discount Scheme

Do you know that you could be entitled to a payment of £130 towards your electricity bill? Customers who may be eligible could include those on low income with a disability, long term illness or those with young children, but the actual criteria used will vary as it depends on which electricity supplier you are with.

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Jobs and Business Glasgow: Personal Best - Achieving Ambition Programme

Jobs & Business Glasgow will be running an exciting new programme called Personal Best - Achieving Ambition. They are currently accepting referrals for their upcoming intake for the course which is being run in their Open Gate office at 44 Hecla Square, Drumchapel, G15 8NH.

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Vegin' Out

Want to join a group of women to start your own business? A social enterprise that creates access to fresh, healthy produce in Drumchapel and empowers people to cook healthy meals Get involved! ‘Vegin Out’ is a new idea for a business in Drumchapel, locally owned and locally inspired.

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Alzheimer Scotland Forget-me-not Volunteers - Befriending people with dementia in residential care

Could you spend a couple of hours a week supporting people with dementia to feel valued and cared for? Forget-me-not volunteers spend time supporting people with dementia to do things they enjoy such as looking at photos and magazines, playing games and joining in group activities, which could include gardening, crafts, knitting or singing.

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New Karate Club for youngsters - Karate No Michi

Are you interested in getting your kids into karate? Maybe to help them with confidence or fitness or even a new hobby. Karate No Michi runs specialised kids classes called “wee ninjas”. These classes are fun and educational for kids from 4yrs - 7 yrs on a Tuesday 4pm-5pm.

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Cool Heads - Stress Essentials Booklet

This useful booklet which can be accessed by clicking the link below is aimed at young people who can experience and have to cope with different types of stress than adults. It looks at the kind of things that might be stressful and offers advice on how to deal with your feelings.

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Steps for Stress Booklet and Relaxation CD

Steps for Stress is a short booklet which provides an easy guide to understanding common mental health problems and providing advice on things that people can do for themselves or services such as debt advice that they can access to gain support.

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Classes, Clubs and Workshops at Drumchapel Community Centre

Drumchapel Community Centre is managed by Culture & Sport Glasgow Glasgow Life as a resource for the local community. It was built in 2006 and boasts a range of rooms which can cater for anything from a small scale meeting to a large scale event/concert.

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Volunteers Wanted - Drumchapel Fruit Barra

The Drumchapel Fruit Barra is a community based project run by Drumchapel L.I.F.E. and NHS Glasgow North West Community Health Partnership whose aim is to increase access to affordable, good quality and healthy food produce for local residents.

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Take Life On

The Take Life On website, in association with Healthier Scotland, is a very useful resource and contains many hints and tips on nutrition, physical activity and healthy living for all ages. The site can be accessed by clicking on www.

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Drumchapel Community Garden Project

Drumchapel L.I.F.E. are working with partners SAGE (Sow And Grow Everywhere), Glasgow Housing Association and the Centre for Contemporary Arts to establish an exciting community garden project at Linkwood Drive, Drumchapel behind the ‘Swedish’ houses off Kinfauns Drive near the shopping centre.

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Using 'Action Learning' in your Organisation

A guide to using Action Learning in your Organisation is available to download here. The guide was written by Emma Balfour,  L.I.F.E. Moves programme officer with Drumchapel L.I.F.E. until June 2011 and Duncan Wallace, Professional Associate at the Craighead Institute who can advise and assist you on all aspects of Action Learning.

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A Useful Website - Action for Happiness

Action for Happiness is a movement for positive social change. We're bringing together people from all walks of life who want to play a part in creating a happier society for everyone. For fifty years we've aimed relentlessly at higher incomes.

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Mental Health and Debt Guide

A useful resource on Mental Health and Well-being and Debt Management from MoneySavingExpert.com can be accessed here.

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Featured Activity

3D Drumchapel

3D Drumchapel

3D Drumchapel is a charitable organisation that provides a range of vital supports to children and families, including vulnerable children and families, aimed at making a difference in their lives by providing support in a variety of ways, strengthening relationships and empowering them to make positive changes in their lives.

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A useful website for young people about the effects of alcohol www.alcolator.com

A useful website for young people about the effects of alcohol www.alcolator.com

This computer based intervention is designed to reach young hazardous drinkers across Greater Glasgow and Clyde. The website provides an online interactive alcohol screening and brief intervention resource and can be accessed through www.

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Activ8 Gym

Activ8 Gym

Having visited Temple Shafton Youth project and Hillhead Library, the FREE Activ8 Gym facilities for those aged 8 and over are now available at the Stonedyke Neighbourhood Centre, 9 Belsyde Avenue, Drumchapel, G15 6AW .

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Addaction

Addaction

Addaction, located at the Open Gate, 44 Hecla Square, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 8NH exists to help people recover from drug and alcohol dependencies. As a charity we are committed to putting everyone that we help in charge of their lives and at the heart of everything we do.

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COPE Scotland

COPE Scotland

COPE (Caring Over Peoples Emotions) is a Scottish charity based at 20 Drumchapel Road, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 6QE. Their aim is to promote mental well being and to enable people and families to acquire the skills and knowledge to overcome or better manage the challenges of life that can lead to mental distress or mental illness.

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DRAW

DRAW

DRAW is a non-profit arts company, run by a voluntary Board of Directors; delivering a professional service which works with Schools; health providers such as Momentum and COPE; Housing Associations and individuals.

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Drumchapel Disabled Action

Drumchapel Disabled Action

Antonine Court, located at 30 Dunkenny Road, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 8LH has been run by Drumchapel Disabled Action 2 Ltd for over 16 years, delivering a Care / Resource facility to adults with physical disabilities.

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Drumchapel Fit Club

Drumchapel Fit Club

Drumchapel Fit Club takes place on Wednesdays from 6.30-7.30pm and Saturdays from 10am-11pm at The Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH and is ideal for those who would like to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

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Drumchapel Table Tennis Club

Drumchapel Table Tennis Club

Drumchapel Table Tennis Club is one of the biggest clubs within Scotland with over 300 members actively playing table tennis every week. The club is open to all ages ranging from 8 to 70 years of age, which makes "The Drum" what it is.

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Drumchapel Tennis Club

Drumchapel Tennis Club

For over a hundred years Drumchapel Tennis Club, located at 90 Garscadden Road, Drumchapel, G15 6QQ, has been a local landmark in Drumchapel. Generations of kids from the surrounding areas of Drumchapel, Knightswood and Clydebank have learned to play tennis for pleasure and as part of a team.

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Fortune Works

Fortune Works

Fortune Works, located at 195a Drumry Road East, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 8NS provides training for employment to 80 people with learning disabilities. Through real commercial work in a light industrial setting, we give people the social and technical skills they will need in the world of work.

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Friendship House

Friendship House

Refugees and asylum seekers are invited to Drumchapel Episcopal Church, Invercanny Drive, Drumchapel, G15 7BB every Wednesday between 11am and 2pm. Activities include cooking, arts and crafts, conversation and games and a free hot meal is also provided.

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Fruity Express

Fruity Express

This alternative tuck shop has been run by Knightswood Primary School’s Mini Health Steering Group (with a little adult help from us and the Knightswood Elderly Forum!) since late 2008. The idea, dreamt up by children from primaries 5 and 6, has proved to be an amazing success, with the ‘Express’ producing and selling up to 150 portions of prepared fruit to their fellow pupils as an alternative to less healthy snacks.

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G15 Youth Project

G15 Youth Project

The G15 Youth Project is an information/advice service which helps young people aged 12-25 living in Drumchapel. It works with over 400 young people each year to help combat issues such as unemployment, vandalism, anti-scoial behaviour, gang fighting, drug/alcohol addictions, homelessness, territorialism and much more.

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Green Gym

Green Gym

The Green Gym is about healthy people and healthy places where volunteers meet up once a week - on Wednesday's between 11am-2pm - for FREE to work together on improving local green spaces around West Glasgow.

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How much fruit and veg should I be eating?

How much fruit and veg should I be eating?

Lots! Fruit and veg should make up about a third of the food you eat each day. And it's also important to eat a variety. Five-a-day is a good, achievable target. If you count your portions each day it might help you to increase the amount you eat.

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Ichi Ki Karate Club

Ichi Ki Karate Club

Have you ever wanted to try something different? Do you want to build up your confidence and learn self-defence? Then come to Ichi Ki Karate Club. (www.ichikikarateclub.co.uk) We’re at the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH on Monday’s from 6:00pm to 8:30pm and Thursday’s from 6:00pm to 9:00pm and Drumchapel Community Centre, 320 Kinfauns Drive, Drumchapel, G15 7HA on Wednesday’s from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

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Jobs & Business Glasgow - Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency rebranded

Jobs & Business Glasgow - Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency rebranded

Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency (GRA), has refocused its operation with a new name and logo. It has been renamed to Jobs & Business Glasgow. The organisation’s name and brand now aligns with its new economic development strategy to develop Glasgow’s jobs, skills and businesses across the city.

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L.I.F.E. Moves

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Stonedyke Neighbourhood Centre

Stonedyke Neighbourhood Centre

Stonedyke Neighbourhood Centre, located at 9 Belsyde Avenue, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15 6AW is a community facility managed by local people for the purpose of providing a range of services and activities of a social, recreational, educational and cultural nature including Healthy Choices Café, Activ8 Gym, Laundry, Healthy Food Coop, IT Suite, Community Allotments, Community Transport and a range of activities for children, young people, adults and older people.

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Stop Smoking Service at the West Centre

Stop Smoking Service at the West Centre

Want to stop smoking? You can do it and we can help. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Smokefree Services are responsible for a wide range of tobacco projects aimed at reducing the damage from tobacco to people in and around Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

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The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate

The eatwell plate shows the different types of food we need to eat – and in what proportions – to have a well balanced and healthy diet. It's a good idea to try to get this balance right every day, but you don't need to do it at every meal.

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Wee Feet

Wee Feet

Do you want to make your home more energy efficient, but just don’t know how? The Wee Feet volunteers can help you reduce your carbon footprint and save a few pounds at the same time! They are touring a number of events in Glasgow throughout the summer, so why not go along and try being part of their human power station, or even better, make a pledge! For information on events, or to make a pledge as to what you will do to reduce your carbon footprint, visit www.

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West and Central Voluntary Sector Network (WCVSN)

West and Central Voluntary Sector Network (WCVSN)

The WCVSN is a member organisation of small and medium voluntary sector providers in the West Area of Glasgow and currently has over 100 members. The Network works to provide advice, information and training to the sector and supports organisations to engage with the West and Central & West Community Planning Partnerships and other statutory agencies and public sector bodies.

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Yoker Resource Centre

Yoker Resource Centre

Yoker Resource Centre whose registered office is at 10 Kelso Place, Yoker, Glasgow, G13 0LL is a community managed community facility which provides a range of services and supports to people living in the Yoker and surrounding areas.

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" I started with the Green Gym in August 2009 and did the first 20 week programme. I liked meeting people and being involved in the community. I really enjoyed being in the woodland and the schools projects, although the church project seemed to go on forever! I feel more confident and much less stressed. "

Tracy


" It is lovely to be engaged with people. There is no one here from my own country but I don’t feel like an outcast. More like family. The more you get to know people the more they are willing to help. "

Yuilia


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