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.
Drumchapel Community Garden - FREE Workshops at The Phoenix CentreThroughout April and May, Drumchapel L.I.F.E. are running a number of fun FREE outdoor gardening workshops at the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, G15 8JH. This is a fantastic opportunity for local residents to get together and contribute to the planning and running of the Drumchapel Community Garden.
FREE Music, arts and dance for adults in DrumchapelBridgeman Arts, Glasgow Life and the West End Festival are offering adults in Drumchapel thr chance to take up FREE classes in samba drumming, carnival costume-making and dance in the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel.
Volunteer Training Opportunites at COPE - "Getting It Right For Every Community"In partnership with DRUMCOG, a partnership of local housing providers in Drumchapel and thanks to funding from the Scottish Government, COPE are running an initiative called "Getting It Right For Every Community".
Jobs and Business Glasgow - Employability Fund Courses for 16-17 year oldsJobs & Business Glasgow is pleased to announce the intake and start dates for its Employability Fund – Stage 2 courses at the Open gate starting Monday 3rd June. The 13 week programme will support 16-17 year olds and include the following qualifications: Personal Development Award at Level 3 and the Employability Award at Level 3.
Footage of the Royal Visit to Drumchapel on Thursday 4th April 2013The links below show some great footage shot at the Donald Dewar Centre in Drumchapel during the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Royal Visit to Glasgow on Thursday 4th April 2013. What a great day for Martin Perry and the rest of Drumchapel Table Tennis Club with a visit from the future King.
New Karate Club for youngsters - Karate No MichiAre 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.
The Phoenix CentreDrumchapel 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.
New for April at the Phoenix Centre - Training Opportunities For Young ParentsAre you a parent or parent-to-be aged between 16-24 years or do you know anyone who is? The Rathbone delivered Training Opportunities for Young People (TOPS) Programme offers a relaxed and friendly environment where you can meet other young parents and learn new skills.
Cool Heads - Stress Essentials BookletThis 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.
Steps for Stress Booklet and Relaxation CDSteps 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.
Glasgow Life Drumchapel Spring Holiday ProgrammePlease see the attached flyers below for information about Glasgow Life's Spring Holiday Programme for both the Under 12's and Over 12's which may be of interest to parents and children during the Easter break.
Vegin' OutWant 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.
www.drumchapel60.com - Celebrating 60 years of DrumchapelTo mark the 60th Anniversary of Drumchapel, there is now a useful website, in association with the G15 Youth Project, Drumchapel L.I.F.E. and the Heritage Lottery Fund which can be visited at www.
Know Your DoughDo 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.
‘Drumchapel Women Led Cooperative’ - An Exciting Opportunity for InvolvementDrumchapel L.I.F.E. is working in partnership with agencies including Glasgow's Regeneration Agency, the Centre for Contemporary Arts and WochenKlausur (an artist collective in Vienna, Austria) to start an exciting project to create a women led workers’ cooperative.
FREE NHS Waist Winners Programme starting in 2013NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde will be running a new weight management programme called "Waist Winners" at various locations and health centres in Knightswood, Whiteinch, Partick, Maryhill, Possilpark and Drumchapel starting in January 2013.
Classes, Clubs and Workshops at Drumchapel Community CentreDrumchapel 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.
New for 2013 - Drumchapel Buggy WalkWould you like to get back in shape after your new arrival or enjoy the outdoors with your child or even spend some time with like-minded people? Then why not come along and join us. 3D Drumchapel, in association with Drumchapel L.
Drumchapel L.I.F.E. 2012 Glasgow Community Champion Award WinnersOn Thursday December 6th at the 2012 Evening Times Glasgow Community Champion Awards Grand Final Ceremony held at Glasgow City Chambers, Drumchapel L.I.F.E. won the Health and Well-Being Award for the whole of Glasgow which was presented by Bailie Aileen Colleran of Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.
Warm Home Discount SchemeDo 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.
Volunteers Wanted - Drumchapel Fruit BarraThe 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.
Leaders and Members Wanted - West Glasgow Green GymWe 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).
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).
Elderly Lunch Club at the Phoenix CentreA 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.
"Wheel Fix It" Bike Repair ShopThere is now a weekly Bike Repair Shop called "Wheel Fix It", taking place at the Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH from 3-6pm every Wednesday. If you're having any problems with your bike or have any queries regarding bike maintenance and MOTs, why not come along and speak to one of our experts.
All In Good Health Newsletter - Autumn 2012The latest edition of NHS Health Scotland's electronic newsletter All in Good Health includes a wide range of articles and features about the work of NHS Health Scotland. All in Good Health is electronic, fully interactive and allows you to click through easily, view websites and DVD’s and download online material such as programmes and reports.
Take Life OnThe 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.
360º Skateboard ClubGlasgow Life (not to be confused with Drumchapel L.I.F.E.) run a FREE Skateboard Club for young people aged 8 + every Thursday between 3:30pm and 5:15pm at Blairdardie Sports Pavillion, 479 Blairdardie Road, G15 6JP.
Drumchapel Community Garden ProjectDrumchapel 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.
Drumchapel L.I.F.E. 2012 Evening Times Central and West Community Champion Award WinnersOn Thursday August 16th at the 2012 Evening Times Glasgow Community Champion Awards Ceremony held at Glasgow University Student Union, Drumchapel L.I.F.E. won the Health and Well-Being Award for Central and West which was presented by Councillor John Kelly.
Momentum Skills' Glasgow West Addiction ServiceMomentum Skills’ addiction service is a 12-month programme for people who wish to move on in their recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction. This service is available to people aged 18 years and over, who live in Glasgow West and who are stable on prescribed medication.
Using 'Action Learning' in your OrganisationA 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.
A Useful Website - Action for HappinessAction 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.
Green Gym ArticleGraham Burns, Community Communications Officer for BTCV has written an excellent and informative article about or Green Gym Project for BTCV's Network Bulletin. If you are interested in taking part and would like a registration pack, or just want find out out more, please phone Graeme Allardice on 0141 944 6004 or email graeme@drumchapellife.
Mental Health and Debt GuideA useful resource on Mental Health and Well-being and Debt Management from MoneySavingExpert.com can be accessed here.
3D Drumchapel3D 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.
A useful website for young people about the effects of alcohol www.alcolator.comThis 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.
Activ8 GymHaving 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 .
AddactionAddaction, 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.
COPE ScotlandCOPE (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.
DRAWDRAW 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.
Drumchapel Caravan ProjectDrumchapel Caravan Project is a community project, available to residents of the G15 and surrounding areas, which helps local people to have an affordable holiday. By using the service, residents can take a week's holiday at the caravan located in Berwick-Upon -Tweed.
Drumchapel Disabled ActionAntonine 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.
Drumchapel Fit ClubDrumchapel Fit Club takes place on Wednesdays from 6-8pm Sundays from 11am-12pm and Mondays from 5-5.30pm at The Phoenix Centre, 5 Monymusk Place, Drumchapel, G15 8JH and is ideal for those who would like to pursue a healthier lifestyle.
Drumchapel Table Tennis ClubDrumchapel 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.
Drumchapel Tennis ClubFor 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.
Fortune WorksFortune 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.
Friendship HouseRefugees 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.
Fruity ExpressThis 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.
G15 Youth ProjectThe 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.
Green GymThe 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.
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.
Ichi Ki Karate ClubHave 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.
Jobs & Business Glasgow - Glasgow’s Regeneration Agency rebrandedGlasgow’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.
Stonedyke Neighbourhood CentreStonedyke 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.
Stop Smoking Service at the West CentreWant 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.
The eatwell plateThe 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.
Wee FeetDo 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.
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.
Yoker Resource CentreYoker 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.
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.