Award winning programme congratulates more learners
Running for ten weeks at a time, the ‘Learning Works’ programme has supported unemployed residents from Thenue Housing Association to acquire skills and qualifications, helping them to become ‘work-ready’.
Positive destination for participants
The programme has been a resounding success with all those who have completed moving on to a positive destination in work, volunteering or further learning. One of the group is already moving onto a job working in the community and others are looking to progress to the Community Development programme at Glasgow Kelvin College.
Glenburn Centre partner with Grand Central Savings
New inclusive financial service available on local level, which can support you to take control over your finances.
New Sunday Socials in Platform to last until December
Platform have confirmed arrangements for the new Sunday Social service, every Sunday until 1 December, in Platform at the Bridge
The Sunday Social is part of a growing model of recovery cafes and alcohol free days and nights being developed across Glasgow.
Adult Learners’ Week at Local Learning Centres in May 2013
Adult Learners’ Week is opportunity for people to celebrate the positive role that learning can play in changing peoples’ lives and showcase the variety of adult learning opportunities available locally. This year forty four people took part in sessions across the week which were themed around Citizen engagement and health and well-being.
Platform to Health
Marking the 65th Anniversary of the NHS, Platform to Health puts creative activity at the heart of health and wellbeing in Glasgow North East thanks to a £47k Creative Scotland Award
Local charity, Glasgow East Arts Company, benefits from a £47K award from Creative Scotland’s Public Engagement fund to support Platform to Health, a new project that mobilises arts and creativity to improve self-esteem, wellbeing and social interaction.
In partnership with the local Community Health Partnership, Platform to Health takes place in an area of Glasgow feeling the complex effects of an industrial heritage long gone and one that is consistently listed in the Social Index of Multiple Deprivation.
The project targets groups less likely to participate in mainstream activity like those on the recovery spectrum or with mental health problems and those with less ability to participate such as socially isolated older people.
2014 legacy program looking for Youth Worker
Active East is a community based programme which aims to build a tangible legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth Games for the young people in the East of Glasgow. The programme facilitates new opportunities for young people to engage in a range of sports, physical activity and personal development opportunities through existing community organisations.
Alcohol Awareness Project in Easterhouse wins prestigious national award
The Greater Easterhouse Alcohol Awareness Project (GEAAP) has won a prestigious GlaxoSmithKline IMPACT Award for its outstanding contribution to improving health in East Glasgow.
H4U staff receive Gold Youth
H4U Manager, Jennifer Johnstone and staff Ann Allan, Margo Hannah and Sarah Darroch recently completed their Gold Youth Achievement Award.
Learners benefit from student placement in the IT class at the Calvay Learning Centre -
If you are out and about and look to improve your IT skills then why not pop along to the learning centre in the Calvay Centre in Barlanark.
On Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm there is a lecturer from John Wheatley College and a student placement from University of Glasgow on hand to help people learn more about computers for everyday life.
New volunteer supported IT Club at Garthamlock Learning Centre
If you are out and about then why not pop along to the learning centre at Garthamlock Community Shop, 26 Barholm Square Mondays between 10am and 12pm where there will be a volunteer on hand to help people learn more about computers for everyday life.
Young people getting started and making a difference to Cranhill..
On Thursday 25th October at Cranhill Development Trust, a celebration of learning event took place to recognise the work and the achievements of a group of young people from the East End of Glasgow making a difference..
Connect Community Trust - new name for Wellhouse & Provanhall Community Trust
The Wellhouse & Provanhall Community Trust is re-launching as Connect Community Trust.
This new organisation will continue to operate its current community services with the same principles but will expand into new ventures including two new social enterprises.
Now recruitment: 16+ Access Fairbridge programme,
with the Prince’s Trust
The recruitment process for the upcoming Prince’s Trust Fairbridge programme 'Access courses' is now open. This is providing an opportunity for young people to work on personal and social skills that will help with stabilisation and moving on to positive outcomes.
Next course start dates: 18 February 2013
Access courses are five days long and include a two night residential where young people will participate in a number of outdoor activities.
Who can apply?
- Age 16-25
- Not currently involved in Employment, Education or Training
The Prince’s Trust has a national agreement with Jobcentre Plus which allows young people in receipt of benefits to stay on their benefits while on the course.
New 2014 Games Bulletin
The Games Legacy team has just issued a new bulletin about the biggest games event ever to take place in Glasgow, including giving local people from the north east of Glasgow information about how to take part..
Wellhouse Trust gets funding to develop and expand the Peoples Gateway
Over the past eight years Wellhouse Community Trust has been striving forward and helping local people make positive changes to their lives! Having established three community facilities in the area of Wellhouse with the local housing association; the hub, hubSports,Innerzone, two years ago the Trust expanded into the Provanhall area..
New initiatives at Fuse for the wider community
Genealogy, French, Spanish and Gaelic are a few of the new offerings Fuse is serving to the wider community in East Glasgow.
Time to Chill Out at the Glenburn Centre
New chill out room for young people, transformed to cool by collaboration with Black Tag Art and Youth Clubs.
The Glenburn Centre in Easthall has two youth clubs..
Headspace 2012 'Walking in my shoes'
Come along, watch and enjoy the performances.
Come and look at the visual art and creative writing
This way to join a fun and interactive workshop exploring
your hidden talents!
1 October - 23 October 2012
John Wheatley College welcomes new Chair Margaret Forsyth
New Chair John Wheatley College’s Board of Management is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Chair.
Dedication of John Wheatley College Library
Former principal honoured by renaming of College library.
Rewards for learners at Tolcross Advice & Learning Centre
The adult computing classes at the Tollcross Advice & Learning Centre have finished up for the summer and the Tollcross Housing Association staff at the Centre put on a special tea for the learners to thank them for all their hard work over the year.
The Peoples Gateway
Your path to a better future and a helping hand to make it happen.
The Peoples Gateway, run by Wellhouse and Provanhall Community Trust is aimed at, working with and for the benefit people and their community; offering a combined support service that will help people make positive steps for themselves, their family and the community.
The Peoples Gateway, article.
Long Hot Days
Get set for some Long Hot Days this summer as a wave of fantastic fun days, gala days and community festivals take place across the local communities of Glasgow East. There will be something for everyone with live music, street theatre, sports activities, arts and crafts and a few surprises to keep the whole family entertained.
John Wheatley learners sold on a new career
A group of school-age students at John Wheatley College have completed their Retail Skills programme, which included a workplace experience at John Lewis Glasgow.
The students are pictured here with their coaches and Margaret Reid, their lecturer at John Wheatley College.
Apprentice joiner meets his master!
First–year joinery apprentice at John Wheatley College, Robert McAllen, received an ‘inspection’ visit from his employer last week.
A dazzling debut for Robert!
Local student, Robert Ferrol, has won three medals in athletics – one gold and two silver!
BBC Scotland and John Wheatley College launch 2013 apprentice scheme
BBC Scotland and John Wheatley College in Glasgow have launched a second 12-month modern apprenticeship scheme as part of the BBC's contribution to the Commonwealth Games.
College campus upgrading
John Wheatley College’s Easterhouse campus is set to undergo extensive remedial works to various sections of the building and will close temporarily over the summer period.
This planned capital investment..
Glasgow East 5k Fun Run & Big Day Oot!
Tollcross Park, Sunday 10 June 2012
The Glasgow East 5K Fun Run & Big Day Oot is back!
Tollcross Park once again becomes a hub of activity and family fun on Sunday 10 June with the return of the Glasgow East 5K Fun Run and Big Day Oot.
International Woman’s Day 08 March 2012
Cranhill Development Trust marked the day on Thursday 08 March 2012 attended by over ninety people.
DIY and woodwork course helping to empower people at Lodging House Mission
Lodging House Mission assist some of Glasgow's most disadvantaged citizens - homeless and excluded men and women. Most of them are struggling with drug and alcohol addiction, severe and enduring mental health issues, all of them living challenging difficult lives. The Big Lottery funded education programme - Pathways to Empowerment aims to build people’s confidence and skills in order for them to access training and employment opportunities.
Students' Association nominated for national awards
The Students’ Association at John Wheatley College in East Glasgow has been named as a finalist in two separate categories at this year’s NUS Scotland Awards.
The two categories are the Campaign of the Year category for their gladiatorial support of the ‘Our Future: Our Fight’ campaign against the government cuts to Further Education Funding‘ and student support budgets, and the ‘College Students’ Association of the Year’ category.
Spots V Stripes at the Wellhouse Hub
Are you unemployed, a student or just looking to build on your skills for employment?
Come to Spots V Stripes and discover new skills.
1 March, 6-8pm
Free to everyone aged 16 and above.
Grow Green Awards 2012
Send us your nominations now!
We are delighted to announce that nominations are now open for the Grow Green Awards 2012. Following the success of the very first Grow Green with Glasgow’s East End Awards in March 2011 we have expanded to cover both the North East and the East End of Glasgow.
GEAAP’s New Cyber Service
GEAAP has launched a new Cyber service to provide young people with the information they need to make safer, more informed choices about alcohol use.
Question and Answer Session; Cuts and Mergers for Scotlands Colleges
John Wheatley College Students Association invites you to a question and answer session. This Q & A session will discuss cuts and the anticipated mergers that have been proposed for the further education system within Scotland.
Friday the 27 January 2012 between 11am and 1pm
Platform at The Bridge,
1000 Westerhouse Road, Easterhouse, G34 9JW
Big Lottery Funding for John Wheatley College Programme
John Wheatley College�s award-winning �Transitions to Learning and Work� pilot programme for vulnerable young people has been awarded Big Lottery Funding of more than half a million pounds to develop and expand its valuable work.
Students Return The Hospitality
Students All Fired Up for Skills
Delivered by the highly skilled staff of Strathclyde Fire & Rescue, Maryhill Station, the ‘Fire Reach’ short course contained essential elements such as Working Safely, First Aid, Confidence Building and, of course, Team Working.
Family Learning Week at local learning centres - 15th to 21st October 2011
Family Learning Week provides a chance for family members to discuss what they learn and why. This raises the awareness of all the learning opportunities for families, available in the area provided by John Wheatley College and its partners.
16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
For many women from Glasgow, to Gaberone, home is not the place they can relax knowing that their wellbeing will be taken care of. Instead it is the place where they are most likely to experience hurt, harm or danger.
The Community Health Shop re-launch
The Community Health Shop has recently moved premises and held a launch event Friday 21st October 2011, that was well attanded by local politicians, senior members from NHSGGC, local agencies and a large number of the local population.
The Peoples Gateway Project
On a daily basis local people come into the hub, Innerzone, The Connie and hubSports asking if there are any volunteering opportunities, jobs or training. Although we did our best to help and have over the years provided opportunities for over 150 people there was only so much that we could with the staff resources we had.
The newly formed Peoples Gatewaydn project is now providing the extra support and staff to help all local residents.
Ministerial Visit Provides Face-to-Face Opportunity
Minister for Learning & Skills, Dr Alisdair Allan, was welcomed to John Wheatley College on the afternoon of the Scottish Government’s Spending Review announcement and slipped in for a chat with the HNC Working With Communities students
New autumn programme at Tollcross Advice and Learning Centre
Our Advice Services, Credit Union Service and Learning Centre are still going from strength to strength, as is our Volunteer Project and Library. We have now added a 'Work Club' to our programme aimed at assisting people to access employment or training opportunities.
New John Wheatley College and Open University partnership opens up local learning routes
A new partnership launched the 31 August 2011 between the Open University in Scotland and John Wheatley College will give local people access to one of the country’s most flexible and comprehensive learning packages.
Young Parent Project at Rosemount Lifelong Learning
The Young Parents Project can help young mums and dads across the city identify and access education / training, voluntary or employment opportunities.
Urban Fox have today published their Summer Programme, providing opportunities for young people throughout the east of Glasgow.
It was cheers all round from volunteers at Glasgow�s East End based charity, Playbusters, as they received an announcement that they had been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The Queens Award is the voluntary sector equivalent of an MBE. It is awarded annually to voluntary groups to recognise and reward their outstanding achievement in helping others in the community...
A Glasgow City Council Flourish Award was won by the College�s Transitions to Learning and Work initiative. Awarded for Access to Lifelong Learning, this acknowledges the contribution that the Transitions programme had made - a pilot programme aimed at vulnerable young people who are in or emerging from care situations through Glasgow City Council...
The end of April witnessed the end of an era in Glasgow East - Ian Graham, Principal of John Wheatley College, is retiring from his post after almost 20 years of remarkable service to the College and the community...
Fuse Youth Café seeks new manager
Fuse is a safe and fun place in Shettleston where young people can drop in as suits them, and where they feel welcome and supported once there.
Food Hygiene Course
in Ruchazie Community Centre
Community representatives and volunteers in a range of roles took the opportunity to learn new skills in a food hygiene course, given in their local community centre and arranged by John Wheatley College.
East End residents get a kickstart
Kickstart is an an eight-week personal development programme aiming to provide structure, routine and learning to adults from Glasgow’s East end.
McVities celebrate Learner of the Year
McVitie’s Process Operator, Danny Cox, was awarded ‘Learner of the Year’ recently by GMB Union Learning, United Biscuits and John Wheatley College.
Lifelong Learning at Women’s Information and Support Project in Easterhouse – January 2011
Some of the community's more mature learners regularly meet at the Women's Support and Information Project in St Peter & St George’s church in Blairtumock.
GELN Food Hygiene Course
Community representatives and volunteers took part in a two day food hygiene training course, learning skills they can utilise within their local organisations, and also pass on to family and friends. Food Hygiene Course Jan 2011 news article.
GELN Food Hygiene Course
On the 10th and 17th of December community representatives and volunteer had the opportunity to learn certified Food Hygiene skills as they can utilise within their organisations.
Be part of a new Men’s Group in Gallowgate
Rosemount Lifelong learning with the support of GHA are looking to set up a men’s group in the Gallowgate.
Community News from Glasgow City Community Health Partnership (CHP) North-East Sector.
Evening Times Community News