On Tuesday 5 April Gary Bedingfield Training came to Rosemount to run their Train the Trainer course. Six participants from across Scotland came along to learn more about how to facilitate and prepare training across different sectors. Some participants had a lot of experience delivering training and others were brand-new to the field.
This staff training course is the first to be held at Rosemount Lifelong Learning but it will not be the last. Keep an eye on our website, Facebook and Twitter to stay up-to-date with the opportunities.
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The 8 week programme Time for a Change is ready for another year. The next programme will start on 28th April and we are now signing people up.
Last month Rosemount Lifelong Learning was pleased to welcome the Housing and Welfare Minister Margaret Burgess at the Learning and Events Space when she announced the 2016/17 funding from the People and Communities Fund. We were thrilled to receive another round of funding for our Time for a Change programme.
Time for a Change is something new for you. Our free 8 week programme provides a wide range of teaching and support.
We let you focus on:
There will also be an opportunity to get one-to-one guidance and support.
If you need childcare, please talk to us. We provide a daily allowance for lunch and transport.
There are still spaces on the next Time for a Change programme starting 28th April 2016. If you’re interested in learning more please call Carol on 0141 553 0808.
Rosemount Lifelong Learning is a charity based in Royston, Glasgow. Our mission is to increase life chances through learning for children, young people and adults living in Royston and wider North (North East & North West) Glasgow area. Our services encourage participants, from children to adults to raise aspirations, develop confidence and life skills and ensure that their progression routes are sustainable.
We are seeking to recruit 4 new team members to support the delivery of our new Positive Family Futures programme – an innovative project that provides an opportunity to join up a range of services for families and individuals within them living in the NE Glasgow communities. The aim of the project is to encourage participants to make positive changes within their own lives and become co-producers of the services.
We are looking for 2 Family Engagement Workers who will work with local families and individuals to empower them to develop activities in line with their own interests and needs.
We are looking for a Manager for the Positive Futures programme to lead the project and support staff members.
We are also looking for a Volunteer Support Worker who will establish and support a service user involvement group as well as identifying and encouraging individuals to take up relevant volunteering opportunities.
These posts are funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.
Closing date: Friday 28th October 2016
Interview date: Week beginning 31st October 2016
To apply for the posts, please complete our application form and equal opportunities form (no CVs please) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rosemount Lifelong Learning is committed to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from under-represented groups.
Rosemount Lifelong Learning is a registered Scottish charity, no. SCO28909.
International Women’s Day first became an annual event in the beginning of the 20th Century. Originally tied to political rallies, it is now a day of focus on women, a day to discuss equality and a day to celebrate how far we have come.
For International Women’s Day this year Rosemount Lifelong Learning has produced a resource for the women of North East Glasgow featuring articles about local women and a list of services available. To celebrate the day and publication of the magazine we held an event on the day, Tuesday 8th March.
The tables were set for lunch with black table cloths and balloons in the suffragette colours of purple, green and white – all courtesy of LBS Exclusive Events. The hearty, homey smell of soup filled the room, while Karen Scott from North Glasgow Community Food Initiative was rushing around to help set up the buffet. Both the soup and Karen’s beetroot chocolate cake and carrot cake were popular additions to the lunch and it did not last long before it was all gone.
The event started with the lunch and not long after we opened our doors the Learning & Events Space was full. Johan from Alice’s Beauty Haven and Saima Beauty Therapist offered massage, nails and threading for the women who came along. Glasgow Life, Royston Library and Glasgow Clubs also joined the event and provided information and signed people up for a library card and Glasgow Club’s gyms.
Women from all backgrounds and nationalities came to celebrate and after lunch the room was set up for family activities in the afternoon after the children were out of school. Kids from Royston’s nurseries, Royston Primary and St Roch’s Primary did arts and crafts, had their face painted and participated in a drawing contest for the chance to win a book prize or chocolate from Tunnock’s.
Thank you to everyone who came along and helped make this event a success!
For International Women’s Day on Tuesday 8th March Rosemount celebrated the publication of a new magazine with information for women in North East Glasgow.
Pick up a printed copy from us at 102 Royston Road, Glasgow G21 2NU or read the electronic copy here.
Getting back into learning as an adult doesn’t have to be an uncomfortable experience. A lot of people have bad memories of school and have, unfortunately, finished school thinking that was the only way to learn. “Learning isn’t for me” should never be something you think because of past experiences. Learning is for everyone – all ages, abilities, gender, nationalities and interests.
We have years of experience with learning for all ages and we know it can often be a challenge for adult learners to get back into it – no matter how much they want to. Therefore we have used the experiences of everyone from our literacy tutors to the community services manager to bring you
First thing’s first – find out what opportunities are available in your area. Remember that a lot of courses are available for free so you don’t have to spend a fortune to learn something new. ILA funding is sometimes available to cover costs of short courses. Find out more about ILA here.
Don’t be afraid to call or message to ask questions so you know more about the course you are interested in doing. There is a higher risk of dropping out if you don’t have enough information about the course and then find it wasn’t what you were expecting. You want your way back into learning to be a success so help yourself make sure it is.
It is always easier to get into something if you find it interesting. Don’t give yourself an extra challenge by choosing a subject you’re not really interested in.
Pick a short course to let yourself try it out and build your confidence with learning. If it’s an ongoing course try to commit yourself to six weeks to start. Don’t give up after two weeks if you are unsure – stay with it and don’t allow a fear of new information to stop you.
Expect to be treated like an adult. You might have had some bad experiences in school but adult learning is nothing like it. Adult learning is very different and takes place in a completely different environment. You will be treated like an adult and an equal. You have just as much of a right to be in the class as anyone else there.
No one is going to make you come to class and ultimately, it is your decision to get involved with learning. However, everyone wants to do well and get something out of coming to class and you will soon find that your fellow learners will encourage you to keep going – help them by doing the same!
Picking up the phone to ask questions about the course and stepping through the door for the first time are always the hardest things. It is natural to feel a bit anxious and nervous – but be brave and do it. You’ll thank yourself for it.
Don’t be afraid to ask for some homework or information to read about the subject between classes to keep it fresh in your head and stay motivated.
Learning is about more than just learning – it is a social experience as well. You will meet new people and make new friends. Enjoy it!
Before your first subject/class/course comes to an end start looking for other classes in your area. By now you will have realised you can do it. Maybe you want to try something in another subject, something more in depth or maybe even a qualification?
It was with great sadness we learned that one of our regular users David Robertson passed away two weeks ago. David took part in different courses at Rosemount and was very passionate about photography. He was a genuine, lovely guy who always loved to share his stories about how his life was shaping out from being unemployed to getting interviews and jobs all over Scotland. David joined the Men’s Group years ago when the group used to go out sailing on a staff member’s boat, until his illness stopped him from going every week.
David was a big part of the Royston Walking Group where he was a great source of local knowledge and history. He came along every week and led the group to different places telling everyone all about the history of and stories from Glasgow. An avid newspaper reader, David often contributed with Letters to the Editor appearing in the Daily Express and the Daily Mail where he challenged ideas or pointed out errors in a humorous and reasoned way.
David was never happier than when he was outdoors in the Campsies, exploring new footpaths or walking routes and later in his life, when he was learning to sail a friend’s yacht.
David was always encouraging and welcoming to others. His support and commitment to Rosemount over the years has been incredible. On top of being an enthusiastic learner and part of different groups at Rosemount he was also involved in the steering group for the Our Place work that led to the creation of the new Learning & Events Space on Royston Road.
David will be sadly missed by those who knew him.
Finding out you are having a baby does not just mean an extra addition to your family. It doesn’t matter whether you are a young parent or not: a child means a complete change of your everyday life, priorities and finances. However, having a new baby does not have to mean spending every penny you have. With a little bit of budgeting and planning there are many ways to save money.
It is tempting to run out and buy all the baby equipment as soon as you’ve received the big news. Often you will end up not needing half of it. Ask around for what are essentials – and what you can just as well live without.
Ask them what they recommend getting but don’t be shy to ask to borrow from them as well. They might not need it anymore or you can use it until they need it again. You might even be helping them get a bit more space.
You can get a lot of good, hardly- or never-used second hand baby equipment online. Look around before you buy brand-new.
It’s a good idea to look around for differences in price. Sales are often on and there is a chance of saving a lot of money. Do your research and avoid paying full-price whenever you can.
It’s tempting to go out and buy cute baby outfits but just remember that your new-born will grow out of them in no time. Keep it to a minimum with the number of vests, sleep suits, etc. in new-born size.
There are many different baby clubs in supermarkets and high street stores as well as baby food and nappy companies. You often get free samples and vouchers where you can save money.
People tend to be very generous when you have a baby. Keep the initial clothing purchases to a minimum until you know what your baby is getting from friends and family.
Make sure to keep on top of the things you no longer need. If it’s still in good condition try to re-sell it. Always avoid taking the tags off clothes until your baby wears it – it will be easier to sell in case you never end up using it.
Avoid buying nappies and wipes in bulk. You might find you prefer a different brand or your baby outgrows the nappy size and then you won’t have saved any money.
Be realistic when making big purchases. Maybe you use public transport a lot or you have a car – both will have an impact on which travel system will work best for you. There are lots of reviews online to find out about unexpected advantages and disadvantages of different products. Sometimes it is worth spending a bit more but make sure it will work for you.
Check out a couple of good tools for budgeting and saving money:
Last month on 7th October a new round of the Time for a Change course began. The participants came to Rosemount Lifelong Learning ready to work on their employability skills and move closer to securing a job.
Time for a Change is a free 10 week employability programme that provides a wide range of teaching and support. Our training is all about enhancing your prospects of securing suitable and sustainable employment.
The focus of the programme is a variety of topics including:
There will also be an opportunity to get one-to-one guidance and support as well as a personal development plan to make sure the participants find their goals – and reach them.
The group has been meeting twice a week for the first 5 weeks. For the next 5 weeks they will meet 3 days a week.
Time for a Change works for people with school-age children and the course schedule is in line with school holidays. Every participant receives a £5 daily allowance towards expenses.
Friday 13th November was the day of the Children in Need appeal show and of course, we joined the nation-wide pyjamas party at Rosemount Lifelong Learning!
The children and staff at Rosemount Childcare spent the day in their pyjamas fundraising on Wednesday 11th November. Friday the 13th it was the staff at the Learning & Events Space’s turn to come to work in their PJs!
At Rosemount we have had great support from Children in Need. We have been able to hire Mags, our Child Development Worker for the Family Links team, because of funding from Children in Need.
Michelle King is the Family Services Manager and is in charge of the Family Links service: “Children in Need provide valuable resources to the Family Links team which allow us to provide a much needed service to vulnerable children in North Glasgow. The service helps improve life chances, increases opportunities and supports children to reach their full potential”.
On Friday afternoon the children and teenagers in the Family Links service had a pyjamas party in the Learning & Events Space. They coloured in Pudsey Bear, did arts & crafts, played games and Christine, the Teenage Development Worker for Family Links, did face painting.
We would like to say a big THANK YOU to Children in Need for all of their invaluable support – both for Family Links and for all the other amazing causes and organisations they support to help children in need.
Rosemount Lifelong Learning raised £180.31 for Children in Need.