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ScottishPower Foundation 2016 Relief of Poverty Projects

Relief of Poverty Projects

Maggie's

Maggie's

Maggie's 2016 Cancer Support Programme

Maggie's is an established national charity with an international presence that exists to support people with cancer, and their families and friends.

Maggie's Glasgow will run a unique programme of support which will equip people with the practical, social and emotional tools they need to deal with the many different aspects and stages of living with cancer.  Maggie's mix of professional and peer-based support can be accessed at any time, with no referral, appointment, payment, or explanation needed. The five specific courses and workshops will cover areas such as nutrition and eating well, caring for someone with cancer and living with less stress, as well as helping family and friends to understand the impact of cancer on their loved one.

Perth Autism Support

Perth Autism Support

Multisport Activities for children with Autism

Perth Autism Support assists children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, throughout Perth and Kinross.  It aims to reduce the social isolation experienced by children with autism and enable them to experience different activities and situations that help build self-confidence and social skills.

Funding from the ScottishPower Foundation will be used to support their Outreach Multisport programme in Crieff and Blairgowrie and to start running the programme in Aberfeldy.  Children can experience a range of sporting activities to help keep them fit while also engaging in social activities outside of school.

O Ddrws i Ddrws

O Ddrws i Ddrws

Core Activities

O Ddrws i Ddrws (Door to Door) provides affordable transport for the most vulnerable members of society in remote communities of Llŷn, North Wales, enabling them to access necessary services such as health appointments, shopping, banking and visiting relatives and friends. The service aims to reduce social isolation amongst elderly citizens and promote wellbeing.

O Ddrws i Ddrws will use the funding received from the ScottishPower Foundation to help alleviate the poverty experienced in Llŷn, particularly for disadvantaged groups, by providing them with affordable transport. The service costs the organisation £2 per mile, while the client pays just £0.55.

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

NIM Young Families

NSPCC is the leading children's charity in the UK, specialising in child protection and dedicated to fighting for every childhood.  It helps children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protects those at risk, and finds the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening.

Funding will enable NSPCC Scotland to pilot a new way of working with vulnerable families to the benefit of children, birth parents and the wider community. The ‘NIM Young Families’ pilot programme will provide families on the margins of society with the skills and support they need to bring up their own children in a safe, warm and nurturing environment.  It has the potential to be rolled out across the UK, and change the way in which our existing care system works for the benefit of children and society.

Music in Hospitals

Music in Hospitals

Magic Moments - Music across Scotland and Wales

Music in Hospitals aims to improve the quality of life for people of all ages with all kinds of disabilities and illnesses in long term care throughout the UK.  The work of its musicians provides valuable opportunities for people in care and their families to participate in and enjoy a communal social occasion.  With the support of care staff and family, audience members are encouraged to join in, to request favourite songs, to use different instruments and to participate in whichever way feels most natural.

Funding will enable Music in Hospitals to provide an additional 100 ‘Magic Moments’ concerts in Scotland and Wales. Magic Moments concerts will be delivered at no cost to the care units with the majority of events taking place in rural or isolated areas, reaching those in greatest need.

Scottish Huntington's Association

Scottish Huntington's Association

Wellbeing Volunteer Service

Scottish Huntington’s Association exists to improve the quality of life of people living with Huntington’s disease, a devastating neurodegenerative genetic disorder that causes profound physical disability, deterioration in cognitive function and severe mental ill-health. It provides expert practical and emotional support in a way that promotes respect and dignity and improves the quality of life for children and adults living with Huntington’s Disease.

Funding will support the second stage of its Wellbeing Volunteer Service which was developed in response to the needs of families living with Huntington’s disease, allowing them to further develop and enhance their Wellbeing Volunteer delivered provision across the South & West as well as across Fife, building on the structure already in place thanks to ScottishPower Foundation funding in 2015. Funding will also allow SHA to greatly expand the contribution of the Huntington’s Online Support Team ( HOST) to support HD families across Scotland through the development and expansion of tailor-made online support forum reducing geographic, social and psychological isolation.

Theatre Nemo

Theatre Nemo

Arts for People Power

Theatre Nemo encourages people with mental health problems and carers to engage in arts programmes, breaking down stigma and giving people a voice.

The project that the ScottishPower Foundation is funding will provide a key link between Theatre Nemo’s work with vulnerable people in psychiatric hospitals and the community.  ‘Arts for People Power’ will deliver 3 blocks of drama, 3 blocks of Taiko drumming, 3 blocks of guitar classes and 3 blocks of visual art classes. Each session is open to 15 people so the programme has the potential to reach up to 180 of the most vulnerable members of society.

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice (P&PoWH)

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice (P&PoWH)

Building a New Home for Glasgow Hospice

P&PoWH provide high quality clinical, emotional, social and spiritual care for patients who have a progressive, life threatening illness and support for those who care for them.

Last year, P&PoWH received a grant from the ScottishPower Foundation towards the project “Building a new home for Glasgow’s Hospice”.  This contribution was vitally important to making the project happen, and also in encouraging other funders to have confidence in supporting the project and the ability to deliver it. The funding the ScottishPower Foundation has provided in 2016 relates to the same project which has moved on considerably, and will help realise its advancement.

 

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