Prospect is proud to be firmly rooted within the local community.
We listen to local priorities, work with community partners and raise funding to develop initiatives that help build the community of Wester Hailes. We support all sorts of projects from employability training to a Fun Run. Our current projects include:
Link Up is for people who think going online might be too difficult. It helps tenants to connect to information, groups and networks that improve their confidence and digital skills. Link Up offers one to one support within the person’s home or at a venue they feel comfortable in. There is also the chance to attend local drop-in support in small friendly groups. And there is access to free devices and connectivity. The project is being delivered in partnership with WHALE who are providing the digital skills support. It has been funded through SCVO’s Digital Pioneers Housing Fund as part of the Scottish Government’s Digital Inclusion Programme aimed at helping people to access online support services, initially in mental health and housing services.
Warm and Well
Our Warm and Well Initiative has been focused on keeping people warm in their homes and helping to reduce energy bills. Funding from the EVH Cost of Living Fund, the Scottish Fuel Support Fund, the National Lottery Community Fund and the Pentlands Neighbourhood Community Grants Fund has meant we have been able to offer advice, home visits, energy saving items and fuel vouchers. We have given out warm packs to older people, and distributed duvets, curtains and energy saving items. We have provided slow cookers, and sessions to show how to use a slow cooker. And we have worked with local partners to issue fuel vouchers to both our tenants and the wider community.
Dolly Parton's Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library puts books into the hands and hearts of children across the world. The Imagination Library sends a brand new age appropriate book in the post each month to all registered children from birth until their 5th birthday. We are partnering with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library so that children in Prospect homes can receive new books free of charge. If you are a Prospect tenant, all you need to do to register your child is complete and sign a short form and return it to the office. We can then enrol your child into the programme and there will be no cost for you. You can download a form here: Imagination Library Registration Form, or we can send one out to you with a Freepost envelope.
Wester Hailes Community Trust
Along with other local organisations and residents, we have been playing an active role in a community capacity building initiative, the Wester Hailes Community Trust. The Trust is about local people making decisions and identifying ways to make a positive difference to the area. The Trust has spent the last 2 years developing a Local Place Plan for Wester Hailes. Registered in May 2023, it is the first registered Local Place Plan in Scotland. The Trust are now focused on delivering the Plan's aims and projects. You can find out more about the plan on the Trust's website.
Wester Hailes Fun Run
Prospect supports the annual Fun Run, a community celebration event which is organised by a partnership of local organisations and residents. The emphasis is on having fun and staying fit. This year's Fun Run is on Sunday 11th June 2023. Prospect is responsible for the registration and we have a seperate Fun Run Fair Processing Notice for our processing of personal data for the event. The route for the 2023 Fun Run is available here: WH Fun Run Route 2023
From There To Here
At Prospect we think that the community's history should be remembered and celebrated. We set up a blog and a Facebook page to make sure everyone could read about past achievements and see the photos from across the decades.
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